In it to win it!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

It's been a while since I've blogged!! I decided to take a little break from exercising and watching what I eat for about a week.

The good news? I didn't last a full week. My body was craving to work out and I felt like utter crap from all the bad food I was eating.

The bad news? I gained a LOT of weight. It pained me but I had to update my weight tracker. Although after the bloat went down (which was like 6 pounds worth of the gain) my true weight isn't so bad. But it's definitely in the WRONG direction.

I've been stuck in the 180s now for months! UGH! I had never experienced a plateau before and now I can't seem to break through this one.

Thankfully my gym is starting up an individual challenge, whoever loses the most weight and finishes certain gym challenges between November 7 and December 16 will win $1000!!!!!!!!

They had one last year and I came pretty close to winning. I am so beyond determined to WIN this one. I need the cash, plus it will hopefully help me break out of the 180s!

Here's my plan. I want to be out of the 180s by Thanksgiving. Hopefully before then! By the end of the challenge I want to be as close to 170 as possible. I want to lose a total of 12 pounds for the challenge. More would be fantastic.

I'm going to turn it up a notch with my workouts. Try new classes and get out of this rut I've been in.

The hardest part for me will be the eating. My weekends are my downfall. It's hard when I don't have a routine. My eating goes out the window. So I've decided that I will have NO cheat meals during this challenge except for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving falls right in the middle of this challenge. Which will hopefully make the whole not having cheat meals more tolerable. For 3 weeks no cheat meals and then enjoy the holiday. Then back on the wagon for the remainder of the challenge.

I want this bad. If I win, I'm going to use the money to buy myself something really amazing in Italy! Wish me luck!
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  • JIBBIE49
    2329 days ago
    You can so do this!!
    2330 days ago
  • NICOLE022581
    Carolyn! You can so do this!!!! $1000 oh that would be sweet...wish they would have that here. We are getting married next year and that would be awesome.
    But you have good frame of mind now so good luck girl.
    I agree my weekends SUCK! and now that football is on a little bit more cocktails come into play.

    2331 days ago
    You can do it!!

    I know you're going to kick butt in your challenge! 1000 dollars is awesome!

    Always rooting for you,

    2332 days ago
    emoticon emoticon I have faith in you! YOU CAN DO THIS!!!! Best wishes girl!! emoticon
    2332 days ago
    2332 days ago
  • R0SYJ3WL
    Plateaus are horrible! You're SO lucky this was your first. I usually experience one every 10 or 15 lbs. for about 2-4 weeks each time. It's weird- I lose like 5 lbs. in a week, and then nothing for like a month. emoticon
    Normally, Thanksgiving is killer for me..It's my all-time favorite meal (when we have it with my family- they can COOK!) So, I am kind of cringing to see how I do this year, now that I am more health-conscious about what I put in my mouth. This will be the first Thanksgiving/Christmas since I cracked down, and I hope I survive with minimal damage..

    The gym-challenge seems pretty cool. What a great motivational tool! Good luck! emoticon emoticon
    2332 days ago
  • TREP13
    You can do this!!! I remember how close you got with the last gym challenge and you have come so far since then. I have faith in you. :)
    2332 days ago
    Even Thanksgiving is manageable if you plan. Keep ypour eye on the prize and it shall be yours!

    Make it a great month!
    2332 days ago
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