My schedule was a bit wonky this past week, but I hit my major goals. My focus for the next week will be to increase my daily steps and get in some more of the “extra credit” stuff that I didn’t get around to last week.

In week 8 I completed the following goals:

Participate in online communities at least 3 days
Completed week 6 of EA Sports Active 2 9 week Easy Program
Lose 1-2 pounds per week
Ate at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables per day for at least 5 days

You can find all the details on my weight loss journey plus my Biggest Loser recaps at 200poundquest.com .

I got that whoosh I’ve been waiting for the past 3 weeks and passed my first mini-goal.  Yay!

In all, it was a great week and I accomplished the following goals:
  1. Participate in online communities at least 3 days
  2. Complete at least 1 daily  Striiv Challenge at least 5 days
  3. Completed week 5 of  EA Sports Active 2 9 week Easy Program
  4. Lose 1-2 pounds per week
  5. Average 30 minutes per day of physical activity
  6. Ate at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables per day for at least 5 days
  7. Read Part I of This is Why You’re Fat
  8. Averaged 30 minutes per day of physical activity for 3 weeks
  9. Ate 5 servings of vegetables per day for three weeks
  10. Fit into Size 30 jeans
  11. Lose 10 pounds
You can find all the details on my weight loss journey plus my Biggest Loser recaps at 200poundquest.com.

In week 6 I completed the following goals:

Participate in online communities at least 3 days
Complete at least 1 daily Striiv Challenge at least 5 days
Completed week 4 of EA Sports Active 2 9 week Easy Program
Finished reading The Skinny Rules
Read Slim for Life
Averaged 30 minutes per day of physical activity
Ate at least 5 servings of fruit and vegetables per day for at least 5 days

Unfortunately the scale wasn’t my friend this week, but I’m pretty satisfied with my overall progress. I suspect TOM fluid retention is messing with my numbers this week, so I’m going to give it another week before I make any adjustments.

You can find all the details on my weight loss journey plus my Biggest Loser recaps at 200poundquest.com

Once again, I hit all my goals, except for my weight loss goal. However, my loss was a little better than it was last week. I decided to go ahead and tweak my daily calorie ceiling a bit, in order to get myself back on track with losing at least 1 pound per week. I’m now .8 pounds away from hitting my first mini-goal. Yay!

Thanks to my daily fruit and vegetable smoothie, I’m finally getting some servings of vegetables into my diet. Much to my surprise, the fruit actually does mask the taste of the vegetables.

My exercise program is going very well and I continue to see improvements in my fitness and energy levels. I’m currently reading The Skinny Rules by Bob Harper. I’m undecided on whether I’ll incorporate any of it at this point, but I may experiment with it some when i finish reading it.

I describe my efforts in greater detail on my blog at 200poundquest.com . I update the blog every day except Saturday. I’m also recapping the current season for The Biggest Loser.

Love this week’s theme. I think the best thing we can do to combat childhood obesity and obesity in general is to lead by example. All you parents out there working hard to get fit are doing the best thing you can do to give your kids a better chance at a health life.

Keep up the good work!

Fat shaming doesn’t work. Bullying doesn’t work. Being the change you want to see in the world. Now that’s something that might.

If you’re a fan of the show, this week’s recap is up!

My weekly weigh in was a bit disappointing, but I still showed a loss and I’m still ahead of schedule on my first mini-weight loss goal to lose 10 pounds by 3/16/13.


I accomplished quite a few goals this week:

  1. Participate in online communities at least 3 days
  2. Complete at least 1 daily  Striiv Smart Pedometer Challenge at least 5 days
  3. Completed week 2 of EA Sports Active 2 9 week Easy Program
  4. Completed The Spark 28 Day Breakthrough Plan
  5. Kept daily food log for three weeks
  6. Exercised 10 minutes a day for three weeks
  7. Averaged 7-8 hour sleep/day for two weeks
I’m noticing definite improvements in my fitness level and endurance.  I’m psyched to continue my journey :)

I describe my efforts in greater detail on my blog at 200poundquest.com.  I update the blog every day except Saturday.  I’m also recapping the current season for The Biggest Loser.

Week three was a great week!  I hit my weight loss goal for the week.  I accomplished all my exercise goals for the week and I accomplished most of my food goals for the week.  I also set some goals regarding focus, motivation and support.

The one area I struggled with was eating more veggies, but I’m still working on getting better at that.

I describe my efforts in greater detail on my blog at 200poundquest.com.  I update the blog every day except Saturday.  I’m also recapping the current season for The Biggest Loser.