Wednesday, August 22, 2012

LoseAMarathon Weigh-In #9

When the #LoseAMarathon challenge started, it seemed like September was so far away. It was easy for me to dismiss small results with a simple “next week”. Well, next week has come and gone, and now there are only FOUR WEEKS LEFT! I am not on track to lose the full -26.2 that I envisioned, but I have not quit. I have simply adjusted my goal. I hope to crush the ‘half-marathon’ goal by the Air Force Half Marathon (23 days!), and will aim for the full mary before Thanksgiving. The weight has been coming off slowly, but honestly I haven’t been 100% dedicated either. I’m not disappointed though. Instead of gaining beer/brat pounds like every other summer, I’ve maintained my weight loss from week to week.

In recording the weigh-ins, I know many of you are in the same boat. I invite you to adjust your sail with me. With four weeks to go, give yourself a new realistic goal. It’s never too late to re-energize your weight loss efforts. Comment below your newly adjusted goal to hold yourself accountable... and then GO FOR IT!

We are on the home stretch... and there is a large bunch that are pushing hard to the finish!  I am pulling for each and every one of you! Keep it up!  The participants below have taken charge and produced BIG in week nine.  I was delighted to see some new names in the Scale Crushers! Congratulations!!


Lost -5 lbs or more
Jennifer H.
Carol U.
Samantha G.
Esther G.
Erin W.
Cara M.
Maria Q.
Joanna S.

Lost -3% or more
Carol U. 
Jennifer H.
Erin W.
Jaclyn W.

And I'm delighted to add the 'Marathon' Section!  Congrats to Brant & Ann who were the first to cross the #LoseAMarathon finish... but I know they're not done yet.  50K?


* To quality for Scale Crushers, you must report in two consecutive weigh-ins before the deadline.
Reminder: Weigh-ins are due before midnight every Monday (email me your full name & weight).  If you miss it the deadline, please just wait until the next week to report. 



** PRIZE WINNERS **
This week's prize goes along with our current mini challenge (heart rate training). The lucky two participants below win a Mio Heart Rate Monitor! Congratulations! Please e-mail me at runwithjess@comcast.net with your shipping address to claim your prize. Special thank you to Heather and her company for supplying these monitors as a prize.

JOY WHITESEL (Women's Heart Rate Monitor)
BRIAN HART (Men's Heart Rate Monitor)



** SECOND CHANCE TO WIN **
Keep an eye out later this week when I'll be hosting a 
Women's Mio Heart Rate Monitor Giveaway for ALL readers.

4 comments:

  1. Congrats to the one's who have already crossed the finish line! Such an accomplishment.

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  2. Congratulations to everyone who is sticking with the challenge... some great results showing!

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  3. Hey Jess! I tagged your in my blogpost today!

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