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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

WW Wednesday: 20 in 20

Today at my weigh-in I was feeling pretty confident I had a loss coming at the scale.  I ate a good amount over the weekend, but I reeled it in this week and even got some exercise in.
So anyway, stepped up to the scale, down a pound ... but I wasn't happy.

You see, I had pretty much decided I was going to try to make "goal" by my birthday in a little over 19 weeks.  My goal number is a number in the healthy weight range for my height.  Ok, ok, actually it's the highest number in that range, but who's keeping score?  It's not like I'm bird-boned or anything.

The issue is that in order to do that, I would need to have 20 (including today) weigh-ins averaging out to 1.4 pounds a week.  A bit ambitious for a gal whose prides herself on taking this weight-loss thing nice and slow, no? 
So, I took the fact that I was immediately a bit disappointed at a one-pound loss as a red flag that the original challenge wasn't quite right.

I'd still love to hit a clear goal, even if it's not my actual WW "goal," by my 30th birthday, though.

So here's what I'm thinking, I'm starting a 20 pounds in 20 weeks challenge.  
Starting today and ending at the December 7th weigh-in.

Is there anyone out there who wants to lose 5, 10, 15, or 20 pounds?  Please join me!  

Check-in in my comments section with your goal and progress every week.  You don't have to share actual numbers, but everyone participating in the challenge will get a prize at the end of the challenge, and there will be a drawing amongst those for one grand prize.  
I only have one rule:  Your goal has to be reasonable.  I recommend 20 pounds or less.  If you lose more, great!  If, not, what did it hurt?

(To my email-only readers: you can email me instead of commenting , if you like.)

Ok now, who's with me?!


Melissa said...

You know I am with you - I will try for 20 pounds, too! You I spired me to start, and I am going to get through these goals with you :)

Cayce said...

woohoo! We can do it. Melissa! You'll be training for your half marathon and it will happen anyway!

Ann Blackburn said...

I'll join you in that challenge. 20 in 20.

Casey said...

I'm in! I've been trying to get 10 to 15 pounds off for a while now. 30th B-days....here we come!!!

Becky said...

I'm in for 10!! This is very exciting! Hoping I can do it by my Birthday in November!!

Sally said...

I'm in for 20-200.....we'll see how motivated I get!! But 20 for sure!

Cayce said...

woot! welcome, ladies!

Molly said...

Ok...here we go...20 in 20!!!

Jane said...

Ok here it goes. I didn't gain any. Now those of you that know me, I have been gaining an average of 10 # a month with the insulin usage. So not gaining is a BIG thing. I wasn't able to walk much this past week, only once. I finally have my back straightened out,thanks to Dr. Brown-Chiropractor! Now to make myself get to the church and walk. I can't do exercises, but I can walk. I am back up to 1.5 miles at this time. Can't wait till I am up to the 3 miles a day. This is a new day.....
I am so proud of Cayce, and all of you that have made the choice to change the way you eat.