January 21, 2013

Biggest Loser Linkup Week 3

Yahoo!!  I had a great weigh-in this week!  So excited that it was a WHOLE number vs. being a POINT something or other…I know that I should be happy with any type of minus, but those bigger numbers sure make a week’s effort pretty rewarding, don’t they?!  Boy, it's so nice to finally be moving past this latest plateau; it's taken me a little over 5 months to lose these last 5lbs.  Even though that's a loooonnnnngggggg time, I tried to just keep going.  It's all I know to do.  I'm not going to start over again, that is for DAMN sure.  So take it from me, if you are hitting that wall and not moving...you will eventually bust through it.  It may take some tweaking, but you WILL get through it.
I stuck to the plan of eating my daily calories no matter the day or whether or not I worked out.  I took a day off between workouts which is very hard for me.  I honestly LOVE working out; I look forward to it.  My friends laugh at me when I get excited that I’m going to the gym or home to use my elliptical.  It’s true what they say about being addicted to working out or at least the “high” of working out; at some point it changes from being work and turns into fun. 
I’m not going to lie, it really is hard work work…I mean, really hard.  And in the beginning I had to talk to myself every day and force myself to do what I needed to do.  Even as recently as this past holiday; I said many times, “The last thing I want to do today is work out…so I guess I’ll work out.”  It’s not easy, but no one ever said it would be.  In the past, I dreaded it!  The difference is that this time, I want it more than anything else.  I want to be healthy.  And when you start to like exercising and being healthy, things change.  I love this quote: 

And it's even better to see your hard work pay off every now and again.

Weekly loss:  -2.0
Total on the challenge:  2.7 lost
Total on my journey:  47.7 lost
Almost to 50, woohoo!
I hope everyone had a great weigh-in, too!


  1. Way to go!

    Congrats, and way to show the scale who is boss!

  2. 2lbs! That is awesome! Congrats on a great week!

    1. Thank you so much, Katie! You motivate me!

  3. Popping over from the link up. Congratulations on your loss. You are soooo close to your goal. You must be so proud.

    I like to work out as well, the problem is that I also have a lazy streak. Once I get home from work, I really just want to crash. So, it's getting my lazy butt up and moving that's the issue. I love the way I feel after working out, it's just doing it. Sad, I know - especially coming from someone who was formerly quite athletic.

  4. Aww, thank you, Francie!! And thanks for stopping over! I'm very close to my first goal of 50lbs, but I have a ways to go! I want to lose 70 more - I'm on a very long journey, lol!

    Working out can be hard to do with so many other priorities, I cannot imagine since I don't have children. But I DO know that working out would the last thing I would feel like doing if I did ;)