Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Final Weigh In for this Challenge!

Starting weight on March 25: 225.8 pounds

Start weight for this challenge, on June 3: 211.3 pounds

Today's weight (July 22) -- ending this challenge: 203.0 pounds!!

So during this 8 week challenge I have lost 8.3 pounds and overall over the past nearly 4 months I have lost 22.8 pounds! Go ME!!

My birthday (number 44 in case you were wondering) is Monday and I really wanted to be at or below 200 by then, but it doesn't look like it's realistic. I suppose if I starved myself and worked my tail off I could do it but I don't think that would be fair to myself. It would not be a "real" measure of my weight since I would have to do a crash course weight loss thing and I've been there - done that and it doesn't really do what it's supposed to, so I will accept the weight I have lost and move on. I am pleased that I am so close to that 200 breaking point and I know that I will get there soon. After I get to 200 I am going to start setting 10 pound increment goals for my weight loss. I think I'm going to try to go for 10 pounds every month. I realize that I'm going to really have to work hard and REALLY watch what goes into my mouth, but that's ok...I need to do this for my health and for my family! Not to mention I really want to weigh 150 by Christmas time!! What an awesome Christmas present to myself that would be!! Then I'll only have 10 pounds to go to be at my doctor prescribed weight!

Now I just want to say how much I appreciate the support that has been shown to me from all the ladies at the Sisterhood and my Blue Team members. It has been an awesome support system and I know that I would not have been as successful if I didn't have this support! Thanks ladies!!

So how'd you do this go around?? And if you haven't joined in yet, but want to lose some weight, check in with the Sisterhood. I'm sure they will be starting a new challenge soon and they are a wonderful support system!!


Brooke said...

congrats - that's incredible!!! and its great you're looking forward to your goals down the road.

Sincerely Anna said...

Go Ann! Enjoy your birthday knowing how hard you've worked these past 4 months!

Anonymous said...

Woohoo!! Go, Ann! You'll hit that 200 pound mark before you know it!

Anonymous said...

Great job, Ann! I'm really proud of how determined you've been throughout this challenge and your upbeat attitude. I should take notes!

Seriously, how do you find time to take care of yourself while homeschooling? You need to give me your secrets!