I'll start with the not so great news. I maintained this week. I had hoped to not do that this challenge. The stakes are too high, but maintaining is better than gaining. It could have been a gain, so I'll take it.
Now comes the amazing part of this post. Checkout these treadmill screens. I know that for many of you, these are nothing. I'm sure it is very slow for you, but for me, they are amazing. I have never been able to break a 15 minute mile before. I set my sights on doing that this week for the mile challenge and I did it. 14:04!!! I got as high as a 6 on the treadmill. I had never gone past a 4 before. I finished on 4 this time. There was a point where I didn't know if I was going to pee my pants or fall off like they do on Biggest Loser. But guess what? I didn't do either. I finished happy and sweaty.
The next challenge was the five servings of fruit and veggies. I rocked this one. I'm pretty good about it normally, but I made sure I got at least five servings this week. I found a great snack at Costco this week. It is dried apples, cherries and cranberries. Yummy.
I kept up on previous challenges of water and fast food. Still no fast food and no less than 64 ounces of water a day. I've finally gotten to the point where my body is used to the water and I'm spending less time in the bathroom. I'm not sure if that is good or bad. Could that have anything to do with my maintaining this week?
I was sad last week when we lost half of our tribe at weigh in. I felt terrible when we found out that one of the girls didn't weigh in on purpose because she felt like she was dragging us down. We have never heard from the other two girls at all. Our remaining three promised to make Georgia proud. I don't think I did that with my weight, but hopefully she'll be proud of my mile.
So now I wait. Wait till tomorrow and see where the chips fall. Whatever happens, I will remain proud of that mile. I never thought I could do it.