Friday, December 10, 2010

Progress...

This journey is just that, a journey. And sometimes I need to remind myself that. Back in September, H2B and I started another friendly weight loss challenge between the two of us. Again, it was the highest percentage loss. Loser treats the winner to a weekend getaway to Boston.

Now, you may or may not remember that the last weight loss challenge we had, I lost. We ended up going golfing and taking a dinner train. Now granted, it was a nice day together, but I didn't like paying for it.

And now I really don't want to pay for a trip to Boston.

Trouble is... the contest ends on January 1. I am currently 3 pounds HEAVIER than my September starting weight.... this poses a big problem for me. I've got 3 weeks to turn it around to a loss.

H2B says that he's down roughly 3 pounds from his September starting weight. He's been up just as much as I've been. But now that it's getting close, things are getting serious.

Now it's not lost on me, that the reason we do these little weight loss challenges is to keep each other motivated to continue to lose weight. Not that's it's been keeping me focused, obviously since I've gained weight. However, this challenge coupled with the new Weight Watchers PointsPlus program has renewed my love for Weight Watchers, it works.

I've tracked my food for the last 3 days (since Wednesday) and I plan on continuing. H2B celebrated our last "Dating Anniversary" yesterday. We've been together for 3 years! Who would have thought where my life would be now if I hadn't met the random person online for coffee. We went out for a late dinner at Olive Garden, and when I went to enter my food into my tracker, wow. That is all I can say. I wondered why their salad wasn't even included in their "health options". But more importantly, I tracked it all. In the past I would have just justified it as a celebration and wouldn't have cared. But not this time, I tracked it all. Progress...

Even if I "loose" this challenge between H2B and myself, I still am going to feel like I won, I feel like I am back on track with the new Weight Watchers and I am hoping I can sustain the high a little longer this time. Perhaps even reach the elusive 10% goal?

I'd like your input on another front. There is this half marathon in Hampton (my hometown and also the town I work in) and they allow walkers. It's in February, so a little chilly, but I think I could do it. Maybe even jog some portions of it... what do you all think? Anyone local want to join me?

I feel renewed and focused. Progress is being made, everyone's journey is different.

1 comment:

*Whitney* said...

DH ran a half in September and they allow walking, too. I didn't find out about it until the day of, but I think that would have been pretty cool. I wish I were closer! I'd walk with you for sure!

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