The End of the First Quarter

July 14, 2010

It’s Week 4 of Project Sailway.

This is the quarter pole. The end of the first quarter.

Bunny and Trudy’s weight loss competition–their fight to the finish to see which of them can lose more weight before their trip to Hawaii–is one-fourth complete.

Time for measurements!They agreed to a weekly weigh-in and monthly measurements. The month is up, so out came the measuring tape.

Trudy has lost half an inch in her upper regions, and another half-inch in her upper arms.

Bunny is down a full inch in her waist and another inch in her hips.

Excellent! There’s less of both of them.

Bunny can clearly see it in her pants, and Trudy reports that her blouses are considerably roomier.

The contestants also reported for their weigh-ins.

As you may recall, Trudy declined to be weighed last week after attending a wedding. Well, it must have been a heck of a wedding, because Trudy gained 1.2 lbs. this week.

Bunny, on the other hand, lost 1.6 lbs. Her best result yet.

She was hoping for another 0.2 so she could reach a personal milestone (we’ll tell you more when she hits it), but 1.6 lbs. lost is a whole lot better than nothing.

So here are the standings:

Project Sailaway Scorecard:

Bunny : -1.8

Trudy :  -3.8

Trudy still leads the competition by 2 lbs.

The lead is shrinking, but only because Trudy took a step backward.

We’re a little befuddled, because we’ve been watching Bunny, and she really is being quite good about what she eats. She is having fewer shakes and protein bars than she was in the first couple of weeks (when she, depressingly, lost basically nothing). We’re still surprised (and so is she) that she’s not losing more.

But look how baggy your jeans are, Bunny!

Focus on the positive!

She was hopeful that she would lose 20 lbs. or more in this competition. Now she’s thinking maybe 15. That’s not terrible. It’s a dress size, isn’t it?

As for Trudy, we’re not sure what she’s doing, but we’d suggest she stay away from weddings for the rest of the competition.

We’ll bet Trudy’s fun at a party, though.

2 Responses to “The End of the First Quarter”

  1. Ms. Moran Says:

    I just wanted to leave both of you some words of encouragement. Every pound is a struggle, I know. When I watch those shows on tv where people lose 15 lbs in a week it makes me crazy. Real people lose pound by pound and sometimes even less.

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