Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Weigh to Go Wednesday - Bursting Into Summer

Burst Into Summer Challenge

It's Here!!  Finally!! The first day of the new Sisterhood Challenge... Burst into Summer.

I'm excited.  More excited than I've been about any of the challenges.  Maybe it's because I get to be a part of a team.  I have four other people in my team...and we all have to work together to accomplish our goals.  Maybe it's because we're getting the chance to do a 6 week online boot camp TOTALLY FREE!! Hello...I know how much it cost me to do boot camp...hearing the word "free" makes me all fluttery inside.

Last week, I reported that I managed to get my butt back up to 218lbs...and then down to 216.8lbs by Wednesday.  I am so happy to report that today's starting weight for the challenge is 214.8lbs!!

I've lost 2lbs this week, and I am so happy with that.  I've worked out, I've eaten pretty good, I've been drinking lots of water...I've been preparing myself for the next 11 weeks!!  Yes, the challenge is 11 weeks long - did I not mention that?

I like the longer challenges, because I really feel like I have plenty of time to make some drastic changes.  When a challenge is only a month long - I don't really feel the changes that my body makes.  This time - I'll have almost 3 months to lose some weight, get in shape, and see the benefits of my hard work.

The first mini challenge for this week is to drink lots of water.  That's something I've never really been good at...until this past week.  I've been doing some major chugging this week.  Mostly because I've been working out quite a bit...and also because it's freakin' HOT outside!!  I've also developed a taste for PowerAid Zero.  It's flavored water - and not super high in "additives".  It's very refreshing after a hot run, that's for sure.

In other news, got another bit of disappointing news yesterday.  Sanity got a job interview at the last school I was waiting to hear from.  I'm very happy for Sanity - she deserves a job... just disappointed for me, cause that means that I didn't get selected to interview at that school.  That was the last school I was hoping to hear from...all the other jobs I have applied for are gone.  Now, it's time to start thinking about other options...that's scary in it's self.

I was disappointed to get the news, it almost brought me to tears.  I felt guilty for not being able to show my happiness for Sanity - and upset that all of the doors I've been knocking at weren't answering.  To top it all off, I was on my way to Wal-Mart to do grocery shopping when I got the news...YIKES!!

Despite my near confrontation with tears and emotional eating - I made sure to stick to my shopping list.  I made myself conscious to the things that were being put in my cart, avoided the "temptation aisles" and just remained focused.  All the focus on how well I was doing made me feel a little better about the job stuff.  So, it was a NSV that I was able to get out of the store after being given upsetting news - and didn't grab a SINGLE item that wasn't good for me.  YAY ME!!

Alright, that's it for today.  It's an at-home day for Jelly and I... which means some shredding is in my near future.  Also means I'm going to the track tonight for a run - being in the house all day gives me the urge to run more than anything.

Before I go, just a quick THANK YOU!! to those of you that voted for me on  I am currently in the lead..YAY!!  If you didn't get to on the link, and on the left side bar of the page is a poll asking for you to vote on a feature blog.  Just click on my blog, and that's it.. you're done!!

Till next time. ;)
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  1. I'm sorry that job interview didn't happen. It's tough being supportive and feeling disappointed at the same time. I can relate.

    Good for you for sticking to your list! Grocery shopping and being emotionally sad can be tricky. Congratulations on 2 lbs loss!

  2. YAY to the challenge.

    Go get 'em! Can't wait to see how you and your team skinny-on down this summer. :)

  3. Joanna, I'm so sorry about the job, but I'm glad you didn't let it get you down into the dumps with your eating. That's a huge victory! Congrats on the great loss this week! You're going to ROCK this challenge :)


  4. Yay to the challenge! Why the heck didn't I get in on this? Grr!!

    Congrats on the loss, ya rockstar!!

    Can we vote more than once on the flogmyblog thing? I'm going to go back and try!!

  5. Thanks, everyone!!

    Colleen - It's not too late to get in on the challenge - and I think you can only vote once. :)

  6. Hurray for the NSV! Sometimes that is a better push than losing pounds. Good luck with the challenge...we may not be on the same team but I'll be watching you!

  7. Go Team 10! I'm glad we'll have each other for support!

  8. Sorry about the job but congrats on the NSV. Great loss this week as well.

    Good luck this challenge.

  9. So sorry about the job! But you will rock this challenge! Good Luck!

  10. Glad you are doing the challenge with us! I'm looking forward to it too. Sorry to hear that the job didn't happen for you. Praying that something good comes your way soon!


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