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Sincerely, The Duke and EsMay

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Spring Fling Challenge - Week 8

Tomorrow I have class most of the day and a test, so I probably won't be able to get on.  And I feel bad because last week I wasn't able to get on.  But I wanted to let you know how Spring Fling Challenge is going.

First of all, I have a question for everyone.  I was asked a few weeks ago to ask you all this, but I kept forgetting to!  To the person I promised to ask for, I am really sorry it kept slipping my mind.  So the question I have for you, is do you have any good up beat music you like to listen to while working out?  It was suggested that having great tunes for workouts would help keep the motivation.  So if you have any good songs, let me know, and I'll pass them on. :)

So, for my challenge, going into week 8, well last week I was sick, and my throat was so sore I couldn't talk, and it literally hurt to breathe and swallow.  So I ate more ice cream than one should really indulge in.  I will defend my right to have done so TOOTH AND NAIL!  ;)   lol  My throat felt so happy every time I took a bite. :)  My scales said "Nana nana na NA!"  3 lbs up again.


But this week, I'm back down.  WHEW.  But just about where I was two weeks ago. :(  I can't seem to get a head.  BUUUTTT, don't let this fool you! :)

I had to take in another two inches in my pants!  And I can actually see dimpling in my stomach!  It actually looks not so pleasant, but it means that the fat under the skin is decreasing.  *Happy Dance* *Happy Dance* My shirts that were snug before now hang loosely. :)  So, my scales do not show much weight loss at all, just over 5 pounds in the 7 weeks done so far, but I can't focus on that.  I am losing size, and I have to be happy about that. :)  The weight will come.

Because of this, I'm trying not to beat myself up over the fact that I only got in jogging on the spot twice last week, half an hour each time, and then one day I got about six minutes of walking on the spot before I couldn't even move.  So I took the rest of the week to relax, and it paid off.  I'm starting to feel better.

I still have a lot of training and work to do over the next week and a half, so I still may be very MIA in blog land, but I'm going to try to slowly catch up.  It might only be a blog a day, but I will try. :)  I really want to get back up to speed. :)  Thank you all for your support as I tackle my weight, eating habits, exercise habits, and house work.

Oh, and my house!???  Literally, someone could drop by still and I wouldn't freak.  If company called and said they'd like to come for a few days visit, I feel I could have the place ready, top to bottom in less than half an hour, if the dishes are done.  ;)  Add ten minutes if I had to do those too. :)  I even decluttered more again today!  I'll have to stop soon or I'll have given away all we own and we'll have nothing left to sit on.  LOL  I don't know what got under my bottom, but I'm loving having less and less stuff in the house.  Less to organize, tidy, dust.  Just is great. :)

I hope you are all doing well on your Spring Fling Challenges.  Whether they look like you planned from the beginning, of they've molded and changed like mine did, I hope you're still feeling proud of the steps you're making! :)  Some weeks are small steps, some may be backward steps, but it's okay, that's the journey of everything else we do in life. :)


  1. Happy dance for you!!! I love that you're losing inches. That is great!!! You're making very good choices (except when sick and that doesn't count) and it paying off. That's awesome! Congrats!!
    A few of the songs on my playlist are:
    Tiptoe by Imagine Dragons
    Feel this moment by Christina aguilera and Pitbull
    I'll follow you by shine down
    Pay phone by maroon 5
    Do got us falling in love by usher
    I gotta feeling by black eyed peas
    Glad you came by the wanted
    Drive by by train

    1. Thank you. :) Glad not to dance alone. ;) And thank you for the list of songs. I passed on that we had some. And yeah, so nice to see the inches gone!

  2. Hi Es May,

    You are doing so well with the challenge and doing a happy dance for you too that you are losing inches. I admire your stickability and especially with being sick as well. I hope you are feeling proud of yourself, because you should be.

    Good luck with the test. Will be thinking of you.


    1. Thank you for joining in as well in the dance. :) I won't look so silly. LOL And I did this online so that I'd have to stick with it. LOL And thank you, I only got 88% :( it's a pass, but I really messed up on two questions, they had more than one answer that was right,,, and I picked the wrong ones I guess. :(

    2. Oh Es May, that is a wonderful result - wow 88%. It's more than a pass. You should be proud :)


  3. There is no stopping you now! Wow think of all the things you are shedding! I know you will keep up, you have had so many challenges thrown your way and yet you still keep on truckin'. Good for you.

    You SHOULD be proud! I am, and maybe a tad bit jealous too!

    love, willie

    1. Thank you. :) I don't know, somedays I feel like I'm proud, other days I see how little I've accomplished out of what I wanted to. Well, I guess I should clarify. My body that is. The apartment, I never thought it would look this good. :) My body, I expected to see more, but I'll, as you say, keep on truckin'. ;)

  4. Great job Es May. I am totally jealous.

    1. Thank you, Blondie. :) And honestly, NOTHING to be jealous about, it's been a real uphill battle a lot of days. :(

  5. Wow you are doing an awesome job. I am sad and a bit embarrassed to say I pretty much fell through with it over here. I am hoping we will pick it back up in a month or so but it was just adding extra stress to already extra stress going on. Or at least those are the excuses I am going with lol.

    But you are doing a great job and should be very proud of yourself. It wasn't easy but you stuck with it. Just remember that it is good to take a break when you get sick. :)


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