"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Weigh-In ... New Day & New Challenge

Today's Weight: 191.5
Loss/Gain: -1.5
Total Loss So Far: -39.5 lbs
Today I am starting a new challenge. A few days ago Barb asked if I'd like to be her partner in the Throwdown Challenge. We will be working against each other this month to see who can lose the highest percentage of body weight.

So, we decided to make Thursdays our official weigh-in day and we will end it on Thursday, December 2nd.

I was nervous about accepting her challenge because I have week-long trip coming up and Thanksgiving this month, but then I decided it would be fun. Plus, it might be just what I need to stay focused through these events.

My goal for this challenge is...
To lose more weight than Barb, at least more body percentage of weight. :)

I will do this by strictly adhering to my Hot 100 goals AND I'm adding something I've been thinking about for a while now...designated dessert days. I will only have sweets/desserts on (1) my week out of town, in moderation and (2) Thanksgiving Day and possibly Friday. The only exception will be if my daughter bakes something I might try a bite to make sure it came out okay, but I will jot it down in my calories for sure if I do this.

Wish me luck. We are doing this in fun and to keep each other accountable. You can read more about it on her blog by clicking here.

Barb's beginning weight: 169.0
Leah's beginning weight: 191.5


  1. Woo hoo! I am so excited! Thanks for making the badge.

  2. This sounds like competition in the best kind of way!!!!

    This is going to be fun to watch go down!!

    I can't pick who I want to see win because you are both such lovely ladies....best of luck to you both!

  3. Sounds like a very friendly, healthy competition! I like it a lot. Both of you win no matter what!