Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Our third-place participant (834 points) is ............. Sylvia Palmer!!!
Our second-place participant (851 points) is ....... Claudia Kuntz!!!!!
And our crazy-dedicated-totally-awesome winner (854 points) is ......
Can you believe how close these ladies were in points?!? Congrats to everyone for sticking with this, whether you won or not. Claudia, e-mail me your address (or have Jen send it) and I'll get your check in the mail.
Hope to see you all in January!
Monday, November 22, 2010
I have slacked with exercise and definitely didn't do my best the last few weeks. And I'm down 10 for the challenge. Not bad, eh? I plan to have a bowl of chocolate Dreyer's ice-cream (Edy's for those of you East of the Rockies), and it was on sale today, which is the only way I buy it. Then I hope to exercise my guts out so I don't gain as I snack over the holidays, and then it's back to the grind in January. Too bad with weight loss you really can't just take a break without negatively influencing your results.
I will post the top 3 scores tomorrow and get money out soon after. Congrats to everyone -- even if you didn't win, I think you all made positive life changes and therefore got your money's worth. :)
BTW, new challenge will begin Jan. 3. I thought about giving people more time to settle into the new year, but when we're talking about health, why wait? :) I hope you all have a WONDERFUL holiday season and remember that you can eat anything ... just do it in small quantities. :)
Lost a total of 32 lbs. My total points are 739.
I did LOUSY this week again. Between lack of sleep (two kids with earaches) and no husband (had to work a lot this week). I honetly didn't care I was in survival mode. So I gained a lb this week. :( I need to be careful over the holidays. I am already looking forward to the next challenge. 731 total and lost 13 lbs and 3 dress sizes.
Here it is, the final blog, and the end of this fitness challenge. I hope everyone has achieved at least some part of their goal. I have learned that I have more willpower than I thought I did and that I can drink a half a gallon of water in a day, something I'd never done before. I hope between now and the next challenge (which I'd like to get in on again, Denise) I will continue at least some of these things that have become a habit. It will be good for me if nothing else. I thank my dear friend Jen for introducing this challenge to me, it's the best thing I've ever done for myself on a fitness/food routine type thing. Thanks also to her for posting for me every week. We still live in the stone age with a dial-up computer and lack of some computer knowledge. She has made it much easier for me to do this. I didn't lose as much weight as I would have liked to, but I could have done more to make that happen. Plus I know more "keys" to success now too. So, I plan for more and better things for me the next time. For this last week my points are 53 (which include 1 point for the blog and 1 point for a 1 pound loss of weight).
I am excited for the holidays. Thanksgiving should be fun. Hope not to stuff myself to much. I feel more in control of my eating so hopefully I won't put on weight over the holidays.
Thank you Denise for your work in putting this together. It has been fun.
Monday, November 15, 2010
(Posted for Kris)
So, my points for the week are 54 (53 + 1 for the blog).
Remember to post your final week's points by next Tuesday. Also, please tell me your total weight loss so we can also kind of keep track of how much everyone loses on this challenge. Hopefully, then, it will also motivate people to join our challenge.
I'll post final rules in early December and start getting the word out so we can have a good-sized group. I liked the size of this group, so I'm hoping we get about the same numbers. I have decided on the final point ... but I guess you'll have to stay tuned to find out for yourself. :)
Happy last week!!!
I keep telling myself it is worth it. Which it is. It feels so much better than overeating.
I got 71 points this week, so I did well with points.
Next week will be the hard one. It will be a fun week. Lots of company and noise at my house.
I wouldn't have it any other way though.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
This week was bad. My poor husband had to put in 80 hours at his first job and and still do 20 hours at the other job, which meant I was a single mom all week. Exercise was hard to get in and I did not eat healthly so I was surprised when I lost half a pound. Nice even if I did not deserve it. 70 points. I have set a goal to lose 4 lbs before this contest ends. So that will make me be better.
Monday, November 8, 2010
I had a little setback this week. I spent Friday night at the movies and going to dinner afterwards, hence losing several points because of it. I had a moment of weakness because I was feeling especially lonely. One bright spot of my week though was when I was on the phone with a nurse from my insurance company. She calls me every few months to check on my medical status (as a courtesy of the company). I was excited to share with her what I'd been doing the last 2 months. She was interested in hearing about it and was happy for me. She won't be able to call me in Feb., someone else will call me instead. But I will hear from her in May. I look forward to telling her of further progress. She's been a good listening ear. For this past week, I earned 55 points, which includes 1 point for the blog, but no points for weight loss, as I gained 3 pounds. Friday didn't help..........
Monday, November 1, 2010
I got 71 points this week, and have lost 11 pounds. I wish it was more, but it isn't easy to lose weight. It is amazing that even my grandkids watch what I eat. How can you mess up with everyone watching you?
Good luck to everyone.