I was in total shock!!!

diet, weight loss, goals, new year

Hey everyone! =) So it’s been 2 weeks since the beginning of this new year and I have been feeling more alive and energetic in these past 2 weeks then I have in a very long time. A little recap from week 1, some of my biggest goals for this new year was to stop eating takeout, drinking soda, and to stay as organic and natural as I can with all the food that is prepared in our home. With that said in week 1 I lost 6lbs and my husband lost 3lbs. Woohoo. That was enough to keep me motivated.

Week 2 had been pretty smooth as well. I had no cravings for take out or soda. For 16 days now I have drank more water then I probably did all year last year, maybe not, but pretty close haha. Now when my husband and I shop we make sure we are not hungry when we go so we aren’t tempted to buy everything and also not buy snacks that we used to eat like chips and brownies. This week we also came up with a monthly meal plan so we know what we are eating everyday of the month. Cooking for a large family takes a long time and when your cooking from scratch it takes even longer so knowing what we need to take out for meat the night before or getting stuff prepared for the next day really helps. It has been working pretty well.

I have been wanting to get some exercise into my days and sometimes there isn’t any time and it has been so cold here I haven’t been able to step outside and take a walk. Instead I have been doing an exercise tape indoors.

My husband and I have been weighing in once a week. I used to jump on the scale everyday before but doing it this way makes it more surprising. After stepping on the scale this week I wasn’t sure if I had lost or not, it seemed that it was that I lost 1lb but then when I got to the calender where I wrote down our weight from last week I realized it was 5lbs I lost this week. My husband lost 1lb. I have lost 11 lbs in 2 weeks and my husband is down 4 lbs. Not only has my husband lost weight but his blood sugar numbers have gone from the high 200’s and 300’s to 80’s to mid-high 100’s. So things are changing for the better there too.

I’m so glad you stopped by to check out how we did this week. Please subscribe to wemake7 so you can our updates every week. =)

How was your week?


  • Anonymous

    Congratulations on the weight that you lost! We are also eating healthier at home and I managed to lose 5 lbs.

  • Renee @ Getting Fit Fab

    Congrats on the weight loss! That’s wonderful progress, especially when drinking all of the water, it’ll keep you hydrated, full and all of that great things! Keep up the amazing work!

  • Yona Williams

    I’ve been drinking more water than I usually do, but have not hit 8 glasses per day yet. I’ve lost 4 pounds since Sunday by cutting put processed foods and sugar.

  • Claudia Krusch

    Loved hearing about progress and goals! Can’t wait to read about your new steps towards a healthier life!

  • CourtneyLynne

    *toughest* spellcheck

  • Anonymous

    Ahhhh water really is the best thing for ya though! I gave up soda afew years ago… Highest thing I ever did!

  • HilLesha

    Congratulations on the weight loss! Lately I’ve been trying to down on my eating out and processed food, too. I have managed to lose a few pounds so far. 🙂

  • Kathy

    This is great to hear! Congrats to the both of you. It’s always great to hear about weight loss. I’m currently on Nutrisystem and it’s been a fun journey so far.

  • Rebecca Swenor

    Great job on sticking to your plan and having a great start to a new year. I should really think about cooking organic as possible which is a great way to get healthy. You are both doing a great job loosing weight and getting healthier.

  • Lynndee

    Good to know that things are changing for the better. Our week was kind of hectic here, but I’m not at all complaining. Love me a good challenge. 🙂

  • Ann Bacciaglia

    It sounds like you are making great progress. I have been wanting to try cutting out sugar but i have been afraid of the headaches.

  • Bites for Babies

    Good for you for keeping up with this! Leading a healthy lifestyle is so important!

  • Jaime Nicole

    I tried the no soda deal and did great for 2 weeks – then I stumbled over that one. Not really any take out, but still only 3 pounds. I think I need to try a new strategy to keep junk out of the house.

  • Chubskulit Rose

    That is awesome, keep it up! HOmecooked meals is definitely a lot healthier.

  • rochkirstin

    It’s a busy week at work for me and I barely have the time to exercise. I am spending more than 12 hours just sitting in front of the computer. I know this is bad for physical health and I should find time to work out soon! 🙂

  • Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey

    What a great job! I’m aiming to clean eat and be healthier this year too. You’re doing great so far, keep it up. Looking forward for more updates on your journey!

  • rika

    Congratulation on your weight loss journey! My husband and I just had our annual check up and we were pretty happy with the result.

  • ricci

    Good luck to you on your health journey!! No sodas is a big deal!!! Yay for you!

  • April Mims

    Those are great results! I can definitely see how that would keep you motivated. It’s amazing how much changes like no soda or take out can change your weight and how you feel.

  • Miles L.

    Wow! I am happy to hear that you are doing great with your healthy lifestyle. Keep up the good work!

  • Erica Brooks

    Awesome!! Those are some good results. I’m on a weight loss journey with my husband as well. I’ll definitely be checking back in to see how you guys are progressing.

  • Travel Blogger

    Thank you for sharing! I have been working towards similar goals, and it has been so hard to stop drinking soda 🙁

  • Chrystal | Nevermore Lane

    Oh my gosh! Congrats to both of you! I am going through my own weight loss journey so I know all about struggles and temptations. As long as you keep going and don’t give up you are doing okay!

  • Liz Mays

    Wow, that’s a serious jump. It must have been such a nice surprise. It’s good to hear your husband’s blood sugar numbers are leveling out!

  • Terri Beavers

    Way to go, I’m cheering you on. I need to start doing some exercises that won’t irritate my back further because I do think I’d have more energy.

  • Life as a Convert

    Congrats on the weight lost so far. You guys have done better than me.

  • Megan Elford

    WOW!!! You guys are doing great! I can’t even imagine losing that much in such a short time, congratulations :-). Keep it up and you’ll hit your goals in no time!

  • Amanda Love

    Working out always help with your overall health, whether it’s a brisk walk or even doing your indoor routine. Sounds like you’re all on the right track for the new year.

  • Sicorra@NotNowMomsBusy

    Eleven pounds in two weeks is incredible. Congratulations!

  • Annemarie LeBlanc

    Congratulations on your achievement! Losing weight and staying healthy is not only a commitment we make for ourselves but also for the children who depend on us to be there. Wishing you more success on your journey!

  • Heather

    It’s wonderful you’re on the road to health-truly our most important gift. I haven’t had soda in probably twelve years and let me tell you, you are going to LOVE being soda-free. Congratulations on the decision. I am rooting for you!

  • Jeanette

    Good for you keep up the good work! We are trying to do the same thing, but we are getting a late start because we had so much family in town. My goal is to get myself in shape for lease better in shape by the time I go on vacation this summer

  • Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    Wow, how awesome. Just keep doing what you are doing and you will melt the weight right off 🙂

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