Sunday, August 29, 2010

August Challenge was a Success!

I am happy to report that the August Challenge was a success!!

The challenge was to do anything toward reaching your goal, except for relating your activity to the number on the scale.

For me it was difficult not focusing on the scale, because I had an original goal of losing 6o pounds by September 5th. August 1st, I was 18 pounds away from my goal.

So if I could not focus on the scale, I decided I would focus on my plan and it worked!!!

I had success!!!

~ Journal - Recorded my food every day

~ Calories - Averaged 16oo calories per day

~ Water - Drank at least 72 oz each day and then some

~ Exercise - Walked 21 miles, lifted weights 2 times a week, went to water aerobics 4 times and rode my bike 35 miles

August starting weight 232.4 and ending weight 225.8 = 6.6 pounds lost!!!!

Still short 11.4 pounds until the wedding on September 5th. I hope to lose another 4 by then. If I make it ~ that would be awesome. If I don't, then....I'm still REALLY HAPPY!!!

When I get back from our trip, I'm going to set a new goal for Christmas. Can't wait!!!

Have you set your goal yet?



  1. Sounds great !!! Goal for Christmas is 207 ? You can do that...

  2. You are doing great!! I may just join you in your new challenge for Christmas :)

  3. Good job! I love challenges. Having goals helps. ;)

  4. Thank you so much for sharing it.
    Being fit and healthy is not the same as being slim. The Withings scale lets you see the difference and allows you to monitor any increase of muscle which appears as your lean mass reading.

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  5. Congratulations on another a successful August challenge! You rock! Michele

  6. Congrats!!

    I believe setting goals is a great help. I've set a few and so far so good.

  7. I like the way you challenged yourself and listed your successes. You're doing a great and I agree with Raegun. It always helps to have a goal. Hmmm gonna have to post my goals for September.

    Thanks for the inspiration

  8. Congratulations! Meeting goals feels so good! Whatever you set for your next goal I know will be met, too! Keep up the great job!

  9. That is great! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment and encouragement. I needed that right now. My youngest began kindergarten today. I'm hoping to regroup myself and get back on track.

  10. Yay for you! Thats awesome!! Keep up the good work!

  11. Christmas?? Did I hear Christmas!!?? Yikes, I haven't even given it a thought. Is there a new Christmas challenge going on, or are you leading one??

    Congrats on your August success!