Melt the Middle Health Challenge

We’re Taking The Summer Off …

… but we’re not letting up on trimming our middles. We’ll be back in the fall with an expanded version of Melt the Middle. So stay tuned.

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WABW bloggers Yvonne Shinhoster Lamb and Mae Israel have taken up the challenge to trim their waistlines. They’ll modify their eating habits and exercise regularly, and they’ll measure their middles every Monday to track their progress.  For them, losing weight is the benefit, but being healthier is the goal.  So, join them over the next six months as they take on the “Melt the Middle” health challenge.  Send them your suggestions and support.  They’d love to hear how you’ve managed to keep it off. Be sure to comment below. And don’t forget to visit their blogs: Soul Rhythms and Juggling Act.

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                  YVONNE      ↓      MAE
                            

                                           
  
                mtmdietphoto200                           12/7/09
                          37                                   42
                                           12/14/09
                          36                                   41 1/2
                               Way to go!                         
                                            12/21/09
                         36 1/2                             41 1/2
           The cookies did it  /  Still hanging on
                                           12/28/09
                        
 37                                    42
                  I ate like a    /  Holidays were just
                  maniac!                       too tasty!
                                               1/4/10
                       37 1/2                               42 
                 The holidays   /    Shedding holiday
                  are over!                    stuff(ings)
                                               1/11/10 
                       36 5/8                               42
                                              1/18/10
 
                      37                                      42
                    Help!                 /      Geez, this is hard!
                                              1/25/10
                       36                                      41 1/2
             Discipline helps.       /        Finally!!
                                                2/1/10
                       35 1/2                              41 1/2
                      Bit by bit.         /         Holding steady. 
                                                2/8/10
                        35 1/2                             41 1/2
                                              2/15/10
                        35                                    41 1/2
                                                            Struggling but not
                                                             giving up.
                                              2/22/10
                        35                                    41 1/2
                                              3/1/10
                        34 3/4                             41 1/2
        Inch by nano-inch   /        I’m going to keep on truckin’;
                                                I’m sure
 Baby boomers understand.
                                              3/8/10
                       35                                     41
            Uggggghhhh!        /       Finally starting to shrink
                                           3/15/10
                       34 1/2                              41
                                  Pressing on!
                                    
                                           3/22/10
                       34                                     40 3/4
            Seeing a difference      /      Slowly
                                            3/29/10
                      34                                     40 3/4
                        Ready for the big push   
                                            4/5/10
                    34                   /                 40 3/4
       Push, push, push and push some more
                                           4/12/10
                    34                 /                  40 3/4
                     Crunch, crunch, crunch!
                                           4/19/10
                   33 1/2                               40 3/4
                                          4/26/10  
                   33 1/2                               42
             It’s a press!    /    Too much stress eating!
                                          5/4/10
                   34                                      42
     Eating, eating, eating
                                        5/10/10
                33 1/2/                                 42
               Life is full of small steps.
                                5/17/10
       341/2                                              42
Too many calories, not enough exercise/YSL 
                              5/24/10
     34 1/2                                               42
     In the gym and walking again.
                           5/31/10
    34 1/2                                                   42
 AAGGGGHH. This is hard. We will keep going.

6 Comments

  1. Go Mae, go! I am rooting for you!!

  2. The holidays are over. No more cheesecake. No more coconut pie. No more sweet tasting lattes. We’re all watching. So hop to it and melt that middle! 🙂

  3. Hi Sister Von,
    Great job! You will be my inspiration! I can see my inches melting. Keep it up!!!

  4. I am struggling right along with you two. Now that the weather is warmer, I’m back outdoors walking in hopes of shrinking this belly and reducing these thighs. Keep up the good work, my friends!

  5. I am so pleased for both of you. Losing inches is a better gauge than losing pounds. Time to buy some new things for Spring. Congratulations.

  6. What’s Up for the Month Of June, 2010…….Still Melting……Give Shout Outs……Jan aka The Jem….

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