At long last, I’m posting the results! We had a great first week, people! The 20 of you that reported in out of the 24 competitors (if you forgot to send it in, it’s not too late – send it on over!) managed together to lose over 70 pounds! Awesome!
Having said that, let me give you a heads up … some people have amazing first week results and then are startled when their second, third, fourth week results and so forth don’t match that initial surge. Here’s the deal: only some of that big drop was fat loss. Most of it was water weight; which is fun to see on the scale, but don’t think you’re a failure if you can bring in that number every week. Basically, all those unhealthy, salty, high carb, junk foods that we eat when we’re not in diet mode (the stuff that gets us to the point of needing a diet) causes our bodies to retain extra water weight. When you clean up your diet and start eating healthy, your body lets go of that water weight – it’s why within days of eating better you start feeling more energetic, your mood can improve, your health overall takes a jump. Enjoy it! Its a good sign!
On to the results! Because of some of those big drops, the first week of a competition I always leave off the percentages because it can be overwhelming to some people! Our biggest loser of the week was Lisa J! Right behind her was Joshua J and Scott T! You three ROCKED it this week! Awesome job!
Our weekly hall of fame (people who lost 1% or more) includes (in no particular order): Mat O, Alex J, Cheryl C, Mary C, Matt M, Lorwen G, Betsy T, and Leisia J! You guys are amazing!
Keep it up! We’re off to a great start!