Soooo... my unofficial weigh-in this morning (meaning on my own scale at home) shows that I have lost 4 pounds this last week!! While I'm excited, I don't expect that every week. The first week or two always show the biggest loss. My realistic goal for this is to lose 2 pounds a week, a healthy amount. If I can pull that off, I'll lose 35 pounds by the end of our challenge (March 30th). Although my ideal goal is about 3 pounds a week to put me down 50. That would be awesome, but I think it might be a little fast to pull that off in 17 weeks. I'm worried that if I lose too quickly, I'll have a bunch of loose skin or something gross. Ick!
Anyway, so no official numbers this week since I am home today with Carson (he had a fever yesterday and through the night... but is acting totally normal now... go figure). I am going to continue what I'm doing this next week and we'll see how it goes. All I've been doing this past week is cutting out the majority of the pop (still have 1 a day, usually at lunch), taking a 15-minute walk once a day, taking a trip down and up 10 flights of stairs 1 or 2 times a day, and cutting back on portion-size. I'm going to add in one or two cardio workouts this week (Jillian Michaels' 30-Day Shred video) and we'll see how it goes come this time next week!
Also, a side note... I'm going to reset my tally on the sidebar. I have lost 16 pounds in the last however many months, but that won't count towards this challenge, so the new tally will just show the pounds lost for this challenge.