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It's official. The 2 month weight loss challenge at work ended yesterday.

Today, the winner was announced.  It was close between the top three...but I pulled the lead with a loss of 14 pounds for the win!  WooHoo.

My co-worker and I have decided to continue the challenge through the rest of the year. Of course, after losing weight, a huge challenge is keeping it off, and that's what we really want to do.  Ah, this should be fun (even though there won't be a winners purse for this challenge.)

Today, someone asked how I did it. Well, that is, what was the work involved besides bringing in cake, cookies, scones, and brownies for everyone else. :)

The answer is pretty simple.  I increased the intensity of my workouts. (Instead of running 11-12 minute miles, I bumped it up to 9 minutes.  Sure, I couldn't keep it up for more than a couple miles, but it did great for my heart.) And I reduced how much I ate most the time.  (Not all the time, just most of the time.)  And we switched to eating a lot more fruits and vegetables.

Pretty simple.

Written on March 2, 2010