The first week is finished and you guys have started off with a bang! All told, out of those who reported in, you all lost over 260 pounds this week! Amazing!
Our Biggest Loser of the week is Linda C! Right behind her were Lisa J, Kathryn S, and Rodney W (in that order)! Amazing work, guys!
Here’s our 1% (or higher) honor roll callout … (in no particular order) Megan M, Todd S, Jen H, Amanda B, Felicia T, Tracey W, Judi T, Margaret F, Jennifer M, Jason D, Jeanette P, Scott T, Matt M, Heidi T, Stephanie P, Anne W, Mandy P, Jodi B, Lisa J, Christina B, Michael C, Jana S, Tony R, Rae-Anne, Cher, Susan P, Joel S, Steve P, Chris F, Alex J, Loren G, Amanda K, Jake F, Anne H, Michelle U, and Karla B! You guys rock!
Now, on to a cautionary note … some of you had some incredible weight drops this week (anything more than a pound for a woman and two pounds for a man is classified as incredible) … don’t expect massive weekly drops from here on out. Here’s why: a lot of the unhealthy food we eat causes our bodies to retain water weight. Which means we basically walk around with several pounds or more of extra water in our system, it causes us to feel sluggish, bloated, etc (which is why some of you already can notice a big difference in how you feel). When you clean up your diet, your body lets that stuff go, but now that your system is cleaned out, you’ll see more realistic weight loss … which is GOOD. Keep your expectations realistic and healthy, don’t beat yourself up if you don’t like the numbers on the scale. As long as it is going down or staying the same, you are doing better than you were before the challenge!!!
Keep up the great work, people! And if you’re one of the handful that forgot to send in your weight … you can still get it to me. It’s good to have the accountability, even if you’re late!