Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Our challenge is to list two items we are working on this week to ensure weight loss.
The two I need to work on are:
1. No fast food. Focus on the nutritional value of my meals & increase the number of freggies I eat daily.
My big downfall is carbs. I love bread, tortillas, crackers, etc. I'm going to try to cut back on the processed carbs and fill in with good carbs (freggies).
2. Sleep 6+ hours daily and go to bed by midnight during the week!
My biggest problem is going to bed at a decent time during the week. I don't work outside of the home, so it really doesn't matter that much for getting up. I'm usually updating Sparks after my DH goes to bed, but the hours pass by quickly and I'm up later than I should be. I'm going to update Sparks in the morning or during early evening and go to bed when my DH does.
Baby steps! A couple of goals at a time!
Friday, April 04, 2014
We were asked what our next mini-goal is, and list at least two things I will do to accomplish that mini-goal.
My next mini-goal is to get into the next 10-lb range. I have 8 lbs to go because I gained 2 lbs last week while my mom was visiting....not good.
BUT I'm back on track 100%! Some of the things I'm doing to lose this weight is:
1. I'm being faithful about exercise and going to my gym as well.
2. I'm tracking my food and eating healthy choices.
3. I'm eating 5 freggies a day.
4. I'm drinking my 8 waters.
5. I'm getting 7-8 hours of sleep every night.
I know I can do this! I'm excited about the journey! What to join me?
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Like the priceless pieces of art in the Louve, your body is also a work of art. Look in the mirror or take a picture and look at it closely. Consider it to be your blank canvas. What are you going to do with that blank canvas? How are you going to paint your future? What is your muse?
My "muse" this year is my son's wedding! He's getting married in October - very exciting....BUT that means lots of professional pictures that family members will all see and keep. I don't want to be the biggest one in the pictures! I want to look better - for me, my DH, and my son & fiance. I want to feel good and be able to dance without pain in my knees. I don't want to limp down the aisle. I know that I can do this!
Even though I'm still heavy, I have lost weight. Not at break-neck speed or anything, but I'm still down 25 lbs. It's been a rough road - I take a lot of meds and have bad knees which hinder my weight loss, but I've learned lots and have made changes that have been healthy. I had knee surgery in September which helped me walk without my cane. I just went to my doc on Monday for my physical and came out with flying colors. My cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, A1C (for diabetes and controlled only by diet) are all perfect - and dropped from last year!! I was excited....the healthier eating is paying off! Now to get it to work as consistent weight loss is the goal. I'm back to exercising as well as tracking nutrition. I know that if I can get into "Onederland" I'll feel and look much better. I'm not trying to be perfect....just be a healthier me!
Friday, January 24, 2014
I was asked today if I had any suggestions on how to get more consistent participation for our challenges.
Good question! Sometimes I feel like I'm the Lone Ranger!!
We get a lot of people signing up, a good turn out the first week, then it drastically drops off as we continue to week 2, 3, 4.....WHY?
My answer: It's not for lack of fun....I love our challenges! But I think people disappear when they aren't doing well, and of course, that's when they should be on here the most!
For me, the challenges keep me trying - even if I've had a bad day - I'm reminded that I need to keep going (call it a "guilt trip"). Even if I'm the only person still posting on the thread, I'll keep doing it until the challenge is over. I don't like quitting, so it's motivating to me to see it to the end. It's something in my life I CAN control, and I don't do as well when I'm not logging or checking in - no one to watch so I slip into bad habits.
However, it can be a little lonesome, and I don't get the give and take that would benefit me more! So if you're one of those that lets it slide and stops posting....come back and play with me!! Maybe it'll remind you to keep going!
NEVER STOP - we are a work in progress, but unless you work at it, you'll never be successful.
I plan on being successful. I don't know when that will be achieved, but I WILL GET TO MY GOAL WEIGHT!
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