February 10, 2010

Rethinking the Final Week

Rethink Your Shrink!

Don't worry, its just the end of the challenge - I have a feeling I'll be rethinking my shrink for years to come!!

Okay let's get the pesky little numbers out of the way.

Starting weight: 128.8
Last week: 127.6
Challenge goal: 124

This week: 128.6

Okay so I've accomplished nothing scale-wise this challenge. I have to be okay with that.  A wise woman told me yesterday - I can do anything that I want to do.   Losing more weight just must not be a priority right now.

Wanna know a secret?  I'm kinda glad. 

I have body image issues, more than the average woman I think.  (Who knows I've never been any woman but myself so how can I really judge?)  I also have obessive tendencies.  I get focused on something and it becomes my world.

So the more I think about it, not losing weight is a good thing. 

Because it means that I have something more important in my life right now.  (In case you haven't heard I'm moving into a farmhouse built in 1900.  No, not the 1900s.  1900.  Meaning its 110 years old.  And, no I don't have "after" pictures yet.)

Why set weight loss goals if I'm not going to put my effort behind them?  I'll only be disappointed.

So from now until we're settled into the house, maintenance will be my goal.  Another smart woman told me yesterday that ranges were good.  I'll maintan my weight between 127-129 and keep my calories between 1600 and 1900.

I'm working out 7-10 times a week, working a full time job, packing, cleaning, and updating the house.  I need my fuel!

So how'd you do this week?  Did you acheive the goals you set for yourself this challenge?  Drop your link over at the Sisterhood and tell us all about it!


  1. I didn't reach my goals either, but I know that each of us feel better then we did a month ago. You are a workhorse Brooke...and I admire you for staying focused on being healthy even if the scale is comfortable where it is.

  2. Good for you, Brooke! Can't wait to hear about the progress you all make on the house!

  3. I hope this year is the year you'll come to love the person God created you to be, regardless of not being completely satisfied with the particular shape He chose! He designed you this way long before you were ever a twinkle in your daddy's eye, so that means He wanted you to look exactly the way you do ~ and He LOVES the way He created you!!!

    I think you've done an incredible job of maintaining a good weight for your frame!!

    Now cut out one or two of those work-outs (unless you're doing it because you actually really enjoy it!), get some rest, and finish your house so we can see the pictures!!! ;)

  4. I love your new attitude and I think that is what the entire Rethink Your Shrink challenge was all about.

  5. Great attitude. Priorities are great - especially when they are kept in line. Good job!

  6. That's what I love about the bloggy world - so much encouragement. Keep it up Brooke!

    PS: Are you loving this season of Lost or are you just as confused as I am?

  7. yes, congratulations!! and not only because that number on the scale means you maintained your healty lifestyle but because you're rethinking about what it means to be healthy. working out 7-10 times a week and actually liking it is a really big deal! did you do that before? no! but you are now! high five girl!

  8. You have such a great attitude, I love that about you! Even if things get you down, you brush yourself off and get right back out there. We should all take a lesson from that! And, I cannot wait to see after pictures of your new house. You and your hubby have been working your tails off and I can't wait for you guys to start reaping the rewards!

  9. Brooke, you have so much on your plate right now I think you should be more than happy to be maintaining!! You are one busy little lady and you are burning some major calories with all your moving and working out. You are doing awesome!!

  10. YAY Brooke, I wish I could say I maintained. Your house will be amazing. Just take it easy and always find some way to relax.

  11. Brooke, YOU are an amazing woman. Truly amazing. I'm so proud of how far you've come over the past year. Your attitude improved SO much, and yeah, you might be a little obsessive, but I don't think there's anything wrong with that as long as you are healthy.

    Christie and Thea are so wonderful and I love them with all my heart! I'm glad you got some good words from them yesterday! I think you'll be rocking maintenance until you're ready to shrink some more! I cannot wait to see pictures of your house, because I am so excited for you!!!!

  12. I think considering everything you have going on, you are doing amazing work.

    And thanks for calling me smart. You're pretty smart, too!

  13. I didn't meet my goals this challenge but I did actually change my mindset (for the most part) and that feels so good (for me, even more important than the # on the scale right now). You are doing great maintaing especially with all the craziness going on. Keep up the good work!

  14. Girl, you've been given some great advice, & I'm glad you're taking it to heart! A weight range is good & simply maintaining is good ~ especially with all that you've got going on! I completely understand your body image issues, as well as your obsessive tendencies ~ been there, done that (& still there w/the obsessive stuff!) Also, ditto on what ValleyGirl said!

  15. I am so proud of how far you've come. SO PROUD.

  16. I'm so excited for you about this house! I bet it's gonna look amazing when you're done with it!! I hope you'll post pictures when it's done!

  17. How are you working out 7-10 times a week? DANG!!! =) That's amazing!!

  18. You can do anything you set your mind to, I know you can. I can't wait to see pictures of your house!!! Stay warm and have a great weekend. It's Mardi Gras here and that only means one thing...food, food, and more food!


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