Friday, January 16, 2009

Weekly Weigh In: Shake those Maracas!!!

My first week back on track and I lost 1.2 pounds. I know, y'all are going to hate me for this, but I am a little disappointed. My eating didn't go as smoothly as I would have hoped, and I feel that this held me back a bit in the numbers game this week. So, I won't sit here and pout like a Biggest Loser contestant. Instead, I'm going to tell you a trick I'm going to use this year. I'm going to focus on 10 pounds in 10 weeks. Doctors will tell you that losing a pound a week is good... the slower you go, the more likely you are to keep the weight off. So, I'm looking at small steps... 10 pounds at a time. Therefore, I'm changing my ticker up on top and moving my long-term stats off the page. When I reach a milestone, trust me, I'll let you know :) I'm still keeping track of those via Excel.

On another note, I fully admit to being obsessed with the movie Dirty Dancing. I've loved that movie since I was 10 years old, when my tap class did a routine to "Do You Love Me" and I was introduced to the world of Johnny Castle. This year, I had a hard time finding a replacement for my trusty workout calendar that I keep on my fridge... until I found an official Dirty Dancing calendar. There are pictures from the movie and quotes too. This month, it's Baby's infamous "I carried a watermelon?!?" line. I thought I was in love until I found this on a recent Target excursion:

You seriously do not realize how close I was to spending a portion of the gift card that was burning a hole in my pocket on the OFFICIAL Dirty Dancing workout. How awesome does this thing look? And the preview that Amazon has up looks fun. I'm adding it to my netflix list as I type this. I'll let you know how much I enjoy it!


RooBabs said...

Congrats on the loss- every little bit helps, right?

That cracks me up about the whole Dirty Dancing calendar and video. I love the show, too, but maybe not as much as you, LOL.

Have a great weekend.

ptg said...

i agree with RooBabs - congrats on a loss this week!!!

while I'm not a fan of Dirty Dancing, I *do* know a lot of people that i understand the obsession!

carla said...

why did I think TATAS. boobs. when I read maracas.
Im a child.

"I carried a watermelon?!"


Marcie said...

I was OBSESSED with that movie! I watched it so many times I ruined VHS tape! I now have the 20th anniversary double-DVD set. I'm a nerd, I know. ; ) If I was the LEAST bit coordinated, I'd be all over the workout video. lol... I think you should get it and post a review!

Good luck with your 10 in 10. =)