Monday, April 19, 2010

20in20 Results

Starting date: December 1, 2009
Ending date: April 20, 2010
Starting weight: 222 lbs
Goal weight: 202 lbs
Current weight: 208.6 lbs
Weight loss over the final two weeks: 3.6 lbs
Total weight loss: 13.4 lbs
Pounds left until goal: 6.6 lbs
Weeks left in challenge: none

So, as you can see I didn't make the challenge. However, I am TOTALLY PSYCHED to be back at my pre-baby weight with only 6+ lbs to go to meet my challenge.

Below is an email I sent to my Father-in-Law, and 20in20 challenger, last night before doing my final weigh in this morning to find out exactly how much I had lost. The subject was: Off The Hook.

Hey as you are aware, our 20in20 challenge officially ends tomorrow morning. I already know that I have not met my personal challenge of 20 lbs in 20 weeks, however, I HAVE lost 10 lbs, which I am reminding myself is A) no small feat and therefore B) nothing to be ashamed of and really, I should C) be very proud of what I have accomplished. Anyway, I have no idea what your final weight loss is, but wanted to encourage you to remember that what ever it is, whether it be 1 pound or 50, it is something to be proud of.

As you know, my personal challenge involved my giving up my iPhone until I lost the total 20 pounds. With a small baby in tow at pretty much all times, it seems impractical, if not irresponsible, to be cavorting around without a cell phone, so I was planning on calling AT&T and turning off my data plan. However, I have decided to participate in a Couch-to-5K (C25K) challenge and I have a training application on my iPhone that I am very excited to start using tomorrow.

So, for my own sake, I do want to stay accountable to holding up my end of my personal challenge, so I am promising to not use my iPhone for any purposes other than the following:

  • phone
  • texting
  • music
  • calendar
  • C25K application

until I HAVE lost the remaining 10 lbs (and just in case you are wondering exactly what that goal poundage is, it is 202). This means that I will not be using my phone for any of the following features:

  • email (although I will continue to take a picture of Garrison daily and send it to Davis at work using the email reason why he should suffer)
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • weather
  • games
  • ordering pizza
  • surfing the web
  • looking up recipes

So there you have it. Figured I would send this to you so I can at least attempt to be kept accountable to this. I TOTALLY am NOT sending you this to guilt you into giving up your Penguins Playoff tickets (or to find an alternative), because seriously, that would be mean and stupid...both my guilting you and your giving up your tickets.

Thank you for giving me a goal to work towards and for being a part of the challenge.

Coasting anon


The C25K challenge starts this morning as soon as Little G is up from his morning nap.

I'll be keeping you posted!


  1. Your success so far is great and the important part is losing weight in a healthy way that you can maintain.

    C25K is a great challange! How long does your plan last? Have you signed up for a race? I would highly recommend find a 5K and signing up right now. It is great motivation and you will have a ton of fun!!

  2. Congrats on the loss so far! Your posts inspired me to keep trying.

    I jumped on the weight loss train after the cancer diagnosis in February, and promised not to weigh myself until after Monday's hysterectomy. So far: 13 pounds!

    Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  3. C25K, that's what I need too! You're right that 10+ lb is nothing to be ashamed of. I've been a complete slacker since Eva was born, thanks for inspiring me!

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