Day 21

Wow!  Last week was the toughest week since starting the Body by Vi challenge.  I did pretty well at the beginning of the week, but taking Lexie to the U of I for tests followed by her euthinization sent me into an “I don’t care” mode.  I was back to eating terrible so not only did I feel sick from the emotions of saying good-bye to Lexie, but I also felt sick from all the junk I had eaten.

It took a few days, but a couple of days ago I got back on track and while there have still been tears over losing Lexie, I know that food isn’t a good way of dealing with those emotions and I’m feeling better physically while helps me emotionally as well.

Since I had a bad week I was prepared for a bad weigh-in this morning.  My hope was that the scale would not show more than a 1 lb weight gain and I was keeping fingers crossed that I had somehow managed to at least stay at my 8 lb weight loss from the prior two weeks.  Imagine my excitement when I stepped on the scale and discovered that I had actually lost another pound.  Yes, I am officially down 9 lbs since starting the challenge 3 weeks ago and I am thrilled.  I’m on track to lose 36 lbs in 90 days, but expect that I’ll have weeks of not losing and may even have weeks of gaining, so I feel my 25 lbs in 90 days goal is still good and very much achievable.

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve had some friends ask for more information about Body by Vi.  I welcome the questions and will be completely honest with my feedback based on my experience over the last 21 days.  If you don’t want to leave a comment here with your questions, please feel free to visit my Body by Vi Challenge site  You can fill out the form to get more information and/or watch the challenge video.

My goal for the next week is to lose another 2 lbs and to begin moving more.  Please help keep me motivated by checking in and letting me know you’re following my journey to a healthier me.  Somehow, knowing so many are watching gives me more encouragement to stay the course.


  1. congrats Debbie. What amazing results despite a tough week. you have clearly learned new skills that you are applying and I’m so proud of you!

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