Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Some of you know that I've been doing a diet competition among some friends and friends of friends for the last 4 months. We all put $25 in the pot and did weekly weigh ins to see who could lose the highest % of weight. I had high hopes when I started. Not necessarily of winning--I knew the chance was small against 24 other determined women. But I had high hopes of changing my body and getting in better shape. I did managed to do that to some extent. But not as much as I had hoped. Here is what my goal was. Yeah.....I don't look like that. In fact, the picture from behind in my after pictures (from my before and after pictures) is still shockingly disgusting. Remind me not to wear a bathing suit any time soon. But I did manage to lose 11 lbs and build a lot of muscle. I did weights quite a bit the last couple of months so I have some tone now that I didn't have before. But despite that, I'm still pretty disapointed. My body just didn't cooperate the way I wanted it to. I was pretty disciplined on my eating, and I exercise very regularly 3-5x a week). I should have lost a lot more weight than I did. But I hit a plateau early on that I just couldn't break for a long time. Then I lost some weight finally, and then later I lost some of my self discipline on eating, so I yo-yo'ed back and forth between the same 3 lbs for about 7 or 8 weeks. It sucked. In the end, I came in 7th place out of 25, not too shabby. And I did drop my body fat by a few %. And I"m sure I"m a lot more healthy now that I do some cardio exercise regularly. But I just should have lost more than I did, and that is disappointing.
So now my plan of action is that I have a weight which, if I hit or go over it, I will go back on a diet. As long as I stay below it, I can loosen up a bit on the eating restrictions. I'd like to hope that I can keep at or below that weight for the rest of my life. Or at least for a long time.
I also have to give my husband props for coming in 2nd place in his man competition. He lost 25 lbs! He looks amazing. And he has really changed his life a lot in the way he eats. I'm sure he is a much healthier person now.
So, I'm going to be brave and post it on my blog. Here are my before and after pictures. This is the before picture from my first Biggest Loser, about 1 year ago, to now...
(And no, I'm not showing you the behind picture. Too disgusting. You'll have to wait until I get lipo and a Brazilian butt lift!) The most notable difference is the sad loss of the nursing boobs. I hate giving those up. But I guess it's worth it to drop 18 lbs. Just 8 more to go to hit my dream weight, 3 to hit my ideal weight, and right where I am, I have a 2 lb cushion before I have to go back on my diet again. What does that mean? It means I'm having Carls Jr. for lunch. Hand dipped Oreo shake, here I come!
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