Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Not First, but Not Bad

Well, the results were posted today. For a while I'd been running 9th in our Biggest Loser contest. When things were all said and done, I wound up finishing in 8th place. Today I finally broke through my plateau...I lost another pound.

I went back to my deep water aerobics class...aka swimming with the sadist. She really worked us today...laps running in the pool, laps running and pushing barbells up and down, kicking only, arms only back and forth, back and forth, then pull ups on the diving platform. Just thinking about it wears me out. Hopefully this change in exercise will help me to continue to break through this ceiling.

Six weeks til our trip to Florida...I want to lose at least 10 more pounds by then if possible.

Monday, April 28, 2008

The Results Are In...

Check this out.

Week 13

Well, the contest is over but I'm still trying to keep on with the weight loss plan. It appears that this week my body has once again decided to weight continues to be the same, 'course now I'm more on track for where SparkPeople says I should be. I'm still losing inches but the weight is the same. I've been excited that I'm fitting into my old's like a new wardrobe.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Before and After

Well, since Marko posted his before and after pics, I thought (with much humiliation of the before pic) to post mine. The before is to the left/top and after to the right. Not too bad I guess...only 30 more pounds to go.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

What a Difference 12 Weeks Make

As you know, over the past 12 weeks I have participated in the Are You a Bigger Loser Than Marko? Contest. Marko is the president of Youth Specialties and after the first of the year he decided that he wanted to lose some weight but that it'd work better if he was joined by friends. Something like 164 of us joined him. I started watching my diet and working out again. It paid off (until these past 2 weeks when I've hit a plateau). Over the past 12 weeks I've lost 20 pounds. I'm fitting in clothes that I haven't fit in since before I got pregnant with our youngest. I feel better. But I'm not done yet. According to SparkPeople if I continue my work I can be down to my ideal weight by the end of the summer. Wow. How cool is that?

Monday, April 21, 2008

Last Few Days

Well, we are in the twelfth week of Are You a Bigger Loser Than Marko. Friday is our last weigh in and the winners will be announced next Monday. Last week I didn't feel so great so I allowed myself to eat a few more comfort foods...and I didn't mix up my exercise as much as usual. I didn't lose but I didn't gain either. This week I'm going to mix up the workouts and eat better. We'll see where I wind up. I only have about 30 more pounds or so to reach my target weight...almost 1/2 way there. I didn't think it'd ever happen.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Rude Awakening

Early this morning I was awakened by the bed shaking. I thought I was losing my mind, dreaming or being attacked by our cat. The bed shook for a while then it was done. It had awakened me enough that I got up to go to the bathroom and noticed the TV on in our boys' room...I went to turn that off...wound up getting our oldest a glass of ice water...then headed back to bed. I had tried to figure out what had happened...thought maybe it was some kind of muscle spasm that my legs were going through because of exercising...something had to make sense. Then when I was talking to my mom I found out about the earthquake. How weird...didn't ever think I'd be awakened by an earthquake without living in California.

Happy Birthday, Noah!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Please Vote

I just heard tonight on the news that We Are Marshall is up for an award from the Tribeca Film Festival for greatest sports movie of all time. It's up against Rudy. Now, Rudy is an OK movie...but We Are Marshall is much better. 'Sides our family isn't in the movie Rudy, but we can be seen in the student chant shot from We Are Marshall. If you'd like to vote go here .

We Are....Marshall.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Happiness Is...

getting into my old jeans. I haven't been able to fit into these Gap jeans for I don't know how one time I couldn't even think of wearing them....then after I stared working out I could put them on but not button or zip they fit buttoned, zipped and all. YIPPEE! It's paying off. Only 4 more weeks of Biggest Loser...but the weight loss will continue
..through the summer and beyond. The past two weeks I've made top ten...will it be 3? Don't know...