Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Weigh in Wednesday

I DID IT! I DID IT! I DID IT! I lost those last 2 pesky pounds that I've been trying to lose the last 2-3 weeks. I'm so excited to share that in the last 7 weeks, I've lost another 5 pounds. Woohoo! This makes me only 4 pounds away from reaching my pre-preggo weight, which has always been my goal....BUT since I wasn't done losing weight after I completed my half marathon in Sept. 2007 (when we unexpectedly found out that we were going to add another little one to our family), I'd like to lose another 5 pounds once I reach my pre-preggo weight goal. Then we'll see what happens after that.

I've repeatedly shared how much I LOVE these bloggy weight loss challenges: great source of accountability, encouragement, and even a great outlet to share frustrations and seek advice. Therefore, I will be joining the Sisterhood, once again, for their next challenge, "Kiss Me, I'm Shrinking". This challenge is going to be a quick 3 weeks, where I hope to lose those last 4 pounds of baby fat. Anyone interested in joining me?

I've been doing SO well about getting to the gym and befriending the treadmill. This past week I logged 21 miles in 5 days. I'm totally loving it now that I've worked my way back up to 5 miles. While I may only average an 11 m/m pace, I'm just excited that I've been able to increase my distance without feeling like my heart is about to fail. This week's goal is to log 5 miles most days of the week with a 6 mile workout on either Saturday or Sunday.

I also just started Week 3 of the 6 week push up challenge. It's getting hard, but I've gone from hardly being able to kick out 5 push ups at the beginning of the challenge to being able to kick out 14 in a row now. It's not as much of an improvement as I would have liked from last week when I was able to complete 12 push ups, but I'll take's still an improvement, right?

So, if anyone's interested in joining in on all of the shrinking fun going on over at the Sisterhood, come on. I'd love to cheer you on!


ValleyGirl said...

Look at you, incredible shrinking woman!! Way to go!!!! You're doing such a great job of sticking to it! I'm definitely going to make more of an effort this time 'round.

Hey, I just read through your "100 Things" post and noticed you were addicted to Facebook....

Care to add me to your addition?! I'd love to be FB friends!

Matt or Katie Moslener said...

You are AWESOME!! I really wish I could be more motivated and consistent as you are. I will try though. Maybe I can shed two pounds before next MOPS weigh-in. daughtful..but it could happen.
i want to join the sisterhood thing, but can't get it on my computer. anyways..don't know what that is about. see you tomorrow morning (if you happen to check this tonight)

Elaine said...

More power to you! I do totally understand frustrations in losing those last few pounds. I had to hurt my foot and quit exercising and eat a batch of cookies to lose 2 lbs. Does that make sense? Well, whatever brings those numbers on the scale down! I've been thinking about joining you on one of these shrinking jeans adventures. I may jump in on the next one...I need my foot to heal first. I'm hoping for success for you...lose those 4 lbs.

Sab Mad said...

Whooo-Hooo! Awesome job!