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They just posted the standings for our biggest loser competition complete with % of weight lost for everyone...and I was rather flummoxed. I thought I'd done really well with my 1.56%...but the winner this week lost 4.73%. Good gracious! I did some quick counting and if she weighed anywhere between 140-160 pounds, this girl had to have lost 7-8 pounds in one week. JEEZ! I don't think I could ever do that unless I did some crazy cleanse. There were plenty of other girls that landed well above me into the 2%, too.

I'm not sure if this motivates to work like crazy or if I'm discouraged that my really respectable multiple pound weight loss was so pathetic in comparison to everyone else's. I need to choose which it's going to be. I weigh enough that multiple pounds is still a small percentage, which is depressing. However, it will only get better as I get smaller and smaller. Hmph.

I think I will set a goal of 10% total weight loss for the 8 weeks. That's doable with a lot of work and it would be AMAZING. It would put me lower than I've been in 3 years and almost where I bottomed out back in 2007. That would set me up for more losses this fall which would send me into the undiscovered country. I really would love to get there.

So this 8 weeks could be pivotal and successful for me if I don't let comparison get all up in my brain and weird me out. I hope to have a wickedly awesome week around week 5 or 6 when everyone else is plateau-ing. Maybe. ;)



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Jul. 14th, 2010 08:25 pm (UTC)
When I first started on South Beach, I lost 9 pounds the first week and I think 7 the second. And then promptly dropped to a more normal 1 to 1.5 per week after that. You've been working on it for a while, and you've probably already gone through that initial water purge that happens when people start on a new diet. I'll bet the person with the almost 5% loss just started a new program and will level out soon.
Jul. 14th, 2010 08:35 pm (UTC)
Yeah, you're totally right. I know all this in the back of my sulky, whiny brain. :) If only I could squash the sulky "but.but.but.but she....!!" part. Heh.
Jul. 15th, 2010 06:48 pm (UTC)
If it makes you feel better I only lost .2%, ha ha! I was on vacation. Oops! I'm hoping to be actually losing weight this week. That would be nice.
Jul. 15th, 2010 06:53 pm (UTC)
Hey, even maintaining weight on a vacation is a huge deal!! That's impressive. :)

I have a really obsessive personality and I have to keep myself from trying to work out 3 times a day just to see if I can win. It's so dumb. The important thing is that I AM losing and I'll keep doing so. I'm off sugar and exercising, which is miraculous. I need to just shove the stupid game...but I'll always be keeping an eye on it, alas. :)
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