I can't believe it has been (almost) 7 weeks since the Re-Think Your Shrink challenge began. Have I changed my thinking with regards to my weightloss efforts? Let's see....
How did I do these past 7 weeks? Well, I did quite well in this challenge, thank you very much! I managed to lose 7.2 pounds and earned my 10 pound button (see it over on the left?). I've also been literally working my a** off :) I've been working out almost every day and started training for a 10K. Just in the past 2 weeks I've logged 20.56 miles on my Nike+. That's freakin' huge for me, people!
Did I discover my patterns/fall into old patterns/make new patterns? I've discovered that, for me, tracking what goes into my pie-hole makes all the difference in the world. I'm making myself accountable. I can go back to my logs at dailyplate and see if I've had too much in and/or not enough burning it off. The livestrong app I bought for my phone was one of the best couple bucks I've ever spent.
Did I do anything differently/get out of my comfort zone? For anyone who found my vlog, you know this is a resounding "YES". I am such a complete dork, but I had fun doing it. I've said when I hit the 20# loss mark, I'll do another one.
Have I re-thunk my shrunk? I think I have. I've always had the know-how and the basic tools to lose weight, but this time around, I have a great support system to cheer me on (or give me a kick in the keester if I need it). For that, I am eternally grateful.
Are there pictures? I hadn't planned on putting in "after" pictures because I'm really not to the "after" point yet and I don't think the weight loss really shows. However, the pants I put on a couple days ago prompted me to take a few new shots. (Now, bear in mind that I am taking these of myself, with a tripod, and I am in no way a decent photographer.) You can't really see it from the photos, but these pants are so baggy that I have to wear a belt and keep having to hike them up. All of my belts are also now to the tightest notch. I really don't want to buy new pants yet, because I hope to get quite a bit smaller, but I may have to invest in some new belts, or maybe a little bit of tailoring.
Here's the before:
Here are the after: