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. :-)

Crystal

5 comments:

  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!)

    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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

      Crystal

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

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

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    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!

      Thanks,
      Crystal

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  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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