Monday, September 24, 2007

Tristi's Weight Loss Journey Continues

I promised an update a lot sooner than this, but I got accidentally sidetracked. You can read all about it here.

After much wandering in the wilderness, I have lost the weight heretofore mentioned above, and here are my tickers today:

You know what's kind of cool -- these tickers are on a continuous feed. So in a year, when they're really impressive, you're not going to be able to go back in the archives and see just how much I used to weigh -- they'll all be lowered. It's sort of like repentance in a way, I guess, sort of. Maybe not. But it's still kind of cool.

Now, I want to hereby make a solemn pledge before all of you, my blogging buddies, my posse, my people -- that I will never again be 100 pounds overweight. I have to say that I'm so glad that I am at 100 pounds, because I used to be more, but I'm making this proclamation right now that I'm never going down this road again. I've been down this road. I don't like this road. This road is miserable, and I definitely won't be recommending it for any travel brochures in the near future, that's for sure.

So -- what am I doing to attain this weight loss, you ask?

1. I'm turning everything over to God every single day. My successes are because of Him and my failures are because I failed to trust Him. It was not until I understood complete reliance that I was able to give up the chocolate -- and I want you to notice, we're at over four weeks now. That's a personal miracle to me.

2. I'm exercising with my daughter for her Faith in God requirement. Exercise is so much easier when done with someone else, and when it's someone you want to set a good example for, all the better.

3. As mentioned, I've gone off chocolate and I'm cutting back on other sweets as well.

4. I'm increasing my fruit and vegetable intake and cutting down my bread intake.

Right now that's really all I'm doing. I'm slowly transitioning away from fast food and packaged foods and concentrating more on cooking from scratch, which I prefer to do anyway but you all know how time restraints go. The fast food thing is going to be pretty challenging -- I do enjoy fast food a bit more than I should.

I want to thank all of you for cheering me on -- I really appreciate it and I'll continue to post and tell you all how I'm doing. The accountability really is helping. Embarrasing, yes. Helping? Yes, very much.


Jen said...

There's no reason to be embarrassed, you should be commended!

ali said...

Oh Tristi, congratulations!

Wonderful news on your progress, on your super attitude and on sticking with it!

I am starving and feel like I'm dying on day three of my 'new life diet'. I will take your suggestion and put it in God's hands and ask for his help. I NEED this. It's the right thing. He'll help me. I had just forgotten to ask.

Hang in there! You're doing great!

Shanna Blythe said...

I'm so happy for you. I am also on that weight loss journey--I've thought I should blog about it a couple times. I however, have NOT given up on chocolate. Maybe instead of paying attention in class today I'll work on some blogs!!

Luisa Perkins said...

You go, Tristi! That's awesome. Your #1 item very much resonates with me.

Stephanie Humphreys said...

Way to go, Tristi. We won't recognize you at next year's conference. I am just getting serious about the whole weight loss thing, and it is inspiring to see how ell you are doing.

wom said...

Congratulations, thats great, I know how hard it is, but I know you can do it, your a positive, and active person.
Thanks for your visits and incouragements.

kris said...

Tristi - your attitude is wonderful! Congrats on no chocolate for 4 weeks. You're gonna do this!

About 10 years ago I lost quite a bit of weight. I was totally addicted to coke, candy (esp chocolate), potato chips. It was pathetic. Basically I just quit eating those 3 trigger foods and made a point to move the body 5-7 days a week. Once the pounds started coming off, it was so easy to keep it up and keep losing!

I think the hard part is keeping it off - so I just want to say that giving up chocolate isn't to lose weight - it's to have a healthy body. It's long-term, forever. And that's a good thing! Being a healthy model for your daughter and being around to play with your grandkids someday is soooo much better than anything will ever taste. You go girl!

I have some weight to take off right now too - and once again I'm going to have to cut the coke and chocolate from my food choices. This time, I hope, for good. You are my inspiration. Thanks!

Tamra Norton said...

Yay, Tristi! I'm so proud of you. And I'm inspired!

Have you heard of Ezekiel bread? It has to stay frozen because it's sprouted grains or something like that and I'm sure has no preservatives. Anyway, it's pretty good toasted with tuna or turkey or whatever and very healthy

Karen Hoover said...

Way to go, Tristi! I'm totally proud of you. I know from experience how challenging it can be, but you've found the most important keys there. I'll soon be following suit. I'm just taking it one thing at a time.

Holly said...

Awesome job on the progress! I have about 50 to go before I think I can fit into my wedding dress again and I need to find the motivation to do it.

I like how you've made yourself accountable. It's amazing at how that helps, isn't it?

Tristi Pinkston said...


Accountability is good. It's also very, very, very scary. I've never put myself so much out there before.

G. Parker said...

I am so with you. Just be glad you're not in my boat, which is like you commented, OVER 100 pounds to loose...sigh. But I've ended up doing much the same as you, bread and pasta is my biggest weakness. I have to make myself eat more fruits and veggies, mainly veggies, and less sugar (although we've always done that) but anyway, working on it! Great job, Tristi, we're all going to do it together. Next year we'll be taking a photo together of the new slimmer us!

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