Monday, April 9, 2012

Last E2E challenge update

Well, I'm a little late. Sorry!

These last few days have been filled with family, and I've hardly found time to get on the computer.

Well, I had hoped to finish this challenge with a number under 255. Not happening! And I can't believe I gained this last week. And so much. It's been very frustrating.

Weight chart:
12/31/11 - 122 kg         268,9 lbs
04/08/12 - 118,2 kg       260,5 lbs

total loss: 8,4 lbs

My goal clothing looks no different on me now than mid challenge. So that’s the picture you’re getting.

And my measurements have not changed recently.

Beginning waist measurement: 48 inches
Today's waist measurement: 44.4 inches

And right now I’m especially glad that I joined another challenge before even finishing this one. I think if I hadn’t, I’d have just been too discouraged to start another one. But I will keep going!

I was reading in my challenge book again this morning and I was reminded of something. Since I’m still in the process of learning what my body needs and how I can best lose all this weight, there are some things I need to avoid.
I guess I’ve been wanting to lose weight without feeling deprived (key word here is feeling). Because if I’m nourishing my body the way I should (healthy food instead of empty calories) I will not be deprived.
So I need boundaries. Not the flimsy boundaries I’ve been setting myself by eating almost anything in moderation (which would be something I may be able to do in maintenance). But I need a stricter plan. I need to plan. Period.
“My brokenness couldn’t handle freedom with food outside the boundaries of my plan.”
“Bounderies keep us safe, not restricted.”

And so, I’m really grateful that I could be a part of this challenge. I’ve met some wonderful people. I’ve appreciated every comment and word of encouragement you have made. I plan on keeping up on your journeys.

Especially thanks to Mir for hosting. You have been an encourager right from the start, even while going through your own struggles. Thank you!

And another special thanks to Julie for being an awesome challenge-buddy. Now she gets to stay my friend! We will definitely be staying in touch.

So, there it is! Last post for the challenge!
Take care and God bless!

So glad I’ve been reading this book!


  1. I always get inspired by the books you read. I want to read this one too. I will order it on Amazon and hopefully be able to get it soon. Thanks for posting here. I really love to read your blog!

  2. a four inch waist change and the clothing doesn't look any different. Methinks you doth protest too much. ;) Lumps and bumps may be there, but your body is changing! How exciting is that?! I hope you continue and maintain the progress you've made! Thanks for sharing your life with us!

  3. Yay for a 4 inch loss! That's to be celebrated, for sure!

    If there has been one thing that I have learned while losing weight it is how important 'planning' is. Planning everything: meals, shopping lists, exercise, and calories.

    Also - more restrictions with your food will help. That's the hard part but a necessary evil while losing weight.

    Sounds like you know what to do!! And good for you for jumping right into another challenge.

  4. I saw you come out of church yesterday and you looked great. You are definitely getting there. Don't stop now. We will help you, cheer you on! I think that's a good idea, about the restricting food part. Maybe you could do it like Mir and only eat one starch a day. I'm sure that would help.

  5. Yep, that 4" I am jealous of. I would of killed to lose 4" or really maybe if my head was in the game better I would of. Well thank goodness summer is almost here and I can get out and about more. It's only 28* here today and I see snow flurries in the sky. Thinking about the gym tonight, sure hope no one is there.
    You keep up the great work Casey, I know you will keep suceeding. I just know it and I also know I will be here to cheer you on.
    Take care my friend and thank you so much for being such a great partner. Onward and downwards we go. Together getting healthy. Blessings!!

  6. I'd like you to heartily celebrate the pounds lost and THREE AND A HALF INCHES OFF YOUR WAIST!!! With the noted dangers of a large waist size and visceral fat, losing waist inches is important. VERY important. Please pat yoruself on the back and celebrate PROGRESS.

    And do have a plan. Boundaries matter. I have seen the truth of this in my life as I totally eliminated some foods from my diet, curtailed others, and made counting calories a habit. Boundaries are needed in all aspects of life, right?

    I pray for us to do well in Ready for Summer. Make those plans and goals and read your book and keep buying motivating clothes. One size down!

    on we go...

  7. Awesome inch loss! Keep the momentum up, I'll be seeing ya hit those goals in the next challenge:-)

  8. "Learning what my body needs" is something that I struggle with. I know that it needs less than it wants. That's for sure.