Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Results

Did you see this season's final results post on Win, Lose, or Blog, yet?
Did I place first? Nope. Am I bummed? A little.
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't. I'm sure anyone who didn't place first is a tad bummed.
It's pretty natural to want to "win".

Here's the exciting thing though...

I lost 23 lbs.
Twenty-three pounds!!

When I started this competition, I really didn't know what to expect as far as weight loss, but here's what I did know...I was getting into this for a lifestyle change...and if I happened to win first, it would sweeten the deal, if not, I was going to have some awesome new habits at the end of 7 weeks. Win.

I did my personal best and that's what matters.
I was good to my body.
I didn't deprive it of anything, and I only indulged once or twice.
I ate a healthy, balanced amount of calories every day.
I lost at a healthy rate.
I did the best I could for my body and let the weight come off as it wanted.
Could I have lost a few more pounds? Probably, but as I said before, this was about eating and living in a way that I could live with, forever, not short term fad dieting.

I developed a habit of working out 5-6 days a week, and guess what? Friday night at 10 pm, I hadn't worked out, and I felt off, so I threw on my workout clothes and with the encouragement of my wonderful sister in law, I ran my first mile straight without stopping. first time ever. I'm still working on my endurance when it comes to running, normally it goes something like this: run a 1/4 of a mile, walk a bit, run a bit, walk a bit, but Friday I ran one mile straight (partly uphill) without stopping at all. Fist pump in the air for me!

I might not have won a title, but the only thing I feel like I lost here was weight.
Does that sound sooo incredibly cheesy? Sorry, because it's true.
I've got about 20 lbs to go and I'm thrilled to see what the next couple months bring...Smaller sizes? Lower numbers on the scale? More muscle? 
Yes please :)

Way to go to all the other contestants! I hope those that still have weight to lose are successful in the rest of their journey! Good luck! And again, a huge thank you to the ladies behind Win, Lose, or Blog!


  1. You did so fantastic, Amy. Good job! You've got great momentum now to finish this weight loss thing out :)

  2. You did a fabulous job and I still remember that first time I ran a mile without stopping (just last year) and I was crying I was so proud of myself! It's such an empowering moment! Congrats with how far you've come!

  3. you did awesome! And I so agree w/ your post & your attitude. Doing it longterm and on your bodies terms is the only way to get there!!!! Fantastic job Amy!