Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Workout Wednesday

Inspired…or should I say thin-spired. That’s how I feel after watching the finale of last night’s Biggest Loser. If you’re a fan, then you know by now that Michael Ventrella was the winner. He lost a staggering 264 pounds, with a starting weight of 526 and then weighted in last night at 262. To say that he looks incredible would be an understatement. He has an energy about him and it was wonderful to see his transformation.


Michael before at 526 and after at 262

This got me thinking. I sit around and complain from time to time (okay, a lot) about how hard it is to lose weight, but then I see something like this and think that if he can lose the weight of an entire obese person, I can certainly get to where I want to be. I know I don’t have Bob and Jillian screaming at me and a Ranch that’s a workout playground at my disposal. It doesn’t matter though and it’s no excuse not to keep going.

As an update, this is week 19 for me and I am down a total of 19.4 pounds. That is slightly over a pound a week that I’ve been averaging. It’s not some astonishing number, but it’s what I have accomplished and I’m proud of it. I’ll update again in another 10 weeks.

33 comments:

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

Congratulations Jules!!!! You're doing great! Keep up the great work.

mrs.mfc said...

I didn't watch Biggest Loser this time around and I totally regret it!

You're doing great! 19lbs in 19 weeks is awesome!!

Linda said...

19 pounds is a lot to be proud of. Hubby was getting down last night since he's still working out and not loosing anymore weight. The weight didn't show up overnight and it's not going to leave overnight. Slowly but surely it will be gone! Stick with it Jules! You are doing great!

Sandy said...

That is an accomplishment and you should be very proud! It is hard! Especially when you don't have someone telling you what to eat, when to eat it, how much to eat, etc.

You are doing it all by yourself and you are doing GREAT! Keep up the good work!

Lindsey said...

Congrats on the weight loss! That is fantastic. It isn't easy loosing weight.

Christina said...

Congrats on the weight loss. That's very impressive!! Definitely should be proud of your accomplishment!

Valerie said...

Wow, this is truly amazing and so inspirational! And you're also doing an amazing job! Congratulations!!! (And thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. It made my day) :)

xo
Valerie

KatiePerk said...

Way to go! That is awesome!!

Miss Anne said...

I'm not a BL watcher.. however.. i'm SO proud of you my dear!

You're a gorgeous girl, and i know becoming healthier/fit is so empowering!

:) go you sweet pea!

Kristin said...

Wow lay. You are doing SO great. You should be very proud!

Sarah Beth - Dixie Gator Gal said...

Slow and steady is the way to do it. When you loose weight too fast, it just comes right back.

I gained an absurd amount of weight this past year, as in I didn't know it was humanly possible to gain this much weight so quickly.

Keep it up! I'm right there with you!

Melissa said...

Congrats! That's awesome and I can really see a difference in your pictures!

I need to get my butt back on the treadmill :P

PinkSass said...

Girl that is amazing. Good for you. Losing weight the right way takes time. Keep it up. You can do it!!

Jess said...

I saw where you joined my blog! Thank you!! I love your blog! And Congratulations on losing 19 lbs!!
That is AWESOME! I started Weight Watchers this past Saturday! YOU GO GIRL! Congratulations! Keep going!

Sweet Southern Prep said...

Congratulations on your loss! I've got to start something!!

Amy said...

That is awesome on your weight loss. I am so happy for you.. Have an amazing day..

Mrs. Dew said...

it's INSANE how different he looks! I must admit, he was NOT my favorite in the beginning but he sure has changed!

MCW said...

A little over a pound a week is amazing. Don't you think Micahel had a crush on the last girl standing (blanking on her name - pink)

Brittany said...

That's awesome Jules!! Way to go! When I saw Michael on TV I screamed! Oliver came running down to make sure I was okay. It was funny.

mFw said...

You're doing great! Small steps are great and you'll lose the weight at your pace!

Brittany said...

Congrats on almost 20 lbs! Losing weight in small steps is best because more than likely, you'll keep it off :-) Keep up the good work!!

Kassie said...

That is so impressive! Keep up the great work. :) You're an inspiration to me!!

Tiffany and the Munchkins said...

Congratulations! You are doing awesome. Just keep it up and stay motivated!

Lindsey said...

You are doing amazing, keep up the great work!!!

I loved watching BL! Michael looks incredible!

Together We Save said...

Congrats that is awesome... I will say Michael's change is awesome!

Tatiana said...

you're doing awesome! Way to go! I know that it's never easy to keep with it... I hate exercising and have a really hard time not giving up each time I start! Keep up the awesome work!

ModernMom said...

Wow! He really transformed himself. BUT, he had a personal trainer and was living in a controlled environment yes?
hats off to you girl...I know the heat helps keep me on thehealthy eating track!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Congrats! That's ALOT to be proud of...and though 1 pound a week may seem pain-stakingly slow...it usually stays off!

Ally said...

Good for you, girlie! That's awesome. Stick with it, you're doing very well. Slow and steady is the best way to go. Every time I do a regular diet, I'm up one week, down the next, up a pound, down, up, etc. What I'm trying to say, is congrats on such a steady loss.

I don't watch that show, but I'm sure it's very inspirational. A friend of ours constantly begs me to audition, but I feel weird doing it :(

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The Brunette said...

Congrats on the weight loss xx

Brittany Ann said...

19 pounds is healthy and awesome weight loss! You are doing so well!

I think we need a guest Workout Wednesday post from you sometime my dear!

Sweet Southern Prep said...

Hope you had a fabulous holiday weekend.

Just a heads up, I'm giving you an award tomorrow. :)

Bonnie said...

I just started this week doing Weight Watchers again. Lets hope I can stick with it!!! I always think its unfair to compare yourself to the people on the show b/c we DON'T have Jillian or Bob & we don't get to workout 24/7 - we have to work. AND, we don't have our food provided & planned for us. Maybe its just me though :P We can still find what works for us & hopefully lose the L'B's.