Friday, December 5, 2008

Sort of Hot

For 13 weeks I've participated in Hot for the Holidays at Christie O's blog Baby Tea Leaves. You may or may not have noticed the cute button I had on my sidebar.

I reported my weight loss (or gain doh!) each and every Friday of the challenge and even won a t-shirt and DVD. I also lost the most weight the first week.

Today is the last weigh-in for the challenge and I'm going to miss it. It helped me to lose weight knowing I'd have to report my progress (or lack thereof).

I'm thinking about starting a weight-loss challenge here. I'm in the thinking stage only, well, thinking and feeling out stages. Would I have participants? Could I get prizes?

Ideally, I'd like to get sponsored (donated) prizes to give away. Another option could be for each participant to send in one $5 gift card and give the winner of the challenge most of the cards, with some cards for second, third and fourth place. Or I could just hold a drawing at the end for the cards.
What do you think? Any takers or givers? (would not need to have a blog to participate)

Back to Hot for the Holidays: I am supposed to tell my total weight loss for the 13 weeks and post before and after photos here. I didn't have time/forgot to take a full body after photo so I'll just post head shots with Baby D. Maybe you can see the loss in my face.

September 1st:

November 23rd:

I still have a ways to go to be at a healthy weight again, but in 13 weeks I lost 13 pounds. One pound a week. Not too bad.


I had a post over at Midwest Parents yesterday too. Go check it out. Pretty please?

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Anonymous said...

Good job- did you give some of the weight to D? Amma

Bikini said...

You know I'm in for the challenge, and for a prize (a totebag for the gym? Book cover and bookmark?)

Congrats on your success!

DC Urban Dad said...

Way to go you! Mad props.

for a different kind of girl said...

That's a great job! Congratulations! A very healthy loss.

I LOVE Baby D's little face in that last photo!

Anonymous said...

I can't be in on the weight loss until this baby stops kicking me in the bladder, but I'd be in to donate some kinda handmade sewn sumpin'. How about a cute apron for all the healthy meals your participants will be cooking?

Jeff said...

Heather that's awesome! You're BOTH lookin good!

HeatherPride said...

Hi Heather! I'm Heather too - I think I've been seeing your comments here and there so I thought I'd stop by and check you out! Congrats on the weight loss! That's awesome. 13 pounds! I keep losing (and finding) the same 5!

Backpacking Dad said...

13 lbs is a huge difference and I can definitely see it in your face.

13 lbs is a 4 month old. You lost a 4 month old . Awesome :}

Janet said...

You should be proud! This is the worst time of year for losing weight, IMHO.

chelle said...

You are looking fabulous!!! Your all glowing. Normally I am about the losing but something tells me that I will not be participating this time ;)

Guinevere Meadow said...

A pound a week is GREAT!

louann said...

Not too bad AT ALL!!! I think that is awesome! Really awesome!! =)

angi said...

Congrats, 13 lbs is great!

Heather said...

Thank you everyone!

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