healthy and happy. one of these days.

09 December 2009

Challenge Wednesdays: Week Feels Like 8 Trillion.

Well, I’m at 218 this fine Wednedsay morning.

That's a 3.2 loss from last Wednesday!

And I met all my goals from last week too:

*Go back to the gym! I haven’t been since Friday. Check Check Check! I went Weds, Thurs, and Monday
*Track water again, and drink MORE of it. Check!
* Check!
*Do the Shred DVD at least once Check! Did it on Saturday

Can I also say that I am very proud of myself for exercising 5 out of 7 days in this most recent Challenge week? Three gym days, a shred day and a track day.

And I guess I also reached my unofficial goals as well:

*No peeking on the scale from last Challenge Wednesday to Monday, and then from Monday to Today Check!
*Get out of the 220s Check!

So now we set goals for next week (and it’s almost the last one – we have weigh-ins on the 16th and the 23rd and then Monday the 28th finishes everything up! Crazy…and of course the final WI on the 28th is AFTER the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day holiday meals I have!)

*Keep tracking and drinking water!
*Do the Shred DVD at least once
*Eat a fruit or a vegetable at every meal. Things like V8 or some soups count – but I don’t want to rely on them.
*Don’t look at the scale until Monday.

…you’ll notice other than doing the Shred DVD, I don’t really set fitness goals. That’s because then it turns into something I HAVE to do versus something I choose to do. I was proud of myself for exercising 5 out of 7 days this past Challenge Week. And it’s all the more gratifying because I didn’t have to. And fitness in general is like that too – if I think about how I will HAVE TO sweat my butt off or go to the gym four times a week for 8 or 9 straight months to reach my goal weight it feels overwhelming and I want to quit. But if I think about how this week, no one was making me do anything, but I chose to exercise, I made that decision all on my own and I’m fully capable of making that same decision over and over.

(I suppose you could argue that I would be CHOOSING to set a fitness goal as a goal, but…I still don’t like it. My mind is warped! Or I’m scared of not achieving a goal that I set. Either/or :-P)

Challenge Weigh-Ins:

Week #1 11/4/09 (229.8)
Week #2 11/11/09 (226.4)
Week #3 11/18/09 (224)
Week #4 11/25/09 (221.2)
Week #5 12/2/09 (221.2)
Week #6 12/9/09 (218)

11.8 pounds lost so far!


A Daunting Tale of Scale Warfare said...

Wooo hoo that's awesome! Anyone who can lose weight during the holidays rocks in my book :)

Rebecca said...

3.2!!!! holy cow!!

your doing fab!

Chai Latté said...


You are doing amazingly!!!

I am still not weighing in... so you can DQ me from the challenge if you like:-) BUT... want to contribute to the prize, if there is one! mmk? :-)

I'm just still not a good place to be scale-obsessed again! :-)

Foodie Girl said...

Fantastic job my friend! Keep up the awesome job!


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