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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

GAG 2009: Week 16 weigh-in


Today is the last weigh-in day for my GAG Challenge and I can't believe it's been 16 weeks already. I gotta say I'm really disappointed in myself. Here is my week 1 scale-shot and body pict:



And here's week 16 (I'm embarrassed to say that I'm wearing the same exact outfit in this picture... so shame!):



Not much difference huh? That's a two pound difference in 16-weeks BUT... my inches and body fat percentage are down so I'll still take it. In my journey right now, my weight-loss has slowed down a lot but as long as it keeps moving in the right direction, I can't be mad.

There's also a second part of the week-16-weigh-in. An essay to answer these questions.
Compare and contrast your reasons for joining GAG in September to the way you feel today. For example: What did you learn? Where did you succeed? Where did you fail? What did you accomplish that you might not have without this challenge? What surprised you? What motivated you? How do you feel about the results you achieved? Would you consider joining a challenge again? What are your final wrap-up thoughts?
I joined GAG on the very last day of sign-ups because I wasn't sure if I wanted to do a challenge because when I set goals and expectations for myself, I always seem to disappoint. But on the last day I changed my mind and knew joining the challenge would hold me accountable. It was my goal to come out of the GAG challenge healthier and fitter then I was going into the challenge and I think I accomplished that. As far as a number goal, I set my sights on being 10 lbs. lighter after these 16 weeks but I obviously didn't accomplish that.

The GAG Challenge kept me motivated and accountable during the holidays, the hardest part of the year, so I'm very thankful for that. The best thing I liked about the challenge was that it was about health, not just weight-loss. Other challenges I've joined it's always been one or the other: exercise or pounds dropped. But the GAG Challenge incorporated exercise, nutrition, and weight-loss. The other part that rocked: I've met a bunch of wonderful people who I know I'll keep in touch with long after this challenge is over.

11 comments:

Kyle Gershman said...

Looking bery bery good to me...keep it up sista hottie!

Heather & Chaos said...

Congrats Annie!!! I bet after your Chalean P90X combo 90 day challenge you look even hotter. Congrats on the 2 lb loss for the challenge. With such little weight left to lose, I think you did awesome these past 16 weeks! And you've definitly motivated me to start exercising again! Thanks!!!!!

Boomer said...

... but the good news is your body fat is lower!!!

MAJL said...

I hit a plateau at 135 and it took me like close to a year to get down to 127; it's the nature of the game. Again, weight is only part of the equation; body fat+ inches + fitness level (you can 15 pushups instead of 10, etc.) count too. Keep it up and happy holidays! I am working on a funny post for my blog today and will want your contributions later. Keep bringing it Amazing Shrinking Girl!

Mandie said...

Like you, I was depressed with that number on the scale, but girl you have come a long way! You've done REALLY well these 16 weeks, and I'm SO glad it's helped me in finding you! LOVE your blog!!!

Tony the Pink Panda said...

You should be very proud of yourself. You look good!

Ladybug said...

You should be very proud of your accomplishment...if your body fat percentage is down and your inches are down...then you are gaining healthy lean muscle! I'd take that over fat anyday! Keep up the great job... Have a VERY Merry Christmas and a Healthy, Successful, Happy New Year!

Christine said...

Glad we had you in GAG! You are an inspiration. Merry Christmas!

katsuboy said...

I want that green car thing!!!

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