Sunday, January 17, 2010
How Exciting ... Erik Chopin's Here!
So, I'm in the FR front office talking to Cody & Travis (who work the front desk and both are adorable) and I turn around to see who's talking on the couch ... it's Erik Chopin, the winner from Season 3 of The Biggest Loser!!! Ahhhh! I acted like a star struck fool! I started jumping up and down and told him I was one of his biggest fans! Of course, I know Michele (his wife) is his BIGGEST FAN! He put his hand out to shake mine and I asked if I could have a hug instead! He's soooo tall! And to top it all off ... I'm on the same Red Team as he is! So, now, we have Erik Chopin and Seth Word (Season 2 Finalist) here at the same time! Seth has been doing awesome this past week ... we've been on the same hikes and he runs circles around all of us! LITERALLY ... he runs up the mountains and down them!
Well, I weighed in AGAIN today so I could get measured in inches lost. I'm soooo excited! I didn't lose 3.6 lbs as posted last night, but 5 lbs! Can you believe that? Another 1.4 pounds overnight! So ... my total loss for my halfway point (2 wks) is 10.5 lbs! And, better than that ... I have lost 13 inches so far! I can't remember all of them, but 4.5" on my hips, 3.5" on my waist, and 1.75" on my upper thigh. I have another 2 weeks to push myself to the max to try to achieve my goal! However, I'm happy with any loss at this point! I'm enjoying the fact that I've gained more confidence in myself to know that I can do more than I thought I could do! I'm kicking butt! :) LOL Seriously, I'm happy to know that I've climbed a mountain and that I've ran on a treadmill. I'm also happy that I've stayed on a treadmill longer than 15 minutes! In treading class, you pick either a treadmill, an elipitical, or a bike and you have to stay on that machine for the entire class (45-50 minutes) while bumping up either the speed or incline or level every 5,4,3,2,1 minutes and resting inbetween for that same amount of time. So, for me to stay on that machine that long is amazing! I'm proud of myself, I must say! :)
Tomorrow is another one of those dreaded Stop Sign Hikes, but I'm not sure I'm able yet due to swollen feet/ankles and the blood blister on my heel! Which sucks because I know that the hikes are the big calorie burners! I want to stick with my buddies Brad, Jim, and Dirk ... they do the Stop Sign Hike EVERYDAY and they're losing double digits weekly! So, we'll see what happens! Wish me luck!