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.
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.