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My online weight loss journal: weight loss tracking

I realized my online weight loss journal would be worthless if it didn’t involve weight loss tracking!

After all, isn’t this whole purpose of blogging to be totally transparent and give you a glimpse into what it’s really like to be me?

So I’ve decided to bare all (NO! Not literally! I just started this thing – I’m not even ready to post one of those Biggest Loser sports bra and shorts picture yet!). But I will give you weekly updates on my weight…both for my own accountability and to assure you I’m in this for the long haul and not just a quick weight loss fad.

Ok, I can see you’re disappointed with the fact that I said no pictures just yet. Would some wedding pics satisfy you? Pictures like these back in my hay-day help motivate me. Don’t you just love the one in front of the Breakers Hotel on Palm Beach (no, we didn’t get married there, but I managed to pull some strings to get my bridal portraits there – my hubs REALLY wanted a picture of me in my dress in front of the iconic hotel!)

Starting weight: 170 (I weighed 172 when I was 9 months pregnant with my daughter – ouch!)

Week 1 weight: 167

That’s 3 pounds! Not bad, right?

Too be honest, I think I could have lost more weight, but I got a little cocky after losing two pounds in the first two days and didn’t stick to my Cinch plan. Instead of two shakes a day, I cut back to only one, and then the weight crept back on until I realized my faux pas a few days later. Rest assured that I’m back on track and looking forward to week two.


  1. Hi Sami. I realize that we just met and I don’t know you…but so proud of you. I just started cutting my calories way back 3 days ago. I don’t own a scale and do not know my weight, but I am certain that I need to lose at LEAST 20 pounds if not 30. I’ll be judging my weight by clothing. So I’m rooting you on! I plan to read your blog for inspiration and motivation.

  2. Thanks so much Melissa! I’m glad you’re going on this journey with me! I think you’re right – the pounds aren’t as important as your health and how you feel in your own skin. Keep checking in with me and let me know how it’s going (and be sure to watch my pantry solutions videos for help in making healthy choices!)