Power of One Final Weigh In – The Shrinking Jeans of Nancy


February 23, 2011 By Nancy

I honestly don’t know that I have ever been this excited to write a weigh in post before. This has been my best challenge ever. There has been so much that has happened since the start of this challenge. It’s been awesome!

Seeing how this is a weigh in post, let’s start with the obvious…I lost .9 pounds this week. The great news is that I lost 11.3 pounds this challenge. Can I get a WOO HOO please?!?! I can hardly believe it.

Early on in the challenge, I was chosen as one of the new contributing writers for Shrinking Jeans. I was honored and humbled, but mostly I felt a new sense of responsibility. I felt like I really had to give this whole fitness/weight loss journey my all. If I was going to be writing on a fitness blog, I had to be a totally committed participant in my journey. I think I’ve done just that.

To start with, I joined Weight Watchers. I believe that is how I had the loss I did in this challenge. My first week on the program, I lost six pounds. I’m doing pretty well on the program. I have to still remind myself to log my food and figure the points, but it is still pretty new to me. It will all come together. I have no doubts.

I have joined a fitness center and have been going to classes four nights a week. Sometimes I even go on Saturday morning. They are starting a new zumba class on Sundays on March 6 and I’ll be going to that for sure. I really love zumba. I was worried about trying it and looking stupid, but I tried it and I loved it. I don’t even care that I look like a dorky klutz. It gets my heart going and I work up a good sweat. I also go to boot camp two days a week. This is awesome! Every time is different. You can’t get tired of it because it keeps changing. It’s hard and I love it. I’m still hitting the treadmill and doing the wii discs. I even did April’s challenge.

The only thing that I can honestly say I am having trouble with is the running. It hurts my knees and my bad ankle. I keep trying though. Maybe as I keep losing weight it will get easier. I really want to do a half marathon on June 4th that ends on the 50 yard line at Notre Dame football stadium. Anybody that knows me, knows that I love Notre Dame football and this would be so cool. I’m going to walk/run a 5k on March 12th. It’s the annual Runnin with the Irish fundraiser for the school that I work for. We’ll see how that goes.

So that’s my Power of One wrap up. I loved and enjoyed this challenge so much. I can’t wait for the new challenge to start next week. I think you are going to like it. Keep checking back for all the details.