It's the final weigh in for the Shrinking Days of Summer at the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans. I had very high hopes for this challenge. I did okay, but I was hoping for more.
I lost 1.1 pounds this week. That's not bad. I finally broke through the one pound rut I had been in for several weeks. I lost 6.8 total pounds for the challenge. Unfortunately, I forgot to measure when this challenge started. I did that before the last challenge. Maybe if I had done that I would feel a little prouder now. I am proud of the weight loss, but like I said, I was hoping for more.
One thing I learned in this challenge was that I do better when I am working. I have a schedule and I stick to it. Not so much during the summer. I can go most of the day and then realize that I have only had a bottle of water and a diet coke. I have learned that you have to eat if you want to lose weight.
The good news is that I earned my 10# loss badge during this challenge. I'm very happy about that. Being on a team this time helped me. I was not only accountable to myself, but to my team. There were many times that I might have eaten that ice cream or had that drink if it wasn't for them. They are an awesome bunch of women. If we have teams on the next challenge, I hope I get as good a group.
So, that's the scoop. The next challenge will start in a few weeks. I'll be back to work shortly after that. Maybe the next challenge will be my saving grace. One of these days, I'll get that old body back. You just wait and see!