Friday, August 13, 2010

Challenges Check In

No need to break out the dancin' shoes just yet. I'm a tiny bit closer to breaking through to the 100s but I'm not there yet. It may be a good thing we're not heading up north this weekend so I should be able to keep my eating in control and maybe get an extra workout at the gym. Let's see if I can hit that Onederland goal for my 3rd year blogiversary next Tuesday.

So here's the details on my progress this week.

Waisting Away in the Heat - End of Summer Challenge:

August 1st: 207.2
August 6th: 202.2
August 13th: 201.3
Total Loss: 5.9 lbs.

I spent most of the week working off the weekend weight gain but was still able to show a slight loss for the week. Only 1.4 measly little pounds to shed to get out of the 200s. I can't wait. I'll be doing that happy dance next week for sure.

101 Days of Summer Challenge and the Summer Challenge 2010:

I'm still having some technical difficulties with my computer so I don't have a scale picture to show but here's the results for the week.

Goal: Lose 20 pounds

Challenge Starting Weight: 215
Week 1: 212.3 (-2.7)
Week 2: 211.6 (-0.7)
Week 3: 211.6 (-0.0)
Week 4: 207.9 (-3.7)
Week 5: 207.9 (-0.0)
Week 6: 209.2 (+1.3)
Week 7: 207.2 (-2.0)
Week 8: 206.4 (-0.8)
Week 9: 207.0 (+0.6)
Week 10: 206.1 (-0.9)
Week 11: 202.2 (-3.9)
Week 12: 201.3 (-0.9)

Not even a pound lost but those little tenths of pounds eventually add up to a big loss so I'm ok with it. I'm not going to win any prizes for shedding the weight fast but I'm down over 40 pounds and that's nothing to sneeze at, right?

I've been chugging the water, getting lots of fresh fruit and veggies and staying away from the processed stuff as much as possible. This is so much easier to do in the summer when all the farmers markets are open. I haven't done a Super Tuesday workout yet this month but I still have a couple weeks to get it in. Again, I only threw the weights around once this week but I'm still recovering from the accident so I'm letting my body tell me how far to push it. It only took me 40+ years to start listening to this ol' body of mine it's a wonder I even recognize that voice. I'm hoping to be able to push harder next week and really start throwing my weight around. How did you do this week? I can't wait to read about the progress you've all made.

Be sure to bring your dancin' shoes next week. I want you all here to do the happy dance in Onederland with me.


Rock on, Challengers.


  1. 40 lbs is DEFINITELY nothing to sneeze at, and you are so right about the smaller losses adding up!

    Good for you!!

  2. you are kicking august's ass - nice job :)

  3. Don't overdo on the calories this weekend, keep drinking the water, and keep up the exercise and I'll just bet you will hit Onederland! I will be here to dance with you.

  4. I'll be dancing with you when you reach onederland!!

    Thanks for the update - I PROMISE to update it this weekend!! :D

    Have a great weekend!

  5. You're so close! Can't wait to hear when you breakthrough--keep it up!

  6. Well, shoot. I polished my dancing shoes already! :) I'll just put them here to the side for next week. Or the one after. The day will come!

  7. I can't wait to celebrate! Summer... oooo it's so cold and wet here... I envy you having summer right now.

  8. Go you!
    40 pounds already? Wow! Respect. I hope one day I will get there too, but sometimes I doubt I have the drive and will to do it.
    I hope you will cross over into the 100's soon!
    Good luck!

  9. Getting my shoes ready to dance alongside you!

  10. I think you are doing amazing!

    Onederland is just around the corner :D

  11. Dude! 40lbs is AWESOME! :)

    So excited for you - you'll bust that 1.4 in no time!

  12. You're doing wonderful!!! 40 lbs. lost? Amazing!

    Thank you!!!
    also, I am going to keep on blogging my little heart out!
    Have a pretty day!

  14. S: We all had to take baby steps before we learned how to run, right?

    Becca: August deserved it ;)

    Jo: Biz' salsa and the chips I used to eat it did me in this weekend but it was delicious and totally worth it. I can't wait to see you at the dance.

    Biz: I'm going to have quite the crowd of dancing queens with me ;)

    MissZippy: I was thinking of you as I was huffing and puffing for 1 measly mile on the treadmill yesterday. I'm not sure if I'll ever love to run like you but I love hearing about your running and training. You inspire me.

    Cammy: Sorry you got them polished too early. Don't bury them in the closet just yet, I'm sure the day will come SOON.

    Chris: I'm sorry I keep complaining about the heat and humidity and you're freezing your butt off down there. I envy you because I'm a winter girl who can't wait for the snow to fall. Maybe we should switch houses in the winter/summer ;)

    Me: I don't have any doubt that you can do it. Just try to make small changes and think about taking care of yourself and being healthy as opposed to the numbers on the scale. Good luck to you!

    Diane: Yippee!

    Lori: I keep getting lost and forgetting which corner to turn at .... I'll find it eventually.

    Chibi Jeebs: That 1.4 is a stubborn bitch but I'm not giving up.

    Vicki: Thanks!

    Kristin: Awww shucks...I never imagined I would inspire anyone with my snail's pace weight loss. I'm glad you're going to continue to keep blogging your little heart out. Who in their right mind would give up all the love and support of the blogging community? Have a pretty day!


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