Thursday, August 26, 2010
I joined a new team yesterday called 10 by 10/10/10. To lose 10 pounds by October 10th. That will be 50 pounds in 7 months to the day for me so I am pretty stoked.
There are already a whole bunch of members and I am pretty excited about it. I love how it caught on like wild fire caused by, well, a SPARK! There are a bunch of people who have joined today and although I would like to personally welcome each of them, I just cant do it but I am excited to be stepping up my game with a bunch of other people doing it too.
I think it is going to be fun and hope if you havent joined, you will consider it. With the quality of people who have already joined, I think the success rate is going to be through the roof.
So to my fellow team=mates, lets do this thing!!! And for anyone still to join, come on! Accept the challenge.. what is the worst thing that could happen? What is the best thing that could happen? EXACTLY! Jan
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
So I saw Ravensong37 blog. 10 by 10/10/10 so I opened it. It was kinda like Pandora's box. Anyway, her spark friend DLEE27, whom I dont know, decided she was going to lose 10 pounds by 10/10/10, which inspired Ravensong 37 to join. She then asked if anyone wanted to join them.
To my surprise, I impulsively said yes. If you dont know me, Im kind of a freak. If I say that I will do something, I HAVE to do it. Like, I never flake out or be late etc. so I am careful about what I commit to.
Well, I committed. As I was telling her I would do it, I realized, that would put me at a 50 pound weight loss in 7 months. To the day. So I feel like I am supposed to take up this challenge and I thank them for inviting anyone to join along. I have not done any challenges since I joined here (except the day to day challenges of losing weight) so I am pretty excited about stepping up my game. So, I will pass along the invite to anyone else out there to lose 10 pounds by 10/10/10. It is do-able, guys. We can do it together. And it starts NOW!
IS THERE NOONE ELSE??????????????
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Went to a friends BBQ party yesterday and I was PREPARED! I poured over spark recipes the night before to find something to bring. I decided on a layered bean dip (fat free beans and sour cream, 2% cheese, lettuce,olives, tomotoes, green onions and green chile's) and Baked Chips. I also made a Lemon diet soda cake in a Bundt pan) with fresh strawberries all over and a light frosting glaze. I took a pack of 97% Beef Hebrew National Hot dogs. I went for a walk in the morning and ate lightly for Breakfast and Lunch.
So that was my plan.
When we got there, I immediatly was met with snacks that I love: Onion dip, cheese and salami and crackers and various other yummy things. So what did I do with all my preparation???
I got a plate and put a serving of my bean dip and chips on it and I went and sat my ass down. I ate it and talked to some friends and made it last. Round 1: Jan!
People were bringing in bowls of things etc so of couse, I had to go over and see what was in them. Fruit salad with watermelon and strawberries and cantaloupe? Heck ya!!! Round 2: Jan!
I had 2 Captain and Diet Pepsi's very early on since I would be the designated driver later, then switched to water. Round 3: Jan!
I was talking to some folks that I see occasionally and they told me I look great, what am I doing, what is a typical day of food, so I spent about 20 minutes talking about spark and recounting my PLANE Changes blog about fitting on the plane and all the places we want to go see and visit.
One of my friends is working out like crazy, no carbs, no wheat flour, impossible to maintain diet. My (24 year old) daughter says " I like my mom's diet. she can eat what she wants and she is losing weight and not suffering". LOL, I was happy it came from someone else. MY other friend (Male)is working out with a trainer, eating every 2 hours and doing great and being fairly sensible about it. Round 4: Jan
Then Dinner: I could see and smell the BBQ going, cooking hamburgers, chili etc. so I gave my buddy my hot dogs and he cooked them for me. I ate 1 hot dog, some salad (thank you whoever brought that!) and a stuffed mushroom that was delicious! I stayed away from the mayonnaisy salads and anything I couldnt identify.. Round 5: Jan
I was still kind of hungry so I waited for about 20 minutes then I went for it. The desert section: Carrot cake, pumpkin roll, german chocolate cake, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate covered strawberries and my lovely Lemon cake. I told a few people how it was made and wanted them to try it and I cut myself a peice with some strawberries. I sat down and enjoyed every bite and then, I told myself, "You are done eating now. That's it." Round 6: Jan
The Band was playing some sort of Blues, rock, classic mix and when they played "Mustang Sally" I felt a hand on me and there was my hubby, asking me to dance. So we did, then others joined us and we danced for about 5 or 6 songs. What was cool, was our friend who was badly injured in a quad riding accident 4 years ago, danced with his wife for the first time in years. PRICELESS! Round 7: Jan
Us gals gabbed while the guys were being silly and then it was time to leave. Getting hubby to admit he had enough and it was time to leave was a bit of a challenge but ultimatly? Round 8: JAN!!
We get in the car and he is hungry so I say I can drive him through somewhere to eat but nothing was close so he told me to let's just go home so we did. He had cereal and I had....nothing! And went to bed! Round 9: Jan
After the cats and the dogs finally settled down and I pee'd like every 20 minutes for 2 hours, I finally went to sleep Round 10: Jan Knockout!
I beat the heck out of that BBQ party! Preparation is key, people! You gotta train for that stuff and stick to the plan! I have lived to fight another day!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
My fingers are pretty amazing. I have really noticed this since I began my journey here. With my fingers, I can type a message, lend a hand, send a message,give a thumbs up or down, pat myself on the back, point one at myself, shut the fridge, slice some fruit, make some healthy meals,wear my wedding ring, take some pictures and hold my dog's leash.
One thing I didn't expect was how sensitive my fingers would become!
Example: I can now feel my collar bones, a few ribs, and some muscle underneath the fat! Oh wait...maybe my fingers didn't get super powers, they are just confirming the changes.
Oh yea, my fingers can also come together for a clap and a high five!
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