Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Shrinkvivor Check-In Wednesday

Shrinkvivor Challenge at the Sisterhood!
Another Wednesday, another check in. But that is ok, I am happy about this week again.
Lets get the official stuff out of the way shall we:
Starting Weight: 213.8
Week 1: 213
Week 2: 210.2
Week 3: 206.6
Week 4: 205.8
Week 5: 204.8
Change: 1.0 lbs
Total Lost: 9.0 lbs
9 pounds gone since this challenge began! Oh my gosh I can hardly believe it. 4.8 pounds to go until I am in Onederland. 4.8 pounds! Less than 5 pounds. My goal has been to be into the 100's by Thanksgiving, and with 4.8 pounds to go that is totally do-able. I am so excited. It is really giving me something to strive for each week, to see one more ounce lead to one more pound coming off that number on the scale. To see clothes fitting just a little bit better, to feel better and have more energy. This is a great place to be. I have now successfully lost every week of this challenge, I know that on this journey that will not always be the case. At some point I will plateau, or I will gain. I am ok with that, I know it is all part of getting where I want to be. And I also know that I will get there.
This challenge has been awesome for me. When it started I didn't know if my heart was really in it, I wasn't sure after I signed up if I had what it takes dedication wise to do this. I didn't want to let my team down or myself. But I had signed up and so when it came it to start I put my mind and heart and feet into it. I could not be happier that I did that.
This weeks non-fitness challenge was to expose ourselves, and as you can all see (or not see) I did not participate. There are several reasons for this. First I should mention how proud and impressed I am by everyone that did participate, what beautiful woman you all are. I really don't want to delve into the reasons you don't see any pictures of me in my bra and panties, but just know that I was there is spirit. I fully appreciate the body that God gave me. My hips might be a little wide and my butt isn't perfectly firm, but I am proud of it. I don't hate my body, I did for a long time, but over the last few years I have learned to love it.
As for the fitness challenge, I logged in 200 minutes this week. Not as many as last time if I recall correctly, but still got out and moved. It helps a lot that I am still not watching TV at night so that frees up my time, what doesn't help are the endless meetings I have had lately. But on a very positive note, our oldest son Bill who is a senior (heaven help me) this year had a parent teacher night at school last night and he is getting all A's. I am so proud of him, so it was worth missing a work out to get a report like that.
How did you all do this week? Check out the sisterhood and see how everyone else did.


  1. OMG 9lbs you are such and inspiration! I can not wait until I am in the 100's! You had an awesome week!

  2. Great week Carrie! So proud of all you've accomplished!

  3. 9lbs so far is terrific! Great job.

  4. You go girl... say goodbye to the 200's

  5. Great job Carrie! You are doing awesome and are so close to that HUGE milestone of hitting the 100's!!! You can do it!

  6. You haave done great and you will soon be in onederland!! It's a great place to be!!

  7. You are doing fantastic! Keep up the good work!