Here we are tucked "safely" in our room....with the .45 close by. :)
How do you like our matching double chins? lol
On to the Challenge winners!!!!
So far, I've heard from 2 people who met the Challenge by losing at least 10 lbs this month.
Miss Haneefa @ Black Girl Gets Fit lost a total of 12.6 lbs this month...AWESOME!!!!
Larissa @ Weighting For the Fall lost 10.3 lbs. this month and is now in ONEDERLAND!!!!
Congrats ladies! You will soon be the proud owners of a tacky beach souvenir!
If there is anyone else who hasn't reported in yet, that met their 10 lb. goal, leave me a comment as soon as you can! I'll be going souvenir shopping soon and I don't want to miss anyone!
Now I want to send out some honorable mentions to some people that may not have met the 10 lb. goal, but still made some great strides during this month and I want to give them some recognition!
Phluffy Princess @ Fighting My Fat Gene finally left the 160's behind forever and is now in the 150's!!!!
Leslie @ Something Brilliant Is Brewing & Alex @ Adventures of a DONE Girl Named Alex have both made it to ONEDERLAND this month!!! Great job ladies!!!
Linds @ Ramblings of a Fat Girl made huge strides this month in the 3 Day for the Cure fund raising and training. She's already logged in 17 miles so far this week....rock it girl!!!
Michelle @ 279 took the leap and joined Weight Watchers just in the last week or so and has already lost over 7 lbs...congrats to her for taking control and making this commitment to her goals!!!
My oldest and dearest friend, Pam @ The Rest of the Journey, left a joking comment at the start of the Challenge that since she couldn't concentrate on hard weight loss right now, due to being pregnant, that she would make her goal to NOT GAIN 10 lbs. this month!! lol I'm proud to say that she did very well....her gain was quite minimal...I think less than 2 lbs....so YAY Pam!! :)
There were a few people that joined my challenge who are already very close to goal (if not already beyond goal..266!!!) and didn't really know if it was reasonable to expect a big 10 lb. loss in a single month. But they joined anyway, probably more out of friendship to me and wanting to participate in something with their friends, so I appreciate the good nature of them joining in and being part of the team!!!
There are 3 that I can think of off the top of my head (and there may be more!), and they are
Dawne @ 365 Days To A New Me
Sean @ A Daily Diary of a Winning Loser
These 3 have just had super fantastic success and progress on their journeys and inspire the rest of us to no end....giving us hope that we can do it, too!!
Oh...and a big shout-out to Sean for really ramping up his exercise during this challenge....something that he regularly posts about wanting to improve....and has even joined Spinning classes this month, as well as starting riding a bicycle!! Way to go Sean!
Thank you to every single one of you for joining me in this challenge. I hope we can do more in the future....I'll have to think of some new ideas and angles that people might be interested in. If anyone reached a milestone or made big strides in their progress and I somehow missed it, feel free to tell me and I'll post about it!! This weight loss business is hard work and everyone who puts in the effort deserves the recognition!
I'm going to try and do some more posts this week with pics of us gallavanting around the beach, as well as some of the souvenirs I buy....but so far the internet connection is REALLY BAD....very slow. We'll see if it gets any better when we get in the condo tomorrow.
Hope everyone is having a nice, relaxing weekend & I'll check back in with you later!!! :)