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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Monday, June 22, 2009

FINALE!!!


Audrey & I at final weigh in - she's lost 19lbs!!! Proud of her!

12 Week Weight Loss Competition

THE COMPETITION IS OFFICIALLY OVER (...well, at least one is!)

WEEK TOTAL: -7lbs
FINAL TOTAL: -46.2lbs

INCHES LOST: -23.5in

PERCENTAGE LOST: -14.4%
POSITION PLACED: 2nd (Yea, I know - total bummer that it wasn't first. *sigh* Saved Shauna, Trish & Richie some money though.)

LBS NEEDED TO HAVE TAKEN FIRST: 6.82lbs - *sigh*

WEIGHT WATCHERS TOTAL (since Feb): -65.2 lbs

Now for a fun fact - the competition was "technically" only 11 weeks - our coordinator didn't calculate the weeks accurately and there were 12 actual weigh in days (because she counted the initial weigh in), however, there were only 11 active weeks to compete. So I actually lost 46.2lbs in 11 weeks.

Now, just so everyone knows...when I do my work competition weigh in on Wed- chances are very likely that I will have gained. See below for details:

1st time ever eating at Oklahoma Joe's - I felt guilty the whole time though. I only ate half of my sandwich and gave the majority of my fries away. (Granted the serve you super size, so I probably ate more than I should have on the fries)

This however, I did not feel so guilty about! -That's the part that's really going to frustrate Shauna! I seriously got a refill 3 times. Forget the food, I'm a pop addict. I haven't had ANY pop in probably 2 months or longer. The burning sensation as it trickled down my throat was truly missed though. NOW, I'm going to have to live by the fruit of the spirit better known as SELF CONTROL...because this is a serious problem folks!


Audrey & her husband Matt chowing on some BBQ! Okay, they truly were posing for my blog - nothing candid about it. Thought it was funny though! :)

So this is the point where I am going to need all of your love and support the most. I cannot stress enough - I do not want to get lazy and "fall asleep" so to speak. I still have a loooooong way to go - and I don't want to be another statistic that loses weight and the relapses with an "extra side of fries" on the side. lol I WANT and NEED to continuously pursue my goal and not lose heart!

IF YOU ARE A PRAYING PERSON AND THINK OF ME - PLEASE PRAY! I'm going to need all the support in the world to stay focused now! This is SO MUCH more than just some weight loss goal to me - I truly feel God's transforming me from the inside out through this and its a process for His glory and honor, not my own.

I know I say it all the time - but I am sincerely thankful for each of you who continuously encourage me. I can't wait to meet some of you in person...

Verse of the Day:

Galatians 6:4 (NKJV)
But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

8 comments:

ValleyGirl said...

Congratulations!!! You did SO great! I know what you mean about the "falling asleep" though ~ I'm struggling with the same thing. I will definitely keep you in my prayers. We CAN do this ~ but not on our own strength.

Audrey said...

SO those pics of me are so flattering, thank you. PPPPffffhhhhhh!
Mesha, I know you will continue to do it. You know I'll help and we can totally work out together. I don't want to gain either! I got on the scale this morning hoping to see 140 so i could take a pic and send it to you. But it said 141:-(
Mesha- you really need a good balance in your life. Don't let up on your workouts or eating but sheesh girl, if u have one fun meal a week don't spiral into a never-ending depression. I got your back, this time next year you will be lookin like Halle Berry.
Do it for God's glory!

Mesha said...

Look like Halle Barry for God's glory...lol. Sorry, that was funny. Thanks guys!

Shauna said...

THREE THREE THREE did you say THREE refills. I would have been totally okay with one, I even told you to go and enjoy your meal!! Please tell me it was Diet Pepsi???? You better be ready for aerobics tomorrow....I will show you burn!!! Anywhoooooo, Today is a new day and a day to recharge our purpose and motivation. You have to find a balance yet continue down the right path. Love you, Congrats on Second place.

Magic Brush said...

Oh I am so happy for you!!!!! I am majorly stinking.... but getting back on track tomorrow. You are motivating me!!!

Laretha said...

Well....

our girl Shauna has been known to say those who are MOST successful are the ones who get right back on track when they mess up!

You are right back on track and I am proud of you for all that weight loss!!!

Frosty said...

Mesha ~ what am amazing reward, second! The smaller clothes and healthier body are bonuses too. :)

Oklahoma Joes...yummy! It definately shows you enjoyed your "reward" for placing.

I'm proud of you girl!

Tony C said...

That's awesome...and inspirational! Congratulations on setting your mind to do something and then doing it.

I can't believe I'm just now finding your blog. What's up Laretha?!?! You need to share the love and not keep jewels like this blog to yourself! lol

God bless.