There is only one week remaining in The Power of One Challenge. I can't believe it's gone by so quickly. I've really loved this challenge. I've stuck with it, I've lost weight - what more could I ask for?
Last Wednesday, I started my own "mini-challenge". I called it Operation: NO REGRETS. After a couple of back to back weeks of losing hardly anything - and seeing a gain one week - I decided I was tired of stepping on the scale for the weekly weigh-in and regretting the decisions I had made throughout the week. Looking at the number on the scale made me think of all the times that I didn't push myself, I didn't eat right... I didn't give it my all.
So, I decided that this week would be different. I was going to make a plan and stick to it. I was going to work-out, hard. I was going to eat right every single day. I was going to make sure that no matter what the scale read this morning - I would have no regrets. I would know that I worked hard to see that number.
I took to completely redesigning myself and everything I had been doing. I tried different work-outs, longer work-outs. I started counting calories. I started logging my food intake and exercise calories burned. I joined a gym! I threw everything out there and decided that it was time to stop being so stubborn with myself.
So, you wanna know if it was worth it? You wanna know if it paid off? OK....let's do it.
Starting weight: 227lbs
Weight last week: 219lbs
Weight this week:
Yes, I had to take a picture. My weight this week is 217.2lbs. That's a loss of 1.8lbs!!!! That's also a total percentage of weight loss of 4.3% since I started this challenge. I am only 0.2lbs away from losing my first 10lbs of 2011.
To say that I'm happy is an understatement. I will say, though, that I learned a very valuable lesson. I learned how to make a difference with my weight loss numbers. I learned that I'm not going to see progress unless I do the work. I learned that the weight isn't just going to magically evaporate.... hard work in to get hard work out.
So, I wanna know - how did you do with Operation: No Regrets?
Till next time. ;)
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