Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Loser! Loser! Loooo-Ser!


Yep, yep. I'm a loser. Big fat L on my forehead worn with pride!

A couple more folks joined our Significant Loser Challenge since I last posted about it upping the ante to $600...I am 50% of the way to my goal and wearing new hand-me-downs today. I've dropped 10 lbs in about 3 weeks and have gone from a size 16 to a 12/14 today.

I'm cutting back on, but not eliminating, carbs. Generally staying away from processed foods and drinking 64 calorie beer. I've cut back on the coffee since I do enjoy lots of milk in it. No dessert. More walking. Feel the need to start jogging, though somehow that never moves the needle for me.

How did I get here? You know, to the point where I really needed to drop a significant amount of weight? My only real excuse is that the last 8 or 9 years have been tough...Now please don't think I'm making excuses. I made choices...and my choices packed on about 70lbs. I am now choosing to get rid of those pounds. In the last 8 years I have had 2 babies, gone through a divorce, struggled with anxiety and depression, been told I had cancer, undergone breast surgery, found a lump in one of those boobies a year later and the list could go on...but we won't go there.

I choose a different place. I think experiencing all of the above allows me to keep things in perspective more than most. Is it fatal? Are my kids ok? Well then, as long as the answers to that are yes it's not really that big a deal is it?

I need to drop 10 more pounds before anyone else reaches their goal to win that $600 and believe me, I could sure as shit put that money to good use. Once the contest is over I'll keep going. I'll have 30 pounds left to lose...

9 comments:

  1. Sounds like you have the drive to do it! Good luck!

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  2. Awesome!

    I think that jogging or running will increase your muscle strength, and muscle weighs more than fat, so as you gain muscle, you gain weight temporarily. However, the more muscle you have, the more energy you burn throughout the day, so eventually you start losing again, and faster than before.

    My knees don't let me run, but I love the rush!

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  3. I love how you learnt the value of perspective through all the tough times. That's awesome.

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  4. money is such a great motivator....way to go Lilygirl!!

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  5. awesome keep it up girl. Good luck I am routing you on.

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  6. Rock on! That's fantastic. Now I'm all inspired :o)

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  7. Awesome!!! Keep at it chic!!

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  8. awesome! my newest addiction sounds icky, but it is soooo good and low carb, too: roll romaine lettuce around a piece of sharp cheddar, then dip in salsa. you get the crunch of a chip and a healthy dose of green veggies and calcium. If you miss mashed potatoes, try steaming, ricing, and finally whipping cauliflower. And I think Mike's Hard Light Lemonade is 80 or so calories :)

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