Friday, April 30, 2010

Beach challenge finale

This week I plummeted all of 0.2 pounds to weigh 199.6. That's my final weigh in for Tammy's Beach challenge, so I didn't meet the goal of losing ten pounds, but I managed to stay in Onederland 2 weeks in a row! Given some iffy food days, I'm thrilled. I was actually 197 Tuesday, but ate out 2 nights in a row, and even with good choices, the paltry loss (rather staying essentially the same) is likely due to salt content. Though I didn't hit the goal, this challenge definitely helped me break back through the 200 mark, I pray for the last time. I thank Tammy for all her effort with it, and also congratulate her for losing 15 pounds this mornth herself!

My exercise has continued to be kind of shoddy this week as well and I haven't started the early morning walking. This morning I slept in until 5:40, and that was too late to walk, shower and get to the morning meeting ready to head on to work directly following.

I realize that next week, I'm going to have my walking clothes literally at the ready (in fact I may sleep in them since it will be dark when I get out there) and just have to don socks and shoes as soon as I wake up. I'll have to do it for some consecutive days before it becomes part of the routine. But I'm very geared up to do it. Hopefully it will loosen my knees for the day as well as providing exercise.

Also, I flagged with the picture taking of food this week pretty much, and I want to return to doing more of it again, even if only one meal and snack a day. My very best food days were the ones where I took pictures of all my food. My intention is to start back Monday.

This weekend is a busy and full one. Tomorrow I'm going to Avalon, New Jersey at the Jersey shore with 3 friends. There is an all day Women's AA conference, with some of it taking place on the beach! It's supposed to be hot (90s) here this weekend, so it should be a great day for this. I'm excited about even the car ride down with these friends - I know we'll have a blast. Wild sober women, all of whom know how to have a good time but do it sanely now. I know I'm not going to want to take pictures of food, though I plan to take pictures of the beach and other assorted sites of interest or ridiculousness.

I've been very busy at work the last few days, hence the decreased posting. I still have a lot going on, so I'm going to sign off. Have a good weekend, everyone. Hopefully I'll get a post in on Sunday.

16 comments:

  1. Have a great time at your conference Leslie! Maybe you didn't make your original goal but you got to Onderland and you stay there. Small victories are still victories.

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  2. Have a great weekend ! My MIL is from Neptune City NJ. I went out there once and the Jersey shore is beautiful ! I am hoping the predicted rain holds off here this weekend

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  3. Leslie! Congrats on breaking back through 200! Onderland is worth it. Great work.

    Have fun. K?

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  4. Way to go on your loss!!! Glad you were able to stay in onederland :)

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  5. Have a great time this weekend. I have been to a few AA conferences and have enjoy them all. I mean....who wouldn't..right?? I learn so much.

    Onward and downward!

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  6. Don't forget your sunscreen! xoxo Have a great time!

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  7. Have fun at the Jersey Shore! Sounds marvelous....

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  8. Hey - that is great staying under 200! Have an awesome weekend!!

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  9. Hi Leslie. Two weeks in Onederland is success IMO. Well done!

    Have a wonderful time at the beach! It always refreshes the soul.

    Bearfriend xx

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  10. have a great time - remember the sun screen!

    (did the lost phone ever surface?)

    I have slept in work out clothes on more than one occasion!

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  11. Oh, too bad about the challenge. No plastic pink flamingo in your lawn? tsk, tsk. Uh-hmm, you know some would consider that a GOOD thing. Chuckle.

    YAY for being in ONEderland for good! :D

    Deb

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  12. Congratulations on many levels! Sobriety is so hard and I give to you great honor for doing that and maintaining it. ONEderland is great too. Have a blast with the girls...

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  13. I don't know about you, but if I don't keep up the intensity on my workouts, it is really, really hard to get back to good workouts again. Have a great week!

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  14. Nice to meet you~!!!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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  15. Congrats on the loss and welcome to onederland! :)

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  16. Hey, Leslie. There's a gift for you on my blog. :) (It won't take much work.) Deb

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