Monday, August 1, 2011

Phase 6…did, done and my results…not bad at all!!


Suppose to be… 165, not bad at all!!! I weighed in at 11:00 Saturday night so that I could finish the challenge on time. So I could well be at the 165 or better after a good night sleep but I’m done with the scale and here’s the weight. Here’s the challengers when we started it all and I lost 25.8 lbs total with Allan’s challenges. I have now completed my weight loss section of my life style change.

I am now going to work on toning up this mess and building some muscle. I have a tummy that needs lots of toning and some back fat and bat wings that need to go so those are my areas of needing. I have to learn to maintain the weight or close to now for the rest of my life. I lost a total of 63.8 lbs on my life style change and that is never going to creep back on again.

I don’t know how the other challengers did and I’m hoping that when Allan gets all the results we’ll see who finished, who was there from the beginning and finished and just how everyone did. Diets, life style changes…whatever you want to call losing weight is not easy, heck I think it’s the hardest thing I ever did and it took me 19 months, 76 weeks. I know it was less then a pound a week but it was a constant down trend when figured out that way. Yes some weeks up, some weeks done mega and other week just a bit and some weeks nothing at all but in the end it ended just like I wanted it too, needed it too.

My last challenge this summer is Deb and Mir’s Slimmer This Summer challenge and for me it is an exercise challenge. I haven’t been stellar on the exercises I had planned on doing but I am moving my butt so for now as long as I am moving, doing and working hard I’m going to call that a success too.

It’s a new week, a week busy beyond belief. There’s daycare, gardening, yard work, our first cord plus wood to start stacking, packing for our BWCA trip and wow has my house exploded. Plus the biggy, I still need to study for my bus endorsement test and take that Friday. I’d also like to talk to the school and get that paperwork going, make a doctors appointment for my DOT physical, get to the chiropractor and meet with my scouts before we leave at 4:30 Saturday morning. We’ll see in the end what happens, the test, doctor and school can wait until I’m back but I’d prefer not, the lawn has to get done, the green beans and cucumbers are ready to pick and my wee ones, no matter what come first.

So how’s life for you? How’s your life style changes going? Just remember to take it a day at a time. Remember my poem?

Just for today, I will stay on my diet;
Just for today, I will answer the call;
Just for today, I will drink all my water;
Just for today, I will give it my all!!

This poem will follow me into maintenance also because the bad foods, lack of exercise and just plain laziness calls to me all the time. I’ll just do one day at a time for the rest of my life, which I hope is long because I want to live to be 101 years old.

Have a blessed week my friends. I am not positive I will be back here before I leave and I will be gone from the 6th to the 13th but when I get back I will have lots to share with you. But I’ll shot for a post before I got.

I do have a huge update for you too….


Scout and Wilbur seem to be feeling just fine. We were really worried on Friday and most of Saturday because Scout was very down and tired and not eating but by evening she was her old puppy self driving Wilbur nuts. I read about the medicine, she could of had a reaction to it that made her sick so we think that’s what it was. The bad part about it is I have one more dose to give her in 3 weeks so another sick couple of days or just maybe she’ll be fine with the third dose. However we are so happy and blessed and hope that this too will be over with and she’ll grow up to be the best protector and best friend for Mike.

BLESSINGS my friends. Take care and have an awesome week.


Jo said...

Congrats on closing the book on weight loss. However, maintenance is no easy thing, either. Just keep up with your exercise, and don't eat extra just because you reached goal weight. In other words, keep the focus. You can do it!

downsizers said...

Your progress is quite impressive. Now that you can look back on this journey to a new you, aren't you glad you toughed it out? If this was easy, everybody would be skinny and in shape but we know what a struggle it is and that God is faithful; He never changes - our rock, our deliverer.

Karen Butler Ogle said...

Congratulations, Julie. You should be proud of yourself. I'm so glad to hear you are at goal and are entering maintenance. I wish you all the best.

Glad to hear that the puppies are okay too. I was worried about them


Mom to the Fourth Power said...

Great job Julie!! You just rock girl!
I hope you have a wonderful time on your trip. Be kind to yourself!

God bless...

EmptyNester said...

Awesome job Julie!

And I like the little poem- this really is about doing things one day at a time, isn't it?

Princess Dieter said...

I lost a lot on A's challenges and am continuing. As of today, I've lost 112.6 pounds from my highest weight. I think I was like 252 or somesuch when I began A's DDDY challenges, and I'm 186.4 today. So, clearly, a lot of change. :)

I still am not in maintenance, which is where I guess you are now. So, it will be interesting to see how you incorporate not just exercise, but managing to stay in your new range. I know you'll do fine.

Congratulations. You done good, babe.

Ronnie said...

You did amazing, Julie! Congrats on hitting goal, or being so close that a few ounces don't really matter! You're an inspiration. :)

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Thrice Blessed said...

Awesome job on the weight loss!!! Good luck on the toning! :)

Michele said...

I am so relieved that the puppies are doing okay. Wow! What a scare.

So happy for you that you are done with the weight loss portion of your journey. You know, many people continue to lose a little more weight. So, you never know a few more pounds might come off. You have done terrific on your weight loss. What an accomplishment!

A tip that works for me for the exam: write some questions that you think they will ask. Have Mike or Jim use these to quiz you. Works really well for me.

Oh, and I am Back from a great trip to WA state! michele

Baby Sister said...

That is so awesome Julie!! Congratulations!!

upinthecosmos said...

Congrats on your achievements! It's an awesome task and you've done it, let the maintaining begin:-)

MB said...

Congratulations on your amazing progress and reaching your weight loss goal. The real work starts now. Looking forward to watching you show me how to rock the maintenance phase of this journey we're on.

Blessings to you!

Shawn said...

Wonderful Julie! Congrats on your lifestyle change.
I am so happy Scout is doing better and I pray she continues to be a healthy little guru!

Ron said...

You have done an awesome job, hope your having a great week!

debkhershberger said...

Julie, You doing ok? Was thinking bout you and your family today.

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