Challenge week two results!

tending the temple challenge

Okay, I have to confess, I got home last night from our student small groups and fell asleep on the couch within minutes of planting myself in front of my laptop!  Sorry about the suspense!!!

You guys had a decent week overall – I can tell you’re all starting to settle into a routine, which is good!  Keep it up!  Find your purpose, you’re reason for doing this (yourself, your kids, your job … whatever it is that gives you focus) and keep reminding yourself of it!

Our Biggest Loser for the week, with an impressive 1.96% loss, is Mat O!  Great job – that’s amazing!

Our weekly hall of fame (people who lost 1% or more) has two people this week, Mary C and Loren G!  You two did awesome!

If you are one of the handful that forgot to send in weights, you can still send ’em in!

Here’s the question for the day – what’s your driving purpose for losing the weight?  What is it that makes it worth the work to you?  For me it has always been my kids; the thought of setting a healthy example for them, so they wouldn’t have the weight issues I have struggled with, is the thing that pushes me to action.  What’s yours?

14 thoughts on “Challenge week two results!

  1. Way to go Mat O. that is my accountability partner!

    My desire is for me to be healthy for me first and set a good example for my boys too. It is work though and it can't just be for a season of Biggest Loser but a lifestyle change. That is one thing that I learned from doing this from the last Tending the Temple Challenge is that this summer I just settled in and didn't keep working at it like I should have…so that is something I am trying to make an effort at changing.

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  2. Way to go Mat O, Mary and Loren.. Awesome job. I did lose this week but not quite 1%. I will aim for it next week.

    Scott you should have joined us for Kim L's summer challenge. She picked up when the challenge ended. I hope she does it again but I am in it for the long haul.

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  3. Congratulations Mat O. Keep up the great work.

    Alex and I stayed the same this week. I had a friend pass away and had to fly last minute from Maine to Indianapolis for 2 days. It was heart wrenching…my freind was only 30 years old. It's been very hard not to indulge in food for comfort.

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  4. I stayed the same this week too, but I will do better next week.

    The reason I am doing this is to be healthy and feel better. I am tired of carrying all this extra weight around and I want to be able to run and play with my daughter longer than a couple of minutes at a time.

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  5. I gained, and didn't report…not because I felt bad or anything…but NO TIME!!! I am back to work adnam sooo exhausted…and committed to staying on track eating and exercise so blogging has gone to the side as I adjust…HOWEVER, I will be blogging about this in detail, this weekend likely, but for a little bit, I am going to go to once q month WI's. I am far too focused on the number these days and have found myself discouraged when Ihave lost if it wasnt "enough". My journey is about whole health, not jsut weight, so I need to refocus. I am still in this thing, just "resetting" my wonky head! Cuz my reasons for doing all of this is "a little more living and a little less dying'

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  6. Great Job Matt O and everyone else!! 🙂

    My driving purpose is to be a better example to my patient's. I want to be around to be able to take care of my parents and the rest of my family too. Every day I go to work, I see in my patient's eyes, how I am able to take care of them, and how sometimes, maybe I am not doing the best I can?! I want to work hard to lose this weight once and for all and never have to face this demon again!! Have a good week everyone! Stay focused!

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  7. my driving force? As something I have struggled with and been teased about much of my life…. I DON'T want this cycle to continue to my children. I grew up w/ an cbease mother and know what it's like to feel emarassed of them as a child. My children deserve to have a healthy model around food to learn from and emulate. I never want them embarrassed by me or teased b/c they are over weight.

    I also deserve to be healthy. Type 2 runs in my family. My overwight mom: onset was early 40's and 15 years later.. still unregulated. My thin grandmother…onset: mid 60's. Prevention sounds good to me! I want the weightloss for ME! I value myself and everything I have accomplished, this is the last thing as a child I set out to 'do'. I'm done having children, so now is the time.

    My children, my health, and my quality of life. All are worth passing up chocholate.

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  8. my driving force? As something I have struggled with and been teased about much of my life…. I DON'T want this cycle to continue to my children. I grew up w/ an cbease mother and know what it's like to feel emarassed of them as a child. My children deserve to have a healthy model around food to learn from and emulate. I never want them embarrassed by me or teased b/c they are over weight.

    I also deserve to be healthy. Type 2 runs in my family. My overwight mom: onset was early 40's and 15 years later.. still unregulated. My thin grandmother…onset: mid 60's. Prevention sounds good to me! I want the weightloss for ME! I value myself and everything I have accomplished, this is the last thing as a child I set out to 'do'. I'm done having children, so now is the time.

    My children, my health, and my quality of life. All are worth passing up chocholate. Tara Z.

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  9. Hi everyone. Congradaltions to everyone who is losing weight and also to anyone who may have had a set back..because you are back on the '' horse''…and that says alot about you…it is alot harder to keep going on through the set backs…onward!!!! I like everyone else is, I am having a tough time finding time to work out, it is fall and lots to do. So I have come up with a plan that I can get alot of work done and get a really good work out…and boy do I feel it …ankle weights, making every movement more like one that I would do at the gym..Now that being said I am remodeling an old, very long ranch house and we have an over an acre of land with lots of work…so instead of using the tractor to hall stuff I have been using the wagon and going back and forth. We will see what tuesday brings.. good luck to everyone.

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  10. Wow Julia, you are very determined. That is what this journey takes…determination. It seems like I am just struggling trying to find enough determination to overcome the obstacles that keep me from getting back on track. I will find it but I hope it happens soon. I really started this challenge with every intention of winning this time. When I find it everybody better watch out because I am going to come back with a vengance….just a little smack talk to shake it up. 🙂

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  11. 247 this week. down a lbs. down from 274, which is what I was after not making BL8 season when I flew back fromt he sequester….and the broken ankle that came after! lol…I had pumpkin seeds w/ salt last night.. so I"m hoping there's some water gain…..

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  12. Hi everyone, boy I am wipped out!! . The changing the way I do the work arround here is working. This next week is going to going to be harder, but worth it. 2 of my girls are off at college and I am tring to finish remodeling the living room and dinning room by thanksgiving..so when it rains I am inside and outside when the sun shines. I am doing everything like parking at the back of the parking lot…takes a little longer and it is a little harder. I will be honest the I have not felt very competitive,,,but Leisia you are making sound a little more fun… Good luck everyone!! and have a great week!!

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