Thursday, June 9, 2011

Bootcamp Countdown


This morning I hit the almost 42 lb loss mark since the first of February.

I know I haven't talked much about the Boot camp -
and there has been a reason for that.

I've had so many failed attempts at weight loss, I really wanted to feel that I had some success (and loose skin) under my belt before I talked about it.

Guess what?

I'm not really going to talk about it today either!
It's without question the best gift I've ever given myself.

Boot camp is over on June 29th.
I am in high gear right now - wanting to see an even 50lbs lost before it's said and done.
I will continue working with my Coach for years to come.

I have 8lbs to go.
I'm not sure that it will be enough to make me the 'winner' of Boot camp, but if I can say that I lost 50lbs in the last six months, in my own mind and heart - I will be a winner.

If you are the praying kind, pray.
Send a good vibe.
Light a candle.
Steam some broccoli.
Grill a chicken.

I'm going to put a little countdown on the sidebar so you can keep abreast of my progress, I'll update it daily...

.I'll tell you this today, before I end my drivel.

This is what I know for sure:
I feel fantastic.
I can't get seem to get enough cauliflower.
I adore it.
My breasts resemble hacky sacks.
There is no doubt that I have skeleton.
I have no clothes that fit me right - and look even more homeless than normal.
It's worth every drop of sweat.
It's worth every 'no thank you'.
It's way more than 'eat less and exercise more'.
It's about being excellent in spirit - and I feel it creeping in every area of my life.
It's about believing in yourself, controlling your thoughts and realizing that life is a limitless opportunity.

Am I 'fixed'?
Absolutely not.
It's hard...
so is being fat.


It's painful, and it's stressful, and if you struggle with your weight, I think you would agree with me - you think about it almost constantly.

I think being fat hurts more than pushing weights around and doing cardio.
It was a cancer in my spirit.

If I get the gumption, I'll share with you a photo of me at 287lbs. my highest weight ever.
It was about 20 years ago.


  1. Good for you Jayme! Prayers and hugs coming your way.

  2. 42 pounds is awesome! Way to go! I'll be steaming some broccoli and send you good thoughts and prayers!

  3. Congratulations! A big hug and smile for you.

    Well done! :)

  4. OMGosh, that is just fab!!! Congrats now because you have earned it! It's only a glad you feel wonderful, powerful and healthy!

  5. I'm so happy for you. Keep it up!

  6. I am sooo impressed! Wish I had your gumption-It's hidden deep inside of me and I'm not sure if I'll ever find it again. I long for your energy and excitement. Good for you.

  7. You go girl! I think feeling fantastic is so worth all the cardio and grilled chicken!

    Cheering you on for the last 8 pounds. Go Jayme Go!!

  8. Amazing and congratulations!!! I like what you said about "It's hard, but so is being fat" SO TRUE!!

    SO inspiring...Keep up the good work!

  9. Congrats my friend! So proud of you! xoxo

  10. I am so proud of you, Jayme. I have lost my excitement or want-to or mojo or whatever (doing WW), but maybe I just need something different to be excited about. I kept thinking your Coach sounded familiar, and YES I have the Leanness Lifestyle book! I just found it on my dusty bookshelf alongside Body for Life and others. Apparently I purchased it and printed it out 10 years ago or so. I'll give it another gander! It's not like I don't have plenty of tools & books & etc. Who knows, maybe i've just found my mojo again ;) I'll be praying for you... I know you will reach that goal (and beyond!). Hugs, Tammy

  11. Yea for you!! I have lost 48 since January with Weight Watcher!

    I feel wonderful, have more get up and go. Yes my clothes are too big but kinda like it that way for awhile.

    Keep up the great work!! I am cheering for you!

    I have been stuck for the last couple of weeks hopefully my body will decide to drop those 2 pounds soon.

    P.S. My boob are more like beaver tails :)

  12. Jayme,that is fabulous!Congratulations!

  13. FANTASTIC!!!! you are an awesome coach for us all-overweighters!! I've lost 20 lbs in past 6 weeks-it sure does take strength!! but love that loose feeling in my pants!!! I'm steaming broccoli in your honor!!! have you had popcorn cauliflower! it's fantastic!! I'm on the 17day diet and it's working for me--I'm working it I should say!! Good luck to everyone out there saying no thank you!!

  14. jayme, i'm so proud of you i have tears in my eyes!!!! i have about 40 to loose. i strted walking 2 days ago. hoping to see the scale hit 160 (1/2 way) by the end of summer! love ya girlie!

