Power of One – Week 5 – The Shrinking Jeans of Mel


February 2, 2011 By Mel

It’s Wednesday, so that means it’s time for my Week 5 update for the Power of One challenge here at the Sisterhood.  Can you believe we only have a couple of weeks left for this challenge?!  It’s gone by so quickly it seems.

You will notice in my latest weigh in photo below that I have a new scale.  It’s an EatSmart digital bathroom scale that I won in a blog giveaway from Patty.  For those of you wondering, yes, this is the same EatSmart scale that is being given away each week during this challenge here at the Sisterhood.  So, you get a little sneak peek at one.  If you’re wondering how the compares weigh-wise to my old Tanita scale I’ve used up to this point, you can check out my January Recap post from yesterday on my personal blog.

Challenge Starting Weight: 274.0 Last Week’s Weight: 266.0 Current Weight: 264.8 Weekly Loss: 1.2 Total Challenge Loss: 9.2

Woo Hoo!!  Another successful week for the Power of One challenge! (Note to self: make time to go get a pedicure already…jeez!)

I must confess that I had kind of forgotten what goals I had set for this challenge.   So, I went back to my original Power of One post to review them to see how I’m doing.

  1. Weight Loss: I set a goal of 10 pounds.  Given I’m at 9.2 pounds now with two weeks left in the challenge, this is one goal I should definitely meet.
  2. Exercise: I was doing really well with my 100 Days exercise challenge until my sciatica flared up over the weekend.  I haven’t exercised since Friday due to the lower back pain.  I went to the doctor on Monday and she prescribed some anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxer medications and I’m finally starting to feel better.  She told me I could start walking or swimming again once I was feeling up to it, but to avoid anything like strength training, running, etc. for about 10 days as those activities put more stress on the back.  So, even though I’ve missed a few days due to the back issues, I still feel really good about how much more consistently I’ve been getting in exercise this year.  I’m averaging about 25 APs per week.
  3. Take Care of Me: I’ve been doing pretty well at this one, too.  I’ve still got some work to do on getting enough sleep, but I have been setting aside some “me” time each week and I’ve definitely got my head in the game again!

How about you?  Do you remember your goals for this challenge?  Have you checked lately to see how you’re doing on meeting them?  Leave me a comment and let me know.

Until next time …