I would stop at a local convenience store on the way each night & buy two regular Mountain Dews & two kind sized candy bars to snack on to stay awake. Is it no wonder I put it all back on & then some! I did quit that job when B was about eight months old because he was sleeping less during the day & so was I - it wasn't pretty folks. But the damage had been done & I've been struggling with it ever since.
I wanted to share some things that I have learned about myself through this challenge...
1. I'm an athlete at heart. I never really realized that. I played basketball from eighth grade to my senior year of high school. I wasn't great but I loved it. I was even captain my senior year. But let's not talk about that season - it wasn't a highlight of my senior year. ::grin:: I was never a stand out in sports, but I liked them. I like playing them still. I remember my hubby's company outing from a few years ago & we all played beach volleyball - in the rain no less - and it was so much fun (and I was pretty good too!).
2. I like to work out. I really do. I may complain. I may go weeks without doing anything. But I really do like it. Every spring I ride a 50K bike ride to raise money for diabetes research. When I'm actually training well (read that: riding more than six miles a week), I enjoy myself so much. It's only when I'm horribly out of shape that I don't like working out.
3. I can loose the weight. It's possible. It's working. I'm in a "new decade" with my weight. Actually, it might even be considered a new "century." ::grin:: And it's a number I have not seen on my scale in more than four years. I'm thrilled every time I see it.
===============On to the week's challenge...we were to post before & after challenge photos. Well, 4.5 pounds is what I lost total & trust me - there isn't much of a visual different yet. But I also figured out how much I've lost since I started really working on loosing weight & that's 14.5 pounds. That makes me really happy.
We were also all challenged to loose one pound. Sorry to say I didn't. But I didn't gain any either. That's okay. Next week will be better.
I'm still working on this & until I get to that goal (about 60 more pounds away), then I'm going to keep working on it - even if this challenge is over.
Thanks so much to Baby Tea Leaves for putting this together. It's been a lot of fun. And if one can say that about loosing weight, you know it has to be true!