March 24, 2010

Weigh-in Wednesday - Spring Fling Week 4

Sisterhood Spring Fling Challenge

Good morning!  I was nervous going into today's weigh-in.  I busted my hump this past week - burning over 4,000 calories and sticking with eating only 1650 calories per day.  Add to that the bloat gain from Aunt Flow last week, and I was bound to lose.  Right?

Right?

Right??

What could it mean if I didn't lose this week?

I held my breath and stepped up on the scale.

Challenge starting weight: 125.4
Goal weight: 120
Last week: 127.0
This week: 123.6

I lost almost 3 1/2 pounds!!!  Are you freaking kidding me?

That means I lost all of my bloat and then some.  Which means my exercise is burning the fat off, and 1650 is just about right where my calories should be.  Woot!  Woot!!!

I really needed this victory.  Yesterday I got really down on myself because my running hasn't been improving the way I would like it to.  I ask my husband last night why I can't just be good at something.  Not the best in the world, but better than mediocre. 

Hell I swear I don't think I even rate mediocre when it comes to running. 

Being the sweet, thoughtful husband he is, he hugged me and told me that in his eyes, I was the best penny pincher in the world - and that was something to be proud.  Then he pulled out the cheese card and told me I was the best in the world at loving him.

*Begins passing out air sick bags.*

Then I have the loss this morning - at this stage in the game 3 1/2 pounds is certainly not a mediocre loss!!

In fact its enough to earn me this shiney thing...

I'm Down w/the Sisterhood

I wiped the slate clean and decided I'd only post a button if the weight loss was for the year - so here I am 3 months after the year began finally earning my 5# button.  My next stop will probably be stealing Thea's "I lost it all" button, because somehow I'm not sure 119 (what it would take to earn the 10# button) would look healthy on me.

Another victory for me is that I now have not one, but 2 pair of pants that I can take on and off without unbuttoning them.  For a girl with a booty like mine, that's sure saying something!

Time for me to report in to the Weight Loss Warriors and let them know how I did - no feeling like I let them down this week.  Time for you to hit the scale and report in to the Sisterhood.

21 comments:

  1. That is awesome news! Way to go on the loss :)

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  2. Oh Brooke, you are freakin awesome. That is a huge loss, especially when you are already down as far as you are. You never let the Warriors down, ever. You're an inspiration to us all. I am down 1.1 this week. I hope this is the week we take back first and stay there. Go Warriors!!

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  3. Ohmygoodness, are you kidding me????? WOO-HOO!! You.Are.Amazing!

    And how sweet is Jay? :)

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  4. Woot woot woot!!! Glad you saw a great and well-deserved loss this week!

    Girlfriend, you're great at all kinds of things! Not the least of which is cheering us all on in our efforts. Thanks!!! :-)

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  5. Oh my gosh Brooke! That is just about PERFECT! I am so happy for you. Love, Fat Becky who starts a new diet every freaking Monday!

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  6. Wow, GREAT JOB! Hard work really DOES pay off!! (Hmmmmm, might have to give that a try sometime...)

    Have fun racing this weekend!!

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  7. yay! you're AWESOME! I'm encouraged this week too--down 2.4 pounds currently!
    :0)

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  8. yay! you're AWESOME! I'm encouraged this week too--down 2.4 pounds currently!
    :0)

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  9. AWESOME BROOKE! Great job!

    LMBO at the penny pincher comment. And I love the lovey stuff....I wish more marriages had gooey lovey talk.

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  10. YEAH girl!!!! That's a nice little reward for working your butt off...literally! lol :)

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  11. I am so freakin' happy for you!!!! Congrats!

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  12. Yay! I'm so happy for you. Way to go, lady!

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  13. Brooke you are awesome! Congrats on the loss.

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  14. See?! Didn't we all say that you don't suck & to blame Aunt Flow for last week's gain!

    Jay's sweet words made me think of Amy Stroup's song "Love You Strongly" ~ have you heard it? Good stuff!!

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  15. Awesome job!!!

    I know the feeling of being mediocre at everything. I love Jay's comment back to you. :-) So sweet!!!

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  16. You know what! Take that button, lady!! It's yours!

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