Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Finale

After a transformative 30 days of hard work, lifestyle changes, and new recipes & workouts to add to the daily routine, the results are...

Mike lost a total of 18.4 pounds.
I lost a total of 15.2 pounds.


Talk about a close one!!!

I am so incredibly proud of Mike and the hard work he put into this Challenge. The mere fact that he even accepted to do this at all is just telling of how much he loves me and my crazy ideas.  Lots of kisses for my winning husband.

But it's not over yet...We agreed to continue this for another 30 days. Check tomorrow's post for details as it will be a little different from this first challenge.  I guess we can go on to call this the Fatty Olympics! (That is, until we're finally skinny and healthy, hehe.) A different month, a different challenge.  Comment below with ideas on what the challenge is and the bet involved.

We thank you for all the love and support you've showed us. Hopefully you've been inspired to make small changes to become healthier.  It's all about being healthy and happy.  We've got a long, beautiful life ahead of us. Let's make the most of it!

*** As for the winner on "You Decide", Stephanie Huston was only off by TWO pounds for each of us! Plus, she correctly predicted that Mike would win this round.  She says:


Loser has to plan a Healthy Dream Date for a Sat/Sun (or any day you both have off). The entire day must be spectacular and healthy! 
> Starting with a super healthy, yummy breakfast... all the way up to lunch, snick snacks and dinner! Loser must prep, cook and clean everything!! (Chocolate covered strawberries count as healthy!!)
> Healthy day date must include some sort of super fun exercise (walk/hike/beach) and be extremely romantical as well!! (Think - romantical picnic with a sweet view after a healthy hike...)
> Anything unhealthy or unromantical during the day will result in the loser giving the winner a massage at the end of the day - 10 minute penalty for every unromantical or unhealthy moment.

I LOVE it.  So creative, and yet, incorporates our new lifestyle.  No need to binge on cookies and a lazy evening in. Thanks SH for chiming in and congrats on your own win! When this Healthy Day Date happens (whenever we both have a day off, which is quite rare), I'll post on how it went. 

2 pant sizes down


  1. Ahhhhhhhh congrats to you both! I've been lurking here and there on your blog posts - great job :) You guys are awesome :)

  2. Way to go guys, you have definitely inspired me!

  3. You rockkkk love you too
    Ray Charles

  4. Lacey, I have throughly enjoyed keeping with your 30 days and am rooting for the next 30 to come! Much love :)

  5. Woo hoo!!! I am so excited for you both....wait, no, I'm on Team Lacey. ;)
    Oh well, kudos to all!

  6. That is awesome for both of you!!! Congrats! Here is to another awesome 30 days!

  7. I am thinking of doing something similar during lent. It will incorporate healthy living physically, mentally and spiritually. I want to cut out TV and replace it with exercise, prayer and reading the Bible. There are a few other details to what I must do each week including tithing but I think it will be a good 40 days. I am just prepping my grocery list now and going to do some body measurements prior to the transformation.

    This may be a good idea for you both but tailor it to your own lifestyles. Maybe just try to go to church once a week or have prayer time together once a week in addition to working out. Or practice meditating (just being still and silent with your thoughts) once in a while. <--- probably one of the hardest things that I cannot do for the life of me.

  8. Sah-Weet!! And way to go!! I'm excited about your next step, and i can't wait to see what's in store. I got the book, by the way. As soon as I finish Taming of the Shrew, I'll be reading it you're an inspiration, both of you!

  9. Yay! SO proud of your for getting healthy the right way. Slowly but surely you will continue to see a wonderful transformation. Congrats. Cant wait for next month's challenge!
    <3 you laceypants & skike