Thursday, June 19, 2014

Where are the results?

So, our six week weight loss challenge ended Sunday.  (We had a six week challenge against another couple - highest percent lost, won)  I am so glad it is over.  Although we try to maintain a healthy lifestyle, it was stressful to always be thinking about the competition.  Justin did great! He lost about 8.5 lbs! The other couple lost about 10 lbs each - then there was me... +2.  really?  And as of yesterday, I am +5.  I'm having a hard time knowing that I am 10 lbs heavier than last summer.  I've tried all different types of exercise: HIIT, Interval, Cardio classes, spinning and recently, Pure Barre.
What gives?
Tomorrow is my last day of Pure Barre.  I have really enjoyed my two weeks.  It's hard as hell.  I think I have noticed some small changes.  I would like to continue, but think it will have to wait until after kids go back to school.

Last week they finished swim camp and have turned into big fish.  They want to be in the big pool all the time now and don't want to wear their puddle jumpers.  I usually let one take their's off and swim to me, while the other stays in their puddle jumpers.

This week they have been in Vacation Bible School.  They seem to be having a great time!  Actually, it's always a good time when their buddies are around!


  1. First off, I think you look great and I'm so impressed that you, your husband and your family created a fun challenge. That said, I know how frustrating it is when you make an effort and get no results. I have had so many similar experience in the last year or two. It's like I turned 35 and my metabolism just stopped. It's easy to get discouraged when you work out and eat healthy but don't see results. Nevermind the twin belly pooch and stretch marks. Excuse me while I go bang my head on the wall now ;)

  2. Ditto what Samantha said. I was sorta hoping your post will end with you sharing some magic weight loss secret because I've been stuck in the same spot for over 6 months now and no amount of exercise seems to be making a dent and I don't think I'm ready for a radical diet yet

  3. Oh my goodness. I have been gaining weight too! I eat so clean and "move my body" everyday and I cannot stop gaining. It is beyond frustrating!!! I am right there with you, sister! We're always so critical of ourselves, but I think you look amazing!