Saturday, May 31, 2014
So, I am always up for a dare, up for a challenge, up for an adventure. I love being pushed into trying new things.
I belong to a really great group here on SP and the team leader, Sharon, takes the time to work these wonderful challenges for us that span an 8 week time frame, broken down into 8 mini challenges. They are meant for us to become more focused on our ultimate goal of losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle.
Some of the mini's I find really relevant. One got me back into yoga, something I neglected for years. Another got me examining all of my food choices and seeing if there was anything further I could do to substitute a healthier version of what I would normally eat. Yet another got me researching the validity of it's assertion that when you eat matters. Every single goal has had me thinking. Every single goal has pushed me towards my ultimate goal.
Some challenges were really easy, it was just a continuation of habits I have already installed. Some were really hard, getting back into an exercise routine, staying under 1500 mg of sodium. Some were so hard I just couldn't do it. I couldn't stay off the scale for a week, I couldn't not eat after 7. Even those last two that I didn't complete made me think and come to the realization that they were not important factors in my weight loss journey.
Our final challenge is to write a blog regarding the challenges and if we find them helpful. Here is my blog and my resounding Yes, they are very helpful to me! Thank you Sharon for all the work and dedication you put into these challenges. Thank you for showing my almost 10lb weight loss over the past 7 weeks as an accomplishment more than just a scale reading. Thanks for being a friend and a leader, no matter what circumstances you are undergoing personally.
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
So, I really hate the gym, always have, always stuck it out though to burn calories when I was trying to lose weight. Did I mention I always hated it???? So now that I have decided to make this a lifestyle, I just couldn't stand the thought of spending that much time in a gym but I also don't want to head into the rest of my life this out of shape.
I started thinking about what I enjoyed doing as a kid for exercise. My favourite things were always swimming and riding my bike. I had already incorporated the swimming into my exercise regime a couple of weeks ago, but a bike? It has been more than 30 yrs since I have ridden and the thought was really intimidating. Ok, I was scared. I also thought about my fat butt riding around but then realized that it sure isn't getting any thinner sitting on it! Yesterday, DH and I went and bought me a bike. I got on and almost fell off but I tried again. I got to peddling and almost slammed into an RV on my first attempt at turning so, I tried again. And again. Today I went on a 2.5 mile ride which almost killed me but, it was so much fun!!
I am going out tomorrow to get streamers for my handlebars so I can revel in my refound childhood. It might just be better the second time around,,, Lizzy
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
I have been going steady since Feb 9th with some pleasing results. I have lost 19.5 lbs so far, yayyy!! The other day I went and took three of my skirts to the tailors and she has to take them all in 5 inches, that really tickled me. It also gave me the courage to go shopping for shorts which I was in need of. I got all gutsy and only brought in size 16's which both fit comfortably and I bought. I also tried on two pairs of size 16 jeans, one was a bit snug the other way too big, lol. Have to love shopping when you are a woman. Those small successes have made me realize that I am moving steadily towards my goals. I am eating well, indulging in my wine once in a while and actually enjoying this process,,, Lizzy
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