Saturday, March 24, 2007

Week 10 Report

Cuz, well, we weighed in, didn't we?

The results, therefore, stand as follows:

Joe Schmoe: No change (10% to goal)
Biff Spiffy: -1 (51.4% to goal)
Tiff: -3 (37.1% to goal)
Schister: No change (14.3% to goal)
Renn: -3 (33.3% to goal)

Keep on keepin' on, y'all. We CAN do this. Get back on that there treadmill, or hit the jogging trail, or just get UP and walk around from time to time. All it takes is a little time, right?

Oh, and get your "happy" assignments in before you're marked with a tardy.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Week Nine Report

Here's the deal:

Joe Shmoe: Down 2. Total to date: -4 (10% of goal)
Most Excellent! This week's winner!
Biff Spiffy: Down 1. Total to date: -19 (54.3% of goal)
Tiff: Up 2. Total to date: -10 (28.6% of goal)
Renn: Up 2. Total to date: -5 (20.8% of goal)
Schischter: No change. Total to date: -5 (14.3% of goal)

A Chart

Here's a JPG of a PDF of an Excel chart, data accurate up to yesterday... Progress Defined!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Oh, The Joy!

Here's Tiff's essay for Part 2.

Shopping for size 12 clothing is a breeze. There are TONS of things to sort through, to try on, to admire myself in in the hateful dressing-room mirror. It's nice to not have to squint at myself to try to erase the butt ripples or the swaying upper arms, nice to not have to wrestle my waist into pants that actually button. I don't fool myself that I have the figure I did when I was young and childless, but I'm glad to see my hipbones and collarbones and wristbones again, to rediscover the jawline I used to have, even though it's now a little softer from age.

Beyond the shopping joys, I've discovered that feeling GOOD is about being healthy, and how nice it is to be able to climb the 3 flights of stairs up to my office without getting winded, how great it is to have workout dates with friends, how wonderful it feels to take a walk and WANT to run. Being fit, being healthy, is a gift I've given myself; it's one of the best gifts I've ever gotten.

All in all, I'd have to say that losing the weight I thought I didn't care about has has really changed me. Aside from LOOKING better, I FEEL better, about my self, my health, my energy, my body, my ability to take charge and DO the thing I knew I needed to do, even if NOT doing it was easier. I am proud of myself, and it feels darned good.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Bragging Time

I have something to share, it's exciting and I just can't contain it.

Everyone in the family got new pants last night. I don't clothes-shop much, so I was presented with a new pair of jeans when I got home from work.

They were a size too small.

Last month.

Today, they fit perfectly. And, my belt had to have 2 new holes installed. This stuff is working!

Thursday, March 8, 2007

The Shrinking Girl

Many, many thanks to Grampy of Fark Photoshop Contest fame.

He generously animated and shrunk our mascot out of the kindness of his creative little heart, simply for our inspiration and entertainment. Photobucket is a-hosting, and for the first time in my life, I got it to work. Yay!

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

What Week Is It?

Ok, doing the math here... we started this little Smackdown on January 7. It's now March 6, which makes this the Week 8 Report. Out of 26 weeks.

So, we're almost 1/3 (30.8%) of the way there!

Results as reported to this reporter:

Joe Shmoe: No change. Total to date: -2 (5% of goal)
Biff Spiffy: UP 1. Total to date: -18 (51.4% of goal)
Tiff: Down 1. Total to date: -12 (34.3% of goal)
Schischter: Down 1. Total to date: -5 (14.3% of goal)
Renn: UPDATED! Down 1. Total to date: -7 (29.2% of goal)

Excellent work shrinkers!