Friday, June 15, 2012
Today I'm 15 days into the Just 10lbs Challenge with my Hottie Girls and so far I'm liking it. I find this to be the perfect challenge for me, I'm working on core health principles such as portion control and serving sizes. I've not yet "mastered" all the task but I'm pretty close, almost hitting every one daily. I struggle on the 10 mins of activity and making sure it's "exercise" like.
The good: Simple steps I can take one at a time that teach and re-enforce good habits.
The bad: I don't feel that this challenge is going to help me drop weight quickly. I feel it will help someone who is just starting drop the 1-2 lbs a week but for those who are already eating in range and pretty set up I don't think the will see pounds drop like that or additional pounds lost to what they already lose. I do feel that this is a good plan for slowly losing weight, say like 10lbs in a year or something of that sort if you don't want to "diet and exercise" but still lose a little something.
What I love: I love jumping on the scale every morning. It gives me my daily dose of motivation!
What I hate: All the vitamins. Sick of taking them already.
My Advice: Use the numbers on the daily weigh in to motivate you! If you gained a pound use that knowledge to put yourself into check and work harder.
As of today's weigh in I've only lost 2.5lbs but I can say that I'm swollen and that 2 days ago and days before that I was down to a 4.5lb loss. I'm hoping to lose 10lbs in 30 days on this challenge (so far not good LOL) but have already noted to my team mates that 45 days might be more reasonable.
Tomorrow will be a test since I'm invited to a pot luck BBQ. Can I hit everything on the list? I'm going to do my best!