Friday, April 23, 2010

Losing It (Week Nine)



I have joined Mary at Giving Up On Perfect in the "Losing It" weight loss challenge.

My plan is basically to eat less and move more.

1) Get on the treadmill 6 days a week.
2) Drink 64 oz. of water per day.
3) Take-in less calories (and healthier ones at that).
4) Lose 20 10+ pounds at the end of 10 weeks.
5) Sit-ups and light weights (Weeks 5-10).

Here is the update for Week 9:

1) Treadmill 6 days this week, 20 minutes per day, 1.5% incline at 3 mph.

2) 64 oz. of water per day.

3) Food Choices. Mostly good ones. I have just discovered I love red grapes. Go figure. For years I only bought green grapes...live and learn!

4) Lost .5 lb. this week. (Total loss in 9 weeks is 9 lbs.) Total percentage of body weight loss is 5.03%. So I walk around and tell  my Wonderful Husband, "There is 5.03% less of me to love." But really. Who I am kidding? That 5.03% less? Was fat. And who loves fat?

5) Sit-ups. 5 days this week. Light weights working on my arms every other day.

On Week 8 I wrote, "I am now on the cusp (a point that marks the beginning of a change) of firmly saying, "So long," to the 170s in the next week or two."

Week 9.
I stepped on the scale.
I think I was holding my breath.
Because...
won't that help the scale read at a lower number?
LOL

Seriously, does anyone else do that?

170 even.

At the end of Week Nine, I am suspenseful. Can I say goodbye to the 170s next week? Stay tuned...

Please stop by to encourage the other participants at Giving Up On Perfect .
See you next week! (And by the way, next week is the last week of the "Losing It" weight loss challenge!) As I always tell my kids....Finish Strong!!!

10 comments:

  1. You hold your breath too!! LOL!

    You're so close to saying bye bye to that mean old 7. I know you can do it.

    You're doing AWESOME on the consistent exercise! Way to go!!!

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  2. Say good-bye!! I know you can do it!

    I only like red grapes, not green grapes. They're such a good snack frozen. Yum!

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  3. Thank you ladies for the encouragement! I feel like I just joined a secret red grape society! lol

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  4. I also prefer red grapes over green ones. And I know with your hard work you will be saying bye to the 170's by next week.

    Great job!!!

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  5. Can't wait to come back next week and say goodbye with you! ;)

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  6. I don't want to say goodbye. I want to continue. Can we keep this up? I haven't lost much weight, but I feel like I've gained some new friends.

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  7. Mmm...my daughter and I love grapes! Have you tried eating them frozen? I haven't, but I hear that they're great that way!

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  8. More on the topic of grapes:
    I used to love green ones because that's all my mother used to buy. Then I discovered red grapes and tried to get her to buy them on occasion. She used to make fun of me. Now she knows.
    Reminds me of a diet coke story too . . .

    I think you must have an awesome daughter who's a great influence on you!

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  9. Ah, Young Sweetie, you are correct. I have an awesome daughter who is very wise and a positive influence as well! :)

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