Weight loss journey week 9!!! Still in the game..

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Wow! Another week has passed me by again. I have to say that I am pretty proud of myself and my husband for really changing the way we eat and moving forward no matter what gets thrown in our way. I just can’t believe that we have made it to 9 weeks! I think that is the longest we have stuck to anything regarding our weight loss journey and goals. Not that I’m saying we haven’t messed up here and there along the way but the difference this time is not continuing with the bad ways.

I’m super excited this week because at the end of last week we got a family membership to the YMCA. I hadn’t been to a gym in years and even though I was nervous and scared of going, I was excited to! The first time we went someone showed us around and showed us all the gym equipment and how to use them. They are super nice there and make you feel welcome. I was worried at first about being overweight and being the biggest person there but quickly learned that no one is there to judge you, they are doing their own thing and who gives a shit? =) So I’m pretty syked about this new membership and even tonight I took my oldest daughter with me and at first she was reluctant but at the end of the night she had gotten on 4 different machines.

Also this past week I have gotten myself addicted to unsweetened iced tea from Dunkin Donuts (okay well unsweetened with a package of Splenda). All I normally drink is water so every once in a while I like something different. It’s definitely not my iced coffee with extra sugar and extra cream but since I have decided to not have those anymore the unsweetened tea is my new treat.

With all the excitement for this week your probably thinking I had a good week weight loss wise? Well I guess I didn’t have a bad or a good week actually. I didn’t lose nor gain and I’m happy with that outcome. There is always next week and I know I will certainly lose. Either way I’m still down 26 lbs in 9 weeks. =) My hubby is up 2 lbs which is kind of weird sometimes because he keeps going back and forth but In my eyes he doesn’t need to lose weight anyway lol. I do love that he is doing this with me and works out with me. (Thanks so much hun)

Thanks for stopping by and checking on us. We hope you visit again next week or even sooner of course. =)

Until next time…


  • Shannon Gurnee

    You are doing great girl! Keep up the good work! You can do this!!!

  • Maggie Branch

    I am so proud of you for being so dedicated to this weight loss journey! You are doing a fabulous job!

  • Yona Williams

    Woohoo! What an accomplishment! 9 weeks is such a milestone, and you’re right around the corner from double digits! I know you feel about the gym…it can be intimidating and funny-feeling when you first go.

  • ricci

    Congrats on your weight loss!!! You can do it!

  • Crystal & Co

    You go girl! What awesome results you are seeing! You are an inspiration.

  • Ashleigh

    Congratulations! That’s a great way to keep it up and sticking to no iced coffee is great.

  • Bites for Babies

    Way to go! Doesn’t it feel so good to get to the gym and know that you are doing something to make your body healthier?!

  • Claudia Krusch

    Love following your journey! I’m also working on losing weight too! You can do this!

  • CourtneyLynne

    Awwwww sounds like you are kicking butt at this weightloss thing! That Dunkin Donuts tea sounds pretty yummy! I will have to check that out!

  • Chubskulit Rose

    That’s awesome that you and your husband are doing it together. HUbby and I does it too.

  • Kathy

    That’s great to hear about your weight loss! You’ve been doing very well. I’ve been following along your journey. Keep up the great work!

  • Ann Bacciaglia

    Twenty six pounds in nine weeks is amazing. I have been eating better and drinking a lot of water. I will have to try the unsweetened iced tea from Dunkin Donuts.

  • Kelli @ 3 Boys and a Dog

    Way to go! Once you get in to the swing of things at the gym, you’ll notice you will have more energy! Keep it up! can’t wait to hear how next week turns out for you!

  • Lynndee

    Good to know that even though you didn’t lose, you’re still happy with the outcome. And yes, there will always be next week. 🙂 Good luck!

  • Jennifer

    Congrats Bonnie on sticking with it. I don’t know if I could give up my coffee or not! You are much stronger than me. I love the thought of drinking unsweetened tea with just a bit of Splenda. I think I will have to try that because I really get tired of drinking water all the time, but I hate flavored water. UGH! Thanks for the tip!

  • Ryan Escat

    Great story. It’s so inspiring. I hope somebody who need to go the gym will read this story so they don’t need to be shy at all and let them know that people on the gym will not going to judge them.

  • MyTeenGuide

    Congrats on the gym membership. I just love your positive outlook. Good luck on your weight loss journey.

  • Annemarie LeBlanc

    Congratulations on your achievement! My husband and I also did something similar years ago. It is better to have a weight loss buddy because you have this accountability towards each other. Easier to reach goals that way.

  • alexandria

    Congrats. I am so happy for you and I don’t even know you! Lol. I am the same way… I only drink water so I just need something else sometimes!

  • Miles L.

    Time flies so fast! I know that you are doing a great job. Just keep on doing the right stuff!

  • Angie

    9 weeks and 26 lbs? You are so rocking it! Good job!

  • lisa

    I have always loved the feeling I get from working out. I’m an avid gym goer, so I know the fear of the unknown, but keep up the good work! Sounds like a great journey so far!

  • Jamie @ Coffee With Us 3

    Sounds like you’re doing fabulously! It’s great that you’re giving yourself grace and realizing that an occasional slip-up happens, but not allowing that to take you back to your old ways. And having your whole family involved is awesome!

  • Alyssa @ The Plucky Introvert

    Sometimes just not gaining is a win! I totally get it. Congrats on the progress so far…you’re doing amazingly!

  • Jeanette

    You inspire me every week! I need to learn your determination because I need to get in better shape!

  • Amanda

    Congrats on your amazing progress! It’s always easier when your significant other is on board with you. Keep up the great work!

  • Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    You guys are doing so great! Keep up the good work. P.S. It was genius on your part to chronicle your journey here. It keeps you accountable, which is SO important.

  • Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    I think everyone plateaus at some point. As long as you didn’t gain, that is still a win!

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