Some of you will remember that I have already been involved in 2 rounds of That Weight Loss Challenge (TWLC), hosted by my friend Jenna. You may also remember that each time I started out strong and then – oh, hey! Something shiny!
If that doesn’t accurately describe my relationship with weight loss I don’t know what does. There’s always something. Who needs to make excuses? They’ll find you. Trust me – they’re sneaky.
At any rate, the second round of TWLC is over and I am about 3 pounds lighter than I was when I started. I want to give myself some credit for changing my habits enough to lose weight rather than put more on – but that isn’t exactly the spectacular finish I’d planned on. But that’s okay because Jenna just kicked off TWLC3 – a third chance for me to get my you-know-what together and get this done.
Now onto some facts:
I realized after entering my weight into the TWLC spreadsheet that it was time to stop giving that number so much power over me. I’ve been so worried and so anxious about sharing it on my blog, but it’s already out there. So I’m taking back control.
As of this morning (well, and yesterday) I weigh 254 pounds.
That means I have lost 8 pounds since I first set my goals. I’ve been sitting still at this weight for a few weeks now and it’s getting pretty frustrating. I give myself a pass this week because I have a cold but after this it’s time to change things up so the scale starts moving again!
My “official” goal for TWLC3 is to be at 198 pounds by October 16. That’s a little less than 2 pounds a week and completely do-able. I am honestly hoping to reach that before the end of TWLC3 but I want to be realistic and set myself up to succeed.
And now because I didn’t want to come here with absolutely nothing to report, I brought you a Week of Wardrobe pictures. Starting with last Wednesday:
A few notes – what looks like black pants are actually my jeans. I didn’t wear my sneakers all day Thursday but all of my heels are at the office. Now that I know the Friday dress looks like that with leggings, I will never wear it that way again. Saturday and Sunday I wore basically the same outfit and its basically the same thing I always wear. There’s no Monday picture because I wore the same thing that I did on Sunday since I was home sick. I don’t like my Tuesday outfit much because it emphasizes the wrong curves (which I cleverly disguised in this picture) but it sure was comfy.
As always, this was a learning experience. If you want to re-visit some old WoW posts you can do that here.
Anyway, I’ve been reading back through some of my old blog posts and I have to say that I miss the old me. It’s not that I’m totally different or anything, but I sure miss that fierce determination I had. I also miss that sass!
Some notable old posts:
Are you In Control? – how important is it for you to have complete and total control over your surroundings when you’re trying to lose weight?
What’s in My Gym Bag (this one was really popular cause apparently y’all are a bunch of voyeurs)
And then there was Progress – the first time I posted my progress pictures (my most commented on post!)
This is the Year – my 2012 goal
But now I’m going to stop before this turns into more of a Stuff From All Over post than a Wednesday Check In post. With any luck at all I’ll be able to report some actual progress next week, right?
Your turn! How are your goals coming along? Did any of you sign up for TWLC3?