Wait. Didn’t we already do this?

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So. Once upon a time there was a guy and a girl who were overweight. They started exercising and eating healthy and keeping track of calories.

After about 3 months the guy lost 35 pounds and the girl lost 25 pounds. They kept it mostly off for almost a year and a half. They even each ran a half marathon and had their hopes set on running a full marathon.

(You can read all about it under the category “weight loss”.)

And then they got lazy and started eating anything and everything under the sun and didn’t exercise as much.

And then the girl’s parents had to go and die and the girl decided she would drown her sorrow in chocolate, bread and pop. Mmmmm, bread.

Sorry, stay on track.

Well finally the time has come for this guy and girl, um I guess that’s me and Pat, to get serious about losing weight again. So here’s the plan:

-No pop. Lots and lots of water.
-Keep track of calories using Livestrong app.
-Don’t just keep track of calories but eat healthy, balanced, real food.
-Exercise, beginning with Jillian’s 30 Day Shred and eventually running again.
-Begin reading Made to Crave devotional again. Maybe this third time it’ll sink in!
-Keep a journal on this here blog.

Unfortunately (or not) our scale is not working so we’ll have to share our starting weight later. But lucky for you (or not) we do have beginning pictures.

Pat: he’s guessing his weight to be 220.



Missy: I’m guessing I’m at 155-160.



And hey. Maybe someone else out there is needing to lose weight or get healthy. We’d love for you to join along with us! Leave a comment so we can help encourage you!

We’re definitely not experts but we’ll also share food ideas, exercise ideas and hopefully some encouragement along the way. Especially for the women reading I encourage you to get the Made to Crave devotional. And it’s applicable to other addictions too, not just food.

So 6:00 am and Jillian yelling at me will be here soon! I better get to bed! Thanks for joining us on this journey. Again.

4 thoughts on “Wait. Didn’t we already do this?

    sincerelyanna said:
    April 7, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    I’m here cheering you on! I’ve had a lot of ups and downs myself and just started taking things seriously again. I switched to MyFitnessPal and like it a lot better than MyPlate. You can invite/accept friends and see their activity (exercise and number of calories burned and also a post that they completed their food journal for the day…a nifty accountability tool for me.) 30 Day Shred will get you back in the groove in no time, but if you’re looking for another JM favorite, I recommend Ripped in 30. It moves faster through instruction and has 4 levels. Best of luck, Missy & Pat!

      Missy responded:
      April 8, 2013 at 6:43 am

      Thanks! We will have to check out My Fitness Pal and the other Jillian. I also found a different one, can’t think of the name now, in my moms video collection but its 40 minutes so that will be our phase two! 🙂 thanks for the encouragement!

    Tashia said:
    April 8, 2013 at 6:13 am

    Count me in! Have been trying to lose weight for awhile! Will be praying for you guys!

      Missy responded:
      April 8, 2013 at 6:43 am

      Awesome! And us for you!! 🙂

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