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Sunday, April 21, 2013

21-day Challenge... Update!

Today is day 14 of my 21-day challenge... and so far it's been going GREAT. I am so glad that I challenged myself to buckle down and really dig deep. I've had to say NO many times, but it's been okay... so worth it. The scale is finally moving again. This morning I weighed in at 271, which is 6.2 lbs down from the first day of the challenge (great for 2 weeks), and about 11 lbs down this month. I'll take it. I'm 2 lbs away from the 50 lb. mark... that will be such a victory!

I've been doing a lot more walking to get ready for the Komen 3-Day in October (PLEASE make a donation! Link on right side of page...). And except for last week, I've stil been doing classes at my gym. I had a really bad bike wreck last Monday, where I flipped over the handlebars and in the process, one of the handlebars stabbed me in the vagina... yeah. HURT LIKE HELL. Actually, it still hurts, but is much better. There were a few days that I was so swollen and mangled that I could barely walk. It was AWFUL. needless to say, no jumping around in group fitness classes. I think I'll be ready to try again tomorrow. I did, however, continue to walk for about 30 minutes on 3 days last week, and even walked 3+ miles with Brooke on yesterday. 

I have to say, walking seems way more of a challenge than it used to! I don't really "enjoy" it yet. I'm sure with all the training over the next few months, I'll get used to it. And build myself up to 20 miles per day!

Another great thing that happened Friday is that my good friend (I won't give her name because I know how modest she is) gifted me a FITBIT! Best. Damned. Gadget. Ever. It syncs with My Fitness Pal, and I even found another app, Runtastic, that syncs with both of them! So basically, using the apps, I can go for a walk, and it will calculate my distance, time, and how many calories burned with just a click of a few buttons! Fitbit does so much more, though... I'm obsessed. I highly recommend it! And I'm so thankful to my friend for getting it for me... LOVE YOU!

Sorry for no pictures today... I'm waiting for my kids to get ready for church, so I thought I could type out a quick update. Sorry I don't blog as often as I used to, but I do try to update my Facebook page a few times a week (www.facebook.com/skinnyhollie).

I've got one more week of the challenge, and I'm praying that I can get at lease 3 more lbs off to be safely in the 260's, and get to my 50 lb mark. Then I'll have to think of another challenge for my birthday, which is May 26!  I'm feeling so motivated right now... I can't wait for school to get out this year so I can spend the summer working hard on ME! I'm actually looking forward to extra gym time, since I want to seriously start weight training this summer. This is really turning out to be a great year!

18 comments:

Lyn said...

oh OUCH Hollie, that sounds awful!! Glad you are okay though. Keep rockin' the weight loss :)

Heather Dinwiddie said...

So sorry to hear about your wreck! But I am super proud that you powered through to keep on walking!

I nominated your for a Liebster Award. www.thewindiddiefamily.blogspot.com

Kateri Von Steal said...

Good For You!
It's amazing how setting a goal can motivate you!

I can't wait to hear how you finish out this Challenge!

My journey to Healthy and Fit has finally hit "the gain" part of the journey... But, I am confident I will go right back down...

I had a good excuse, I swear!

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racquel bulleser said...

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Alvin Chua said...

I think your attitude is great! The problem with so many people when it comes to weight loss is that, they don't even bother starting, because they don't believe in themselves or they have no perseverance to stick to it.

sillhouine said...

Hey I think this is really great what you did! Does it really work? Im thinking of a weight loss program myself. I want to take part of the weight loss challenge in canada 2012

Tehya said...

You did an awesome job! Very Motivating! Keep up the good work!

Jessica Roberts said...

Congrats on all you've done so far!!

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MarblesForMommy said...

I really want to get a fit bit!

Andrew said...

wowwwwwwww thats really amazing, yew are working so hard on Weight Loss .... keep it up....

everything well come good for you :)

amydavis121 said...

Wow, you sound so motivated Hollie, looking forward to how it all panned out for you :)

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ericandrews232 said...

Good for you Hollie, definitely shows character when you power through like that :)

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Jessica Nix said...

Good job on the walking and keeping it up. I downloaded the Fitbit app and I'll use it along with my other app. Just curious about the stats it will produce. Hollie you mentioned not being thrilled about the walk. I am the same way. But I decided to call it "dog walking" time. LOL Make it more about the dogs. We walk 2 miles 7 days. One of the keys is to walk in a nicely groomed area with nice sidewalks. Thanks for posting your updates. jnix612.bodybyvi.com

Caitlin Hendee said...

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Caitlin Hendee said...

Congrats on making the list! You deserve the recognition. Top 100 Most Influential Weight Loss Bloggers of 2013

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Feel free to add the badge (scroll down to the bottom of the list) to your blog site!

Amelle said...

Glad you're ok.
I have been reading the blog the last few days and I admire your commitment.
I have 10kgs to lose and it is daunting. But I am trying.
I am eating healthy and trying to do a bit of exercise but it's hard because I have a bad back which is how I got myself 10kgs overweight. I just became less and less active.
I have been researching health supplements and vitamins to help and it looks like taking 200mcg of chromium is helpful. There seem to be a lot of people losing weight on a plant extract called garcinia cambogia. It was on the Dr Oz show and he was raving about it becuae it is all natural you don't have to diet or exercise. I was reading about it here: http://www.buypuregarciniacambogiaselect.com. It sounds like it will really help and I am going to try it out with the chromium.
Losing weight just takes so long but thanks for keeping us motivated.
All the best.

joe jonas said...

i am so glad to know that people are sweating and mainly have lot of fun... thanks love your blog...