This was a four-month competition between a bunch of fabulously motivating and inspirational women I met online!! Everybody seemed to know each other and the majority lived in the Utah and Colorado area, except me! I was the lone east coast representative…way on the other side of the country.
On September 1 we weighed in, with a picture of the scale, (a very scary moment for me! I never share my weight) and kicked off the contest. Being on Weight Watchers, and having done pretty well so far at the time, I thought I had a chance here.
On the first of every month we checked in with another scale picture…and at the first check-in I was totally blown away! The 1st place winner had lost over 20 pounds in one month! I had lost a measly 3 pounds.
And so it went! These ladies worked hard…exercising, watching what they ate, blogging, and exercising some more. They sure put me to shame!!!
But they were so motivating…they made me even want to go running! (I didn’t actually DO it though).
In the overall scheme of things I actually placed quite well. 23 ladies finished the competition yesterday and out of those I placed 6th. No money…but a very respectable finish.
Over the four-month period I lost a total of 14 pounds. I really thought I would hit at least 20….but 14 is great…especially when that last month falls during the biggest eating season of the year!
I managed to lose 4 pounds between Christmas and New Year’s! Not too shabby!
Yes, my weight loss has slowed dramatically and I have some resolutions and goals to attend to for the new year.
There is another competition coming up as well…I would like to join but I also know that I will never be a 20 pound in one month loser…I take it slow and steady, and because of that I am not sure it is worth the $$ for me. (I still have three whole days to think about it though!)
But I did want to thank Melissa and Karilynn for putting the effort and work into this (even on New Year’s Day you were working!).
I had a lot of fun and it was a pleasure “meeting” all of you.