Monday, April 16, 2012

Weigh-In 235.4 lb

Weight:  235.4 lb
Week Change:  -2 lb
Total Loss:  39.6 lb
Left to Lose:  60.4 lb

This is the third week of the Ready For Summer Challenge and The Fat Smash Diet.  I am more than thrilled with my 2 pound loss this week.  That makes a 16 pound loss in 3 weeks. Crazy!! Now all I have to do is NOT.GIVE.UP. That's the hardest part.

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” 

--Dale Carnegie


Hubs and I went for another bike ride on Saturday.  We biked for 1.5 hours and covered 10 miles. Yes, that's pretty slow, but I don't care.  I invited a bunch of people to go on the canal path for a walk/bike and then out to dinner after. I was shocked that 16 people showed up!  They all loved my bike :-) I still need to get a basket for her, but here's another photo of her...

I had a yummy salad at the restaurant on the canal.

And then we all decided to walk over about a half mile to this new frozen yogurt place.  It was amazing.  It's all self serve.  You get your bowl and pick out your flavor (or flavors).  The nutrition info is listed on each one!! And there were fat free, sugar free, and lactose free options.  Then there are two stations with every topping you can imagine Including fresh fruit which they chop every hour.

They charge by weight which I loved because I could control my portion size. You can put as little (or as much) as you want in there.  I got fat free cheesecake yogurt (120 cal per cup) and topped it with fresh mango, strawberries, raspberries and toasted wheat germ, flax seed, some graham cracker crumbles and a teeny bit of dark chocolate shavings and raw slivered almonds. So gooood!

We already have plans for another bike ride next Saturday.  And we will probably walk over and get frozen yogurt again :-) 

This week the Ready For Summer Mini Challenge was to visit all the challengers blogs.  I managed to do it! And was really impressed by so many of the posts.  I am constantly encouraged by February Fitness Project.  I love how she tracks her calories and fills us in on where she stands.  Her motivational pictures are great.  And she is so close to goal (well, compared to me) and yet she is dropping pounds.  Just goes to show that it IS possible. She also posts some great recipes.

Also Raeesa Getting Fit pushes me to keep going.  She has some great progress photos that show all this hard work is well worth it!

Seeing other people push through this crazy weight-loss thing reminds us all that we CAN do it. And we will!

These are my Ready For Summer Challenge Goals....with the necessary adjustments...
  1. Weight Loss:  Lose 15 26.6 pounds and weigh 225 by June 2nd. 
  2. NSV:  Fit into the pretty dresses hanging in my closet.
  3. Exercise: Be active 4 hours 5 days each week.
  4. Nutrition:  Stay within my PointsPlus allowance on the Fat Smash Diet Monday-Friday every day of the week.
Hard to believe that I am 10.6 pounds away from my June 2nd goal of weighing 225 pounds!  There are still 7 weeks left in the challenge so I know that I can accomplish this. I just have to keep on keepin' on!


22 comments:

  1. Awesome weight loss!!! You are doing sooooooo good!

    That yogurt concoction looks amazing!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks!! Yes, I highly recommend trying Yotality if they have one near you. Tasty ;-)

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  2. Ah shucks (twisting my foot)- that's so sweet, thank you El!
    16 lbs in 3 weeks? Happy dance for you.
    Everything that you're doing is working <----Don't you walk away from this :)

    BTW, I tried banana ice cream---OMG, OMG! How did I not know about this?! So GOOD! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks! I'm always scared that I will walk away....it's hard to keep going. But sooo worth it.

      Glad you tried the banana "ice cream" thing! Isn't it amazing?? Glad you liked it. Thanks for giving it a go :-)

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    1. Thanks! I hope I can keep this going :-)

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  4. Wow, you are doing so great! And that yogurt place looks amazing!

    Keep up the good work!

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    1. Doesn't it look cool?? Thanks for the kind words.

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  5. 10lbs! You can totally do that by June! You are rocking it, sister! Keep up the good work and motivation!

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    1. I think so toooo!! Thanks for the vote of confidence.

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  6. You're doing amazing work!!! How exciting to be so close to your goal. Well done on the bike rides - having a group to ride with and making an event of it must make it feel less like exercise.
    Good luck with week 4 :)

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  7. Great loss!! You are doing fantastic.

    Oh, and your bike is super cute!

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  8. Oh wow! I was diggin' your post and eager to finish reading and reply about your remarkable success AND the yummy frozen yogurt toppings you'd chosen, and then BAM! There's my name! I'm famous! whoo-hoo!!

    You are doing so great at this challenge! Please don't take this at all as a Debbie Downer comment, but I just want to say that you may not have these remarkable losses EVERY week on your journey, but I hope you can see the amazing progress your making and savor how good it feels when they're reflected so clearly on the scale, and so when you only lose a lb or 1/2 a lb one week (>gasp! the horror!<) you don't feel one teeny bit discouraged. The new habits you're living are reshaping you into your healthy, fit self, and that progress includes a lot more than the scale #. That being said, isn't it the freakin BEST to see that scale # go down?! :) haha! COngrats, and savor your awesome success. You've worked hard for it!

    -Jennifer

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    1. PS - did you post a pic of that pretty dress waiting in your closet? If so, I missed it. Direct me to it, or repost, please? I think I may post a designer bikini I'd like to buy, but only when I know I'll look good in it.

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  9. You are doing SO GOOD!
    I love that bike too, it is so pretty!

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    1. Let's hope I can keep it going :-)

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  10. -2lbs! way to go you! I wish we had a yoghurt place like that somewhere in my city. Then again it would prob become my favourite places and I'd be there allll the time. Keeps at it!

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    1. I think I will definitely find myself there more often than I really should :0)

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  11. We are both so close to getting out of the stupid 230s! Here's to hoping we can do it before the end of April! Keep pushing!

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