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3rd place? Not bad.

April 5th, 2008 at 03:04 pm

I found out today how I did in our church's 20 week fitness challenge. Out of the 39 remaining contenders, I placed third. The top 5 individuals were all women, which really surprised me.

I'm not sure why they did this, but they gave cash prizes to the top 3 teams, instead of just the top team. But then they gave a cash prize just to the top individual, and gave *bath sets* to the 2nd and 3rd place people. Um . . not to complain or anything, but I think I'd have preferred whatever cash they spent on the bath set . . .

I was a bit embarrassed though - two reasons. One is that as I was walking up front to accept my "prize" one of my shoes fell off! The other reason is that they had a graph/slide listing the top ten individual weight loss amounts with the names next to the amounts - showing to the whole church!!

I am dissapointed that I didn't win the $200 first place money. But I do know that I had more than one occassion of slacking off during the 20 weeks, so coming in third is still doing pretty well.

Now I'm about to jet off to my babysitting job where I'll be coming home with cash in my pocket - not $200, but still more than I'll be arriving there with. Smile

10 Responses to “3rd place? Not bad.”

  1. compulsive debtor Says:

    Good for you, Laura! Now sell that bath set on eBay and you'll at least have a little bit more cash than you started out with.

  2. Ima saver Says:

    Good going!!

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:


    Thanks! Never thought about selling bath sets on ebay - this one is probably one of the nicer ones ... may have to do some research and see if it'd be worth it. Smile
    Thanks Ima!

  4. debtfreeme Says:

    congratulations! just think how far you came in 20 weeks!

  5. reginaastralis Says:


    My mom gets bath sets for Christmas all the time as an elementary teacher.

    Needless to say, they are regifted quite often. I finally got around to asking her to request my favorite sent (the kids ask her for a list of things she likes) so now I get LOTS to bathsets.

  6. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Thanks dfm!

    Regina - I didn't get very many bath sets as a teacher - what I got a lot of were coffee mugs and candles! That's nice that you get to benefit from your mom's students gifts. Smile

  7. SicilyYoder Says:

    The Shelbyville church is doing a challenge too- a vegan weight loss challenge. I heard about it at Women's Minisitries meeting, but I didn't make it to the retreat- i was out of town. I noticed you mentioned Sabbaths- are you an Adventist? I am.

  8. frugaltexan75 Says:


    Yes, I am an SDA. Smile

    My dad is a retired SDA minister, and both my mom and I taught in Adventist schools.

  9. SicilyYoder Says:

    Cool- I just read your post about Southern- I always dreamed of going there, but ended up at a public university. Happy Sabbath!! I did a booksigning at the Welcome center- handed out alot of literature too. They had a Bluegrass band playing next too me.

  10. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I knew I was going to be going to Southern at the same time I knew I was going to be a teacher -- in the first grade. Smile My mom attended Southern, and like me, took elementary ed as her major, and like me, ended up not graduating from Southern.

    She ended up graduating (with her BA) from Columbia Union (near Washington D.C.) then getting her Master's from Southwestern (TX). I got my BS from Southwestern. My dad got his BA from Pacific Union (as did my brother and his wife) and went to Andrews University for his seminary degree. I actually took a few master's level classes at Pacific Union as well (when I was teaching out in CA), but never went any further than that.

    So . . . my family is well versed in Adventist education. Smile

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