Friday, January 28, 2011

WEEK 13 - News even BIGGER than last week!

I'm in!

I'm a contestant in Grande Prairie's Biggest Loser competition!!!   I just got the call from Jen Baron, the promotions director from Q99. The initial weigh in is tomorrow at VO2 Max & the weekly weigh-ins will be on Mondays at noon. There will even be challenges every other Saturday & different locations around town.  To recap (if you didn't read the last post), the prizes are $1000 cash, $1000 in Subway GC, a year membership at VO2 Max, and Treadmill valued at $2000 from Canadian Tire.

So I'm really excited!!! Now the real work begins. There will be 3 sessions with the Biggest Loser group each week at VO2 Max, plus everything I do on my own. 

And on the Jenny Craig front... this past week I lost 2.8lbs! So I'm at 190 lbs exactly.  My goal was to get under 190 by next week & I was 1 measly ounce away from meeting my goal one week early...but oh well... Almost 3 lbs in one week is still awesome.

And today I got to put on pants & a sweater I haven't worn in almost 4 years!  So exciting...I was like, "Okay, I'll just see..." & then they fit! So it's a ll good.... Here's a snippet from my Jenny Craig weekly journal from this week:

"WOW ~ I have NEVER felt this good...this motivated...this dedicated. I've never been this committed, or stuck to this (weight loss) for this long"

Next post will be all about how I'm finding & keeping this motivation going. ... I promise... I just have to find an extra 20-30 minutes to write!

Friday, January 21, 2011



Can I just say... I lost 3.7 lbs this past week! I worked so hard with cardio everyday & made sure I stuck to my Jenny Craig menu EXACTLY & was so happy to see 3.7 lbs! This week I also discovered that shovelling snow is a GREAT workout. We had a lot of snow fall this week & in the beginning I dreaded having to do it, but once I saw how many calories I was burning (thanks to my Jenny Craig armband) I was burning & then looked forward to getting some done each night in addition to the elliptical I was doing in the mornings.  Last night I wanted to do some more, but our walkway & sidewalk were already done... so I did the entire sidewalk on our street & my neighbour's walkway.  Tonight I'll be doing our back deck...Alex tells me the snow is up to his waist!  He wants me to put it all in one place so he can try to make a snow cave. I'll be sure to take pictures.

So I have other BIG news... the BIGGEST!... 

Grande Prairie is having a BIGGEST LOSER competition. One of the radio stations here (the one that Alex used to work at) is pairing up with one of the gyms here in town (V02 Max) & their having a Biggest Loser competition with some big, BIG prizes... $6000.00 worth... And guess what? I totally applied to be a contestant! The prizes are $1000 cash, $1000 in Subway GC, a year membership at VO2 Max, and Treadmill valued at $2000 from Canadian Tire.

So... the first thing I have to do is get chosen as a contestant... then I'm gonna tear it up with eating perfectly & doing so much cardio it'll make your head spin! AND THEN... I'm gonna WIN!  My goal is to mimic the weight loss I had this week (3.7 lbs) & lose a total of at least 30 lbs in the 8 weeks of the contest. I'll be doing my regular cardio in the morning, the stairs at work at lunch time & more cardio in the evenings & on weekends. I'm going to meet with my personal trainer, Dustin (Aftershock Fitness... he's also the manager at my gym, Snap Fitness) to find out how much cardio I can do without dying!

So stay tuned... if I'm chosen, you'll get to check out my bio & they're even going to be posting the weigh-ins on I'll make sure you guys get that info.  Wish me luck & I know I'll totally need your support to do well :)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Week 11

On a roll... Worked out really hard (6 days this weeks) & ate really well...aside from one day hat I freaked out a bit & had treats I shouldn't have... and I'm down to 196.5 lb!  1.6 lbs gone. AND.... I've lost a total of sixty lbs now :) YAY!

Things that re noticeably better...1)  Clothes are fitting looser.  It's so nice to just stand there & feel the fabric "floating" around your thighs.  I know that sounds weird... but for the most part, my pants have always fit tight. So it's nice to have things fitting loose.  2) I'm actually starting to notice a slimmer physique.  I know I've still got a long way to go, but I am noticing a difference in my body. (When I look at it from the side, etc.)  3) Other people are noticing too. I've been getting quite a few comments & it's helped me to have the drive to keep going & word hard.

My next "mini goal" is to lose a minimum of 2.2 lbs each week for the next 3 weeks.  If I can do that then I will be out of the 90's & into the 80's & I'll be going to Calgary for a Scentsy convention (& some shopping) & my reward will be some new lululemon clothes.  So I hope I can do it! Send some positive energy my way (via comments) to help me along :)

Friday, January 07, 2011

Week 10

Well... ladies... the time has arrived... UNDER 200!!!  I worked out 6 days this week (minimum 30 on the elliptical each time) and was really diligent with eating properly. I lost 1.9lbs & am now 198.1 lbs.... with a total of 17.4 lbs lost with Jenny Craig & 57.9 lbs lost overall! And I got my measurements taken at Jenny Craig today & got my first "inches lost" ribbon... 7.5 inches so far!

I am so excited because I'm finally starting to notice a difference... in the clothes I wear, how I'm feeling (my confidence is increasing).  And I get to get gel nails this week because I reached my landmark of getting under 200 lb!  So I'm excited to see how things will go over the next few weeks ... looking forward to losing more weight & getting healthier...

This week I also started the Jenny Craig Metabolic Max program.  It involoves using a device that will "automatically track the calories burned during your daily activities and monitors the quality of your sleep. The information tracked can easily be managed with BodyMedia's online Activity Manager. Add in the easy-to-use food log and you have the information you need to improve your weight loss."

So bascially, I've got a highly accurate way to track what I'm doing & how effective it is for my weight loss... & hopefully it will motivate me... I'll let you know how it goes.