Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Shrinkvivor Challenge Check-In #6

I can't believe we're nearing the end of this giant challenge. When we started, I was confident that I had plenty of time to accomplish everything I wanted to accomplish in this time period. Now I'm not so sure.

I've continued with my good habits. I haven't missed a day of shredding in 45 days. And now, after I finish Level 1, I continue right into Level 2 where I'm up to Circuit 2. Wow! Even I'm impressed. There are so many exercises that I was sure were beyond my capabilities at first glance but now, with patience and determination, I've been able to work into all of them. A peek ahead makes me wonder if that will continue, but, deep down, I know it will. Slowly but surely.

And I haven't let go of the walking either. One of the things I love about these challenges is that they prod and nudge and force you to do the things that might slip away if we didn't have some mini-goals. So, on my worst day, I walked an hour and twenty minutes. I'm impressed again!

The only thing I changed this week was my eating habits. First of all, I started using most of my Weight Watcher points. This was hard to do but I had too many experts advising me in this direction to ignore them. In fact, last week I used all my weekly flex points and had only ten activity points left over when the week ended.

I also really tried to keep my water intake up. I'm convinced that this is a key part of getting fit AND losing weight.

And the final thing that was a change for me was a new product that I tried. I saw it advertised on TV so when I came across it in the store, I gave it a second look. The front of the box bragged about 9 grams of protein, 8 grams of fiber, and 7 whole grains. I hadn't really addressed protein before but I wondered if I needed better fuel for all the exercising I was doing and if so, it looked like this product would help provide it. Furthermore the back of the box called out to me too. It said Eat Right, Exercise, Relax. Hmmm. I had been tense lately. Maybe there was something there too. Long story short, I've had a bowl of Kashi GOlean Crunch every day for lunch. (I can't let go of my thin, everything bagel for breakfast) and I think it's helped.

So when I stepped on the scale this morning, I saw that my weight had dropped 2.6 pounds and that's something I can celebrate. Woo HOO! I am so pumped!

That 20 pound loss in 7 weeks goal, that I set, still looks kind of elusive but now I believe that I'll at least come close and that makes me so happy!

Thanks Sisterhood for keeping me 'on point'!


  1. I don't even know what to say, I am so amazed at your journey this past month, I really am. You are doing everything right, and I hope after spending the weekend with you some of it will rub off on me! I can't wait to get a look at you! Way to go!!!

  2. You are so awesome, my friend. You have accomplished so much in this challenge. I think you need to bite the bullet and do the Exposed challenge. Just sayin!

  3. Congrats on your loss this week.

  4. WOW, 20 lbs gone! You go girl! That is awesome, I am down 1 more lb. :-)

  5. Just to clarify. I have not lost 20 lbs during this challenge. That's just my goal.

  6. More than 2 pounds is awesome! You are doing great and are putting some great habits in place. Keep up the great work!

  7. That is fantastic! Great job!

  8. Great job! You have accomplished so much and you are still going strong! Way to go!! Love Kashi cereal, too!


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