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Beginning of second weight loss competition

Sunday, October 14, 2012

So today is day 1 of another weight loss competition my friend wanted to do. Couldn't come at a better time. I had pretty much lost all motivation and gained weight back. I don't really know exactly how much weight I gained back because I have been eating a lot of sodium and it's that time of the month. But my starting weight for this competition is 258.2.

I have been in some serious denial about my weight gain. Then I started noticing my pants getting tighter and tighter and last night, when I was getting in my car after getting some gas, I split my jeans in the butt. I was so glad it happened when it did because I had worn those jeans all day to Sea World and if it happened at Sea World, that would have been mighty embarrassing. Plus, I was on my way out to the bar when I stopped to get gas and was still close to home so I was able to run home to change my pants. Geez.

I am hoping this "break" from weight loss will allow me to lose a decent amount of weight during the competition. The competition is going to last 20 weeks. It ends March 3rd which means I gotta get through Thanksgiving and Christmas while still showing a weight loss. The loser pays the winner $250. It's all done by percentage of weight loss. I know my friend will give me a run for my money in the beginning, but she is good at giving up after about 6 weeks. I am going to try not to focus on that and give her a run for her money from the very beginning. Our starting weight is very similar. She weighed in at 260.5 and I weighed in at 258.2. So the playing field is quite even.

I will do as I did previously by blogging weekly. I am going to go back to the gym starting tonight. If I don't make it to the gym tonight, I will at the very least walk/jog around my apartments tonight. I am excited to get started. I actually missed tracking my food and working on losing weight. Unfortunately that wasn't enough to get me back on track. I have going through a hard time lately and have just been completely miserable and emotional eating took over. But I am not going to focus on that anymore. I have something else to focus on.

Yes, I have to re-lose the weight I had previously lost, but I am hoping it won't take too long to get back down to my lowest weight of 231.6. That means losing 26.6 lbs. Maybe my goal will be 7 weeks to get back down to where I was. It will be a push but since I took a break, my body might react like it did when I first started and let me drop a significant amount of weight in the beginning. I know I need to make good use of the first 6-8 weeks and I plan to.

So here are the beginning stats:

Beginning Weights:
Me - 258.2
Shayna - 260.5

Let's make this a great week everyone!
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  • SHERA8805
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    2046 days ago
    Y O U C A N DO T H I S:love your friends name by the way lol.the jean story should definately do the trick to get you back on track even more than the 250€ lol.or it would me.funnily enough i had the opposite happen to me today on the way back from the dr´s-my trowsers fell down,lol.luckily it is cold here at the moment and i had a long trench coat on first i thouht i forgot to do the button and zip back up after the dr´s but no zip and button done up.guess that is a cue to go shopping,lol.wish i had a friend near me to do such a challenge with. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2046 days ago
    Make a list of goals that you want to accomplish with your challenge. Make daily goals, weekly goals, monthly goals and then check them off one by one! You will rock this!
    2048 days ago
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