Monday, September 21, 2009

I have taken over Diet Challenge 2009 and will be the host until the end of the year and maybe start a new challenge in 2010!

How is everyone doing? Are you still in it for the long haul? Are you meeting your goals?

I have a spread sheet with charts and stuff to let me know how I am doing. I did a sheet makeover today and really looked at my numbers.

In 2008, I tracked for 41 weeks and I lost 39 % of the weeks and gained 58% of the weeks. There was one week with no change in weight. I lost a total of 22.8 pounds, an average of .57 pounds per week.

In 2009, I have tracked 38 weeks and I lost 59 % of the weeks, and gained 23% of the weeks. There were six weeks with no change in weight (no weigh in due to vacation and such). I have lost a total of 15.6 pounds, an average of .4 pounds per week. I have 14 weeks left in this year!

I have been feeling very discouraged and unmotivated (although that has not changed my actions!) and looking for something to get me going again mentally. I think this has done it. I am doing a great job! It doesn't get much better than losing 59% of the time!

So, if you are feeling discouraged, look back at your progress and celebrate your victories!

I would like to share two websites with you that have helped me. Check these sites out and let me know if they have motivated you too. PeerTrainer and Flylady.


Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

You are doing a great job on your weight loss journey. My Nana always said - slow and steady wins the race. Cheers! Evelyn

Amanda said...

Hi, Rebecca! It's so sweet of you to take over the diet challenge. Congratulations on your weight loss. I haven't tracked mine, but I haven't had to go out and buy larger clothes, so I guess all is good.

I would love to join you, so count me in!

Jean C. said...

Rebecca, just popped over from Sharon's blog... that's great that your going to take over. Maybe I can get motivated again! I'm not a charts type person... but whatever works for you is what matters! I haven't really been doing all that great weight loss wise... but, I have been doing a bit better with doing a workout and getting some toning done! Your blog addie will go onto my blog for a quick hop on over! Thanks again.

Karen said...

I'll join you in the Challenge Rebecca. I need something to hold me accountable.