Week Eight

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New Weight:

One more pound down this week, for a total of 14 pounds since starting this blog. Hubby gained a pound, but I'm sure he'll get it off next week! 

My sister wanted to start doing the Insanity work outs with me, so I started month 1 over to do it with her, instead of going on to month 2. I think I might have done that regardless, because those month 2 workouts are insane! (pun intended) I'm not quite ready for them, especially because I'm not working out with full intensity to even the month 1 exercises. (2nd floor apartment remember? I can't do those jumps!)

Now on to the picture above. Bethenny Frankel's book Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting is amazing! My sister recommended it to me a while back, and then my Mom bought one and gave it to me after reading it herself. Bethenny has excellent tips to eat what you want (in moderation) while still losing weight, or maintaining your weight (if that's your goal).  If you follow her 10 simple rules you'll be naturally thin without dieting. This is not a diet book! 

1. Your diet is your bank account
2. You can have it all, just not all at once
3. Taste everything, eat nothing
4. Pay attention
5. Downsize now
6. Cancel your membership to the clean plate club
7. Check yourself before you wreck yourself
8. Know thyself
9. Get real
10. Good for you

I think in next week's weight loss update I'll start summarizing the info about these 10 rules from the book!

My goal for this week is to get back to following these rules as carefully as I was doing a while back! 

I want to see 13x!

(Linking up to the beautiful Fashion Momma's Project Self and The Get Fit Challenge again)


  1. Way to go on your weight loss!! That is so exciting!! I adore her and her book.

    XO Lindsay

  2. Thanks! You have a beautiful blog! Following you now.

  3. You're so awesome, Val! Congrats on the loss! I'm praying this week is somewhat successful. It's been stressful enough for me to break out the bowl of ice cream! You're AWESOME and thanks so much for linking up! :)