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End of the 5% Challenge

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Today's the last weigh in for the Challenge. I really wasn't sure I'd make the 5% loss overall-- but I was determined this week to finish up strong. To at least have a loss. And to top it all off, last night was the Boat Dock Christmas party. emoticon The food's all home cooked by the women in the family that owns the Dock. Southern cooking. Lots of butter and bacon grease and salt. I must say that as I stood in that buffet line, I was eyeballing the plates and gauging whether they were 9 or 10 inches.

I have "eaten healthy" for so long, that Christina's husband made a bowl of green beans just for me. Fresh beans sautéed in a little oil, tossed with garlic and black pepper. They were yummy and I filled half my plate with them. Skipped the mashed potatoes and corn. Ate small portions of the special stuff-- grape salad and broccoli salad. A small (homemade) roll. For the meat, there was chicken in a cream sauce. Or smoked brisket. I went with the brisket. A couple bites of carrot cake, off DH's plate.

So I weighed myself this morning, and I made my 5% goal! emoticon To say that I am pleased is an understatement. I got told at the doctor's office a few weeks ago, to not lose any more weight. I got the okay for 140-141, but no lower. And I'm now at 140.5.

The trick though is maintaining. I'm a little nervous about the coming weeks.... we're going on vacation and then it'll be Christmas. The weather's crappy and I have a tendency to find excuses not to exercise. Racking up those Fitness minutes for the challenge was a real motivator for me. I'm going to have to dig deep, to keep going til another challenge starts.
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