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There’s An Outside Chance

In case you didn’t see my tweets or my Facebook update, I lost 3 pounds last week. I’m pretty excited about this because I’m only 15.4 pounds away from losing my first 100 pounds!

I started changing my life on April 2, 2009 so I’m less than 6 weeks away from my one year mark. And I’m on track to lose 100 pounds in my first year. How awesome would that be? 🙂

Regardless of whether or not I reach 100 pounds by that date or not, I’ll continue moving forward. I have a long way to go, and I’ll celebrate either way. But I do think it would be kind of stellar to celebrate my first year by being 100 pounds down. And all I have to do is step it up just a little!

In order to lose 100 pounds by my weigh-in on April 1, I will have to lose an average of 2.6 pounds per week for the next six weeks. If you look at my weight-loss log on the left, you’ll see that I lost 3 pounds this week, 2.4 pounds last week and 3.8 over the two weeks during my trip to Las Vegas. That means that over the last four weeks I’ve lost 9.2 pounds. If I continue at that pace, I will come very close, but it won’t be quite enough to hit the target.

But…there’s an outside chance. If I step it up, I can do it. I’ll be traveling again during the month of March so I’ll have to make a conscious effort to exercise in Aruba because, unlike Vegas, I will spend my days basking in the sun. I love to lay on the beach in my swim suit ( my size..even at almost 100 pounds heavier too hehe) with big sun glasses, a book, my iPod and sunscreen. Of course, I do cool off in the water so I’ll make an effort to splash around, do more flips and swim more than I did last year. Not having a broken foot this year should help. 😉

(See? I do flips…hehe And I’m excited to weigh substantially less than I did over the summer when I do it next month.)

Jeez…do you think I’m ready to go on vacay?! The truth is…I’ve been ready since I got home from Vegas less than two weeks ago. 😉 I’ll just have to stay focused and make better food choices than I did in Vegas if I want to reach this goal. And that’s my plan.

Wish me luck! =)

Tomorrow I’ll share my strategy.

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    February 20, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    I will wish you luck… but I don't think you need it! Your attitude is great, you are motivated… you are doing it:)

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    February 20, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Good Luck!!! You do have such a great attitude, that it really is refreshing and exciting to read your stories! keep it up:)

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    February 20, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    wooohoo!!! I can already tell you are going to make it!!!

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    February 20, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Good luck!! I KNOW you can do it my friend!


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    Mae Flowers
    February 20, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Awesome job on those 3 lbs! You are doing wonderfully and I know you can lose 100 lbs in one year!

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    {Absolutely, Positively} Josie
    February 20, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    love that attitude! you do amazing work.

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    Genie @ Diet of 51
    February 20, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Good Luck? "Luck" needs a pep talk from you! You're far more powerful than "Luck".

    I envy your vacation and your attitude! Power walking on a sandy beach is amazing exercise.

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    ♥ Shrinking Kenz ♥
    February 20, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Thanks everyone! I hope you're right! I know I can do it too, but I do hope I can do it by April 1. 🙂

    Genie – "luck needs a pep talk from you…" that's one of the coolest things I've ever heard…thank you! 😉

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    February 20, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Yay! That's awesome! Fingers crossed!

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    The Skinny Doll
    February 20, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Whether you get to your exact number or not.. you're gonna be a babe… and feel SO much better… you're doing so well! Love it!

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    February 20, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Hi Kenz!

    Wow, Aruba sounds great! Congrats on the 3 lb. weight loss! I'm rooting for you, 100 lbs is so awesome! But, you know, even if you miss that mark by your first year, you are right, you're still a winner!!

    Blessings, Barb

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    February 20, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    I know you can do it! You have accomplished so much already this will be the icing on the cake.

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    February 21, 2010 at 4:57 am

    Have fun in Aruba! Keep up the awesome work 🙂 You can do it, and reaching your 100 is totally plausible. And, don't be disappointed if you don't. Look at all the way you've come!

    Stumbled on your blog and following now 🙂 Hoping your efforts will keep me encouraged as well.

    – Jess

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