The journey...

Life is in the journey, not the destination, so do what you can and take it one day at a time. Go slow, do it right, and make your changes permanent — then help out others who are where you were.

~Jillian Michaels

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

12 Week Weight Loss Competition

THE RESULTS ARE IN...

Weight Loss Competition: Week 4


Week Total: -10.8 lbs

Competition Total: -23.2 lbs

Inches Lost: -10 in.


WEIGHT WATCHERS TOTAL (started Feb): -43.2 lbs


TAKE A MINUTE...I'LL LET IT SINK IN!!!


Yep, that's 10.8 lbs LOST in only 7 days. Not gonna lie, I was on cloud 9 ALL DAY!!! The downer was the fact that the competition administrator misinformed me that I'd taken 1st place and it gave me that extra edge of excitement all day only to have my bubble busted once I later found that I was actually in 2nd place.

BUMMER!!!

Sometimes you just need to take a step back though, I still have a reason to be proud. In one week I took myself from 8th place to 2nd. It's a good feeling. To be honest, I don't know if I can win this competition, but after tonight I'm able to play with the idea of it.
My best friend Audrey is participating in this competition with me and one of the last things she had said jokingly to our friend was, "I'm totally schooling her by percentage." *smirk* I already knew what my total was so I just silently laughed along with the comment and let her READ IT AND WEEP! She walked right in the doors to the competition room and left her bottom lip on the floor. WHAT!?! OH YEA...who's schooling who? "Uh, friend, I think you need to re-read your text book cause your understanding was wrong." Yep...she went from 2nd place last week to 7th this week. I gotta give it up to her though, girl has been working out like a beast and eating right. She's lost a total of 5.1%. In 4 weeks losing 5.1% of your body fat is tremendous! She's about 10lbs away from her goal weight which I know she'll hit with a breeze.

The undefeated first place holder stands .5% ahead of me. How crazy is that!?! She lost 1 lb this week and has a total of -3.75 inches lost. Week 2 she annihilated us by pulling 13lbs lost in one week. I'm sizing up the competition so you may hear a lot more about "Jennifer," my biggest threat at this point in the game.

The Good News (Biggest Loser fans):

"This chick can't get voted off the ranch! Oh no, the only place I'm going is to the scale for the next 8 weeks. There are no 'alliances' here."
Verse of the day:

Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

3 comments:

Magic Brush said...

Great job! Great scripture. Yeah for you!!!!! Your hard work is paying off!!!

Laretha said...

I love, love, love this post - and this verse!

GREAT JOB!!! Keep going girl!

Have you read any of Gewn Shamblin's books? She started Weigh Down Workshop. Her theology is off and some of her stuff isn't stuff I can get on board with but some of it is really good and makes sense.

She talks about how we make food an idol and it takes us away from the Lord. I totally can see that!

Anyway, I am proud of you girl!

Shauna said...

Girl you know I am like a proud momma.. you worked hard and it really payed off. Keep it going...no more celebrating back to work.