Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Week 7 update - getting close to my end of Feb. goal

Just a quick update for now. I'm exhausted! The training sessions at the gym are kicking my butt, plus I was up before dawn to walk with a friend for an hour. Phew! Want to hit the sack but not before sharing some good news!

Starting challenge weight 196.8
Last week: 193.6
This week: 190
Loss: -3.6
Total challenge loss to date: 6.8

One of my goals is to be out of the 190s by the end of February. I do believe I am going to make it!

Monday, February 14, 2011


What a great Valentine's Day gift I received from The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans! They ran my guest post! My first ever guest post! I am most grateful!

You can read my post here. It's about an analogy that has stuck with me.

Even the other night after Mr. Fiddler and I really gorged on too much food, he said the next morning to me "we really kicked the dog last night. That was not good." We are both trying to be more aware of ending the abuse!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Week 6 plus Operation 12 Races update

Time once again to check in with my fellow Sisters at The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans for another update on our current challenge! Notice that exclamation point at the end of that sentence? Please make note of that as I give my latest Power of 1 stats:

Starting challenge weight 196.8
Last week: 193
This week: 193.6
Gain. .6
Total challenge loss to date: 3.2

I was up .6 at WW this past Sat. which is the weigh in I use for The Sisterhood and it was TOM (ugh! first time I think I ever said that in a blog post! Oh well, who cares?!).
Meanwhile, at my Biggest Loser-style competition at my gym, I lost this week and am down a total of 4lbs in the three weeks so far! Our weigh ins for that are on Monday night. 
All this math hurts my head -- I'm a words girl, dammit! But I do know I am doing the right things more and more each day AND that it is getting easier for me to DO them! Less of a mental negotiation inside my head! THAT is big-time progress for me.

My other big news to share is related to my goal of doing one 5k per month in 2011.
Cross February off the  list!
On Feb. 6, I completed the Penguin Pace 5k in Columbia, MD.
Chip Time: 47:18
Results of Penguin Pace 2009: 49:13
Results of Turkey Trot 5k Nov. 2010: 49:04
Holy cow I am IMPROVING!
My new shirt!

NEXT RACE: Kelly Shamrock 5K, Baltimore, March 13!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Week 5 — Crossing off more goals!

Lots more good news to share!

First off - let's have a status update of the latest challenge over at my favorite place in the whole World Wide Web, the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans.

Starting challenge weight 196.8
Last week: 194.2
This week: 193
Loss: -1.2
Total challenge loss to date: 3.2

While my overall weight loss has not been huge in this challenge, I have completely overlooked being disappointed by that! Sometimes you can forget the head games you orchestrate for yourself!
The old me very well could have said 3.2? After all this time?
But may I present to you the mindset of a much healthier Me:
3.2!! Yes!! That is 3.2 less to carry around!
And while we are on the subject of numbers, you may recall that I posted here about my goals for 2011
One of them was to reach my 10 percent loss at WW by the end of January
See that 193? That WAS my 10% (193.2 to be all technical about it). I reached it this past Saturday at my WW meeting, January 29. GOAL ACCOMPLISHED! I have lost 21.8 lbs on WW so far.

I also accomplished a 5k in January, which was another goal of mine AND I have been participating in the Biggest Loser-style competition at my gym now for about two weeks.
Guess what? My team is in first place at our gym. Oh yes it is! Granted, it is early - there are still six weeks left to go -- but we are ahead! We have lost DOUBLE the amount of weight of the other team.

Oh and I am competing in some of the Olympic games at the Sisterhood. Total fun! More info can be found here. It's never too late to join in! 

I am so excited to see what February will bring!