Monday, October 24, 2011

Week 4 Weigh-in and Measure-up

I am very glad that week 3 is over.  It was discouraging.  My weigh-in was a little bit disappointing.

As you can see, comparing with last week,  I gained 3 pounds this week.  No excuses, while I was unable to push myself in my workouts do to the large amount of swelling in my knee (read about it here), I was not diligent with my diet.  I suppose that if I would have stuck to my eating plan to a T, then I would have lost a little, or even maintained.

After I weighed I just sat down and sighed.  I felt terrible about myself for being weak and not working harder last week.  But my wonderful husband Jason said, "Remember Evie, its not about losing weight.  Its about changing your life."

He is so right.  I can't get chained to the scale and the numbers.  All in all, I feel so much better physically, and I feel so much better about myself.  I noticed one day that I walked into a building with confidence.. not slouched and hiding behind my kids or my baby.  That feels good.

So I'm challenging you all to forget about the numbers and just do it to change your life, not just to lose weight.  Its something that we can never be done with.  Its not, "a drop the weight and go back to how I was living," kind of thing.  It needs to be a, "I'm changing my life so I don't ever have to be overweight again."

Neck: 16
Bust: 49.5
Waist: 52.5
Hips: 49.25
Thigh: 31
All in inches

I definitely lost in inches!  That is great to see, even though I didn't do so great with the weight part for the week.  And to make matters better, this morning Jason mentioned that my exercise clothes are look more loose!  Yaay!

How did you do?

Happy losing!

Evelyn Campbell Curtis


  1. Even though I've been on this exact road for some time, you still inspire me. I lost my job two weeks ago and have been wallowing in food- and I feel so crappy. And your posts have got me ready to get back on track. Thank you! My journey begins today!

  2. Thanks for posting! Sorry that you lost your job. Those stresses and trials in our lives are what make our goals seemingly impossible to reach. But nothing is impossible!

    Good for you for getting back on track! Its easy to throw in the towel...but I believe that when we push through it, we will be rewarded and so happy that we stuck with it!

  3. I just want to remind you that no matter what happens you have already taken the biggest step in change and that is acting on what you want to change. Please don't ever give up on your confidence. So many women today have such a lack of confidence and it dwindles them in to nothingness. You are a beautiful women and are a wonderful mother! You are a child of God and he loves you and is there for you every step of the way. Keep your confidence high through your discovery of a new you! You will lose the weight. No one is better at being you!

  4. Thank you Caitlyn! Your words are incredibly kind, and they sure put a smile on my face! Some times it is hard to see past the struggles, but it is oh so rewarding when we do! Thanks for the support! You are awesome, and I'm glad to know you!

  5. One problem you may be facing is your body fighting the change. your going to hit walls sometimes, and that is when you have to change something up and shock the body back into weight loss again. it is hard and discouraging sometimes, but you have only just begun and I know you can do it!
    Jylisha Campbell


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