  15. Congrats Girl. I'm proud of you. I'm hitting my six month anniversary on the 22nd. Only 25 pounds and 2-3 sizes down though, which is kinda disappointing for as much work as I'm putting into it. Lots of health issues in the way (weigh?) right now, even though I'm still plugging along. Hopefully someday I'll lose another 50 and we can be skinny soul sisters.

    You're awesome!

  16. Oh Jayme! I love the "self-talk"--so good for us to love ourselves--why is that so difficult??!! You are amazing and beautiful, fat or skinny!!! xo

  17. Jayme,
    You are a wonderful inspiration for us all.
    All of your hard work is really paying off and you are looking and feeling good.
    Good luck and prayers to you for your last 8 pounds !

  18. awesome...we dont know each other but i am proud of anyone that can take it off and keep it off. I will keep good thoughts for the remaining lbs. to melt off of you.

  19. Jayme,
    I am so thrilled for you truly! What an accomplishment and remember and read this post whenever you feel as if you could backslide. I have lost 17 lbs. on WW and about 10 to go so I'm with you in this last fight to the end...we'll hang in there together!
    I needed to read your post today because not feeling so great and 'picking' at the wrong stuff today so thank you!

  20. Thank you for the chart you included in your post today. Much positive food for thought!

  21. Wow! Terrific... you are going to feel even better every day. Enjoy!

  22. congratulations Jayme, that is beyond exciting! I am down 35 pounds on the 17-day diet and now desperately need to increase my exercise to shed the rest. It is such an awesome feeling to step on the scale and see it going down for a change. Even a day with no loss is fantastic because I am teaching myself to maintain as well. Any time you need a diet buddy just let me know! Cheers, Becki

  23. I AM the prayin' kind...and I started that last February!! You are amazing, woman! And I totally "get it" about the 'bags', but I'd rather have that than the 'overflow', ya know, Flo? Love you are a WINNER!!!

  24. Holey Moley! Wowzer!!!
    That is some achievement!!
    The greatest is hearing that you feel better!!! I'd rather have hackey sacks than watermelons!

  25. I am one in quite a few that is in your peanut gallery and shouting "HOORAY!"
    Your post gave me the spirit and now I wanna run around but it's raining and a tornado watch. Ok then, I'll run in place. Um hacky sacks???? LOL!

  26. Yeah! doing the chicken dance over here for ya! You know the one where ya shake it all about!
    Keep shaking it girl!

  27. Congratulations. Thanks for sharing. Here's to finishing and the smile I see on your face.
    Have a great day.

  28. Jayme- I am sooo proud of you!! I suppose now I will have to refer to you as the SKINNY crazy chicken lady!;>) You go, girl!!!! xo Diana

  29. Doing a happy dance for you over here, I know you are over the moon with joy on your accomplishments. I pray you meet your goals and then whatever to set your mind to do in the future.


  30. Good for you! I keep losing and gaining the same damned 10 pounds. I could stand to lose A LOT more. But I'm not striving for perfection. Just good health.

  31. Way to go girlfriend!! You have rocked the weightloss and I admire you greatly!!
    You can do it!
    Don't give up!!
    Ride your bike to Lynden for a visit...guaranteed 8lbs lost...haha!

  32. I am SO HAPPY for you! Losing weight is a tough journey but like you said, being overweight is tougher. When you feel good about yourself, it shows in every other area of your life. My hubby and I are watching what we eat right now and losing weight. It's tough! There are so many temptations out there!

    I would love to see a before and after, if you can get up the gumption! I think it may be an encouragement to many others who are struggling with weight loss and self-control.

    Again, great job!

  33. What an accomplishment-congratulations! I have been lurking around here for a few weeks. I absolutely love your blog, your sense of humor and your gentle spirit. Thank you for sharing your life with us out here in blogdom.

  34. Go Jayme!
    I'm prouder than a honey cookie in a box.

  35. Jayme, you have ALWAYS been a winner! Congratulations on the weight loss!!! That is FAB-U-LOUS!!!

  36. Wow,

    Onward to 50. You GO GIRL!

