Ninety-five percent of one funnel cake. Ninety-seven percent of one Cow Chip cookie. Ninety-six percent of one Fair Scone…with jam. Ninety-nine-point-nine* percent of one Krusty Pup.
Going to the fair (which we all know is an excuse to eat greasy food and people-watch) was not a good way to end the Summer of Weight Loss. But it happened (my only regret is I was too full for a caramel apple and kettle corn), and now I must face the consequences. I won’t know till Friday what my official final SOWL weight is.
Overall, I’m pleased with how I did this summer and am looking forward to reaching my goal big goal eventually (maybe by Christmas — anyone up for “The Holidays of Weight Loss”?).
Since the start of SOWL, I’ve lost 9.2 pounds and am realizing I may need to go down to a size 8 in jeans (depending on the brand, of course) since my 10s are saggy in the rear – not a flattering look. I don’t think I’ve been in a size 8 since…never. In fact, I think I wore a size 10 even when I was on the cross country team, soccer team and swim team in high school. I actually remember crying about wearing a size 10 around the time I turned 16. Teenagers…
How did you all do? I hope SOWL had a happy ending for you, too!
July 1, Sept. 21:
- Chest: 33-1/2, 33-3/4 (what?)
- Waist: 33-1/4, 32-1/4 (an inch lost!)
- Midway: 38-3/4, 37-1/4 (largest area between your hips and waist, aka, tummy – 1-1/2 inches lost!)
- Thighs (measured together b/c I’m dumb): 42-1/4, 41-1/2 (3/4-inch lost!)
- Knees (measured together b/c I’m dumb) 28-1/4, 24-1/4 (I doubt I lost four inches in the knee area – I think I measured wrong last time)
- Left calf: 14-3/4, 14-3/4 (same)
- Right calf: 14-3/4, 14-1/2 (1/4-inch lost)
- Right upper arm: 12, 11-1/2 (1/2-inch lost)
- Left upper arm: 12, 11-1/2 (1/2-inch lost)
Before and After Photos
So, I tried to wear the same outfit, but the flash was creating some…er…headlights…in the photo, and I had to change into a sports bra and thicker tank. The side view is the most dramatic, I guess. I don’t look as pregnant.
This week in running
Everything is going fine. No pain. I’m not even sore. I repeated Week 1 of the Couch to 5K plan just to keep things slow and safe. Friday, I will start Week 2 or I may look into doing Jeff Galloway’s run/walk plan instead because it calls for four days of running instead of three. Right now, three does not feel like enough (although, I can remember when four was too much).
Friday’s run was lovely – red leaves, a low fog, overcast but comfortable temperatures (photos below). I got rained on during Sunday’s run and I didn’t even mind. Tuesday was in the gym at 4:45 a.m. I downloaded a reality show on my Zune to keep my brain occupied as there isn’t really any good TV on at that hour.
You Go Girl 10K
The You Go Girl Half and 10K is Sunday (my birthday!) with a ton of local running bloggers. There are a bunch of festivities planned around it and I, unfortunately, won’t be able to attend all of them. But it should be fun and I’m sure all the Puget Sound area bloggies will be posting all weekend about it! My race recap won’t be up till next Wednesday. Looking forward to running/walking with Zoë and seeing everyone!
Race outfit preview:
*I figure .1 percent of the pup’s krust is still attached to the stick when you throw it away. Right?
Way to go on SOWL Kerrie, you're looking great! You can definitely see a big difference in the sideways photo and you don't look a bit pregnant!
keep up the great work! glad you are running pain free!
See you this weekend at You Go Girl! (Love the pink plaid!)
Congrats Kerrie! You look fantastic – so much slimmer!! Love the outfit!!
Congrats! You definitely did better than I did.
Congrats on achieving a great size 8 – woohooo! I lost about 4 total…I kinda lost steam with some “issues” but I'll get back on track. Thanks for doing the SOWL, it was really fun! Love your outfit for the race – it will make you super speedy! 🙂
Your before and after pictures are amazing! You look great! I have two Running Skirts, they are just so darn cute. Good luck with the race!
You look fantastic, Kerrie! :)And I'm SO EXCITED to run/walk with you Sunday. Yay for birthdays and ice cream!
Nice work on the SOWL!!! I'll have to do mine on Friday. Looking forward to seeing you on your birthday!
really fantastic work on the SOWL! I'm totally inspired, and I'd TOTALLY be in for HOWL. Which is more fun to say 🙂 Good luck on your race!
Slimmer you is going to look hot, hot, hot in that new outfit. Good job!
Good luck in your race this weekend!
Your tummy looks much slimmer. Good job on the weight loss 🙂 Have fun this weekend.
Woo hoo! Congrats on a successful SOWL. Good luck in the race this weekend! Love the ice cream tank.
You look great! I wish I had kept running during my pregnancy, kudos to you! And LOVE the skirt! GOOD LUCK!
LOVE the fair inventory! We're taking a day off work next week to hit the state fair…can-not-wait! Congratulations on the progress!! HOWL is a great idea!
Congrats on the weight loss; and Bwhahaha on the “because I'm dumb” remarks. LOVE it.Winks & Smiles,Wifey
YAHOOO for size 8! congrats, you look great!
Congrats! 10lbs down rocks. You should go buy yourself a pair of sexy jeans. I've been going well during the SOWL too. As of this AM 9lbs from my high school weight. Total of 18lbs from where I started in July. I'm pretty happy with the results.