Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Better U Tuesday

...and despite yesterday's excesses, I finished the week half a pound lighter than last week. All things considered, that's not too bad. Now that I have pants that fit, people are looking at me funny when I say I have twenty pounds to go to my goal. "Are you sure?" "Yes, according to the charts, I still have twenty pounds to lose."

Come to think of it, this may be the end of the BetterU programme - yes, apparently it is. I just went over to Faster Than Kudzu and found that Joshilyn's post is called "Better (Stick a Fork in) U". I guess we're done. At least, we're officially done. I still have some losing to do.

Officially, though, these are the stats:

Since I started my personal programme: 23.6 pounds lost.
Since June 1, the official BetterU start date: 17.6 pounds lost.

Had I realized that I was crossing the finish line, I'd have made sure to test my BP, but I didn't.

Thank you to all of you who have put up with these reports and said encouraging things so that I've been inspired to keep working at getting healthy (and skinny). And thanks to Joshilyn Jackson, who inspired us all.

You will note that there is no bikini photo accompanying this post. I did promise not to do that. ;>)


John Hayes said...

Congratulations! I'm sure ut hasn't always been easy to stick to your regimen.

Sandra Leigh said...

Yep. And I haven't always stuck to it. Mostly, though, and I'm glad.

Oh, well, in the words of @vodkamom (on Twitter) "off to work. It's kind of interfering with my blogging".

Reya Mellicker said...


I'm always interested in stories about people who are doing whatever they can to be healthier. You are mighty!

Sara Williams said...

congratulations! It is so hard losing weight. Now I am coming to the end of my breast cancer treatment I am considering the need to lose weight and I need to lose 20lbs too! Wish me luck, I will be starting in earnest in October after the last of my radiotherapy x

Barry said...

Despite the lack of a bikini photo I'm still proud of you.


Sandra Leigh said...

Reya, I'm feeling mighty - though at the moment I'm feeling the urge to eat a second 130-calorie single serving chocolate cheesecake. It's the last one, and it's all alone in the freezer.

Sigh. Get thee behind me, cheezy.

Sara, I wish you all the best of luck.

Barry, you are a rake, and I love it. Thank you. ;>)

Brian Miller said...

congratulations on losing the weight! i bet you feel like a new person.

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