Sunday, August 7, 2011

Slimmer this Summer Update: Only 21 Days Left, But Hey, Not Obese Anymore and Still Making Progress...and a huge loss (for me, not you mebbe ) this week, which is nearly freakish, but hey, happy!

Loss since last challenge update: 3.2 lbs.

Um, that like never happens. Huh. Yeah? Whoa. Dang. Whoo! Must have been retaining water last time. I better enjoy that loss number. It's a rarity on a list somewhere. ; )

This was my first week back to some challenge order and normality after the tragedy for my family. I still have sad moments and weepy moments and wake up sometimes just....feeling down. But it's gotten better. Life insists we live, ya know?

I'm back to exercising. This week, I moved, while not at my challenge level. Just moving again felt like a victory. Sometimes fun, sometimes challenging.

I'll be honest, it's hard getting back in form and the heat makes me wanna stay inside, where I have very limited room to MOVE--yes, I'm an obsessive-compulsive clutter-hoarder, which you can tell by my pics like in the I'm not Obese Anymore post from Friday. And that's the bit of space I have!

Exercise: I swam x1. I walked x 4. I did some work on the push-ups. And that's all.

Fluids: perfect

Waist: Still 36. My waist is being stubborn. Hips and upper thighs are down a smidge, though.

Food: Went over calories by a hundred a couple days, otherwise stayed under 1400.

Prayer: Yes, I'm still praying for the challengers.

Support: Lacking. I need to get my support mojo up, but I have left some comments on a few blogs. Just not all, of course, and not many. My apologies.

Quitting: Not a chance. :)

My weight today:  183.8

I started the challenge at 195. I should be down 13.5 pounds by this time to be on Challenge Level Timetable.

I'm down 11.2. I'm behind, obviously. And....I am not stressed at all. No joke. I am very pleased.

My progress is fine enough for me given I went through a horrible time when I could have caved altogether. I did not cave.  I continue to make progress. Thank you, Lord!

I'm now down 115.2 pounds from my highest weight,  and I updated my ticker. :D

No longer obese, and getting farther from that obese-overweight boundary of 185.4. Each pound away from that number makes me happier and happier.

It's unlikely I'll make challenge goal of 18 lost. But I will strive to get close. As long as I make progress each week, I will be satisfied. It's all about moving forward!

Are you moving forward, be it by an inch or a yard or a mile? Be happy as long as you are making it closer and closer to your goals.

Have a great Sunday. Keep challenging yourself, no matter how little or how much, just keep doing it. Don't give up.

AND..if you're still working it in the Slimmer This Summer Challenge and want to continue with challenges through to the holiday (one or multiple), please comment to that effect and tell me what sorts of things you'd like to see in a Christmas Dress Countdown or other type of challenge. The idea is to keep at it and keep focused and not give up. The idea is also to provide accountability through Thanksgiving and up to the food-temptation bomb that is the end of the year. Anyway, comment away on this matter if it's of interest or email me. 

Be well...


Laryssa said...

You just keep throwing that fat to the curb, girlfriend!! :) You'll get your exercise mojo back soon enough but I know what you mean about wanting to stay inside ... where there's a/c!!

I'm moving forward again simply because of folks like you who have down days (or weeks) but don't give up hope. You keep on trying so, darn it, so will I!!

Rachellabelle - My Hips Don't Lie said...

Awesome job! I can't wait to be in your 180lb shoes! :)

Laura (akaWonderWife!) said...

Girl, you look amazing! Especially the bathing suit pic up in the top left sidebar! I haven't been by here in a while and Wow, just WOW! Keep rockin' it! Woohoo!

debkhershberger said...

WOOT WOOT!! Congrats!!

Id love to continue the challenge thru Thanksgiving/Christmas. Im a bit scared about what will happen when the temps fall, and the snow flys.

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I've had a couple people email me about continuing to do a challenge but I don't think I'll be up for running one with homeschooling the kids. I still need to motivation though!! I started off slow and scuzzy but I'm doing better now and desperately need to keep that going!! Congrats on being just overweight!!

EmptyNester said...

I absolutely DO want to join a challenge for Christmas. This challenge has been the best thing I've ever done to lose weight. I lost 83 pounds a couple of years ago but gained it all back plus some extra. Now, I'm starting over. Joining the challenge is making such a difference!

Congrats on your loss! I'm hoping to get out of the obese range with the next challenge!

Miss April said...


Miss April said...

Also, I would love to continue in a challenge. Operation Christmas dress sounds great. How about little black dresses for New Years? Ha! ;)

Jo said...

You're doing great, and are a great motivator for ME. I would love another challenge to put us through the end of the year. Christmas dress, New Year's dress, Christmas gift, special lingere, a new bag, anything. I am in!

Kelly the Happy Texan said...

You're doing fantastic! Congratulations on the loss. Woohoo!

I'm so sorry about the loss. It's just going to take time. I don't know if you really ever get over something like that but it does get easier to deal with over time. ((HUGS))

Michele said...

Nice work on continuing your weight loss. Very inspirational to have lost 115.2 pounds and to be out of the obese category!!! Excellent news! I hope to be out of the obese range in October. Have another great week! michele

Colie's Kitchen said...

WOW great job!! Look at you go!!!

❦ fitcetera said...

This is WONDERful!!!

Angela Pea said...

Yes! Yes! Yes! I'm so happy for you, Mir! No More Obese!!!

I've been on vacation (Florida! I thought about you!) and missed your Friday post about hitting that milestone.

My motivation has been a bit lacking this week, too. It's too darned hot to think, and the stress of seeing the world around me wither and die is starting to wear away at my usual cheerfulness.

I would like to continue another challenge after this! I'm not going to make my goal weight short of chopping off an arm, so I need to get keep after it. I'm short on ideas for a name or theme at the moment - if inspiration strikes I'll pass it on.

downsizers said...

It is nice to read that your emotions are healing and you are getting back to living life in a healthy and happy manner. Experiencing a loss as you have just done can really throw us but the grieving process is one that has to be endured so there can be closure. I am sure you provided the strength that many others needed during this time. Congratulations on weight loss success in spite of this. You did not use it as an excuse to be out of control and that is a sign of good things to come.