The 10 Pound Race… Again

Well, we’ve decided to do it again. Last year MR and I engaged in a friendly little weight-loss competition ahead of our holiday in Thailand. We raced to see who could lose 10 pounds the quickest and found great success. Sure, it took us an embarrassing 103 days to do it because we basically kept losing the last two pounds every week and then gaining them back every single weekend (thanks to booze, carbs and fun). But we did it, and that’s what matters. What does not matter is who won. (Me.)

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10 Pound Race: Day 77

dancing cat


Score: -9

Let’s just start things off by saying: Yahoo! For weeks I was kind of just going up and down , losing a bit of weight on the weekdays and then gaining it back on the weekends. And then this week the numbers started to drop. I’m now just one teeny tiny pound away from winning The 10 Pound Race. (Maybe if I can do it in less than 80 days I can be slightly less embarrassed about how stupidly long it’s taken.)

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Did I mention we’re obsessed with zoodles?

zoodles recipe ideas

A love letter to Zoodles…

I’ve discovered a new diet food that has pretty much changed everything. Yes, I realise that sounds dramatic. I also realise that I may not be in a position to give trustworthy diet advice. If you’ve been following the 10 Pound Race, you’re probably thinking: “Wow, 72 days and you still haven’t lost 10 pounds? Channing Tatum could have lost 10 lbs 1,264 times by now.”

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10 Pound Race: Day 72

10 Pound Race

Well, let’s just get this out of the way: I officially failed at updating the blog during the month of December. Blame it on the shopping, the crazy work schedule, the Christmas parties, the travelling and the drinking of all of the booze. But I somehow let it slip off my radar. (Though I have been pretty diligently updating my Instagram account, so at least that’s something!)

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10 Pound Race: Day 29

Friends Thanksgiving pants

Let’s start off with total honesty. This post is being published on Day 31, but it is actually an update from Saturday, which was Day 29. Now that may sound like a shameful betrayal of truth and accuracy, but I do have a justifiable reason. Because we were working on Thursday, we celebrated Thanksgiving (or Friendsgiving) on Saturday night. And no well-respected American (or Briton married to an American) should ever be forced to subject themselves to a weigh-in immediately following a Thanksgiving feast. (At least give me a day to wash and fold my Thanksgiving pants!)

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10 Pound Race: Day 23

weight loss


Total score: -4
Well, I don’t want to brag or anything but I’m pretty much killing this whole #10PoundRace situation. Avid dieters and general healthy types (yes, I’m looking at you, skinny carb-hating coworker) might argue that losing 4 lbs in 23 days is really not that difficult or noteworthy. And yes, I’m aware that many people do juice cleanses or whatever and lose that in one week. But I’m quite proud that I’m continuing to go in the right direction and making somewhat steady progress. Also, I’m still having 2 days a week of booze-filled fun a week, and I like to think that adds to the accomplishment.
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The 10 Pound Race: Day 16

10 Pound Race, weight loss


Total Score: -3

Now this is more like it! In the past week I’ve lost 3 pounds and I’m starting to get into my healthy groove. I went to spinning on Monday morning (yes, I finally forced myself to get out of of bed for a 7am class!), and it really set me on the right track for the rest of the week.

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