I am a Winner!!

9 Aug

Okay, so maybe I didn’t win the Fit for Life championship but I know that I am a winner anyway!!  Today was the finale of the Fit for Life Challenge and I didn’t score really well.  I didn’t win 1st,. 2nd, or 3rd place, but I learned so much and met so many wonderful people who I hope to be able to keep in touch with for many, many years!  I will share with you my stats, even though I am very private about my weight.  I am going out on a limb to share with you.  Please don’t judge :) By the way, congratulations to all the Fit For Life contestants!  We all did a really great job!!  And congratulations to the 3 winners- y’all are an inspiration!  Check out their blogs to see how they did it!  Amber Faw- 1st place, Kevin Mauricio- 2nd place, and Rita Hernandez- 3rd place!  CONGRATULATIONS!!

Originally we weighed in on May 10th.  So the numbers are a difference of 90 days.  ONLY 90 days!!! original weight- 292- today’s weight- 283- total lost 9 lbs (boo a little bit)
original body fat percentage- 46.2%- today’s percentage- 44.7%- total lost 1.5%
original chest measurement- 48 inches- todays- 47.5 inches- total lost .5 inches
original hips measurement- 61 inches- todays- 59.5- total lost 1.5 inches
original waist measurement- 49.75- todays- 47.75- total lost- 2 inches!
original neck measurement- 16.75- todays- 16.5- total lost- .25 inches
original arm measurements- left16.25, right 16.5- todays’ left 16, right 16.5- total lost- .25 in left arm, right stayed the same
original thigh measurements- left 27.5, right 29.25- today’s left 25.0, right- 25.5- total lost- 2.5 in left leg and 3.75 in right leg
orignal calf measurements- left 19.75, right 19.5- today’s left 19.0, right- 19.0- total lost- .75 in left and .5 in right 

 

That’s a grand total of 9 pounds and 12 inches in 90 days!  See, I am a winner!!!  Anyone who thinks it can’t be done can see that it CAN be done!  I am living proof.  I have a family, and I still manage to make it to the gym and work out.  It is all in your priorities!  If you want it bad enough you will make time.  If you don’t want it bad enough, you’re not ready yet.  You will get there, I did! 

So, what’s next, you might ask???  I am teaming up with my husband, Mike, Mike Aldridge, one of the other Fit for Life contestants, and whomever else we can get on board to start an 18 week course on transformation.com.  Look it up and let me know if you are interested!  We want as many people as we can get to team up with us!  We are stronger in numbers!  We will provide accountability or a shoulder to cry on.  Whatever you need!  I know that it is not easy.  I know that there are times when you are weak and that is what I am here to help you with.  And you can help me!  We will work together as a team toward a common goal- to be healthier people and to be good stewards of our bodies.  We only get one you know.  If we don’t take care of this one we don’t get to try again.  It’s not a video game where you get multiple lives.  This is it guys and I am dedicated to fixing the damage I’ve done so far and do right from now on. Are you with me??!!  

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3 Responses to “I am a Winner!!”

  1. Ms. Moran August 9, 2010 at 7:49 pm #

    Congrats. LOL for “It’s not a video game where you get multiple lives.”

  2. Tiffany Perez August 9, 2010 at 9:45 pm #

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! You did awesome! It doesnt matter what place you ranked in, you lost 9 pounds and 12 inches!! That’s AWESOME!! You should be SO proud of yourself! I think its also great that yall are going to keep it up. A lot of people would say “ok, wow, glad THATS over.” and be done with it. But yall are gonna keep going and that amazing! Love the motivation! Keep it up!

  3. San Antonio's Inspiration 4 Life August 11, 2010 at 10:18 am #

    Hey Shannon, yes indeed you are a winner! That’s what I kept bragging to everyone about the whole Fit for Life Team! That we are ALL WINNERS! Just to do what we did, was courageous enough and even to talk about about our weight issues, boy even that can be challenging, but the end result is now we are no longer afraid and we can go out there and help save others lives through our experiences. That’s the best part to me. =) I think it is so cool that we all will continue to work together. I did get your message and yes, let’s aim to meet next week when you get back from your vacation. You have fun. Thank you for offering to do an interview for Inspiration 4 Life! There is so much we are going to do this year and would love for you to be part of it all. =) I will send you a message with my phone number to call me. TTYL and God Bless!

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