Monday, May 24, 2010

Let the Games Begin!

Today begins the Summer Challenge 2010.

Let's take care of a little business. :D

As I said in an earlier post, my goals for this challenge are simple. To stay on track, keep my calories under 1800 a day, to exercise more, stay hydrated and to get over my silly scale block. I think that this challenge will be good for me and assist me in reaching all of these goals.

Okay, now to the meat of the matter. The weigh in. I weighed in this morning, first thing. Of course, I would be puffy, this morning. lol Isn't that always the way. None the less, I get on me scale and took the required picture of The Number. :D

I weighed exactly one month ago and am down another 9.8 pounds, overall. :D

Start weight for this challenge: 366.0 pounds.

Okay, can I just gripe for one teeny second? My scale is a pretty good one. Accurate, doesn't complain when I step on it. (At least not so I can hear... ;)) But damn! It sure doesn't hold the weight number on the screen long. As soon as it flashes to show it has reached The Number, I have mere seconds, and not many, at that in which to snap that pic. Otherwise, I have no complaints about this scale. If anyone is curious about it, it is a Taylor brand digital scale. It will measure weight, body fat, muscle and water percentages and all that good gobbldy-gook. I just use the weight feature. I bought it at It was on sale and with shipping less then fourty bucks. So, if you need a good scale, I can heartily recommend this one. :D

All righty, then. Summer Challenge: On!



  1. Congrats on the nearly 10 lb weight loss!! That's great!!

    Good luck with the Summer Challenge :D I know you'll do great!! Do you watch the Biggest Loser? Tomorrow is the finale - I am really looking forward to it. I like watching BL while I workout - I record it and use it for two workout sessions (ride my bike, do weights, etc.) because it motivates me watching others exercising. Plus, I love the show :)

    I despise my scale. It sounds like yours is pretty good other than the short-term number display. Mine is so inaccurate. It isn't digital, so that is probably why. I need to get a new one!

  2. Brooke, I do watch TBL. I also find it inspiring and motivating and I just enjoy it. :D

  3. Congratulations on the weight loss! I think you will do great!

  4. Good luck on the challenge! I am doing it too - I forgot my scale pic this morning though so may have to do it tonight which will then definitly be up from what it was - oh well! All the best!

  5. Thank you SM and Alex!

    Alex, just think about the difference you will see on the next weigh in. ;) :D

  6. I have lost 10 but have 64 more to go. Following you now.

  7. I was searching for the post in which you gave your start weight but couldn't find it. But still, it seems to me you've lost quite a bit already and I am so proud of you!! I know you are going to rock this challenge!! Keep up the good work, darlin'! I know you can do this. Are you still getting out with Sabryna?

  8. Hi Kristi! Welcome!

    Sherry, I get out every now and then. :D


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