10-Pound Challenge Update: Week 4

by Erika Torres

Last week marked Week 4 of the 10-Pound Challenge, we are officially one-third of the way through.

SO how’s it going? As of Week 4, I have lost 3.4 pounds.

Not stellar, but at least it’s some progress. I know the rules to lose weight, but sometimes it’s hard to follow them. I am still running, though inconsistently. However, my 10-week half marathon training plan starts soon!

I also have committed to doing Barre class for the month of March and I will be paying for it through my side hustle income. When I did it in November, I lost 4 pounds and my jeans fit wayyyy better. I am hoping this will give me the strength I need to push through and keep losing weight.

Let’s check on how others are losing weight:

Baby Spoon has lost 6.4 pounds since the 10-Pound challenge started. She is rocking it!

Heidi from Life in Pink is down 5.6 pounds! And she’s doing a half-marathon in mid-April!

Don’t Panic has lost 5.8 pounds since the 10-pound challenge started, and has lost a total of 35.2 pounds since September!

Leah at the Miracle Journal has been having  a hard time losing weight and dealing with a breakup so she needs some encouragement!

Find me Frugal has lost 2 pounds! And two pounds down is two pounds down. She had an injury that has prevented her from running but she hopes to pick it up again!

Diary of a Fatty McButterpants has moved out of her fat jeans! Success!

Unabashedly Me is down 5 pounds and has lost 19.2 pounds total, she’s halfway to her 40-pound weightloss goal!

Four Dollar Gas has actually gained a pound…but is adamant to get back on track! Hey it happens…we’ve all be there.

MisFit Toyland has lost a pound! And as I told her, a pound is a pound is a pound.

Working for a Goal has lost 3 to 4 pounds. She plans on stepping it up this month, just like me!

Carly Chubby Cheeks has lost 5 pounds! And she’s trying out ViSalus, anyone else tried that?

The Lost Goat has lost between 3 and 5 pounds but she won’t know for sure unless she gets a new scale. But the point is, she’s lost!

Head Over Heels in Debt has lost 2 pounds! Even though she claims things aren’t going so well.

KJ Pugs has lost the same amount as me–3.4, way to go!

Budgeting in the Fun Stuff hasn’t lost any weight but she is committed to get going!

Ms Marvel Project is down 1.2 pounds but she just joined My Fitness Pal and if you’re on there, you should add her msmarvelproject to give her some more motivation!

And if you’re adding her, might as well add me too at username: newlywedsbudget!

How has your weight loss been going?

As always, a BIG thank you to our sponsors for making this challenge possible!

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Stef (City Girl) February 29, 2012 - 5:12 pm

Woo hoo! That’s awesome! A pound a week is the smart way to lose, too.

I started doing the elliptical for 10 minutes at the gym two weeks ago. I went six times, and I’ve lost 1.5 pounds. I’m only five pounds away from my pre-chemo/steroids weight :).

One Frugal Girl February 22, 2012 - 1:19 pm

I’ve been taking walks with the baby and aiming for as many hills as possible. I didn’t realize how out of shape I am until I started huffing and puffing pushing that stroller. So far I’ve lost somewhere between 4 and 5 pounds. I think cutting back on soft drinks is the trick. I didn’t drink any during my pregnancy and really began craving it after I gave birth. I’m so happy you’re hosting this contest. Without it I don’t know if I would’ve had the motivation to lose weight!

Bryan February 22, 2012 - 9:29 am

Good job everybody! Keep up the good work!

B. (Below Her Means) February 21, 2012 - 9:29 pm

Hold the phone! There’s a weight loss challenge?! I’m trying to lose 10 in 2012. Unfortunately I am up 1.4 lbs so far despite still working out regularly. Damn you, Chinese food on the weekends!

SB @ One Cent At A Time February 21, 2012 - 6:27 pm

3.4 is not less and not much. But you are way better for trying. All the best.

Nicole G February 21, 2012 - 4:47 am

WOW! Good work! Keep on going!

Kari February 20, 2012 - 7:27 pm

I didn’t quiet make it in time for the challenge, but seeing everyone’s weight loss reminds me that I need to get started on my own. Congrats to everybody you’re doing great!

Leah @ The Miracle Journal February 20, 2012 - 7:20 pm

Thanks for the support, Erika. 🙂 I’m still just focusing on eating better and not worrying about weight for the moment. It feels like the most gentle way to treat myself while I’m still in the midst of so much emotional upheaval. Maybe in a couple weeks I’ll progress to actually trying to lose weight. And maybe just eating healthy will give me some progress. Who knows? It’s nice to be part of a community nevertheless. Sending you all a hug!

Jenn February 20, 2012 - 4:51 pm

Way to Go!

Teacher Girl February 20, 2012 - 1:49 pm

Congrats on your progress!

CeCe @Frugalista Married February 20, 2012 - 1:42 pm

I’d love to try the Barre classes. Next time there is a Groupon for it I’m gettin it. 3.4 lbs is great. Slow and steady is the way to go.

Kay Lynn @ Bucksome Boomer February 20, 2012 - 12:16 pm

I will post my progress but it’s not as good as some of my competitors. Great job everyone!

Jane February 20, 2012 - 10:20 am

I started Jan. 6th so had a bit of a headstart and I am sitting at 7lbs lost so far. I’ve gone from 141 lbs to 134lbs. I did weigh 132 one day a couple of weeks ago lol but then settled at 134 and seem to have plateaued. I’m back on my exercise bike though and still hope to get to 10 lbs total!

Crystal February 20, 2012 - 8:42 am

I lost 3 pounds last week, so I am down 2 pounds now from when I started now. 🙂 If I can do a repeat this week, I’ll be halfway there…that’s the plan…

Jackie February 20, 2012 - 8:07 am

I’m not in the official challenge, but I wanted to say good for you on your weight loss so far! I am working at losing 10 pounds though. We’ll see how that goes. I’ve increased my activity dramatically, and am reducing carbs.

Tanner February 20, 2012 - 7:43 am

I’m still at 4lbs, but I’ve noticed clothes are fitting slightly looser and looking leaner in the morning… hopefully that’s a good sign! Good luck to all.

jobo February 20, 2012 - 7:33 am

Wow, awesome progress all! Which barre studio are you doing this month? I haven’t weighed myself, so I am not sure if I am up or down, but I will at the very end of this. Deal?? 🙂 (you know how I fixate!)

Lisa February 20, 2012 - 7:30 am

Thanks for including me and congrats on your own weight loss so far!

Daisy February 20, 2012 - 6:54 am

I’m embarrassed to say I haven’t gone to the gym in sooo long, let alone weighed in. I kind of gave up on my weight loss goals, which is sad.. I need to hop back on the wagon.

Jai Catalano February 20, 2012 - 5:59 am

Can I throw my hat in the ring? I lost 1.6 lbs. 🙂


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