  37. DeLIGHTed for you! Love those positive words. I want details on what you are n aren't eating. Being gluten free, I feel that all I eat is cheese, pb, fat or fruit... Despite this, I'm slowly losing weight but the wine at night prolly isn't helping! ;-) Please do share! I'm prayin hard and eager to hear when you meet your goal. Congrats and THANKS for sharing!
    ps - I've always called mine small goat sacks! ;-0

  38. Whoo Hoooo!!! Congratulations!!!! jan

  39. Amazing!.. My 11 year old daughter refers to you as "that crazy lady", as she has watched a couple of your more zany videos. But when she saw the "Carnagecam" video she didn't recognize you! I explained that you have lost lots of weight, and she was quite astonished at the transformation! So, congratulations and good luck for those last few pounds.
    Kathy from Tasmania

  40. Well done you for your dedication, but I think I will keep on board a little extra weight as it stops my skin from looking all crinkly!

  41. I thought you were looking thin and trim in the "Carnegecam" video as well, good for you!
    I could stand to loose another 10 lbs, and you know being heavier than I need to be is harder than just sucking it up and doing it! Thanks for the encouragement!

  42. are truly an inspiration! Although, I'm not sure I could trust a trainer whos biceps are bigger than his head! hahaha

  43. You go girl!! We should all be so motivated.

  44. Praying for you! You are such an inspiration to me! I hope that you feel like sharing more of your journey with all of us! You've got what it takes! Congratulations and keep on sweating! (Which is pretty easy this time of year! :+)

  45. Thank you for sharing. I was thinking to myself on my way to work this morning that I should email you to see how you are doing. I am looking forward to hearing about your boot camp journey. Most importantly, how is your arm doing? Is it getting any better? From one that has recently tried to change my diet, I have lost 9 pounds in three weeks, but have so much energy. I have approximately 50 more to know it will take some time...but CONGRATS!

    Heading to your part of the country on Monday...well...a bit North of that. Have a work training thing in Minnesota. Have never been but am looking forward to hitting Mall of America...I can just picture myself standing there hearing Angels singing..although I wont be buying anything..just taking it all in!!!

    Again...looking forward to hearing about your journey.


  46. Just looked on the sidebar and yes,now it's 43 pounds! What an accomplishment Jayme. Blood, sweat and tears hard.. you have killed the dragon and made soup of him! Weight is a dragon/demon of sorts that holds us back. The more weight we gain the stronger he gets, telling us what we can or more often, CAN'T do! I hope you have some great consignment or thrift stores so you can treat yourself to a new wardrobe. I just found two like new pairs of capri pants for next to nothing! Hope your arm is better, be careful camping this weekend with all the storms and flooding up your way.

  47. Congratulations on your fantastic weight loss and yes I will gladly pray for those remaining pounds to leave quickly but please do share your method with us SOON!
    Victoria, who is eagerly waiting

  48. You are an awesome, amazing, inspiring woman and I am so thrilled for you and proud of your accomplishment!

  49. Wow! Congratulations! I am trying to lose 80 pounds....and it is slow going.....42 pounds is 6 months is very impressive....a lot of hard work! You are right....when you are struggling with your think about it every single day....all day.

  50. Congratulations! You are almost there. I don't want to see your fat pictures, I want to see the new and fabulous YOU!

  51. I have been MIA lately reading my favorite blogs, so when reading this, I was both excited and amazed for and at you. BTW I know it is an old joke but the pounds are not lost, I know exactly where they went:(

  52. Whoo Hoo! Way to go! You are very inspirational and beautiful!

  53. GOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! SO proud of you! YOU RAWK. (say that with a roar!)
    xo, Cheryl

  54. Blessid be thy name that my vittles hath not vexed thee.

    I'm proudr'na peacock.

    I loved that you are keeping us "abreast" of your progress. I do believe you've got your missing breasts on your mind....

    Better on your mind that your chest, right? OK, well, whatever.

  55. I'm not grilling a chicken, but we are butchering tonight!
    I by golly AM the praying type and I will be praying for you, my dear! I think you can, I think you can, I KNOW you can, I KNOW you can!

  56. You go girl, I am so proud of you! I too could stand to lose at least 50, perhaps even 60 lbs. I have lost some of it a time or too, but unfortunately, it seems to miss it's home, so here it is back again!! It's a lifelong struggle for sure. The mental aspect of it, I think, is at least half the battle. Funny how the heavier we get, the less we think of ourselves and life in general. I need a good dose of can-do attitude and optimism for sure. I could stand some 'MIA' in the boob dept too, .
    Thanks for sharing what is working for you, it's very encouraging for me.


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