I have struggled most of my life with weight loss. After seeing my sister lose 20lbs in a ten week challenge, I was determined to do the same. Because, you know, I’m competitive like that. This website is my way of capturing my journey as a way to keep myself motivated, but also to hopefully help others find their own way.
My first challenge started on October 29th, 2018. I weighed almost 230lbs, my heaviest ever. My knees were getting worse and worse with the onset of osteoarthritis, and I knew that I needed to make a change. Over six weeks, I lost over 23lbs thanks to my AFF and a mind-set that was determined to succeed.
After four weeks off for the holidays, my second challenge started on January 7th, 2019. I gained five pounds between challenges (most of this was water weight), so I will have to put forth even more effort to make my goal this time around.
EDIT: Whoops! Broke my finger. Have to take a few challenges off.
Second Second Challenge
I’m back with the April 15th challenge and ready to go! My finger has healed (mostly), I’ll be avoiding any pull-ups, and doing everything I can to beat this. It’s going to be a long road though because I gained back a bit more weight. I’m starting at 215 this time, and my official “start” weight for the challenge is 205.7.
Week 2 weigh in: 205.5
This journey is about my overall health and not a number on a scale. However, I won’t lie, it’s nice to see that scale move as quickly as it has. In the end though, the habits, and the friends are worth far more than the lbs lost.
After 1st Challenge