Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Week 4 comes to an end...we have lost a total of 116 pounds!!!! WOW!

Weigh In One Month!
Week 4 comes to an end.  I dreaded stepping on the scale.  All week long we have been surrounded by enough sweets to feed a small country! We had a complete table full of any kind of cookies, cakes, sweets, you could ever imagine.  We have been bombarded by people saying..."Go ahead one little piece won't hurt!"  or  "You are going to exercise NOW????!!!  We have things to do!"  It has been one of the hardest weeks of my entire life...with my mom dying and trying to stay faithful!  I must say not once did Dave and I eat a sweet, or anything else that was not on our food list!  We were faithful! We did it!  I am excited to say we had major weight loss too! God is faithful. I truly believe he is rewarding us for continuing to be faithful.  There were days we could not exercise...unless we did it before the trip to mom's funeral...I went over and swam at a cousins house around the corner from moms and did 200 laps because the pool was smaller.  Dave exercised at night...it was tough, but we did it.  If we can do it....then so can you!

Negatives this week;
*Emotionally this was the hardest week in my life...watching my mom die.
*Physically we had to be very creative with exercise and eating because we were not on any schedule, other than being with mom.
*Physically was tough because we were not getting our normal sleep- or sleeping in our own beds

Positives this week
*We learned that we can resist foods that are bad for us even when they are surrounding us and people are pushing them on us.
*We learned that we can exercise wherever we need to...even if it is taking a power walk, using a friends pool, or getting up very early to do it.
*We are gaining confidence in what we can do!  I know we can succeed
*I have a goal dress that was my moms (size 12) that I am going to use when we go on our cruise once we get skinny!

Here are the stats:
Dave's Starting weight-- 380
Dave's starting weight with fawn- 330
Dave's weight today- 296
Weight loss for the week- 11 pounds
Total weight loss with Fawn- 34 pounds (in 4 weeks)
Total weight loss- 84 pounds!!!

Kathleen's Starting weight-- 270
Kathleen's starting weight with fawn-260
Kathleen's weight today-238
Weight loss for the week- 7 pounds
Total weight loss with Fawn- 22 pounds (in 4 weeks)
Total weight loss-32 pounds!!!
Total weight loss of Dave and Kathleen- 116 pounds- In 6 months (that is how much my daughter weighs)
Total weight loss with fawn- 56 pounds! (in 4 weeks!)

I keep looking at all those numbers and want to cry.  I can not believe that we have lost that much.  Please realize...if  you feel desperate or ready to quit...don't!  You can do it. It is not easy. It is hard work but if you are faithful to it...it can be done. Thank you for all of your emails, comments, and how in person you are coming up to me and telling me you are starting our program.  They are our inspiration. Please keep them coming!  I know we have to stick to it for your sake...  How can you succeed if we fail.  We are rooting for you and holding you up in prayer as we hope you are.  If we can succeed with a week like we have had, then we know you can!


  1. there are no words for how proud of you two I am!Fawn ; )

  2. You guys are very talented writers!!! Keep on truckin' I love you!

  3. Kathleen and David. Just saw your numbers. Wow! Wow! Wow! Your determination to eat right and exercise--even with those tables laden with food--shows what kind of people you are--strong ones :-) You are doing incredible! So proud of you.

  4. WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is such an inspiration!!!!