Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Updates and news

Hey Bloggers! Things have been uber busy at my house the past few days so I'm a little bit behind. Here are our pictures this week:

Mike Bradley at 479.8 pounds - down 6.8 pounds from last week!

Jessi Gribbin at 261 - Down 1 pound from last week!

So now that I am back on track I was really looking forward to getting into the gym and hitting it hard. Well, yesterday I had an appointment at the Podiatrist and my excitement got smothered just a tad. I have problems with chronic in-grown toenails. About 2 months ago I had a surgery on my left big toe to alleviate the problem. I had a follow-up today and - more surgery for me! *sigh* Nothing major - just a minor in-patient surgery but Doc said no more stair climbers, bikes or elliptical for 6 weeks! gym for a week after surgery. I am uber frustrated because we just upped the anty on our work out. Today I walked laps with Mike, but skipped the bike for weight machines that don't involve my feet. I'm hoping this will still help me keep my work-outs going. I tell you, I am one tired girl, and my arms are very sore!

Oh, and thank you so much to the Diner Gals! Your support has been so wonderful and keeps me going. Y'all Rock!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

By the Grace of God...and Mikey

So as I'm sure you read in Mike's post, last week was a bad week for me. I came to the realization that I really do have a problem with food. I used to joke about being addicted to junk.....truth is that is my reality. This week, and I won't go into details, I ate junk pretty much the whole second half of the week. I go out with Dave or stop somewhere on my way home...and all the food decisions I made were very very bad ones. Let's just say that in 3 days I managed to use my WW flex points for this new week and last week, plus use up all last weeks exercise points! Needless to say I felt very defeated, and very, very ashamed that I did not have the self control to take that stuff out of my mouth and say no. Mike and I talked about it a long time at the gym tho, and believe you me, after a workout like Friday, I've learned my lesson. I'm making some changes. Starting this week I too will be on a 6-day a week work out routine, no more pizza and tacos and burgers. more sodas. How I will miss my Dr Pepper. I'm also changing my weigh in days to Sunday. I feel like this will help me better focus on my plan for the new week because I'll have a whole day to think about it.

Today I weighed in at 261 pounds! That's 1 pound down from last week! To make the deal even sweeter, that's 11 pounds lighter than I was when I started my own weight loss journey mid March. On March 13 my Dr told me I weigh 272.5 pounds and that if I didn't start doing something soon I would be in some serious trouble. Now I'm already down 11 pounds!!! I know today that right now my own weight loss is because I have been given the Grace of God...and Mikey - So thank you God, and thank you Mike - I wouldn't be here if it weren't for you.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

My name is Jessi and I'm addicted to junk...

Yes..that's right, you heard it here first. I am a junk food addict! I was in denial when I started, but now I know it's true. Thursday night on my way home from work I was craving something sweet. Instead of going home and eating fruit or 100 calorie pack cookies I headed to Chick-Fil-A and ordered a Brownie Ala Mode. It was delicous, but soon after it was gone I was feeling very guilty. After Dave got home we decided to go out to dinner. We headed to Olive Garden. My original plan was to stick to soup and salad. It was a good plan but it never came to that a word...anyway. When our waiter came I sure did order my fave, Chicken Parm and Chicken and Gnochi soup. It was super delish and I only ate 1/2 of it so that was a saving grace. As of now I have 0 flex points and 7 of 18 excercise points left. Guess I'll need to make sure I stick within my points the rest of the weekend.

On a more positive note, I stepped on the scale last night before bed and I was down to 262. It's not my official weigh in, but I was tempted to see the damage I'd done. So relieved to not be too down. Hoping some extra work this weekend will make for a happy weigh in on Monday.

Congrats Mike! I am so proud of you! I know we can keep it up.
Love you!

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Hey bloggers,
Jessi Here...and boy am I one whooped girl! Last night was a tough workout - partly because I didn't stretch so good before we started. All y'all remember - it is VERY important to stretch before exercising. I am way sore today . I'm just glad Mike was there to help me push through when stuff got hard...and it did.

Today was a crazy day at work and now I'm just chillin at home, waiting for my fiance to come home. Hopin' to head up to the gym once he's home.

Thanks again for everyone who stops by and reads. I really hope we have inspired you to do something good for yourself....or at least I hope we will entertain you until we've reached our goals.

Monday, April 13, 2009

And so it begins...

Today was our first official day on this journey. Here are our very first pictures.

Jessi Gribbin, 28 years old, current weight 263.5 lbs

Mike Bradley, 28 years old, 500.2 lbs.

Starting today Mike and I will be posting our weight and pictures every week, so please stay tuned to watch our progress. We appreciate everyone's support and love.
Good night for now! This gal is off to bed.
~Jessi Gribbin

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Hello World!

My friend Mike and I have created this blog to chronicle a new journey in our life - one of weight loss and getting healthy. We will be taking pictures every week and posting them. We will also be journaling about our progress, things that work, things that don't...everything that goes along with weight loss. Our hope is that people out there struggling with weightloss will find this helpful or inspirational. We want poeple who are struggling with morbid obesity to know they are not alone, and there is hope and people out there who love them and want to help. Tomorrow we will post our firt pictures along with our current weights and what our goals/ plans are.

For today, we're going to enjoy Easter, our families and the prospect of a new journey.
Good Night Bloggers!