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 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.
won't that help the scale read at a lower number?

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!!!


  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!!!

  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!

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

  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!!!

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

  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.

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

  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!

  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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