I started a weight loss competition on Facebook with my friends and had an AMAZING turnout! I can’t believe how many people were encouraged to join! I set it at a $25 entry fee and we had 29 people sign up! $725 jackpot baby!!
I am so excited that I had a part in helping people get motivated. The last weight loss competition I did was the first time I was really able to focus and not lose my train of thought and motivation. I made it all the way and ended up winning.
So here we are, Spring Break is about to start…so I decided to do this again just in time for summer. It ends on May 6 (8 week competition)! So far I have gone from 136.5 on Monday to 133 this morning (Wednesday). I’ll be posting my progress pics again too. I took them on Monday morning. I remembered how much that helped me.
I am tracking my progress on Instagram (weightwarriors) and MyFitnessPal (julieannbrody), so go follow me! :)
Your Body On...A 30-minute run leads to awesome mental and physical benefits - This is how I lost 21 lbs. in 6 weeks!
"The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want the most for what you want now."-Zig Ziglar
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First time running a long distance since my competition ended and I had my best time! I don’t know if it’s because I am eating regularly now or if it’s because my body has had a week to rest, but I felt great! Yoga class yesterday, running today. I’m back in the game :)
I’ve been having a really hard time. Ever since I cheated and the competition has been over, it’s been really hard for me to keep my focus. My plan is to set mini goals for myself that I’m going to strive my absolute hardest to meet. First is the AIDS Walk in LA on October 14. It’s a 10k walk/run. I’m going to use this as my practice run because I’m going to do the Universal Studios Backlot Run on November 4. The big run that I signed up for isn’t until January 5. It’ll be my first half marathon. I’ve done 3 10k runs before and 1 5k run. I’m really looking forward to these runs. I just need to get my mind away from food and back to focusing on running and getting to my goal weight. My lowest weight that I hit was 116.2 at the weigh in on Friday morning, but that was after not eating or drinking after noon from the day before, so I don’t think that should be counted as my realistic weight. I will get back to that AND more. My goal weight is 113-115 and then I will be building muscle. I’ve had it with cheating with food. It tastes good for 2 seconds and is gone and then all your left with are the numbers on the scale rising after all of the hard work that you put in.
I just realized that I have a wedding reception to go to with my coworkers this Sunday. I want to look great in a dress after losing all of that weight, so I’m going to make Sunday my new short term goal! PERFECT!!! This is exactly what I needed! I’ll look forward to shopping on Saturday for a cute dress and Sunday is my perfect goal! I can do this! Running tomorrow and yoga this week!!! WOOOHOO!!!!
Today’s Weight: 116.6 lbs.
Total Lost: 21.0 lbs
At the work weigh in, I was in my bathing suit and I went down to 116.2 lbs, but this is the best I ever could’ve expected. I ate a little bit of sushi for lunch and I already feel like I need to go run it off. There’s no way I’m going to let myself get back to where I was. I’m only going to get better and better from here on out. This competition has taught me so much. I love my new body and love that I know what I can do with it now. I couldn’t be happier. :)
GO FIND THE NEW YOU!!!!
Today’s Weight: 117.6 lbs.
Total Lost: 20.0 lbs
OH MY GOD!!! I went on my run and weighed myself to see how I am (I’m usually at least a half of a pound more at night than I am the next morning) and I see THIS!?!? This is the lowest weight I’ve been so far!!!! This would make me at a 14.41% loss!!! There’s NO way anyone could touch this!!!!! AHHH! I can’t wait for tomorrow morning!!!!!!!!!
What I did today is stop eating at 1:00pm and I’ve only had a total of 3 cups of water all day. I’m not too uncomfortable, my throat is a tiny bit dry, but I’ll have a tiny sip of water every now and then. I had energy while running and I took my shower, so now I’m just not going to have anything else to eat or drink until tomorrow morning and then the weigh in is at 10! I can’t wait!!!! 12.5 more hours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!