Today was the last day of HealthQuest's Biggest Loser Contest. The final results haven't been tallied and published, but I am confident I am NOT this year's Biggest Loser. Some of these folks have really knocked off the weight over these past two months!
Still, I feel like I am one of the contest's winners - managed to trim off right at 10 pounds during the contest, and that's with a wild week of excess when I actually gained back 2 pounds. (No, they wouldn't let me count that 2 pounds twice, when I lost it the second time!) Maybe this good start will set the pattern for the months ahead, helping me achieve my goal of reaching a size 12 by summer. Hey, my size 14's are already noticeably looser - definitely motivating!
Thank you, friends, for your words and notes of encouragement - they really helped keep me going. And thank you, Ginny, for not posting a bunch of Facebook updates about yummy food! I'm excited to have actually completed the contest AND to have consistently lost weight over the eight weeks. Maybe in a couple of months I'll write a post about shopping for a smaller size!
found an old poem from baby felix
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