Wednesday, September 26, 2007
OK, so I totally bombed and fizzled with the May Day Weight Loss Challenge. Shame on me. But it's a new season, and there is a new challenge. I'm a week late joining the challenge officially (announcing it here), but I've already begun implementing some changes. I am really serious this time. And I'm proud to say, I'm already noticing a difference on the scale!!!
But since I'm officially joining today, I will start with today's weight for the challenge. No, I'm not announcing the number, but maybe I will once I'm at my desired weight!
My plan of attack is the same as before - eat less/more healthy, exercise, get enough sleep, drink lots of water....but this time I want to stick to it! I've done really well with my eating this past week and have really increased my water intake. I have been doing sit ups for a few days, and this morning I walked a mile!
Yesterday I felt better than I have in 4 weeks (if you are not a regular reader, I've been sick for the past 4 weeks) and today I feel even better. I'm still having the MRI tomorrow to rule stuff out that was causing the headaches, but I think the worst is definitely behind me!
So I walked with my neighbor this morning and we will be doing that at least 4 days a week. We walked the mile in 30 minutes (there is some incline) and I was pooped! I'm embarrassed at how out of shape I am! Our goal is to eventually walk a 15 minute mile, and to be walking 4 miles.
I am feeling much more motivated this time, and already seeing a difference on the scale is making me very excited!
**Edited to add: I wanted to mention a big accomplishment for me this week. This may not seem big to some, but for me it was! One of my absolute favorite holiday treats are the Reeces peanut butter things. You know, eggs at Easter, trees at Christmas, pumkins at Halloween...
Well, I was in the store yesterday and spotted the pumkins. My first instinct was to reach for one. But I resisted! And I'm not even craving one (which is what usually happens if I pass something like that by.) My daughter spotted the M&M's and wanted some, so I let her have the treat, and I ate 5 of them. Just enough to satisfy my sweet tooth. This is pretty big for me, as I have a huge sweet tooth! I'm quite proud of myself! And even happier that I'm not feeling like I've missed out on something! YAY!!!
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