Holy cow – we’re entering into the last 1/3 of the challenge! Week 14 of the 20 in 20 challenge is finished! Why is this moving so quickly! My end goal is 140. 

First, my weight:

  • High of 151.2
  • Saturday’s weight: 150.1
  • Weekly average: 150.3
  • Total loss so far: 9.7 lbs (based on average)

My dirty secret is that I don’t think I’ll make my target goal. I’d like to, but if I don’t make it I will still be rejoicing! After all, 10 lbs is NOTHING to sneeze at! Seriously! This is the first time I’ve REALLY focused on losing weight in a very dedicated way – something short term, and it’s been a bit of a struggle, but I’m glad we’re going through it together!

Weekly goals:

  • Drinks 5/5 Goal: Wed-Fri, water, black coffee, tea, and post-workout drink. Yep!
  • Exercise 5/7 Goal:  3 BJJ classes, weight lifting 2 days, running 2 days. Not the weights, but I did get in 4 BJJ classes and ran 3 times.
  • Diet 3/4 – Goal: 4 days no pasta/rice/bread/sugar. Let’s see – Saturday I had a kebab. Sunday I had a burger. Wednesday I had a burger. Thursday I had pita bread. It’s becoming clear why this week I maintained rather than lost.
  • Diet tracking 2/5 – Goal: Writing down all my food AND tracking calories M-F. DOPE! Didn’t track calories at all.
  • Sleep 1/4: Goal: 7 hours 3 days this week. I did hit 6 hours 3 days + the one 7 hours.


  • Success: Ran again three times.
  • Success: Went to BJJ 3 days, 4 classes.
  • Success: I lost 1/2 an inch off my waist.
  • Success: When I went out for Halloween I stuck to the 4 drinks for the entire night that I had planned. That was a total of 4 drinks from 8pm until about 2 or 3 am.
  • Success: I DID eat a burger, but then I passed up ordering extra food and a brownie.
  • Challenge: Sleep. Again, focused on blogging.
  • Challenge: Stupid salty Korean food. I had far too much sodium this week by accident.
  • Challenge: Seems like when I focus on trying to do too many goals, some slip through my fingers – so I’m apparently bad at JUGGLING!
  • Challenge: This week marks shark week again. Didn’t that JUST happen? Sheesh!

Next week’s goals:

  • Diana will be checking in with me all next week to make sure I’ve been tracking my food M-F.
  • 4 days no pasta/bread/sugar.
  • Drinks: M-Fri, only water, black coffee, tea, and post-workout drink.
  • Exercise: 3 BJJ classes, weight lifting 1 day, running 2 days
  • Sleep: 7 hours 3 days this week

Okay folks, how did you do? Gain? Loss? I hope that if there WAS a gain that it was a learning experience and you can move on with it mentally! Share your week here!


This week I did something a little different. I decided to take the normal photos, but also to take pictures of me in normal clothes because I think often we look different NEARLY NAKED than we do dressed in street clothes. So I have both sets.

For comparison: