Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Biggest Loser

"Hey Regan, how's the weight loss going? Also, weren't you doing some kind of Biggest Blogging Loser competition?"

Well friends I'm so glad you asked! (Full disclosure: we're pretending someone asked this. I doubt anyone actually remembers that I'm trying to de-fat myself.)

I was participating in an online competition to lose weight and the whole reason I joined was because I figured having to email my weight to a friend would shame me into being motivated. The competition ended Monday night and, holy crap, I won! Since January I've lost 14% of my body weight and dropped two clothing sizes.

Check it out! (highly unflattering muffin top filled picture ahead)

January 9:
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April 2: (equally unflattering but not due to a muffin top, what what!)
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It's funny but despite having to buy new clothes and seeing the numbers on the scale go down, I really couldn't see a difference until I went back and looked at my starting picture. If you're going to start a diet, please take a before picture. Also, make sure you have a good picture of your face. I think I've lost some weight there but it's hard for me to tell in either picture. And take your measurements!

I know I have more to lose and thanks to the win, I'm feeling pretty motivated. I'm also starting to shift my focus onto building muscle and toning which means I might not see such a rapid drop on the scale anymore, but that's okay. As long as I'm becoming less fat, I'm fine if the scale moves slowly.

Winning the competition came with a cash prize which I used to sign up for a full marathon training group. And then, because I'm a worrier, I signed up for the San Antonio marathon because holy hell, what if it sells out! (it won't) So I'll be spending the hottest part of the year running long distances and cursing myself. A smaller ass better be worth it.


15 comments:

  1. Yay! You look fantastic! I need to remember to take a better before picture! I have taken measurements, which I totally agree with! Sometimes the scale doesn't move, but you're losing inches!

    Thanks for keeping me motivated!

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  2. That's impressive! I need this motivation because now that I'm done having babies I need to get my mama body into shape. I have exactly one pair of jeans that fit (not counting the maternity jeans that YES I still wear) and a box full of cute clothes taunting me with their single digit sizes. I have no excuses. Congrats on winning that contest!

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  3. YOU LOOK GRRRRRRRRRRREAT!!!!! Way to motivate!!!

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  4. That's awesome! And yes, taking a before picture is the way to go.

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  5. Dude. You are AWESOME, Regan.

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  6. You look amazing! This is so inspiring, since I'll be trying to lose baby-number-three weight in a few months! Best of luck as you train for the marathon. :)

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  7. Wow, you look great. Keep up the good work!

    Carolyn

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  8. Woot! I'm down 11% so I know how hard it is. And thankfully, I did take before pics.

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  9. Hooray Regan! I'm planning on running the San Antonio Half. I'll see you the first 13 miles!

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  10. Amazing! I'm so inspired. Awesome job, lady. You look fabulous!!,!

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