Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I'm the Biggest Winner!! (ish)

Well in complete honesty I came in second place.  But I am calling it a win that I came in first for my office...as I don't know any of the people down there in southern CA!

Today was really great beginning to end - er, now.  For our healthy breakfast potluck, I brought fruishi - fruit sushi that was like little nigiri.  It turned out awesomely!!!  I loved it.  Sushi rice covered in a bit of light coconut milk and splenda - and I topped it with various fruits.  I used pineapple, mandarin orange, strawberry and raspberry, I think raspberry was my favorite.  They were only about 40 calories each and so yummy (I can't wait to have some of the leftovers for dessert!).

I also HATED talking in front of people which was hilarious because out of all the people in that room there was only one I haven't had quite a few conversations with.  Anyway I babbled and I think I repeated myself and completely forgot what it is I meant to talk about...but it's ok because it was short and then it was over!

When it came time to announce the winners I was so nervous...I know I had done well but honestly I kept thinking about how embarrassed I would be if after all my coworkers built me up I didn't even place!  But I shouldn't have worried because I know that the real win was getting healthier and not winning wouldn't have been the end of the world.  And then I saw that the first place winner had lost less than 1% more than me and I just KNEW!

During the Biggest Winner competition at work I lost 24 pounds, or 11.2% of my body weight.  I set out to lose at least 10% and thought it was a lofty goal, but August was such a great month for me that I just couldn't believe I had done so well.  I lost the highest percentage of weight on the final 2 weigh ins!!  And I lost the highest percentage of weight in my entire office...but let's be honest, I couldn't have done it without the support and encouragement of everyone that participated and I hope I properly let them know in my mini-speech.  I am so incredibly shy that getting to know people was the biggest blessing and the best part of it.  Ok the weight loss was great but let's be fair, I was on that track anyway.  It was every walk that I met a new person or had a good conversation.

I won a few fabulous things...another gas card, personal training, some supplements and a rolly-up blanket...haven't decided what if anything I'm going to give away but I'll be sure to keep you updated!!  And that's not the best part.  The best part was Monday when Michele asked me if I wanted to go on a walk - and I couldn't, but Elizabeth and I did today, and it was just as intense as any of the ones we've done before.  Such a little thing, but it makes me feel like it's NOT over...I still have a long way to go and I am really happy to know that those girls are still going to be walking with me until I get there...or...until it rains, but we'll worry about that later!

For all that I haven't found my groove yet like I was talking about yesterday, I am doing something right.  Today for some reason I am feeling better about not having a routine, like maybe my routine is just to constantly try new things?  I don't really know what I'm saying other than...I feel like my non-routine worked, so I'm going to stop whining about it.  For a little while anyway!

Not to mention that after my complete Chinese food pig out I was still down on the scale from yesterday so woo hoo to that :) what an awesome day!!


Anonymous said...

11.2%?!! That's awesome! :)


Hope said...

That rocks!

Tammy said...

Congratulations!! What an awesome accomplishment. I get very nervous talking in front of a bunch of people, so I know how you feel. You got through it and I'll bet no one could tell you were nervous.

Again, congrats!

Ice Queen said...

Congratulations on your win! I am so happy for you. :D

Fruit sushi sounds wonderful. I don't much care for the fishy ind, but fruit...

You keep going as you are and you will hit your goal before you know it! :D

Joanna said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Thta's such a huge accomplishment - and so inspirational!!

Thanks for sharing. :)

Ali said...

WOW!!! You go girl! You should be so so so proud! I loved how you said that you still walked even after the comp was over. That is such an important milestone and great frame of mind. Over 11% lost from your body in fay is incredible!

karen said...

Congratulations!!! You are ROCKING!

Brigitte said...

Look at you go Biggest Winner!! I am so proud of you. I totally need to start Sept off with a bag because August just wasn't a good month for me. Love ya!

KyokoCake said...

Thank you so much ladies!!! :) I'm excited about it...and glad it happened right at the beginning of all this weight loss to get me all pumped and ready to keep working hard!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your win!!! That is so awesome! Your fruit sushi sounds yummy!

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