Remember my post about Putting My Money Where the Scale Is? I’d call that a mixed bag of a challenge for me. My thoughts…
- It was motivating to spend $35 and want to win my money back and then some. Apparently 1/3 of people “win” challenges on average. I really wanted to be one of those people.
- I don’t need one more social media platform to feel like I needed to participate in (so I really didn’t, which probably hurt me in retrospect).
My weigh-in weight 4 weeks ago was 160.4#. The particular challenge I participated in was to lose 4% of your body weight in 4 weeks – which for me was roughly 6#.
The good news? I lost weight.
The bad news? I only lost 3#.
This morning I weighed in at 157.4# – which is basically back to where I was 2 weeks ago before going to Ann’s wedding. In all honesty – I’m glad I splurged at the wedding and on that entire vacation weekend. No regrets there. But then when I got home I got sick for 2 days (like couldn’t get out of bed sick one of those days), so 5 days being out of the rhythm of doing dedicated exercises and tracking cals just threw me totally off track.
However, I have 4 days left in my 6 Week MILF Challenge to myself, and overall I’m feeling pretty good about my progress over the past 6 weeks. I’ll write more about that next week, but considering I started both of my pregnancies at 161# and I’m consistently staying in the 150s now, that makes me very happy and proud of the hard work I’ve put in to be a healthier version of me. My “line in the sand” number used to be 172#, but I’m realizing that I feel so much better about myself when I stay below the 160# mark, so that is my new line in the sand number. Basically, if I hit 160#, I need to take a step back, focus on some “me time,” and start leading a healthier lifestyle STAT. It makes sense that I feel best in the 140-150 range, because 164# is the highest I should weigh for my height without being the in “overweight” BMI category.
So there ya go…I didn’t win the challenge, but I’m definitely happy to be below my starting pregnancy weight as a breastfeeding Mom who is not quite 9m postpartum with #2. Progress, not perfection, right? 🙂