The end results for Romance Biggest Winner challenged were announced yesterday and i came in 4th in the readers part of the challenge. Not bad. I lost 34.5 lbs total so far and 20.49% of my body weight since i started July 5th of 2011. Here are some pictures to show my progress.
July of 2011
October of 2011
And yesterday January 9th
If you were wondering what i did to get the weight off I'll tell you. I used www.myfitnesspal.com to track my calories and exercise. You can use it to track your measurements and water intake as well. Find friends to to help encourage you. For exercise i tried a variety of things from walking to various Wii games including Zumba, Zumba 2, Gold's Gym, Just Dance 3 and Wii fit 2. I tried to keep myself in the frame of mind to think before i eat. I wasn't always successful but as i went along i got better. Take time to see what calories etc is in your food before you eat. Pay attention at the grocery store when your shopping. My fitness pal has a app for iPhone so you can take it with you when you go out to track yourself. Makes eating out much easier. Anyway I'm going to keep up with what I'm doing i have about 5 more pounds to lose and toning to do. I hope to add weight lifting and in the spring try running. I did one 5K walk this fall and won my age group so i would like to try more of those too. I never thought i could do this well when i signed up for Romance Biggest Winner but am more than happy with the results.
PS there is a Romance Biggest Winner in the works to begin in February. To see this RBW results click here and at the end of the post is the email address to sign up for RBW2 romancebiggestwinner.blogspot.com
Today is my birthday also and so i thought i would offer up a prize. A friend of mine gave me a new copy of JR Ward Soft cover book Lover Unleashed. If you are a fan of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series you know this series well. This book came out in softcover in November and my friend picked up at her library used sale box for 60 cents. It's new. Not even cracked open to read even once by what it looks like. If you would like to have this book for your own all you have to do is leave me a comment. Make sure you leave a email address so i can contact you. Leave it in this form please YOURNAME at WHATEVER dot com. This keeps trollies from getting it. If your so inclined please follow my blog too. Open to US only please. Sorry. Ends Friday January 13th.