Saturday, May 1, 2010

Losing It - Week 10, Over and Done

Whoa, I have no idea how the past 10 weeks went so quickly. I didn't even see it coming these past two weeks with whirlwind week and being so sick I thought I might die.

I've enjoyed participating in this challenge, and yet I honestly don't think my heart was in it as full on as it should have been. I'm excited to be losing weight {thank you very much nastiest-flu-bug-diet-ever}, I am healthier than I was 10 weeks ago, and it was really neat to get to know so many of you ladies via Twitter!

To see all my other Losing It posts, go here.

My goals were:
  • Drink 64-80 oz of water a day
  • Continue to decrease pop intake
  • Exercise 3 times a week for 30-60 minutes each
  • Lose 20 pounds during this competition
  • I drink 64-80 oz of water a day. When I was sick I think it was at least 100 to try not to get dehydrated. {Plus Gatorade}
  • Being jolted into the flu helped me get off soda. I'm completely off it now.
  • I do exercise at least 2 times a week for 60-90 minutes each and try to throw in a 3rd or 4th for good measure. If my trainer has anything to do with it, he will get me working out 4 times a week. For now, that's been on hiatus with being sick.
  • I've lost 14 pounds since starting this competition. I went from 246 to 232. Does it matter that much of it was from being sick? Ahem, we'll just pretend it doesn't matter. It makes me feel better. Seriously though, my clothes are looser, and it is a great feeling no matter how it was done!!
In the process of all this, I found some new wonderful blogs. Please please go check them out and show them some love!
Thanks for letting me share this experience with you! I'm glad I joined in the journey even if I wasn't as whole-heartedly in it as I wish I had been. It was fun and I'm glad I did it. :)


Kathy @ House of Hills said...

You did great - although I'm not sure the method was extremely pleasant. SO sorry you've been so ill. Yuck!

We're going to continue the fun over at my blog next Friday and would love to have you join us!

Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect said...

Rochelle, I'm so glad you joined us! Not glad you had the flu, though! Yuck!!