Monday, October 20, 2008

Week 7 of 7 Final

Ok, here we are at the end of the contest. We can't declare a winner. Why?????

Because of one main reason. We don't have a scale to weigh on. Here's the story:

Jason always weighed in at Core fitness after his Body Step class on Monday mornings. I always weighed in at the Plasma center on Monday afternoons.

Last week a blood test I had taken came back as low protein so I was required to have a new blood draw. I did that and until the results come back, I am denied for 7-10 days, which ultimately means no getting weighed on their scale and no donating plasma for extra income.

Kinda bites big time (not the weighing in part, but the no donating part because there's no extra income)

Then since bad luck seemed to be all around last week. Jason and I both got fired from our fitness instructor positions at Core fitness last week, this was due to reasons we don't understand. This also means we can't teach classes ever again at that facility and we won't be weighing in on their scale.

So there's your story and I'm sticking to it.

Now someday if we decide to actually buy a scale for our home, then we will weigh in again and perhaps start a new contest. I happened to like only weighing in once a week somewhere other than my home.

I personally believe that if you have a scale in the house you will weigh in all the time which can be emotionally draining or lead to eating disorders, just from what I've read. I know personally when I had gained just 1 pound I would cry, now why I'd cry would baffle me greatly since seriously it was ONLY 1 POUND and could have been so much worse. Heck I used to be 80 pounds heavier so why would 1 pound bother me so???

So I have chosen in the past to not have a scale in the house which means we had to forfeit this contest.

Either way in these last 7 weeks, both Jason and I have been eating better overall and have tried some new exercise that we hadn't tried before thus leading to better heath in the end which was the goal at the start.

Check back often for health tips and perhaps a new contest someday!

3 comments:

Team Clark said...

That's funny. But I've gotta say, if you did have to chose a winner, it would most likely be Michelle because Michelle was up by a lot last week. :)
Way to go on improving your health, though!

karen said...

Michelle,
so good to hear from you! I hope this is your main blog--there's so many of them! I know--I miss VTing with you too--I wonder how old little Cora is doing. Life's good in AZ, glad you found my blog! now we can keep in touch!
love and miss
karen

Gillian Clark said...

thats cool mom hehehaha guess who.I think it's cool you are having a healthier lifestyle.
(this is Alyssa on Gillians name.)