I feel so much better about how this week has gone! Thanks to the encouragement from the wonderful ladies at the Sisterhood last week (after my pity-party weigh-in post), I feel like I have a much better perspective on the challenge and my success in getting healthy and fit has nothing to do with whether or not I end up on Exile Island. Although, my office just moved closer to home and I would totally love to have that kickin’ bike to ride to work!
We had two challenges again this week – one physical and the other non-physical. The physical challenges are what count towards team immunity. This week’s physical challenge was to track your exercise minutes. I racked up 150 minutes. I would have like to have done more but again I am really trying to pace myself and not overdo it. I have mostly been walking but I did a work out DVD yesterday and it about did me in! I described it on Twitter as it felt like I had ripped an adhesion. Of course I have no way to know that but if I had to describe it, that is the best way I know how. So I will be taking it easy today.
The non-physical challenge was no fast food. And seriously I made it all week! I did have 2 or 3 of Abby’s fries on Friday but that was it! No meals out for me! That is really HUGE! Of course we were suppose to keep up drinking our water which I did ok but not great on. Always something to improve on!
So I felt more optimistic about hopping on the scale this morning and this is what it said:
I’m down 2.8 pounds from last week! Hooray! I am so close to that 35 pound mark I can taste it! I wanted to do a happy dance I was so excited to see that number!
So today if off to a great start! I had a great weigh-in and am also rocking a new haircut! I’m a little bummed that my highlights didn’t take (they were suppose to be violet but turned more of a mahogany – don’t know if meds have something to do with it) but I am having a re-do on Friday! But here’s the cut:
So here are my stats:
Starting weight: 164.4
Challenge Starting Weight: 133.4
Challenge Goal Weight (11/2): 128
Last week’s weigh-in: 132.8
Today’s weigh-in: 130.0
Overall Change: -34.4
Challenge Change: -3.4