Friday, June 13, 2008

RagamuffinTop Challenge

This is week 3 in the RagamuffinTop Challenge. I'm posting a day early because I'm super busy tomorrow. Tackling the yard & some kitchen cabinet smack down!!!


So my hubby bought me a scale to (ahem) "help" w/ my weight loss. So far all it's done is confirm that I need to lose more weight than I thought I did.

Does that happen to any of you ladies? You don't realize how much you've really gained after 15 years of "after graduation" life, kids, bags & bags of Oreos? You think I'm kidding, but I'm not. I can eat a package of double stuff in one sitting....even w/ no gall bladder...TOP THAT!

I know, NOT something to be proud of.

So this week I did a lot of walking, and cut back portions by about 1/3. Tonight I walked to Gwen Stefani, JT & a little Blackstreet.

And, in total, I've lost (drum roll please).....5 whole lbs. And this is the only current pic I have. I've lost 3 more lbs. since this pic was taken by Daley Hake...a.k.a. "The Jam"

13 comments:

Jen (a.k.a. motor mouth) said...

MANDY- Congrats!! Thats great!! great photo of you too! love the new hair!

Amy Storms said...

This is a great picture! Nice to put a face with the name, too. :) And I feel your pain. Right now I weigh 40 pounds more than I did when I was in college. 40! 40!!!! I weigh more than I did in my ninth month of my highest pregnancy. It's just depressing. I have so much to lose. It's almost so much that I can't get started, if that makes sense. I think if I needed to lose five pounds, that wouldn't sound so daunting. But 40?? Sounds impossible. It makes me hungry just thinking about it.

MCC said...

I had no idea I weighed so much. My first goal is 25 lbs, my second is ANOTHER 20 lbs.

It's gonna be a long process, but I'd like to get into ALL NEW habits.

Lisa said...

Congrats! That's exciting when you can see results. I've finally started trying to get my body back post-baby. It's exciting when I can see something has changed. That pic is way cute of you!

Chris S. said...

Great job Mandy! Keep up the great work and it's great to see how your encouraging other Ragamuffin Tops out there!

Joni said...

That rocks!!! Way to go. Yeah, I don't really like to look at myself in the mirror. In my mind, I'm 5'7", 120 lbs. :)

Chadwick said...

Great job this week. keep up the hard work & you'll get there.

Anthony said...

Nice job this week! It's always, always hard to lose weight but I've found that keeping a blog and sharing my goals is a great help.

Good luck!

bahava said...

Congrats! Sounds like you're well on your way and oreos are one of my downfalls too :)

michellewegner said...

You have inspired me to start walking again. :0) Thanks alot. Now my foot hurts.

World's Greatest Mommy said...

Wow! You are rocking this challenge. And that photo of you is gorgeous!

I'm starting Monday on my own personal goals. I'll be checking in for you to keep me motivated with your success stories.

World's Greatest Mommy said...

Wow! You are rocking this challenge. And that photo of you is gorgeous!

I'm starting Monday on my own personal goals. I'll be checking in for you to keep me motivated with your success stories.

Gretchin said...

5lbs! That so awesome!!

I just bought a new scale also and realised the 15 year old analog scale was so obviously wrong, so my weight was higher than I had first thought. I was pretty bummed but I am still losing and thats a good thing.

I am so excited that you lost an entire 5lbs!
Congrats!

Gretchin