Friday, July 29, 2011

101 Days of Summer and Slimmer this Summer Challenge Update

I can't believe it's the last weekend of July already! I know I say it all the time but I just can't believe how quickly time is flying. Don't blink, it will be Christmas before you know it.

Another week down so it's time to update my Slimmer this Summer and 101 Days of Summer Challenges progress.


6/1/11 101 Days of Summer Challenge 2011 Starting Weight: 149.5 lbs.
6/6/11 Slimmer this Summer Starting Weight: 151.2 lbs.

6/10/11 Weigh In: 148.2 lbs.
6/17/11 Weigh In: 147.5 lbs.
6/24/11 Weigh In: 147.5 lbs.
7/1/11 Weigh In: 148.4 lbs.
7/8/11 Weigh In: 146.4 lbs.
7/15/11 Weigh In: 146.4 lbs.
7/22/11 Weigh In: 147.9 lbs.
7/29/11 Weigh In: 145.7 lbs.

101 Days of Summer Challenge 2011 Loss to Date: 3.8 lbs.
Slimmer this Summer Challenge Weight Loss to Date: 5.5 lbs.

Starting Weight (11/2009): 242 lbs.
Current Weight (7/29/11): 145.7 lbs.
Total Loss: 96.3 lbs.

YES! Another 2.2 pounds gone! I'm so close to my goal I can almost taste it.

One important thing I've learned by weighing myself almost every day over the past 20+ months is that my weight can fluctuate wildly over the course of a single week. As an example, last Friday I weighed in at 147.9, on Monday it was up to 150.1 (yikes!) and by today it was back down to 145.7. I used to throw in the towel when I came home from a weekend away and saw a big gain because I didn't understand how I could gain so much in just a couple of days after working so hard the prior week. The numbers are just numbers now. They are a guide but they certainly don't tell the whole story. Don't let the numbers freak you out, just keep doing the right things and have faith that being consistent with healthy eating and moving your ass will give you results.


I haven't really been paying much attention to my water consumption but I think I've been getting enough.


I'm shocked by how much I look forward to getting my ass kicked. My thighs and ass are killing me from yesterday's kickboxing class. I think it was the sumo squats that did it. Oh, it hurts so good. I keep thinking I should change things up in my exercise routine but for now two days of kickboxing, three days of ellipticalling and a few good long walks is doing the trick.


I'm ALL IN! Quitting is not an option!


Hi! I'm still here.


I've been trying to get around and shake my pom-poms, offer advice and encourage my fellow challengers around the blogsphere but there just isn't enough hours in the day to get around to everyone.


My knee has been feeling better but I don't want to push it too hard too fast so I've been holding off on getting back to the C25K program. I'm thinking about hitting the dreadmill sometime this week and see how it feels.


I'm getting closer and closer to my goal and look forward to starting the process of maintaining.

I'm still rocking the slow and steady plan and will get there when I get there. I'm speedy like turtle.

Stay strong, be cool and rock on!


  1. As it turns out, turtle speed works really, really well, doesn't it? :) Keep up the great work and awesome attitude!

  2. Wow - what an encouragement you are. I am so glad that the numbers on the scale are only guidelines and not an emotional roller coaster for you. Congratulations, well done.

  3. Congratulations!!! I've noticed those wide fluctuations in my weight too, so now if I KNOW I've done the right the things, it doesn't bother me. However, if I KNOW I've been slacking off, I take those numbers as a wake up call.

  4. Congratulations on another great weight loss! Wahoo!!! Not that I would like your ass to be sore, but glad you are hard at that kickboxing! michele

  5. Yes, I'm totally with you about the number, but sometimes the number freaks me out. But I'm getting better...

    Great job MB, such an inspiration!

  6. Oh you are doing so great. Keep it up. I made my goal this past weekend and now am planning on starting maintenance. More learning to come. Take care and keep up the great work. God Bless you my friend.

  7. Great goals and you are doing such a great job of getting where you want to be1


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