Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sarah D SOFII final post

Well, here we are, ladies! I know that it has been a busy summer for a lot of us, and many probably didn't get the opportunity to exercise as much as they would've liked. Well, ANY exercise is better than none, right? And any time we resist temptation and eat healthily is good, even if we give in at other times!

I was glad for this challenge - it kept me exercising even when my exercising buddy was gone (and still is!), and kept me on my toes, thinking about what I should eat and shouldn't. I have probably let things slide a bit more than I should have by the end of this challenge, but am still glad for the work I did put in!

So here are the final results for me (weight in pounds, and the rest in inches):
Starting Ending Loss
Weight 199 191 8
Bust 36.5 35 1.5
Chest 31 30 1
Waist 31 29.5 1.5
Hips 44 42 2
R. Thigh 25 24 1
L Thigh 25.5 24 1.5
R & L Arms 13 12 1

Total pounds lost: 8
Total inches lost: 10.5

Total hours exercised: 53 I am pretty happy about all the hours I put in exercising. The last challenge I started off exercising 4-5 days a week, 20-40 minutes a day. By the end of this challenge I have been exercising 6 days a week, 40-60 minutes a day (usually 60). So that is an accomplishment for me! I know I can't always do the 60 minutes with little kids running around and needing attention, but when I can, it is great!

And, some pictures. I thought I would post the starting one from last challenge as well.
So here is the beginning of the last challenge (mid-February)

And the second, which was at the end of the last challenge (end of April):

And finally, taken just yesterday at the end of this challenge:

I am still not where I would like to be (maybe another 20 pounds or so... hopefully off my butt and thighs!!!) but I have lost 19 pounds since starting these challenges with Dani Joy and you better believe I am happy about it!!!

Dani Joy - I think you should continue with points for water in every subsequent challenge :-) I think it is SO good to have that goal each day, and a lot of times, if I want a coke or something, I will think "Well, if I drink a coke, I won't be able to finish my water!" so I won't drink it. OR if i feel hungry, I will just drink some water, and many times I was just thirsty and not really hungry. So I think it would be good to continue this!!!


rosa said...

Muy bien !!!!

un buen trabajo Sarah :)

Dani Joy said...

Awesome!! I loved seeing the before and after pictures! You can really see the difference.

YOu are inspiring me. I think you beat me by shear will power and of course God´s strength ;) You did it!

Will you keep counting points with me through August? It is so easy for me lately to let down my gaurd and I need to know you all are still at it too.

Dani Joy

junglewife said...

Yes, I will still count points with you. I have to admit, I didn't feel like exercising this morning, and thought, "I don't even have to record my points!" But I did it anyway, and I will keep my spreadsheet going with you :-)

Dani Joy said...

Awesome! so glad!!

Congratulations on winning our challenge! I will be sending you a 10$ gift certificate soon.

I am doing challenge too. 60 min. a day of outdoor recreation. So I have a lot of motivation now. ;)

have a great August!

Dani Joy

Vicki King said...

Sarah - just wanted to say that is great! You can definately see the difference. :) It is interesting to me to see your measurements, because we are the same height, and most of the measurements are almost the same, but you still weigh more! Somewhere you are hiding those extra pounds really well. :)

junglewife said...

Vicki - Thanks for your note. I have a big butt - maybe that is where the pounds are hiding! :-) Or maybe it is just muscle - ha!