Thursday, February 17, 2011

I am the Biggest Loser!


I have not posted too much about it, but along with some of our extended family, my husband and I have decided that this year, 2011, we would make it our year to lose weight and get healthy. I did post about it being one of only two New Year's Resolutions that I made.

We have made several changes in our eating habits and have added exercise into our weekly routines. My husband has access to a gym and uses it every day that he works. I joined a new gym here in town that is extremely affordable. I hated to add that extra monthly expense, but figured I could pay the small monthly charge now to exercise or I could pay a monthly co-pay for weight related medication that could be necessary down the road if I continued to gain weight.

Anyway, I am happy to announce that I was the "biggest loser" at our first scheduled weigh-in since our intial, embarrassing weigh-in on January 1st.

I lost 14.4 pounds and my husband lost 17 pounds. I had the higher percentage though.

Yeah me!!!

Most of the others did well too. I was proud of us all.

I love that my husband and I are working on this together. We hold ourselves accountable to each other and we are each other's biggest cheerleaders.


  1. That is fantastic, Penny! Congratulations. Having that support system, that TRULY supports you, is so important for these long term goals. Keep up the good work.

  2. Congrads!! My husband and I have started doing the Wii Fit together and it does make a difference having someone working with you. We cheer each other's successes and support each other when it gets challenging.

    It makes a difference having a partner. I do not think I could go with the public weigh ins. That would stop me from doing it.