Thursday, August 07, 2014
It's so energizing to have a Day One! It's my Six Months to Sixty challenge. Probably I should nail down some specifics, huh.
Well, I plan to make a blog entry once a week, to weigh twice a month (more than that makes me crazy), to lose 5 lbs a month, just over a pound a week, for the next six months. That's 30 lbs, which will put my weight at 136. NICE!
I was telling my darling daughters about the big plan, which also includes stuff like Spotlessly Clean House and No Debt, in addition to the above. Of course, they're too well-bred and polite to guffaw. Molly said, "Uh huh. And monkeys will fly out of your butt, too!" (I guess perspective never hurts..)
Anyhow, I'll be back with details - the bane of my existence, along with that "discipline" thing people do - later today.
And PS, is anyone joining me with their their own 6-month goals? I remember ahem - someone - wanting to lose 40 pounds, a chewing at mealtime goal, and a sleep goal. Should we start a little team and post there?
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Two weeks from now will be six months from my 60th birthday. I don't do well with goals (eww) or vows or declarations, but what about some fun? I'd like to hit 60 at my goal weight. I mean, my desired weight, which is about 30 lbs less than my current weight. YOU do that math haha. Okay, I'll do the the math. 30 lbs divided by six months equals something with a 2 in it. There's a reason I don't teach math. FIVE. 5 lbs a month. I can do that.
Anybody want to go for 5 lbs a month with me? August 7 to February 7? Other suggestions for a low-key six month challenge?
Don't be shy! Let's do it! (After we figure out what it is.)
Thursday, May 29, 2014
It's a great phrase and it describes what I've just been slapped with. I was digging in my purse for something - a bill, I think - and I came across "exit instructions", or whatever they're called, from a doctor's visit of last week. In one box is the notation, "Obese." OBESE!!!!!!!!!! (Eff him, man, I'm finding a new doctor. Yeah! The messenger's the problem!)
The thing is, I like to run the "I've lost 30 pounds" mantra. Why didn't he say THAT in his little notes, huh? But it is true that I've been resting on those particular laurels for months now. They're fat laurels at this point. I need to get off of them.
So I'm obese. Chit.
I was seeing that doctor because I did something painful to my leg that wasn't fixing itself, and it was preventing me from walking. I love to walk and it's my only form of exercise (besides yoga which is another piece of the past I like to pretend I still do).
Anyhow, so now that I know I'm OBESE, the second thing I'm doing, (after firing that doctor haha), is charging up the Fitbit and getting back to what worked before. SparkPeople, my 12-Step program, walking (gently, if necessary, but consistently), eating and sleeping like an adult (as opposed to a toddler having serial temper tantrums)...
Will check back.
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