Starting weight: 255
Weight goal: 160
"I want to be healthy and teach my children to become healthy so they will be healthy adults. I want to lose weight so that I do not have health problems later on."
Vicki Drennen Progress Blog
Well yesterday was another weight in and it went pretty good. I would have liked to see more weight loss but at least I am still losing. I feel great. I am starting to notice a difference in the way I look and feel about myself. This has really helped me become a happier person when it comes to my weight and how I look. I did not know that losing weight would cause this kind of reaction in me. My boys have even started noticing and they are proud of me. My 6 year old tells me everyday that I am beautiful and now I allow myself to believe that because I feel better about myself. Before I could never believe someone when they said that because of the way I felt about myself. Now I can and I am very thankful for that.
Since school is out, the boys and I are heading to Florida. It will be good for us and I plan to continue to work out. We will see how that goes. Well I hope everyone has a wonderful day and remember never give up on yourself. Thank you again.
I decided to check in and let everyone know how it is going. The weigh in for me was ok. I lost 6 pounds. That brings my total (since January) up to 27 pounds. I know I have only lost 6 since the beginning of the contest, but I have been trying to lose even before it started. I am not doing this to win but to improve my health.
I have to say that I am really excited. All my clothes are starting too get to big for me and people are really noticing. Every time I go to church someone says something and it feels great. I can even see the difference and it makes me want to continue. I have not been to the gym this week, but it has been so nice outside and I have been exercising outside. I enjoy changing my workout a little. It really helps me not get to bored with it. The eating is still going ok. I am still having a hard time drinking water, but I am getting better.
Thank you for all the encouragement and support!!!!! See you later.
Sorry I have not written lately, but the last two weeks have been really hectic. My husband was in the hospital and that made it difficult for me to get to the gym. I have been working out at work and at school for one of my classes. I make sure that I park as far away from my classes as I can, so that I have to walk further. At least I'm getting some exercise. This week should be a much better week. Things will slow down some in my busy schedule the end of the month. My classes end then and I will not have so much work to do.
I met with the dietician. She was really good and offered some good advice. I do not have to cut any more calories from my diet. I just need to add more vegetables and fruits. I am doing good with the water and not drinking too many soda. I love my diet coke. I am also getting my husband and my two boys to eat better and limit the junk food that they consume. They think because mom can't have it neither can they. It sure helps me out because I am not watching them eat something that I can not have.
I thank all the people that have been encouraging me and helping me see that this is better for my heath and that of my children. I thank God everyday that I am a part of this opportunity. Thank you so much.
I am sorry that it has taken me so long to write about my experience. School has been crazy this week. I did go for my first workout last week and really enjoyed it. I was not even sore the next day. I went back for my second workout and she really worked me good that day. It was really hard. That work out made me sore the next day, but it was a good sore.
The hardest part for me is the drinking water and eating right. Sometimes I do not have time to eat the way I should. I have started drinking water, even though I hate it. I have also tried taking my lunch so that I can eat it before I head to work from school. I am trying.
I also want to thank everyone that voted for me. I know that something GREAT is going to come from this for me and my two boys. Thank you again and I am sorry that it took so long. I will try to do better.