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?



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.


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

  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!!

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

    And how sweet is Jay? :)

  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!!! :-)

  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!

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

    Have fun racing this weekend!!

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

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

  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!!

  15. Awesome job!!!

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

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


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