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About Me:
My happy little family has been selected to be the pilot family for a new "lifestyle" TV show. Follow us on our journey towards a healthier lifestyle!
Plan of Choice:
Low Fat, Low Carb, High Fiber
Website/Blog:
http://thethompsonsontv.blogspot.com/
Workout Philosophy:
I loath exercice, I'm new to exercise, I only exercise because I have to

My weight loss goals & rewards.

Start Date: August 28, 2008
Start Weight: 252
End Goal Weight: 150
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Last Weigh-in: 09/27/2008
Current Weight: 240
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Total Pounds Lost: 12
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1st Weight Goal: 240 -Reached 09/27/2008 reward- my first tattoo to honour my family
2nd Weight Goal: 230
3rd Weight Goal: 220
4th Weight Goal: 210
5th Weight Goal: 200
6th Weight Goal: 190
7th Weight Goal: 180
8th Weight Goal: 170
9th Weight Goal: 160
10th Weight Goal: 150

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Maggie left a comment for Coleen
"Are you still doing this blog? Is the show sitll on. Let me know so that I can watch..."
May 7, 2009

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Before and after photos

Posted on October 8, 2008 at 10:53pm 4 Comments

Many of you who know me have been following my story of getting healthy for a TV show so I thought I would share my progress in a way that is visual.



I have been blogging about it since the very day that I applied for the show. On Monday I bravely posted some pictures to share how my waist is doing. One of my readers sent me an amazing email to tell me that she could see it in my face even more. I actually hadn't realized that I had cheekbones again for the first time in years. She… Continue

Finally some photos...

Posted on October 7, 2008 at 8:20am 3 Comments

Let me warn you... what you are about to see is not for the faint of heart. It's scary despite the 16 pounds of progress. That's right folks I am down 16 pounds in total and 4 pant sizes! Here is a bit of proof. You can cick them to make them bigger for the "full effect". I've worn black, and I even dared to put on white. that way people can't say but the black is deceiving because it's slimming. I also am modeling the no makeup, frumpy housewife/mom look. It's very "in style" at my… Continue

My first goal reached!!!!!

Posted on September 29, 2008 at 12:28am 3 Comments

My 1st weight goal was to get from 252 to 240. Yesterday I did it!!! For reaching that first goal I was going to reward myself. I just wasn't sure how.



Still not enough weight has been lost for new clothes, and yummy junk food was not an option. So today while I was out with my family and my mom, she suggested a tattoo! I have always wanted one with my kids initials but I chicken out every time. Last year I had it all picked out and the appointment book and then I found out I was… Continue

Skinny jeans!!!!

Posted on September 22, 2008 at 9:30am 3 Comments

Ok well they're not really skinny jeans, but they are my skinniest pair of jeans that I haven't been able to fit into in a long time. Since starting I have lost 11 pounds and it was enough to get this pair of jeans on my chunky butt. Yay me! Now if I keep loosing weight I won't have any clothes that will fit me. Guess that means I'll be rewarding myself with little shopping trips.



I can now see how pounds equal dress size. My other jeans range from 22-24..... my "skinny jeans" are a… Continue

Weigh in day... I am scared to death to get on the scale

Posted on September 20, 2008 at 8:00am 2 Comments

I am sitting here knowing I can't eat until I get on the scale and weigh-in. But I am almost afraid to do it. At this rate I might never get breakfast. it's been 3 weeks since starting this TV show and less than 2 weeks since the diet and excercise began. I have been working really hard but I don't feel any lighter. If I get on the scale and I've lost nothing or I've somehow gained it will break my spirit and motivation. If I get on and I have lost a few I'll be elated. The risk of that first… Continue

Comment Wall (8 comments)

At 10:25am on September 22, 2008, JillianBean said…
Love the idea you posted about breakfast. I think I am going to give it a try, as I find that my cheerios are getting kinda boring. Thanks for the great suggestion.
At 11:20pm on October 8, 2008, Bonnie said…
You are SO right, Coleen....ANY loss is a good loss! Thank you!
At 11:20pm on October 8, 2008, Sam said…
that's awesome! tattoos are so fun!
i'm uploading pictures of my tattoos as i am posting this comment, they should be done in a few minutes!
At 1:01am on October 9, 2008, JillianBean said…
I actually havn't gotten my schedule worked out so that I am getting up early enough to make the omlette. I did however have an omlette for supper tonight, and it was awesome!! I bought pre-chopped veggies (I know, totally lazy) and sauted them in a bit of olive oil, added tobasco and curry powder and then when they were soft, added the eggs...were kind of like scrambled eggs with veggies, and then a dash of light shredded cheese on top. Served with my Mum's homemade bread toasted. It was AMAZING!! Now I want to get some egg beaters/egg whites in the carton so I can have it in the mornings. It was SO good!!
At 12:31pm on October 9, 2008, Bonnie said…
Coleen....that is SO cool.....but I understand how hard it must have been also....well, actually I DON'T know, but I can imagine! And thank you....the important thing is....I FEEL wonderful, and at my age, feeling good is WAY more important than looking good! And hey....you have gorgeous eyes and great cheekbones....which both show up more and more as you lose!
At 6:29pm on December 27, 2008, Maggie said…
I haven't heard from you, how are you doing? I've been so busy with the holidays that I haven't been blogging. I did gain 3 lbs this holiday, so I guess I have to get by butt off the couch and work out some more. Post some pics so ;that we can see your progress.
Maggie
At 4:23pm on January 18, 2009, Maggie said…
Coleen, how have you been. Are you still doing the show and if you are when is it on? I hope all is well. Post some pics so that we can see you!!
At 7:11pm on May 7, 2009, Maggie said…
Are you still doing this blog? Is the show sitll on. Let me know so that I can watch...

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