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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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

12 Week Weight Loss Competition

12 Week Weight Loss Competition

Week Total: -1.2
Competition Total: -27 lbs
Inches Lost: -13.5 in.

WEIGHT WATCHERS TOTAL (started Feb): -46.6 lbs

The competition ends Monday, June 22. I've switched my weigh-in days to Monday so that I will be in sync with our final weigh in schedule...I can't have any surprises! :)

So today was totally a FREE root beer float day @ Sonic from 8-midnight. I decided to "improvise" a wee bit and I made a "root beer float" Protein Shake.


8 oz skim milk
8 oz ice
1 scoop Vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp Jello Fat Free/Sugar Free Vanilla pudding powder
3/4 capful Root Beer concentrate

Yep - there you have it folks! I was enjoying the event along with the rest of float lovers - (although I really am not a big fan of floats, but it was about the image...haha)

Today I got an email from a good friend of mine saying that my weight loss journey has inspired her and she has lost 5 lbs by making wiser eating choices. I was so happy to hear about her loss and it also meant a lot to know that what I'm doing in my life is inspiring and encouraging other people in theirs. One thing she said that I thought was "quote worthy" was:

"Every since you said you did the 3K on the treadmill that night I keep telling myself that I need to get my lazy bum off the couch because while you're busting your hump working out, I'm eating Cheezits and watching reality tv. My life is the reality...Game on!!"

That last sentence of what she said was the part that seemed profound to me at the time. SERIOUSLY...we are in this "Reality TV" era and instead of having exciting, adventerous lives ourselves - we've been living through the extraordinary opportunities of total strangers. You see where I'm going with this? Just like I said a few posts back: "Those contestants on Biggest Loser still have to go home and learn how to operate "off the ranch," without Bob or Jillian at their disposal. Without the show, I KNOW how to operate without that sort of training at my disposal. Granted they have A LOT to be proud of, yet somehow I'm more excited about what I'm doing for myself."

When the 1 hour time slot is over and that "reality" TV show has ended for the day, what do WE have to show for it...NOTHING! Possibly a little motivation - mad props to Biggest Loser (Kristin especially) - but what's it do for "my reality?" I have the opportunity, ability and obligation to possitively affect my reality.

Verse of the day:

James 2:14[ Faith Without Works Is Dead ] (NKJV)

What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him?


Magic Brush said...

That float picture sure looks yummy! Great job on improvising and making your own. I would not have thought of that!!!!

Kristen said...

That is sooo great!! I meant to go do that with Sonic! Man! :(

Shauna said...

I love this, "When the 1 hour time slot is over and that "reality" TV show has ended for the day, what do WE have to show for it...NOTHING! " It is so true, that is why I try to watch as little tv as possible. I am so proud of you and your root beer float.

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Mesha said...

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