Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Burst into Summer Check In - Week 5...Already??

Burst Into Summer Challenge

Some one's messing with me, right?  There's no way I've been doing this challenge for 5 weeks!!  It's gone by too fast - I haven't made ANY progress...instead, I'm still on the opposite side of progress. 

This week, I did have a loss...but after being clogged up last week, I really wanted more.  I'm still above my starting weight -but what's a girl to do when she's really not putting in the effort? Wait, change that...not putting in as much effort as she could?  It's my own fault - and, as I said yesterday, there are reasons I'm OK with it.

Let's get to the numbers...

Challenge Start Weight:  214.8lbs
Weight Last Week:          221lbs
Weight This Week:          217.8lbs

I've lost 3.2lbs this week - but I'm still up 3lbs from when I first started the challenge. *Sigh*

I'm not going to say a whole lot about excuses or how I feel - cause I laid that all out there yesterday in my confessions post.

The challenge for last week was to not eat any fast food.  I am happy to report that I completed this task at 100%.  Not a single bite of fast food passed through these lips in a whole week!!

Next week's challenge is to get 7+ hours of sleep each night.  I have no doubt in my mind that I'll be able to do this.  My usual night consists of about 6 hours... I go to bed around midnight, and get up at 6am.  If I must, then I'll go to bed an hour early - or sleep an hour later....I will sacrifice for the sake of the challenge.  It's a lot to ask, but I want to try and do the best I can.  Did you pick up on the sarcasm there?  I was trying to be can only dream of being challenged to get MORE sleep. 

Changing the subject.  Yesterday afternoon, I cleaned out my bathroom...from top to bottom.  In order to get an idea of what that was like, think of the show Hoarders.  If you've never seen it - well, then it's a little harder for you to imagine... but you've probably heard about it, right?  It's a show about people that never throw anything away, and their houses just pile up with more and more stuff until they can't walk through it....some can barely live in their houses.  That was the state of my bathroom.  Oy.

My bathroom is a good size.  It's the size of a small bedroom.  I'm lucky to have one of those garden tubs, a stand up over-sized shower, his/her sinks, and a lot of floor space in between all of those things.  Except, until yesterday, you couldn't see the floor.  My bathroom had been doubling as a second closet/beauty supply store.  There were piles of clothes, shoes, bedding, make-up, beauty supplies - it was BAD, and I'm a little embarrassed admitting this to you all...but you all know by now that I'm an open book.  If it's gross and/or embarrassing - you're going to hear about it....hey, it's better than poop, right?

I swear, poor Hubby had very limited ability to use our bathroom...and I know it's been getting to him for a long time.  I'm pretty sure if he was any other man, he would have left me by now...the guy is pretty OCD about stuff being clean - yet, he allowed me to keep our bathroom looking like a over-rummaged thrift store...that's love I tell ya!

It took me over two hours to clear out the junk and scrub everything.  When I was done, I was a hot, sweaty mess.

Now, my bathroom is sparkly clean...and the last time I remembering it look so big was when we first moved in three years ago.  Yeah, when it was empty...

Why am I telling you about cleaning out my bathroom?  Well, cause it was hard work... but I enjoyed doing it.  I felt that even though there was no personal trainer yelling at me, or music playing for me to keep pace - I still got in a pretty good work-out.  AND, I can't really think of much to write about you're stuck hearing about my bathroom.  You're welcome.

Today will be a repeat performance in my bedroom - as soon as Hubby wakes up.  My bedroom is even worse - and much bigger than the bathroom.  I'm expecting another good work-out in the form of cleaning and hauling and sorting.  Holy pig balls - you all think I'm a nasty hoarder now, don't you?  I'm not - I promise...just haven't had the motivation to clean.... is that worse?  Maybe. 

I've also promised myself that I'm going to get in a work-out or two on EA Active Trainer...while Hubby is sleeping and I can't get in to my bedroom.  Usually, Wednesday would be my day off from Active Trainer... but being that I've missed so many days - I'm going to play catch-up a little today. 

I apologize that today's post is so dull.  Tomorrow is going to be much better.

I'm so excited to share that I am going to be hosting my first corporate sponsored giveaway.  It's small, nothing major - but it's a start...and I couldn't be more happy for you all to have a chance to win.

Everyone enjoy Hump Day!! 

Till next time. ;)
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  1. The scale is moving in the right direction so that's a win in my book. I love seeing the results of my hard work when I really clean my house. It's sucha good feeling not to mention all the sweating that gets accomplished!

  2. "after being clogged up last week" lmao!! love this!

    and come on - you have to be thrilled with 3 pounds. i say so. and i'm scary...okay i'm not WLM scary, but still. 3 pounds is much to be proud of!

  3. I am happy with 3lbs...any loss is better than nothing, right?

  4. Your bathroom probably looked like my closet. It's shameful I tell you...ugh! You may have inspired me to clean it. 3lbs is good and you are going back down and that is success!

  5. Congrats on the loss. I understand about the cleaning, by the time I get home from work and dinner cooked, I don't want to do anything else. It's pitiful. Hopefully you'll get a good workout from the cleaning, and it will make you feel better!!


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