Aug 16 2011

The Beauty Loser Weekly Upate 1

In case you’re wondering, I’m wearing the Bright Idea eyeshadow trio from Wet N’ Wild’s Dream Weavers collection!

Hi everyone! I’m back with my weekly update on The Beauty Loser: A Beauty Fanatic’s Weight Loss Journey…Take Two!

I don’t know if I mentioned this last week, but I encourage you to do this along with me! I don’t care if you adapt the idea to your own blog or life, let’s be healthy together! If you want to, be a Beauty Loser too!

Anyway, I had a tough first week. I believe anytime you decide on major life changes it’s a rough start. I know, though, that if I can quit smoking (tomorrow is my 8-month quittiversary!!!) that I can tackle this!

It was tough because I am not necessarily following a plan, just trying to eat better. So I feel a little out there, hanging in the breeze, hungry a lot. I may have to switch to a program once I getting my footing into the weight loss idea. Because I need routine and structure when it comes to doing something like this right.

With that, here’s how Week 1 went in general!

Weight at start: 218.4 lbs.

Weight at end of week one:Β 217 lbs.

Woo hoo!Β 1.4 lbs. down.

Strengths this week:

  • Ate salads for lunch almost all week and loved it.
  • Cut out cream from my morning coffee.
  • Cut down on snacking in between meals.
  • When faced with fast food decisions, I made healthy choices. For the most part.
  • Didn’t eat as much sugar as I normally do.
  • I started the journey – that has to count for something!


  • Caved and helped demolish a Bloomin’ Onion from Outback.
  • And two Stella Artois.
  • And half a Sinful Sydney something or the other ice cream dessert. I’m not proud, but damn,Β it was all good.
  • I didn’t eat as well over the weekend as I did over the work week.
  • I didn’t drink as much water as I had wanted to.
  • Didn’t enter all my food into Calorie Counter.

Overall, I’m pleased I experienced a weight loss, but I know at my weight my loss the first week could have been stronger.

But no time for regrets, only time to MOVE FORWARD!

My week technically starts on Mondays. So, this week, I’m looking forward to the following goals:

  • Drinking at least 6 glasses of water everyday.
  • Walking for at least 15 minutes, five days this week (as part of the challenge I joined in Calorie Counter).
  • Packing my lunch from home and cooking my meals at home.

Mike and I went grocery shopping last night so that last bullet is already being tackled! And I started my walking, on my lunch break. I brought sneaks to my office and left them in my desk drawer – no excuses!

I also drank my six glasses yesterday!

So, what do you think is a major challenge for you in getting into shape or staying into shape? Is it dessert? Is it time? Share in the comments below!

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  • Debbie

    I am joining you on this mission! Congrat’s on the first week accomplishments! Goooo Beauty Losers!!

    • BeautyJudy

      Awesome, Debbie! WOO HOO! GO US!!!

  • Alice

    Wow! i.4 is a great goal! congrats! I’m supporting you!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks, Alice!!!

  • Jenn

    OMG, time, time, TIME. I lost a bunch of weight, then work exploded, then I gained it all back. It SUCKS, but I’m trying to get back.

    Team Judy! You can do it! πŸ™‚

    • BeautyJudy

      That’s what happened to me, except I got in a relationship and gained it all back..then an additional 15! I know you can do it, there are too many wonderful Disney Half Marathons for you to conquer!!!!

  • Annie

    You can do this! I KNOW you can! (’cause I’ve seen you do it before!!) Just remember to eat enough protein and fiber–that will help with cravings and will keep you satisfied longer. Congrats on the first week loss!

    • BeautyJudy

      Aw Annie thank you SO much! You’re gonna be an amazing mom πŸ™‚ and you are right, I did this, I can do this! I think I’ve found an amazing source of support, too πŸ™‚ xo

  • Lucy

    Good job Judy! It’s really tough. I find that I cut my meals in half. I do get a lot of meals from a diner or take out places. The servings are so large and I used to eat it all and feel so stuffed and awful. Weight Watchers really did help me. I do it online. You can eat anything you want really. There are better choices to make but sometimes you just need the junk. My girlfriend & I both had mamograms last week. Mine was fine & she had to go back for another look on one breast. She’s been a wreck and we both have been emotionally eating. Today she got her other mamogram and everything is fine. We celebrated with hot fudge sundaes at the Custard Shack in Blackwood. It was delicious and worth every calorie. I had McDonalds for dinner. Cheese Quarter Pounder & fries. Not good at all. I did enjoy the fries but the Quarter Pounder made me sick. Way too much to eat today. Very bad choices. The thought of cancer scared the hell out of Linda & I. We both no what goes on since my Mother died from it. I wish I wouldn’t eat like crazy from emotions but I can’t help or control it. As to water, I don’t like it much either. I use diet iced tea mixes. Crytal Light is good. I drink the peach tea. I have diet soda and I don’t think anything is wrong with it. I love Diet Dr Pepper Cherry. I usually have one a day. It’s back to the salads for me. Linda buys all the vegetables on the weekend and I wash it all up and bag it. It’s all ready for the week. Good luck sweetie. You can do it! Sorry for going on so long. It’s been a nerve wracking week.

