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Wednesday Weigh-in: Shrinkvivor Week #5

Shrinkvivor Challenge at the Sisterhood!The past week has been frustrating.  It has been a game of trial and error with new medication in hopes of finding relief from my fibromyalgia pain.  The first medicine put me in a trance and I could hardly complete a sentence.  The second one I am allergic to so its back to the drawing board.  So needless to say my focus hasn’t been on the challenge much this week.

As usual, 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 count your miles – basically a redo of the first week’s challenge.  Because of pain and meds, I didn’t get any miles.  Boooooo!

The non-physical challenge was to journal everything you eat. Didn’t get this one done either.  Told you I wasn’t focused this week.  I’m trying not to beat myself up though.  I still tried to be very careful with portion sizes and make smart decisions.  Being off my game for one week won’t kill me (hopefully it won’t land me on Exile Island either but if it does it just means it was my time).

Needless to say I was a little worried about hopping on the scales.  My family came to visit this week  to celebrate my birthday early (which involved yummy GF brownies  – but I did good restraining myself!).  I got lectured on being careful not to lose too much weight.  They (including hubby) are worried that I am just  not eating enough.  So now comes the delicate balance of maintaining since I am really close to my goal weight.  I did get to go shopping this weekend (since I seriously have NOTHING that fits except for socks & shoes!) and was able to buy size 3/4 jeans!  Seriously that is unheard of!  The sizes in the store generally run a little big but still it felt good to fit into these jeans and have clothes that actually fit!

I completely forgot to take a picture this morning as I was in a hurry so here is my number: 127.4! So I had a loss of 1.8 lbs! So I am below my challenge goal!

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: 129.2
Today’s weigh-in: 127.4
Change: -1.8

Overall Change: -37

Challenge Change: -6

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15 comments on “Wednesday Weigh-in: Shrinkvivor Week #5

  1. Bari says:

    Great job on your loss this week! To post a loss with all of your med changes and difficulty getting your miles in is awesome. I hope the docs find something that works for you!

  2. Trish says:

    You did awesome this week even with all your medical changes. Congrats on the loss and I will pray that your Dr will find a med that will work with you. {{HUGS}}

    • Jamee says:

      Thanks! We are giving my body a break for now and are going to try something new next week! Keeping fingers crossed that what’s next will work!

  3. Tracie says:

    Great loss this week. I hope you are able to get the medication figured out.

  4. glad to find your blog!!Thats is a great weight loss!!!You are truly an inspiration!!!

  5. Tirah says:

    Woot, Woot! Congratulations on your loss this week and getting to your goal weight. You are awesome!

  6. Christy_TheSisterhood says:

    Jamee, I’m so sorry to hear about your med struggles. I truly hope you get it figured out soon 🙂

    HOLY WOW ON THAT LOSS!!! Congrats!

    I totally hear the same things from my family on my weight. I’m very close (w/ in 5 pounds!) of my goal, and some people think I just need to stop where I am. But a goal is a goal, and as long as it’s healthy, I’m going for it!

    • Jamee says:

      I’m glad I’m not the only one that hears it! 125 puts me smack in the middle of my “healthy range” so as long as I’m in that range I feel good about my weight goals! Thanks for the encouragement!

  7. Brooke says:

    that’s incredible!! 🙂 congrats on the loss.

  8. AnnG says:

    Wow!! Buying a size 3/4 has got to be a great feeling!! Just keep doing what you think is right and following doctor’s advice and orders. The dr will tell you if there is a concern about your weight…not your family!! Great loss and did you notice that you have already EXCEEDED your goal weight for the challenge!! WHOHOOOOT!! Way to go, girl!!

  9. Khara says:

    Congratulations! That’s awesome! Sorry you’ve been feeling bad and haven’t been able to meet your running goals for the week but so glad that you had a nice birthday with family! And it’s always so nice to be able to meet your goals!

  10. Thea @ Shrinking Jeans says:

    YAYYY!!! What an amazing accomplishment! I’m so proud of you! Congrats on the loss this week!


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