Friday, August 26, 2011

Fearless Fitness Friday: 23 Pounds Lost, Yet The Journey Continues

TGIF! Welcome to the newest edition of Fearless Fitness Friday! 

Today I'm thrilled to report - I have lost 23 pounds on my weight loss journey. Believe me, I am planning to lose more and need to lose more (at least another 23 pounds); but for a brief moment I would like to celebrate losing the 23! 

I have been discouraged along the way. Even at 23 pounds lost, I feel like it has taken way too long and I should have lost more weight already. However - it's important to take a step back and realize this is quite an accomplishment. Imagine my surprise when I googled to see what 5 pounds of fat would look like and found the image above. Take a good look at what an extra 5, 10, 15 or 20 pounds of fat looks like. It's quite disgusting actually - to think how much extra weight I have been carrying around for the past eight or so years. Gross! 

Over the last two - three weeks I haven't been on my game as much as I need to be. Oh I have a boatload of excuses, like these: "It was my birthday week" or "I was in Charlotte and wanted to have a good time" or "I don't feel like exercising today". It's actually a wonder that I've lost a few more pounds, when I think about it. 

Please wish me luck as I work on losing the next 23. I'm going to need it, as my 41-year old metabolism is quite stubborn. And did I mention that I do enjoy food, and don't really love to exercise? Yeah, there's that too! :-) 

Have a Wonderful Weekend! 


  1. OMG!!!! CONGRATS TO YOU!!! You should be super super super proud of yourself, I know I am! You go girl and give yourself a huge pat on the back. Do not minimize this huge achievement!!!

  2. Lori,
    Have you tried Zumba? I am completely addicted! I started in the fall and go crazy it I don't go! It's dancing and sweating and fun fun fun and NOTHING burns calories the way that it does... 500 - 1000 an hour! It has totally toned my body. It might be something worth you considering...

    Congratulations... you are doing a fine job my friend!

  3. I’ve just stumbled upon your lovely blog. I look forward to popping by again for some more inspiration! I'm just new into blogging this year & have put together a daily blog on design, fashion, food, travel and anything pretty. and for everything chic and coastal

    I had a lot of fun putting them together maybe you would like to check them out if you have a spare minute.

  4. CONGRATS LORI!!!! 23 lbs is a BIG accomplishment! Your an inspiration. Keep it up :)

  5. YAY! That just means more Lilly for me :-)

  6. Holly H2O & I think alike. I love it when you clean out your closet!

  7. OMG You go on with your weight loosing bad self! Im really proud of you! That is a huge accomplishment! You have inspired me. Have a great weekend!

  8. Lori - You could do a new fitness video. Video yourself chasing baby godzilla around the room. Nephews gone wild fitness, a major calorie burner :D

  9. oh. my. word. that image makes such an impact.


  10. This is so great - way to go! :)

  11. Congratulations Lori! Way to go! Best of luck with the next few pounds you hope to lose. Isn't it fabulous when our hard work pays off? ;)

  12. Yeah Lori! That's awesome! I'm doing Weight Watchers which seems to be working but I know how you feel - I love food ( and wine!) myself!

  13. Great for you! You know, 23 pounds is a lot of weight!!! You go!


  14. Congrats on your weight loss!!
    I just came across your blog and am seriously loving it! it's so cute and I love all your tips and pictures =] It was an instant follow!


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