Week in Review

Normally on Friday I write a bit of fiction and link up with Write on Edge┬ábut for some reason I just didn’t feel like writing this week so I didn’t. I took the evening off and did nothing in particular.

But I didn’t want to leave this place all empty on Friday and decided to look back at the week and review it because it was a pretty eventful week!

On Tuesday the My Michigan Memory meme was started! I’m really excited about this and hope that everyone decides to join Lauren and I in this venture. The great part about this is that you don’t have to live in Michigan! Maybe you took a trip here once, drove through the state on your way elsewhere, or maybe you just want to plan a trip to check out some of the great places here. No matter what you can write a blog post and link up with us! Of course while you’re at it you can win some awesome prizes from Michigan businesses!

Wednesday I shared my giveaway for a beautiful necklace from Lauren Nicole Gifts! You have plenty of time to enter too! Denise makes hand stamped jewelry that is one of a kind and perfect for Mother’s Day (hint…hint), birthdays, or for no reason at all! I know that I love the necklace that I have from her collection of aluminum jewelry.

And Monday… well that is the most important day of the week for this week because it’s the day that I got serious about my weight. I joined up with Wendy from Wendy Will Blog for a weight loss competition!

Wendy Will Blog

For the longest time I didn’t think about my weight or what I ate because I was always thin and I never gained weight. After I had my first baby the weight came off but as the years passed I gained more weight and it became more and more difficult to keep the weight off. Now I’m at a point where I look in the mirror and barely recognize the person looking back at me. I often wonder how I ended up where I am and where all this extra weight came from. Oh yea… my bad eating habits.

This is where the brave part comes in… I am going to share with you my weight.


Scary... huh?

I took a picture for the weight loss competition using both my scale at home (top) and the one at work (bottom) just for comparison. I think that the one at home likes me better, but the one at work is probably more accurate because when I was at the doctors office a couple months ago their scale said 207. So that means since I’ve started watching what I eat(about 3 wks ago) I’ve lost four pounds and yesterday the scale at work said 201 and today it said 199. So that means that this week, since getting serious about it, I’ve lost 4 more pounds!


Here I am… at my current weight on Monday. And yes, I am in the bathroom at work because I didn’t have time to get a picture of myself while at home. You get the idea though, right?

I think that joining up with a group will be helpful because we’re all in it together and for the same end goals. Lose some weight and get in better shape!

11 Responses to Week in Review
  1. Kmama
    May 4, 2012 | 8:52 am

    Good luck Jackie! If I can lose weight, anyone can. I seriously, seriously recommend signing up for MyFitnessPal.com. I love that tool. I use it both on my computer and on my phone.

    And, being completely honest here, you do NOT look like you way that much. You carry your weight very well.

    • Jackie
      May 4, 2012 | 8:57 am

      Thank you! I just weighed myself (scale at work is similar to the dr office scale) and it said 199!! That means I have lost 8 lbs!

      I think the fact that I carry the weight well has been part of my problem… I think that I look ok and nobody else notices much either.

  2. Carrey
    May 4, 2012 | 2:28 pm

    You can do it! Once you set your mind to something your unstoppable :-) Good Luck Sista!

  3. Jill
    May 4, 2012 | 3:13 pm

    Nice job! Keep up the good work.

  4. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    May 4, 2012 | 7:48 pm

    Awwww, I just adore you. So happy that you’ve already been rocking the weight loss, but I would never have guessed that number in a million years. Go you!

  5. Elena
    May 4, 2012 | 9:39 pm

    Very, very brave & kudos to you for sharing, Jackie! I’ve been wanting to share my weight online as well – just to keep me honest. Haven’t done it yet. You give me a little push in the courage category. You’re doing great – keep it up! Excited for My Michigan Memory!

  6. Rachel (Totally Ovar It)
    May 5, 2012 | 10:45 am

    Congratulations on rocking the weight loss! I am very impressed you shared your weight. I have major issues with weight as well so I hired a personal trainer. Funny thing, in 7 weeks, I’v GAINED 7 pounds. I’m heading over to the site you shared formore motivation! Thank you for sharing!

  7. Andrea
    May 5, 2012 | 11:34 pm

    Another beautiful lady working at the ROCKIN IT challenge! Way to go! :)

    I am jealous, I found out too late but will cheer you on from the sidelines. Woo too!

  8. melissa LaFleur(hale)
    May 6, 2012 | 11:14 pm

    yea you! it’s a journey we can do together. we’re at about the same weight and decided to loose the extra weight before I turn the big 4-0. looking forward to hearing about your progress.

    ps. I use myfitnesspal(there’s an app) it helps with the calorie counting and we can follow friends for encouragement.

  9. Emmy
    May 7, 2012 | 11:46 am

    Good luck you can do it and you already are!! Great job. And to be honest, I never would have guessed you were over or used to 200 lbs- you are beautiful!

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