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The 9 lb Sprint :)

Friday, June 25, 2010

And it begins!

Back in April I had gotten down to 166.2 lb, a weight at which I felt and looked awesome. Somehow the pounds coming off didn't have much of a noticeable effect (I started at 185 in November) but after I hit 168 or so, people would do double-takes and make the "WOW" comments we are all secretly in the game for :) I'm back up to 175 however, thanks to depression and the learning curve. I'm not sitting around depressed about it, though. I've lost these pounds before and can do it again. I've learned a lot and am healthier. No shame.

Now the kicker. I live in Germany and go back to NY about once or twice a year. I haven't been since last August, and am going again this July. I had very much hoped to come and see everyone looking awesome at 166 or lower. Now I'm wondering if I can still make it. I am firmly back on the wagon, and if I take it seriously and don't derail for the 4.5 weeks I have left... I could lose 9 lb. That's a healthy, steady loss, about 2 lb per week.

This is the challenge; this is the plan.

166 by July 26. Can I do it? What do you think?

Projection:
June 25 - 175 lb (Today)
July 1 - 173
July 8 - 171
July 15 - 169
July 22 - 167
July 26 - 166 (Off to the US)

I ask you - is this possible? Give me tips, support, encouragement! I really want to do this!!!
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  • BLONDEDOG
    Hey girlie! I'm a little behind! Sorry! So tell me....how's it going? I've gained back 10 pounds myself....scary stuff to me. I'm trying my hardest to get back on the wagon, but for some reason this time it's a struggle. I get a little bit better every day...I just keep trying to remember how great I felt at my goal weight....IT'S TIME TO FIGHT BACK!!! Please drop by and let me know how you're doing!
    3798 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2872875
    I think you can do this! I've seen people drop pounds like crazy and I know you'll be able to do it! Just keep working hard and do your best. You've really come a long way so far already!
    3808 days ago
  • NCSUGIRLIE
    Totally doable!! Stay focused, rev up your exercise routine when you have time. Good luck!
    3809 days ago
  • XTREMEMNCOWGIRL
    I truly think you can do this. I gained some of my weight back when I was lapsed and now I'm back on the wagon and more determined than ever!!! I know you can do this!!! emoticon
    3811 days ago
  • MOMJMGR
    You SOOOOO can do this! Just stay focused on your goal and you can easily make it. emoticon
    3811 days ago
  • VW_STEPH
    You can so do this, i know you can and you know you can! It's totally feasable and you are back on board, you have your motivation and now there's no stopping you. =)

    Some extra hard work and you'll be there in no time. Stay active, keep moving! Double take on your portion sizes, and stick to your nutritional goals. You know what you're doing already ;) Good luck!! xxoxx
    3811 days ago
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