The Muscatine Community Y earlier this year held a weight-loss contest, the Y’s Weigh, which was won by Brad and Mary Spratt and Mike Gimble and Penny Corber, all of Muscatine. They lost an average of 13.18 percent of their body weight in nine weeks.
I lost – get ready for this – 8 ounces. Undeterred, I’ve signed up again for the contest, which began Nov. 1 and runs through March 1. I’m on a team this time around with friends Seth, Tammy and Erik. We are calling ourselves the Hibernating Bears, but our goal is to do anything but hibernate.
I definitely didn’t hibernate in the first week of the contest. My workouts included: Monday, spinning class; Tuesday, Pilates class; Wednesday, 40-minutes or so of total-body weight-lifting in the morning, 45-minute cycling class in the evening; Thursday, Chicometrics class in early morning, spinning at noon and Pilates class in evening; Friday, 30-minutes or so of total-body weight-lifting and 50 minutes of indoor cycling; Saturday, biked 25 miles outside; Sunday, 55 minutes of indoor cycling.
Also, doing much better on the diet, sticking to three meals and cutting back on snacking. Didn’t drink any soft drinks or eat any candy this week. All good.
And after weighing myself this afternoon, I’ve lost 7 pounds since weighing in for this contest in the last week of October. Actually, in past two months, I’m down 27 pounds. The better indicator, I think, is some people have started to notice. And some of my clothes are fitting better. The picture was taken this afternoon after I finished at the gym.
Just gonna keep working at it and will see what happens this week.