Journey with Me: My Weight Loss Trip Week Six

By Abby Wisecarver

Week Six

As Rihanna once said, “Work, work, work, work, work…” is all I’ve been doing this summer. A job is important in order to put money in your wallet, but it’s also important to take care of yourself. Life is (thankfully) back to normal and I continue to go to the gym as often as I can, despite living out the lyrics of a 2016 Rihanna song.

The Plan

I have lost another two pounds this week and I couldn’t be happier. I felt as if I hit rock bottom when my diet and exercise were put on pause, but I’m back to my normal daily routine and so happy to be seeing progress.


I am super focused on diet now; cutting back on dairy and primarily drinking water. Instead of eating unhealthy food at work, I take my own lunches and plan out my meals each day. Fruits, mostly apples, and chicken breast have been my go-to foods.


My workouts are lasting 45 minutes, and I’m still alternating my time between treadmill and elliptical. Netflix and Youtube are still getting me through my workouts and making time fly. I have started to incorporate floor exercises again, doing crunches and squats. So far I have been seeing some tightening going on in my stomach and buttock areas, so I feel like these exercises are really helping.


I’m still seeing more changes in my body and my clothes are starting to get baggy. I find myself feeling more at peace and living life with a better mindset because I have decided to make a change in my life, and stuck with it. Every other time in my life when I decided to start working out, I’ve always given up. I’m glad this time around I’m persevering and sticking with my plan to become a happier, healthier version of myself

With only one week left in my weight loss journey, I hope to focus more on the emotional gratification of this summer experience.