Monday, September 6, 2010

240 (-2.2)

I apologize for being AWOL this past week. Hubs and I decided to go away to cottage country for the long weekend. It was a last minute decision that left us scrambling on Thursday.

Now, the cottage is a very dangerous place for me diet-wise. Couple that with the rainy weather we had to endure and...let's just say it was one of the LEAST active weeks I've spent up there. The good news is that I managed to make some pretty good choices. long as you don't count that piece of sinful chocolate cake I ate on Saturday night to celebrate my mother-in-law's 60th birthday! I don't regret it one bit. It was the first real indulgence I've had in weeks and weeks and it felt good to have a small piece on this special occasion.

I managed to lose 2 pounds this week. This left me just 3 pounds shy of my goal to lose 15 pounds by Labour Day as part of Clyde's iTouch challenge. So, I give myself a big FAIL on the challenge, but you know what? I'm quite happy with the result. I purposefully set a lofty goal to help motivate myself. Twelve pounds in one month ain't too shabby, if I do say so myself. ;)

Now, I'm off to get in my run for the day and make a delicious healthy meal plan for the rest of the week. Have a good one!

Pssst - you should stop by Clyde's site to congratulate him on accomplishing his goal of losing 50 pounds by Labor Day. WAY TO GO CLYDE!!! You are an inspiration! ;)


  1. 12 pounds is amazing! That is fantastic and you should be very proud for setting the bar high!

    Thanks for joining me with this. It made it more fun.

    I hope you had a good run.

  2. You did not FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You continue to succeed by doing things like planning your week's menu and going out for runs! I actually prefer running in the cooler weather, but I'm a bit afraid for winter. I'm just going to take it one day at a time and see what happens. Days that are too brutal to go outside, I have an indoor jogging DVD with weights I will do. We will stay active Rae!!! Besides, Dave Devall says it's going to be the warmest fall on record!

  3. Congrats! Wahoo, you! 12 pounds in a month is amazing!!!! :D Deb

  4. Wow, great job with loosing 12 pounds! You must have worked hard! You deserve chocolate cake :)

  5. 12 pounds is awesome Rae!!! Glad you had a nice time at the cottage :)

  6. That is a wonderful loss for the month! You should be proud! There is nothing wrong with a little indulgence if you can do it responsibly, just like you did! I am glad you had fun! : ))

  7. CONGRATS!!! You may not have lost 15 pounds, but you lost 12 and that is FABULOUS! NO FAIL HERE! You did awesome!!

  8. Oh my gosh, 12 pounds in a month is GREAT!!! Congrats that really is AWESOME!!!

    Thanks for the great running comment. I feel very encouraged. I know eventually I will try it.

  9. Whoo! 12 lbs, Baby! You are TOTALLY AMAZING! I'll be lucky if I accomplish any loss this month, but I'm ok with it because I'm exercising my little heart out- in a happy way! The needle will move when it's time!

  10. I'd be jumping up and down over even 5 pounds, so 12 is completely awesome! And since it was a long weekend, I think we are allowed to indulge a little bit, right? ;-)

  11. Any woman that would say they regret eating anything chocolate should be shot.. lol.. it's blasphemous (sp?).. so I'm glad you got to have your cake and eat it too.. ;)

    Congrats on the weight loss.. 12 lbs in one month is amazing! :)