Friday, July 9, 2010

Update: Cat's 120 Mile Challenge...How has Beckee doing?!

Well, it has been a tough week at casa de Beckee, but due to the lack of car I was able to walk a lot today-in fact I walked with all 4 of my kids to go pick up my van when it was fixed. It turned out to be about a 4 mile walk but with the wrong turns and the "short cuts" I tried, I ended up getting an extra mile in there (yep 5 miles with 4 kids, a stroller, and 2 car seats...).

I weighed myself for the first time in 3 months yesterday (in the evening after a big meal) and was happy to see I had lost a lot of weight over the past 3 months. When I used to weigh myself everyday, I always did it in the morning, so this morning I weighed myself and I have lost a grand total of about 12 pounds in the past 3 months!!!

When I had my 4th child 2 years ago, I was about 190 pounds at the end of that pregnancy. I lost some of that weight right away after I had her, but then worked really hard to get back down to 175. When I finally hit the 160 mark about 6 months ago, I was stuck. I was working out and eating well, but that weight stayed there forever, so I stopped weighing myself and just kept trying to get in better shape.

This challenge came up and it has made me get up and walk even when I do not want to (since I have to report back to you). I am glad I have been up and moving more with some sense of accountability. I am happy to be able to report that I am now down to 148 pounds and I might actually get to my goal of 130 at this rate...

So, to give my report, I walked 11 miles this week (yes 5 were today-it was a slow week before...) and my grand total is now 51 miles.

I also want to say congrats to all the winners of the 40 mile prizes, especially to my little sister Andrea-congrats! (She always says she never wins anything so I must harass her when she does!)



Andrea said...

Beckee-that's awesome!! I seem to be gaining weight, even with this challenge, grrrr! As Wes said, I guess it's back to salads for lunch for me. ;) I'm totally impressed you've lost 12 pounds, WAY TO GO!!!

And, now I can't say I never win anything-I won a great prize. If you read this, Thanks, Cat!!