Friday, December 31, 2010

The Exercise Tournament


I stole this from my Friend Jenny.  She did it last year or was it the year before? ANYWHO!!!

Here's how it will work:
Sign ups are open until Sunday January 2nd midnight.
I’d like to get the money by January 11th if you could.
$4 will enter you for the exercise challenge drawing

The Dates:
tournament will run from Sunday January 2nd until midnight Saturday February 26th.
Our weeks will run Sunday to Saturday.
Each Sunday I will post who is still competing here on my blog.

The challenge {should you choose to accept it}:
to work out 4 times for 30 minutes a week.

To win the challenge:
You will need to email me on Saturday to let me know you have fulfilled your minimum requirement of 30 minutes 4 times a week.
I won’t be keeping a total count of minutes, all I need to know is if you are in or out.
This will be an "on your honor" log.
There are no exercise police coming to check up on you so please be fair.
Everyone who fulfills the required 4 times a week for 30 minutes will continue on to the next week.

No excuses, no whining, etc.. etc..

If you don't meet the requirements, you are out.

All of those left at the end of the 8 weeks will have their names put into a drawing & the name drawn will win the money. If I do not receive an email from you by Saturday February 26th you will be considered out.

Hope this will be motivation for everyone after eating all those cookies.You can post a comment here to let me know you'd like to join, facebook me or send me an email.

if you don’t want me to post your name you can come up with a “username” !! Let me know if you have any questions. Hope you will join us!  All our welcome so invite your friends!  Its more fun to workout as a group!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

heavy holidays

So the last time I posted I had 4 weeks to lose 5 pounds. Well as of last Tuesday the 21st of December I had 2 weeks to lose 9 pounds.  UGH.  I had some happy holiday moments and gained 2.2 pound 2 weeks in a row.  DAMN those Christmas Cookies.  I just couldn’t stop.

The 21st was the first time I weigh myself I have to weigh in on the 4th for my final count for this phase.  Now that Christmas is over I have been trying to be good.  lots of protein and water.  Also 3 surprise book camp sessions that have been ass kicking.  You have to love the Next level boot camp sessions. 

I have accepted that I will be giving up my $$ next week. there is no healthy way for me to lose that much weight by then.  The kicker is then I have to weigh in again on either Wednesday or Thursday.  Because I am doing the biggest loser at work.  I will have 12 weeks to lose 5% or pay the events committee $20bucks.  Of course what  I don’t know is 5% of what weight.

I have 36 days till I have to wear a bathing suite for 2 days and have photos taken in it.  we are going back to the indoor waterpark.  of course everyone is saying you have lost 50 pounds you should be excited. but I am not I still have more to lose and I feel that people will be more judging of my looks then if I had not lost the weight.

I do plan to work hard these next 36 days, push myself and eat right.  I hope to get the most of these coming weeks as possible.  maybe tomorrow I will try on my bathing suit and take a “before photo”

Tomorrow is New years eve.  I would like to do the following in 2011:

weigh less than 180

Run and finish a 5K within 33 minutes of less.

Take a nice beach vacation and have a nice photo of me at the beach

be a size 8

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

4 weeks 5 pounds

I have 4 weeks left and 5 pounds to lose to get my money back.  I have 4 week left and 6-12 pounds to get to my target 2011 starting weight.  I want to say that I have lost between 55-63 this year.  I want to get to under 200 pounds.

If I hit my goal for this phase I will be at 207.  If I do the 5% challenge in January for 12 weeks that will get me to 196 in March.  I want to get there before then. I want to get to 180.

Its kind of sad that I need to get to 150 to not be considered overweight.  WTF really 150 That can not be even reasonable. If I could get to 180 I could focus on strength and other ways to feel successful.

The thing is I am always focused on what I want to get to and by when So today at work I reworked my weigh loss spreadsheet.  Instead of it tracking my goal weigh of –2 a week I am focusing on 10 pounds at a time.

So today I was at 212..My goal right now shows 210 it will stay at 210 until I hit <210.  Once I get to 209.9 or lower, my goal will change 200.  I will just keep going like that. 

For this month I need to be stricter with my food until the holidays are over.  I need to keep my food journal up to date. I need to push myself at bootcamp and I need to workout at home.

I can do this!

Sunday, December 5, 2010



So I had high expectations for todays measurements.  I had lost 8 then I had that 3 pound gain for me to close out the month down 5 pounds.  This is the month I got back into size 12 jeans…so here it is.

Area Nov Dec Difference
Neck 14 14 0
Chest 43 42 -1
Waist 40.5 38 -1.5
Hips 46.25 45 -1.25
Thighs 24.5 25 +.5
Calves 18.5 17.5 -1
Biceps 15.5 15.5 0


Yes I lost 3.25 inches.  I expected to be like last month…add to it I have not feel like I have been that good this week.  I feel like I cheated too much.  I guess we will see on tuesday.  Last week I was just over 213.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Another week down

So either my 3.2 gain was a lot of water or I am really good at losing weight.  I some how lost 2.2 over the thanksgiving holiday.  For some reason I can not find my drive that I had about 2-3 weeks ago.  I am sneaking this and that.  Ugh it annoys me but I don’t stop.  Now david is plowing and I can not go to Next level as much.  I need to start now and be on my best behavior.

Tomorrow I take my inches….