Monday, April 12, 2010

Weight Loss Challenge

This may not interest some of you but I think that posting on here will keep me accountable. There are many people who inspire me everyday but the one person that inspires me to become healthier is Seth. Seth's journey started as a simple goal at the beginning of the year, to run 1010 miles this year. He has seen so many benefits from working on his goal. He has lost a lot of weight and he blogs about this journey in his Fit With A Purpose (also known as 1010 in 2010) blog. He started a weight loss challenge on facebook. To enter we all put in $10. The person to lose the highest percentage of their weight after 6 weeks will win the money that was put in by all the challengers. There are 13 of us participating. Each week we have a "weigh-in." We must post a photo of us and of the scale. I have decided to also post mine on here so you can help cheer me on and also to keep me accountable. I don't want to look like a quitter so you guys will help me to keep going!

Here is my week 1 photo. Please be nice to me! I was so scared to post this on here. It is really out of my comfort zone but I really think doing this will keep me going.

41 comments:

Amy Renee said...

I think this is great! Goals to be healthier are very interesting to me! It's going to be neat to keep up with this! Good luck! YOU CAN DO IT!

lydia. said...

good for you, girl!
stepping out of one's comfort zone can be sooo tough, so i think you're a major brave lady.
best of luck.
and i totally believe in you! :)

Miss Makes-a-lot said...

you go girl! only when i abandoned the "diet" mentality in favor of an overall healthier lifestyle did it actually work in the long run - you can do it, and kudos for being so open and sharing!

slmpetersen said...

Carol - IT CAN BE DONE! I have lost almost 20 pounds since last summer. Remember that it's about getting it off and keeping it off, so you must change your eating habits permanently as you go!

Meg said...

Good for you! I admire your courage completely!!! I don't even weigh myself, it scares the poop out of me! I just know that I need to lose about 40 or 50 lbs to be at a healthy weight for my height. Keep up the good work, you rock!!!!
xoxo~Meg

tamara said...

Carol, I'm so proud of you! So brave! I think you look great already. The most important thing is that your healthy. And I think you have a LOT of people to support you:)

janel. said...

you are amazing!! a total inspiration!
I WISH I weighed 168 :) love you. you are going to rock it!
xo
janel

Seth said...

I'm proud of you for posting this! It'll be fun. Do it all b/c you want too and not because you feel that you have too.

You are inspiring a lot of people!

Jamie said...

You are awesome, Carol!!! I love this idea! What a great challenge to keep accountable! We're all rooting for you! You can dooooo it!!! I admire your courage. You're an inspiration!!!! xo

Carrie said...

You go girl! You can do it I know you can :D

hugs

Carrie

With Love, Jamie said...

You go girl!!! :)

CaL said...

This is so cool! I love how you're tracking it online...I was thinking of doing something along these lines also. You can totally do it! & I think the support on here is going to help motivate you! Remember, if you're doing any kind of strength training...lower weight & more reps to trim for the nice girly muscles! Good luck! ♥

katrina said...

you are brave! and this is exciting! i wish you the best of luck!

jenny said...

That's awesome Carol! I admire you for this post and I know you can do it! xoxo

Courtney said...

What a great idea! Keep it up! If you do another challenge let me know! I would be willing to do it!

Sonja said...

What a great idea to stay motivated! I agree with Meg, I don't even step on a scale so you go girl! Good luck with your goal, you can do it!! <3 Sonja

Lindsay said...

This is very admirable Carol, I am so proud of you!!! I think this is a great idea and you are incredibly brave for posting it. I Love you and I hope you win!!!! <3333
xoxo,
Lindsay

chelseybell. said...

first off, huge props to you for having the courage to put your weight and a photo online--i could never do that. secondly, you can TOTALLY achieve whatever you set your mind to.

your numero uno cheerleader, right here.

Anonymous said...

I agree Carol this was way out of my comfort zone. I really disliked the photo and showing everyone how much we weigh. But I agree it will motivate us and keep us accountable. You can do it Carol. You go girl!


Melissa

amu said...

Ah Carol! I am super proud of you! You can do anything you put your mind to~ <3

Emily said...

You are my hero!! You are wonderful and amazing for deciding you want to get healthier. I am doing weight watchers (online only) and I find sometimes it is hard to hold yourself accountable. Okay done rambling, just wanted to say go you!!!

spunkysuzi said...

I have to admit that taking my picture and posting it would be way out of my comfort zone! Good for you, i know you'll do great in the challenge.

Jess said...

Aw yeah! THIS IS GREAT! It's amazing that you conquered that fear. I find it to be somewhat liberating because it's like the first step to change. Just wait until you compare this picture with the final one. I'm positive you'll see a difference!

I'm rooting for you!

Missa said...

Your husband gave you a rockin' tribute on his blog, so I had to pick up my pom-poms and give you a RAH RAH RAH for your challenge. Kick Tail Girl (and don't let Seth win)!!

Cheers,
Missa
LosingEthel

katdoesdiets said...

I read Seth's blog. Just wanted to stop by and say go you!

Keelie said...

Hey Carol! I told Seth I would come visit you cause I think this is awesome what you are doing and I love a good craft blog!!

I'm gonna follow you so I can watch you win that loot.

Go Carol!

Keelie

you can check out my weight loss pursuit at:
http://www.wearelosingitblog.blogspot.com

amy lapi said...

yayy! you are beautiful! i can't wait to see your progress!! <3

Nikki said...

Awesome!!!! Love the color of your toes!

cmoursler said...

Hi, over from your hubby's blog..you look so awesome at 168 that I think I am going to go out and get me a bathing suit at 163.
Keep up the great work...Good luck.

Syl said...

congrats on starting a healthy journey of your own. With your husband by your side both of you will be able to feed off each other and provide the other with the motivation to get fit and healthy. Congrats on that!

You look great, good luck on the challenge!

Morgan said...

Way to go! I follow Seth's blog, and he is so obviously proud of you and impressed by you that I couldn't help coming over here to cheer you on! I know how hard it is to post a picture of yourself when you don't like the way you look or feel - I posted an exposed pic of myself last week. I can tell you it a good step towards better acceptance, though. You are beautiful - way to go, and good luck on the challenge!

ashley!nocera said...

Hey Carol! I follow your husband's blog and after seeing his post about you, I of course wanted to come and show some support! He is obviously so proud of you for doing this and I am too! It takes so much courage for a woman to announce her weight for the whole world to potentially see. Take it from me, I know it's stressful. BUT YOU DID IT! Which only goes to show that you have the strength and confidence to win this thing! Kick some tail, girl! YOU CAN DO IT!
LOVE the nail polish by the way! Super cute and summery :)

Mama Ventura said...

I think this is so incredibly courageous. I am sure you are going to rock this challenge.

MaryFran said...

You rock!!!!!!! Congrats on the bravery and courage to post your pic!!!

Sasha said...

I admire you so much for posting this!

I also wanted to let you know that I nominated you for an award over on my blog.

Have a wonderful day!

Forgettable said...

I found my way over here through your husband's blog and I just want to say "Way to Go!". I've been hesitant about posting my before picture on my blog but you have inspired me to do so...thank you!

Just Sweet Love said...

you are going to do SO great, my love! seriously.

Anna Joy said...

You can do it, friend!!!

tracey-leigh [...tl xo] said...

ahhhhhhhh inspiration :)

elycia said...

getting healthy is awesome! in the last year and a bit i've lost almost 60 lbs and i feel soooo much better. it's hard to get started but once you're on a roll it's much easier :) good luck on your journey, you can do it!!!!!

elizabethhaley said...

Carol, you are amazing! Love yous!