Week 11 Weigh-in and the Ten Week Challenge


It’s weigh-in day!

I’m super excited, not because my number will be good but because summer is coming and I’ve got a plan.

This week sucked quite frankly. The flu ran rampant in my house and although I was the only one who didn’t get sick the sleep situation was awful. My eyes are still red and puffy from lack of sleep.

I drank a ton of coffee throughout the week which means I drank a ton of cream and sugar too. Oh and alcohol… you can bet that momma was guzzling some wine in the evenings after having her hair pulled out by a sick grumpy baby all day long.

My personal trainer (aka my hubby) was sick all week too so I didn’t workout the way I would have liked. I fit in maybe two runs the entire week. The jury is still out on whether you can consider hoeing your garden as a workout. My sore arms say yes.

So when I stepped on the scale I was not surprised to find that I weighed in at 205.

I looked at the calendar today and it has struck me that I only have 10 weeks left until Bridget is out of school for summer break!

This means I only have 10 weeks to make some major progress before swim suit season!


Over the past few weeks my dedication level has tapered off. I think this is because I’m getting comfortable in my skin again. I no longer feel like Fat Bastard…


But I’m still a long shot from being the hottie that God intended for me to be. I have a feeling that God really wants me to be hot and I’m just letting Him down by settling comfortably in my fat suit.

Do you remember my friend Kellfire? Well, I consider her to be my nutrition coach. If I do what she tells me to do then I’m destined to be super successful. The problem is that her method actually requires dedication… and I’ve got commitment issues.

sexy kelly

Seriously though,  you don’t get to where you look like this by eating hotdogs. Am I right?

If I had done what Kelly had told me to do when she told me to do it I would totally be a hottie right now. Unfortunatley, I’m kind of a brat and I didn’t want to give up my goodies. I’ve been able to eat what I want and still lose weight and although any progress is good progress I’ve really come to the point where I need to quit juggling back and forth.

I started out with one cheat day on Fridays and the rest of the time I ate great. Then my cheat day started to creep into Saturdays and then Sundays too. I’ve gotten to where I eat really well for four days and not so much for three days. By doing this I’m totally canceling out all of my efforts.

I know that I can maintain but I’m not to the point where I should. So I need to buckle down and do what I need to do for the next 10 weeks so that I can enjoy my summer in a fit and healthy body.

That’s where the next challenge comes in.

Here are the rules…

The 10 Week Challenge

  • No alcohol
  • No sugary drinks (aka sugar coffee, or soft drinks)
  • No carbs after 4 pm (This includes fruits so I will focus on lean meats, legumes and veggies)
  • One cheat MEAL a week is permitted
  • No whining and crying about not getting what you want.

In the past I tried to do a no sugar challenge and I totally cracked under the pressure. But seriously ya’ll I need to put my big girl panties on and suck it up!

This isn’t going to be easy but it will only last for 10 weeks. If things work out the way I have planned I will only need to lose a little bit of weight during the summer which means I can relax and enjoy myself. I love summer! I don’t want to ruin it by feeling uncomfortable in a bathing suit wishing I had tried harder earlier on.

So who’s with me?

I initially wanted to start today but Brent thinks it’s sacrilegious to swear off alcohol a few days before St. Patrick’s Day. So the official start date is Monday. He said that he would do the challenge too only he should be able to drink two beers a day. What the heck?! That’s not a challenge! We’re still debating on those terms. All I know is that if I succeed at this challenge I win a spa day. If he succeeds he wins a Cardinals dart board for the garage… don’t ask me, that’s what he said he wanted.

I’m so excited! I know that if I actually listen to Kelly I’m going to have a really great summer!

eating shitty

13 thoughts on “Week 11 Weigh-in and the Ten Week Challenge

  1. When you say “no carbs after lunch” does that include fruit also? I have been considering doing this but I’m just a little confused on the specifics. Thanks for all your inspiration!

  2. I can be a huge weight loss brat, too. I want to still eat copious amounts of food, go out to eat, and eat indulgent desserts every night, all while losing weight.

    Where’s THAT diet plan?

  3. Couple things…
    First – God loves you no matter what! You are radiant and amazing… AND entitled to dream big and accomplish this goal. GO GIRL!
    Second – Like Kristin in MN, I’m confused and need a “Challenge for Dummies” spelled out.
    Dish out details and I’ll embrace this little challenge! Summer comes quick! Thanks for your inspirations.

    • Good luck! Ben and I have been trying to lose those last pesky pregnancy pounds. We are both only a few lbs away from our goals and whoever wins gets a movie or spa day. We made this bet 6 months ago, and it was only recently that we buckled down and lost some weight. I think we got grossed out from the massive amounts of food available at the holidays. I was also motivated by having to put on my swimsuit when I started taking Ash to the rec center to swim. I mostly have tried to be consistent with my workouts, and started to eat more vegetables. Slowly things are moving in the right direction.

    • The challenge mainly focuses on my need for coffee with copious amounts of sugar. So the focus is on not drinking my calories ie. sugar coffee, soda, alcohol. The other part is Kelly’s recommendation that eating carbs in the evening is a bad idea. This even includes fruit and potatoes. The main focus would be on lean meats, lots of veggies and legumes. This would be the time to have a grilled chicken salad and if you are dying for pasta or potatoes have it earlier in the day.

  4. I feel the need to negotiate like Brent. Maybe one glass of wine at night? Does that totally defeat the purpose?

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