My Weight Loss Journal (CLOSED)

Week 5 Weight Loss Check-In

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Hey yall, how yall doing? I want to say thank you for all the encouragement on Week 1. My weight loss journey has motivated me to keep pushing and moving forward in many ways.

I won’t keep yall waiting; here are the weekly results.

I lost another 2 lbs.

I pushed hard this week and reached my goal of losing 2 lbs.

Look at those steps!

I have increased my walking and exercise. I try to aim for at least 3 miles a day. Look at those 10,000 steps twice this week. Yes, I did.

Do you want to know my secret? Movies!!! Find a movie you want to watch,  exercise most of the movie, and you will get your steps in. I don’t usually watch television, but it helps me not focus on the burn in my tummy or the fatigue that sets in.

Here are my weekly photos:

I want my clothes to show my body and its curves, every nook and cranny! I don’t hold my stomach in either, I want you to see me as I am. Like my mama always said, if a person can’t accept you at your worse, they don’t deserve you at your best!

Weekly Summary

This week was a little different for me. I took a long hard look in the mirror and talked with myself. What am I doing this for? What am I aiming for? How do I plan to achieve my goals? Are they realistic? Will I be happy by the end of this journey? How will I keep this lifestyle going?

I am a work in progress, but I will tell you, I’m doing this to live! I don’t want to succumb to my illnesses. Just because I have thyroid and kidney issues… doesn’t give me a reason to feel sorry for myself. It doesn’t give me a right to say I can’t do this when I know I can.

I want to be a better me. How can I be better if I don’t love my body? So, I love my body inside and out.

Dietary Changes

Breakfast – oatmeal, yogurt, or smoothie

Lunch – tuna and veggies, salad, tacos with salsa, veggie wraps, baked chicken, cucumbers, and tomatoes

Dinner – frozen fruit, salads, roasted veggies, watermelon, apples, baked chicken, roasted potatoes


Twice this week, I had fast food! Mcdonald’s and Taco Bell. 

  • McDonald’s – Natlie and I shared a Quarter Pounder Meal with a 10-piece nugget.
  • Taco Bell – Natlie and I shared the 2 Chalupas taco meal and Mexican pizza.

For the first time, I didn’t feel guilty. I enjoyed my meal, and I went about my day.

New Goals

For the coming week, I want to continue to lose between 1 and 2 lbs.

I have come to terms with my weight loss and know if I didn’t gain it overnight, I can’t lose it overnight. I know I have to be honest with my weight loss so I don’t become discouraged. I know I have thyroid issues and can’t do what others do. I know my weight is harder to come off, and that’s ok. I have to keep pushing and trying.

I know I have kidney issues and certain foods and specific activities I can’t do, but that doesn’t mean giving up. It just means I have to find another way to reach my goals. The only thing stopping me from reaching my goals is ONLY ME.

Ok yall, I’m done with my self-motivation! As always, Big Hugs and Warm Smiles!


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