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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
    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
    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
    Love your reasons for doing this. You sound determined. Lots of goal setting going on. Must be the season!
    3705 days ago
    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
    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
    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:)

    3705 days ago
    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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