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Wednesday Weigh-in: Shrinkvivor Week #6

The past week has been busy!  Still not feeling on top of my game but we had a great weekend celebrating my birthday (yes, I like to draw out celebrations as long as possible!).  Still waiting on news from my rheumatologist on what medication we are going to try next so I am anxiously waiting for the phone to ring.

In other news, I officially registered for my first 5k as a member of Team Gluten-Free!  I will be running the Jingle Jog 5k which is a part of the Thunder Road Marathon event on December 11th!  I decided that I still wanted to take part even if I can’t run the whole thing.  Its really important to me to help raise awareness for Celiac as well as donations help to provide scholarships for children to go to Celiac summer camp where they can learn not only how to control their Celiac but know that they are not alone!

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 minutes – another challenge re-do.  While I was more active this week, I didn’t count minutes (awful I know).  I tried to walk as much as possible but didn’t know what to count as “active exercise.” For example, we did a lot of walking on Saturday at the zoo but I didn’t think that I could count it.  I also took several short walks with Abby but wasn’t sure about those either.

The non-physical challenge was to expose yourself.  You can check out my Exposed post here!  It was seriously a very liberating experience!  But I will be honest, I think I would have had a harder time doing it 37 lbs ago.  However I think I’ve made progress with accepting myself in the last 10 months that goes beyond the number on the scale.

So now onto the business at hand . . . This morning the scale said: 126.4! So I had a loss of 1 lb! So I am only 1.4 pounds away from my goal weight and puts my Shrinkvivor loss at 7lbs!!!! So hopefully I am able to stick around for another week!  I can’t believe I made it to week 6 without being exiled! One step closer to that awesome bike being mine!

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: 127.4
Today’s weigh-in: 126.4
Change: -1

 

Overall Change: -38

Challenge Change: -7

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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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Wednesday Weigh-In: Shrinkvivor Week #4

Shrinkvivor Challenge at the Sisterhood!The past week has been pretty ho-hum.  I’ve been hurting pretty bad so I haven’t been as with it as I would like to be.  Plus fall officially hit and the cold evening temperatures took a toll on my joints!

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 record your fastest mile either walking or running.  Monday I laid it all out there and went for it.  I did a walk/run combo and finished with the time of 11:30! I’m definitely not going to complain on that one!

The non-physical challenge was to eat 5 servings of fruit and veggies a day. I stunk this challenge up.  When I’m in a flare, I’m lucky to force myself to eat anything so I stuck with foods that I knew I could keep down.  So two thumbs down on this challenge.  We were suppose to keep up drinking our water and continue to avoid fast food (which I had twice–oops).

Overall, I wasn’t too worried about hopping on the scales.  I know that the closer I get to my goal weight, the harder its going to be to drop big numbers eat week.  I had my appointment with my rheumotologist yesterday and he was completely floored that I had lost 35 lbs since my last visit! So I had a little hint that I finally earned my new badge yesterday! We changed up my meds (which hopefully will not hinder further weight loss or add weight back) so hopefully flare relief is right around the corner!

I completely forgot to take a picture this morning as I was in a hurry so here is my number: 129.2! I can’t believe it!  I’m in the 120s!!!!!  So I had a loss of 0.8 lbs! I’m only 1.2 lbs away from 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: 130.0
Today’s weigh-in: 129.2
Change: -0.8

Overall Change: -35.2

Challenge Change: -4.2