Saturday, December 18, 2010

Day 150 - Weigh-in Results: 243 lbs. (Revised)

This weekend's results show 6 lbs lost since last weekend!  Fantastic!  I've lost 10+ points off my BMI, just since late July -- 15+ points since December 17, 2009!!

Those who've stopped by earlier this week, know I reached my major milestone mini-goal (weighing 247 lbs), dropping me out of morbid obesity!  I'm now working toward reaching a target of 230 lbs.

I confess to weighing myself Thursday, so I knew to expect more loss, but it is official today (Saturday).

This also marks another milestone of sorts.  I now (officially) have less than 100 lbs to lose, in order to reach my goal weight!  I probably shouldn't be too excited about that, but in late July, I was looking at 162 lbs to lose ... progress!

I am now just 10 lbs. away from hitting the target in the "Lose 60 lbs in one year" challenge.  My progress in this challenge is noted after my signature, and the blue box (right sidebar) counts down how many days are left in the challenge.  This is an important challenge to me, because it allows me to prove to myself that I have the ability to stick with something longer-term.

I've been trying to catch up on my blog reading.  Did everyone see who is helping Allan (HERE) for phase IV (the exercise emphasis phase) of the Double Dog Dare You challenge series?!  Talk about motivational ...

The new challenge begins after New Year's Day, so sign up while there are still slots available!  This couch potato is excited to become a hot potato in 2011, that is, to become active in the new year!


Day 9:

Spaghetti Salad

1 lb. whole wheat spaghetti*
1 sweet red pepper, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 cucumber, seeded & diced
1 small zucchini, diced
1 tomato, diced
1 small Vidalia onion, diced

1  8-oz. bottle Italian-style dressing of your choice
2 TB grated parmesan cheese
1.5 tsp. sesame seeds
1.5 tsp. poppy seeds
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. celery seed

Cook spaghetti per package directions; drain.  Rinse in cold water; drain.  Place in large bowl. 

Add all diced vegetables.

In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients and pour over salad and toss to coat.  Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours.  Serves 16.

*Note: Broken in half, with apologies to Italians everywhere.

ADDENDUM: Dad is fighting sepsis, and is getting IV Vanco (a serious antibiotic) to help fight off the infection, which was the result of the infected port site.


  1. That 12 lbs is going to be gone before you know it. You are going to make your goal with no problem. You are awesome.

    Phase 4 is already my favorite because of the help. Fitness is the thing that I know the least about and I only know what I know from doing a search on the internet. I can't wait until Jan 3rd.

  2. Shoot. Who is it? I scrolled though some of his posts that I've missed over the last few days and didn't see it.

  3. I didn't see who it was, either Who?

    You are killing the scale, woman. Seriously, just burning those mad calories. You will be a skinny minny in no time. Congrats!

  4. Wow! You are turning into a legend. I can see I'm going to have to get to work if I want to keep up with you.

    My year officially ends about Jan.15th and I will be doing well to have lost more than 25 pounds in this first year. It's still better than if I'd done nothing. I'd like to lose another 80 pounds so this is going to take a while.

    Here's to those 12 pound melting away.

  5. Oh, wait. YOu mean the picture of Jackie W isn't
    just "a pic" but THE pic? Woohoo! Wouldn't it be cool if it was her. Whoa.

  6. I don't know how you do it Ann!!! Congrats again!!!

  7. One more thing...

    I don't see how you could possibly have 100 more pounds to go. You look amazing in your picture!!!