Weight Challenge 2013

The Challenge…

I think these weight challenges are becoming an annual or bi-annual tradition between Andy and I. 😉 This year, we started on August 25 (okay, so I meant to start, but then Labor Day got in the way and a few ice cream runs got in the way, and, well…now I’m starting..haha). Our end date will be Christmas. The person to lose the most weight (by percentage) wins. Andy is also doing a thing at church where people have “pledged” to give so much money per pound he loses and all of the money will go to sponsor kids in his youth group to go to camp. So, let’s just say he has WAY more accountability than me. I mean, good grief, he put his starting weight and the pledge per pound details in the bulletin! Oh my.

The prize? 

If Andy beats me, I will give him money towards his youth group fundraiser.

If I beat Andy, he has to tell the church (or youth group) and/or publish in his church bulletin that he was actually competing against his sister this whole time and his sister beat him! haha.

 

Drumroll please…

 

Andy| Starting weight: 267.2

First week weigh in: 259.2

Total pounds lost: -8

Total percentage lost: –2.99%

 

Angie| Starting weight: 194.0

First week weigh in: 192.8 (pretty good for not trying..haha)

Total pounds lost: -1.2

Total percentage lost: -0.61%

 

 

Week 6(ish) weigh in

So…I doubt any if you noticed, but last week (week 5) there was not a weight challenge update. As much as I could say that it was a mistake, it actually was not a mistake at all. You see, normally I’ll weigh myself on Monday morning and then text Andy to see if he’s weighed in or not. Last week, the routine was the same. Except that when I saw the scale read “184.4,” which was 1.4 pounds more than the week before, I wanted to hide. Sure, I could give every excuse in the book..”things have been crazy” or “it’s been a very stressful week” or “i’ve been emotional”…the truth is that I really just didn’t care about being healthy last week, i didn’t eat well, i didn’t work out…and…well, it showed on the scale. I thought “well, I wont mention it to Andy and just see if he remembers to text me his weight…but i’m not bringing it up this week.” Well, as I had figured, Andy didn’t remember to weigh in…and so, I just let things slide. I’d rather just be in the darkness. Well, my idea of working really hard to get back to my previous week’s weight didn’t really work…in fact, I really didn’t do much this week either. Luckily I didn’t gain anything, but i didnt lose either. The other day Andy brought up the fact that we had skipped this past week’s weigh in and that we’ll have to do a 2-week weigh in today. I’m glad that he brought it up, actually. I’m glad that I couldn’t stay hidden in darkness. Life is found in the light…truth is found in the light…transformation is found in the light. Lesson learned.

Andy:
Starting weight: 263
Last week’s weight: 257
This week’s loss: 0
This week’s percentage loss: 0%
Total percentage lost: 2.28%
Total weight loss: -6
Current Weight: 257

Angie:
Starting weight: 188.8
Last week’s weight: 183.0
This week’s loss: +1.4
This week’s percentage loss: +.74%
Total percentage lost: 2.33%
Total weight loss: -4.4
Current Weight: 184.4

Week 4 weigh in…not good.

I really have no one to blame but myself…I didn’t push myself to get to the gym, so I only went once this week. I also splurged a bit on my diet. And..well..it showed on the scale. Like I said…it is no one’s fault but my own. So this week, Congrats Andy..you won. But just wait…I’ll come back to stomp you. 🙂 Oh, and I’m still barely winning in the overall race. 🙂

Here are the results!

Andy:
Starting weight: 263
Last week’s weight: 259
This week’s loss: -2
This week’s percentage loss: .76%
Total percentage lost: 2.28%
Total weight loss: -6
Current Weight: 257

Angie:
Starting weight: 188.8
Last week’s weight: 182.4
This week’s loss: +.6
This week’s percentage loss: +.38%
Total percentage lost: 3.07%
Total weight loss: -5.8
Current Weight: 183.0