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18 November 2009

Challenge Wednesdays - Week, Um, What week is this?

Well despite my confusion over how many weeks along in the challenge we are, I'm doing well. Is it week three or week four? I can't figure out what the exact start date was.

Hopped on the scale this swell AM (sing to the tune of Party in the USA, it works!)
with a prayer, a yawn or two
welcome to the land of HOLY CRAP
Am I gonna fit in...

....those size 18 jeans I have?

Hahaha, Jack Sh*t I am not, that's for sure. I did a lyrics change once to Mambo #5 but it was about being in London (last summer for an internship - I've never been happier in my life) and it was the most ridiculous thing ever. But fun. And who doesn't love Mambo #5! I feel like Michael Scott (The Office) for still liking that song.

Okay I shouldn't delay the results any further, since they're good!


That's 2.4 pounds down from last week!

And so far in the challenge, I've lost either 8 pounds or 10 pounds, depending on the start date.

I'm proud of how I'm doing so far, but everyday I tell myself "Don't rely on these results - don't think you're going to get them every week just because. You have to work for them. And if you don't feel like working then you won't get results. It's not always the most difficult thing in the world but it isn't a cake walk either. Oooh, cake? No, self, focus! Just think about today, or plan for the next couple of days. That's it."

I think during SWL1 I spent too much time thinking and writing things like "This time next year I will be thin and fit and I will be turning heads and this and that...." and looking back, it was like I assumed that I would just keep going and keep losing, I was expecting results without focusing on the work it would take to get there. Thinking about going to the gym and winning internal battles with myself about food is enough for one day, thinking about doing it for 5 months or 6 months straight, that's overwhelming - even if I am doing well right now.

This time around if I catch myself daydreaming about being in Onederland (and staying there) or dating or writing that 100-pounds-lost post...I stop myself. I don't want to think about it too much. That's not to say I won't get there, but I'm not thinking of it as a foregone conclusion. Just because I'm motivated today doesn't mean I will be 7 months from now or even two weeks from now! I can't and I won't take it for granted.

Okay, well now that that little tangent is behind us, I have to set some goals for this week. Hmm.

*keep tracking water - I think I'm drinking more now that I have actual numbers to look at
*make something out of that acorn squash I have, and finally peel/open that pomegranate!
*go to the track (I kind of like it there)
*eat spinach every day this week


Someday SkinnyMinnie said...


I keep telling myself that this "plan" is going to become my life and while it will be hard, this is the last time I'm going to start over.

And why are you peeling the pomegranate? I thought you just cut them open, take out the seeds, and snack away. I didn't think the flesh was edible. Do you know something different?

SlenderSwan2B said...

I am not too into poms. I like the juice from the avrils but not the seed inside. Makes me feel like I am chewing on sunflower seed shells. ICK!

WOOT WOOT on those jeans (I read ahead already) I am sooooo happy for you!! I can fit into some new 18's but can we can we say major muffin top? I can't walk out of the house wearing them. LOL

I poke holes in the acorn squash and throw in micro for 8 min. Pull out and cut in half and take out seeds. Add some I can't believe it's not butter/salt/pepper/grated parm and throw back in to make like a cheese crust. YUMMMMM!!!! I prefer it savory obviously but many like sweet with maple syrup.

266 said...

Another great loss!!!

Allison said...

Can I just tell you that your little song is stuck in my head?? It is really, really catchy! Haha!

Foodie Girl said...

Yay! Congrats on the loss! I love the new change of lyrics to the Myley song. Here's to spinach!

Kathryn Crawford said...

Hey! Just wanted to clear up the confusion about what week we're on for Fall into Fitness:
START Week #1 11/4/09
Week #2 11/11/09
Week #3 11/18/09 (this post)
Week #4 11/25/09
Week #5 12/2/09
Week #6 12/9/09
Week #7 12/16/09
Week #8 12/23/09
and our FINAL Weigh-In will be after Week 8 ends, 11/30/09

I hope that helps! :)


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