Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Summer Weight Loss Challenge

Okay, so this is definitely not teaching related, but I started a Summer Weight Loss Challenge yesterday...with myself. Kristi and I both did a weight loss challenge at work in January 2011. It was great to have that accountability - nevermind that we started on a Monday, the first weigh-in was supposed to be Tuesday, but we had two snow days and couldn't weigh in until Thursday. Kristi and I were both too stubborn to just start eating again and stuck with it those two days - losing A LOT of weight. You know how it comes off pretty easy when you first cut out carbs... Anyway, since we had already lost weight before the initial weigh-in, we did not win the BIG prize but we should have. I promise I am not bitter - just updating you. LOL!

So this year when they did it, I had only gained back 2 pounds and didn't feel the need to participate...and yes, now I do. That number has grown from 2 to well, let's just say less than 10. Some of this is due to the change in my workouts...I was doing Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred or Burn Fat, Boost Metabolism. Now I do P90X with my hubby which I know has built muscle, but I know this is not just muscle!

By the way, Kristi will probably say she needs to lose weight again but that is totally not true...just saying.

I started this challenge with myself and made up a spreadsheet to track my measurements and weight for the summer. I printed it off and posted it where I can see it everyday to keep me motivated. I thought there might be others who would want to do the same so here is the link to my cute little spreadsheet. It is all set up for Friday weigh-ins and will track your pounds and inches lost as you go.

Sorry it is not embedded. I tried to figure that out and couldn't...my Google Docs does not look like the pictures in any of the tutorials I watched. Hmmm...mystery for another day maybe.

I would love some accountability on this and wonder if you would too? If so, leave a comment below that you are taking the challenge and would like updates weekly. I would just post something about how many pounds and/or inches I am down or up, no certainly never up I hope I am and you could comment how you are doing as well. If no one is interested, I'll keep this little challenge to me, myself, and I. :-)



  1. I would be interested! I need to lose 10-15 lbs this summer myself! :) I will have to start after my Jamaica vacation though (after June 21st!)

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

    1. Okay, Lisa. I'll look for you to start chiming in when you return from paradise! :-)


  2. I would love to join!! Email me with any details :)

    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class Blog
    PS If you haven't already joined my giveaway I would love to have you join!

    1. Hi Jessica. I'll post my progress on Fridays and you can add yours to the comments section. I know the accountability will help me!


  3. Good luck with your weight loss challenge. My best friend has a weight loss blog. She inspires me. I'm sure you'll inspire others too! (I'm following you now.)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First


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