Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Wow, hard to believe that November is gone already. But a new month means a new chance to make some positive changes. I'm very excited about the 5% winter challenge. It's my first one, so I want to be a good teammate and do my very best to lose 10 pounds.
I walked today, even though it was pouring rain... and that was before it started snowing! I used the treadmill yesterday and got to 10,000 steps. My normal goal on weekdays is 6,000 steps, but I think I'll aim for 8,000 starting with this challenge. I did over 8,000 today and there is still some time left.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Things are looking much better today than yesterday. I got up pretty early for a Sunday and got a brisk 45 minute walk in. Between that and doing housework and other things I managed to walk over 10,000 steps.
I also brought my mom's treadmill home with me. She's been trying to get rid of it for a long time. I have been using the treadmill at the gym during lunchtime, but they are almost always being used and I hate to wait for other people, especially when I don't have a lot of time. We'll see how this goes. I put it in the living room, so it is definitely handy.
I also spent a lot of time today on SparkPeople checking out some of the motivational message boards, blogs and success stories. These always help me and give me some good ideas for things I can do to stay on top of my game.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
I had a great time today visiting my parents' house. We had to leave early this morning, and although I wore my pedometer, I didn't even walk 2,000 steps today. Bummer!! We just got home a little while ago.
We also had a Thanksgiving Dinner. I ate more than I should have, but I counted everything. One important thing I've learned is that I have to own what I do (or don't do). No lying, no excuses. I went about 300 calories over my range, and not walking today really made me feel like a failure. I know it's just one day and I can get right back on track tomorrow, but I have been on a roll lately and I really don't want to lose momentum. I'll try to work harder tomorrow. I'm also going to check out some success stories and motivational articles to try to help me feel more positive.
I also don't want to tell my family (besides my husband) what I'm doing yet. I would really love it if my mom and kids noticed some improvement in me at Christmas time, so I don't want to say anything about it. I would rather they not ask me about how I'm doing with losing weight.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
My husband and I went to a really nice restaurant for Thanksgiving and you know what? After tracking everything, I still was within my range for the day. I was pretty surprised, but I'm pretty sure I didn't forget anything.
I also went for a 40 minute walk when I got home, so I got my 6,000 steps in!
All in all a pretty good day!!.
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