"I've decided that perhaps I'm bulimic and just keep forgetting to purge."

-- Paula Poundstone

Monday, April 26, 2010

Bit by bit

Welcome to another weigh-in day.

Eight weeks ago, on March 1, I started this adventure with the main goal of losing 100 pounds by Dec. 31.

Trust me, I need to lose way more than 100 pounds, but this is my particular goal for this particular time frame.

To achieve this, I would need to lose 2.3 pounds a week between March 1 and Dec. 31.

I’m happy to report that so far, I am ahead of schedule.

A loss of 2.3 pounds a week for eight weeks would be 18.4 pounds.

As of today, I’ve lost 25.

This past week was the hardest yet. In addition to the new routine, I also push-mowed our yard on Thursday after work. That alone was 2.5 hours of walking.

All together, it’s kicking my rump, but it’s worth it. And hey, I’m still even getting a break on the weekends.

Just keep moving and making smarter food choices. That’s what we’ve gotta do.

And take a look at that picture. Even my son has found a good use for the treadmill: chalkboard.

At least it’s not ink pen on the wall again.

Have a great week.


  1. I love all things shinyApril 26, 2010 at 2:21 AM

    woo-hoo for you! I'm so proud of your progress, Misty! You're looking GREAT!

  2. You're doing great. Keep it up. You inspire me and many others.

  3. Way to go Misty!!! I think that's what Evan wrote on your treadmill too :).

  4. Congratulations Misty! Love reading about your progress. And that photo of your son is hilarious.