Ms. Marvel Project

10 Pound Challenge check-in and a Fit Experiment

This week marks the 1 month point of Newlyweds on a Budget’s 10 Pound Challenge, and it’s time for a check-in.

How am I doing so far?

Well, I’m still struggling with my eats a little bit and splurging more than I should. However, my workouts are improving every week, and I know I’m getting stronger. Because of the food though, I havent’ seen too much change on the scale.

Starting weight: 146.8
Today’s weight: 145.6

Difference: 1.2 pounds
Pounds to go: 8.8

Still a ways to go, but I still have 2 months AND this week, I’ve taken another step in the direction of eating better: I joined My Fitness Pal. I had tried it out in the past, but I had never used the social features and I think this time around, that’s what’s going to keep me motivated. Are any of you using it? If so, add me! My username is msmarvelproject. Or leave your username in the comments and I’ll find you. Let’s help each other get in shape!

I’ve been tracking for 2 days and because I’m forced to track everything I put in my mouth, I’m less likely to have lots of random small snacks throughout the day. Also, one of my favorite features is that at the end of every day when you complete your entry, the program tells you that if every day was like that day, how much you would weigh in 5 weeks. It keeps you motivated!

This will be an experiment for me, and I’m excited to see if it will make a positive change in the way I eat.

February 15, 2012 - Posted by | Project | , , ,


  1. good luck!! I had to keep track of every thing I ate for a nutrition class I took in college…I was shocked at my mindless eating habits!

    Comment by momto8blog | February 15, 2012 | Reply

    • It really is shocking to see it all down on paper, isn’t it? I have quite the habit of mindlessly eating and this does seem to help me keep that under control.

      Comment by Lisa | February 20, 2012 | Reply

  2. Ms. Marvel, you can do it! You are brave to share it with your readers, and will no doubt motivate others in the process…like me! My elliptical is getting a bit dusty;)

    Comment by thinkmagnetkids | February 17, 2012 | Reply

    • Thank you for the kind words!

      Comment by Lisa | February 20, 2012 | Reply

  3. Congrats on your loss. I have lost 16 on my way to MILFdome. I don’t fitness track though. Keep up the good work, Jill

    Comment by Jill | February 18, 2012 | Reply

    • Wow, congrats on losing the 16 pounds! Nicely done.

      Comment by Lisa | February 20, 2012 | Reply

  4. […] Ms Marvel Project is down 1.2 pounds but she just joined My Fitness Pal and if you’re on there, you should add her msmarvelproject to give her some more motivation! […]

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