Monday, May 14, 2012

Big Bridesmaid Challenge - Week 18

Big Bridesmaid Challenge Update - Week 18

The Plan:

I'm setting weekly goals/plans for myself until August 11th. That is the date of my best friend's wedding and I want to feel good about myself in my bridesmaid dress!

The Terms and Conditions:

~ Weigh-in's will be every Sunday morning
~ Dinner plans are to be posted for each week
~ Exercise plans are to be posted for each week

Weekly Weigh-In:

Start Date: 1/11/12
Starting Weight: 245 lbs.
Current Date: 5/13/12
Current Weight: 231.6 lbs (-1.4 lbs from last week)
Total Loss: 13.4 lbs.
Goal Weight: 200 lbs.
Goal Date: 8/11/12
Pounds to Goal: 31.6 lbs.

Dinner Plan for the Week:

Monday: Salmon and Salad
Tuesday: White Chicken Chili
Wednesday: Steak Salads
Thursday: Veggie Panini's with Cheese
Friday: Veggie Pizza
Saturday: Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Exercise Plan for the Week:

Sunday: Rest
Monday: Rest
Tuesday: Rest
Wednesday: Gym
Thursday: Rest
Friday: Gym
Saturday: Gym

Last week, I lost a little weight despite my lack of exercise. I didn't follow my exercise plan, at all. This has been a struggle for me ever since I was sick with pneumonia. Since then, I began having another health problem that has been keeping me from exercise. I am basically anemic at this point and I am trying to hold off on going to the ER as long as I can. I am hoping by Wednesday I will be feeling well enough to spend some time in the gym.

Something for me to remember this week.
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 This weekend was very eventful. We did a lot of yard work on Saturday and I attended a bridal shower planning meeting. As a bridesmaid, I will be making a $25 gift basket to be given away at the shower. I chose a movie night theme, but now the more that I think about it, there isn't too much that can be done for that. I suppose that I could either buy a couple DVD's with popcorn and other snacks or buy movie passes with the popcorn and snacks. What do you think? Any other ideas are welcome! I haven't been feeling very creative lately. I can use all of the help I can get.

Also at the bridal shower planning meeting, we were informed that the bachelorette party will be the evening before the bridal shower. We are all suppose to wear "little black dresses". I couldn't help but laugh as I typed that last sentence. At 231 pounds, I am not the "little black dress" kind of girl. There is nothing "little" about me. Needless to say, shopping for a dress that fits that criteria should be interesting... and mildly embarrassing. So let's see, this brings us to Little Bridesmaids 2, Big Bridesmaid 0. How many more rounds of this will there be until the big day? I'm tired of feeling like such a burden.


  1. I did a Movie Night basket as a gift for some people who helped at my wedding, and we did a DVD, two different kinds of colored popcorn kernels, some of that flavored popcorn salt, and some movie theater candies (sour patch kids and twizzlers). They seemed to really like them!

  2. Sometimes Target has those little "popcorn" plastic containers in their $1 section right inside the front door, that look like the movie theater tubs. And just get a few of the $1 boxed candies. :)
    And WHY are you putting off getting medical treatment? Take care of yourself!