Over the past 13 weeks, it has been a period of trial, frustration and success for participants. I was among the frustrated. Two pounds per week doesn't sound so hard, right? I fell short of my goal (big time). The more I pushed and weighed the same, the more frustrated I got. The busy days of summer came on in full force and I quit calorie counting... and that's when the weigh loss completely stopped. I ended -8 lbs for the challenge, which is more than I've ever been able to do over the summer months. I'm not pleased or satisfied, but I'll take it. I learned a lot about myself (and my weight loss struggles) through the mini weekly challenges, which focused more on the psychological process of losing weight rather than physical exercise.
I am please to announce these "LOSERS" who hit both the 26.2 and 13.1 levels of the challenge. There were many on the list who were a mere fraction of a pound from making the final clubs.
Congratulations to everyone!
Together, we lost over 3500 pounds!
* To quality for the final Marathon and Half Club, you had to report back your final weigh-in.
Many have already asked, "Can we do it again?" The answer in short is yes, but after a short break... maybe the New Year? But DON'T YOU STOP! It's Monday morning and without breaking from routine, I got up and weighed myself. <sigh> Did you?
* PRIZE WINNERS *
I have a variety of prizes left over, so I made up some goodie packs for a couple lucky winners. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address to claim your prize. Thanks!