    • BeautyJudy

      Lucy I’m so glad Linda is OK! That kind of stress is hard to eat healthy around, I know when my mom had her breast biopsy I was eating lots of sweets! Comfort food! I’m glad this is behind you and you will have many opportunities to eat healthy together in the future. Xo ww is great, I may end up joining but I want to try it my way first πŸ™‚

  • Kimberly

    Your post is very insightful. I am trying the ‘change one thing’ a week deal. For the entire month, my hubs and me have given up beef. My goal has been, each week, to get fruit in every single day. I’d think that would be easy, but it is not.

    It looks like you have some followers on your journey and we all support you. πŸ˜€

    • BeautyJudy

      Tha sounds so doable and fun! I know it’s hard to get fruit in every day! I’m trying for that mix of veggies and fruit and totalling failed today. That might be a goal for next week!!
      Thanks for the support, and I wish you luck and I support you, TOO!

  • Nicole

    I absolutely LOVE your outlook, Judy. I despise drinking water and I think that’s been a huge downfall for me – I am hooked on Pepsi and I know that’s a big no-no. I am going to attempt this with you, I doubt I’ll catalog it on the blog, but I’ll be reading your posts. I’m going to try to drink water and cut down on Pepsi.
    I think you had a good first week – you’re right, it’s always rough at first, but you still did great! And I’ll be looking forward to hearing about your next week’s progress!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you, Nicole πŸ™‚ I love Diet Pepsi! I’m trying to give that up while going through this but there are just some foods I can NOT imagine having without Diet Pepsi!! I hope you do try this with me – I think drinking more water and cutting down on Pepsi is a GREAT and ATTAINABLE goal! I’m cheering you on darling!!!

  • Krystal S.

    Keep it up Judy! Don’t forget to add your food in though – it REALLY helps you look at “What should I be eating today” when faced with hard choices like going to dinner.

    Also I hate plain water, so I get those flavored drink mixes to stick in my water bottle – makes it much easier for me to drink up!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Krystal πŸ™‚ I have been religiously adding my food the last couple days. I tend to lax on the weekends but I am going to try to be better!!! I love those drink mixes, too! I love water plain, so I like to drink those mixes when I have dinner, or sometimes at lunch!

  • minicolor

    I’m trying to drink more water, too. Actually, I try to throw some oolong tea leaves in because research shows that it increases fat metabolism. I’m not sure if it will really make a difference, but it can’t hurt, right? πŸ™‚

    • BeautyJudy

      Oolong tea leaves sound so refreshing in the water! I actually love straight-up water, but I like to switch it up with dinner and have something to drink with a bit of flavor. I may have to try the oolong leaves!!!

  • Julia

    I’m with you!!!! Need to loose weight too; have a job interview in a few days and am forced to buy a new, plus-size pant suit because the old one doesn’t fit me anymore :/
    My biggest problem is that I’m an emotional eater – I eat when I feel down and felt pretty down lately. So instead of hitting the track and eating healthy stuff, I ate cookies, ice-cream and chocolate.
    But I think we can make this work; let’s stick together and fight the pounds XD

    • BeautyJudy

      Despite the fact that you had to go up a size or so in buying a new suit – I hope you ROCK IT and feel confident, and ACE that job interview! Don’t think about your weight, think about how much you ROCK!
      I hear you on emotional eating. I am a stress eater, I think!
      You are right, we need to BAND together and win this battle! πŸ™‚

  • nathalie

    It’s a fantastically transforming journey to lose weight, far beyond the physical aspect. I’ve gone from something like 290 to 133 lbs all alone 11 years ago (for a 5’3″ frame), learning how to eat well and the precious virtues of exercizing and moving. As I’m writing you, the weight loss is far in the past, I’m 126 lbs (currently going down) and can get my ass in a size 27 pair of Levis jeans. If you stick to your goals and don’t lie to yourself, you’ll succeed. πŸ™‚

    You’ve done good already. Don’t give up, you can be who you want to be!

    • BeautyJudy

      Congratulations on your own weight loss accomplishments, Nathalie!! That is AWESOME! It is women like you who are an inspiration to me on my journey!!