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Ten reasons to be a big loser.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

I started a new challenge with my LIC group this morning. Our first goal is to be the "biggest loser" but each week there are mini-challenges. This week I set out the following:
Take a starting photo (so you have something for comparison in 10 weeks.
Make a journal entry with your top ten reasons for doing this challenge.
Focus on getting your water intake to the minimum 8 glasses/day.
Track your calories.

So here are my reasons -
1) I want my speed back.
2) I want my confidence back.
3) I want my muscles back.
4) I want more energy.
5) I want my knees to stop hurting.
6) I want to stop the emotional binge eating.
7) I want my new clothes to fit again.
8) I want the "funk" caused by feeling "fluffy" to go far, far away.
9) I want to feel strong again.
10) I want to feel sexy again.

Here are my before pictures:


I got my 2L in today. Maybe a little more. I drank a lot of water at the potluck we had for our HM wrap up party.

I didn't track today. Breakfast was under my control but I ate lunch and dinner at Richard's. Potluck food doesn't have nutritional information unfortunately. I'll be on "track" again tomorrow though. You can count on that.
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  • GIGI1222
    Great list. You do look great already, but you will be happy in 10 weeks that you took before photos! They can be very motivating. I can not wait for after photos!
    3705 days ago
  • ETTEZEUS
    I like your reasons. This is a great challenge you are in.
    I must say though, if you look this good now, then I can't wait to see you in 10 weeks!!

    3705 days ago
  • no profile photo GEOGIRL
    Great reasons Penny and thanks for getting this challenge going! I feel so ready for it!
    I didn't get to track all my food yesterday either but today I am on track (although ravenous after this mornings run).

    I'm not doing the Nike Human Race, my 10k clinic just started on last Tuesday so I think I just need to focus on that for a bit. Our goal race will be the Chase the Elves race I think and I might sign up for the Santa Shuffle since my husbands group is doing that one and I'm also signed up and excited for the Resolution Run :) I think I saw your name signed up for that one? I'm snoopy I know, LOL!

    PS oh I did take pics too, I just have to upload and crop them before the world gets to see!

    Once again thanks for the running inspiration!
    3705 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/18/2009 1:35:07 PM
  • KAYAKID
    P, Your goals are great! I love them! good luck to you. You already look good just like bobby said! I would be a little scared to post pictures like this to the whole world. my body not quite as fit as yours. LOL
    3705 days ago
  • 25OPTIMIZE
    Love your reasons for doing this. You sound determined. Lots of goal setting going on. Must be the season!
    3705 days ago
  • KEAKMAN
    Great reasons! And a great starting photo - can't wait to see how you look in 10 weeks. AND how you feel about your 10 reasons!
    3705 days ago
  • ASPENJULES
    Wow Penny - I'll take 9 of your 10 reasons. And I have to agree with the Potluck food issue. I've been at dinners out (potluck style) 2 nights in a row, WITH potluck desserts as well! Thank heavens that's it for a while!
    3705 days ago
  • RACING4ME
    Hey chicka!!

    I LOVE your blog! Your reasons for rocking out are awesome, and I can actually feel each of them..LOL:) Can you do your thang double so I can get fit as well???? OK, OK, at least tell me Richard is feeling better!!

    Have an amazing weekend:)

    Trish
    3705 days ago
  • BLUEROSE73
    I like your reasons. I could almost copy them to my blog.

    Way to go for getting in what you could today. Keep up the good work.
    3705 days ago
  • BOBBYD31
    P, you already look great! but in 10 weeks i am sure you will have your list beat.
    good luck, bobby
    3705 days ago
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