Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Shrinkvivor Challenge Final Weigh In

Shrinkvivor Challenge at the Sisterhood!

The Shrinkvivor Challenge is nearly over and I am excited to report that I have lost a significant amount of weight this time around - 13.2 pounds to be exact!!

On September 15 (the beginning of Shrinkvivor) I weighed in at 206.6.

I have lost weight every week since this challenge started (which is a first for me during the Sisterhood challenges). Sometimes it was only a couple of ounces, sometimes it was much more, but the good news is I lost EVERY WEEK. Finally consistent weight loss!!

Today, at the final weigh in for this challenge, I weighed 193.4! Last week I was at 193.6, so not much change but a change in the right direction, non-the-less!

My goal weight for this challenge was 195 so I definitely met that goal!

My goals I had for this challenge were:

Track my food daily -- MOST DAYS
Lose weight EVERY week -- CHECK
Exercise NO LESS than 3 days a week (more than work related exercise, too - I don't really count that, although it is sometimes physically demanding I want to do something more organized) -- CHECK; I actually exercised 6 days a week! I took Wednesdays off...I needed the break!
Weigh 195 OR LESS -- CHECK
RUN my first 5k on October 2 -- and RUN more than I walk!! -- NOT SO MUCH -- I ran and walked my first 5k, but I have to admit it was more walking than running but that is changing as I start training for my next 5K!
Sleep no less than 6 hours a night -- lack of sleep has been scientifically proven to hamper your weight loss efforts. I don't want "lack of sleep" to be hindering me!! -- CHECK, I actually managed to sleep 7 hours a night except for 1 night that I only got about 5 and that day I took a nap that was at least an hour long!

So all in all I would say that this challenge has been a MAJOR success! Not to mention I am one of the Top 7 finalists which I never would have dreamed of becoming, but am excited to be a part of!! Won't you take a few minutes and go vote for me?? You have till Thursday night at 9 p.m. to vote! So go here and vote, k???

Thanks for hosting such a wonderful challenge Sisters!! Without your love and support who knows where I would be today!! Ya'll are the BEST!!!

***Edited -- I almost forgot (ok I did forget!) to mention I tried the rowing machine and the spin bike out at the gym this week! They were both challenging and FUN!! Gonna give them both some more of my attention in the coming weeks! Maybe I will eventually try a spin class...although I don't think I'm ready for that one yet!! Thanks for pushing me to try new things, ladies!!


Barb said...

Great job! Congrats on the loss and congrats on developing such healthy habits.

And great job on the 5k - who cares if you walked more than ran? You got out there and did it!

Tracie said...

Wow! Congrats on your loss and meeting your goals. Great job.

Jamee @ A New Kind of Normal said...

Fantastic job Ann! Way to reach your goals!!!

Adah said...

Congratulations on the weight lose and meeting so many of your goals.

Bari said...

Great job on this challenge! You worked really hard and had some great successes on the scale. WOOT!

Trish said...

You did amazing during this challenge! Congrats on your steady losses over these weeks! I am super thrilled for you!!

Carrie said...

Awesome job Ann!! Way to go on making it to the final 7! You deserve it. I am routing for you to win the whole thing!