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5% July 2013 Aggressive Challenge

Friday, June 28, 2013

I challenge myself to lose 5% of my body weight by 8/1/2013.

I will do this by:
1) Eating fruits and veggies with every meal and snack.
2) Exercising every day for 1 hour and breaking a sweat or getting my muscles sore.
3) Writing 1,200 words per day - unleashing my inner madman!
4) Laughing every day.
5) Working 40 hours per week.

Starting Weight - 277.0 lbs on 6/28/2013
5% is 14 lbs.
Goal for 7/31/2013 is 263.0 lbs or less

A big part of this challenge is to also put my work back into perspective so that I am not letting it overtake my life. As part of that effort I am also participating in the Camp NaNoWriMo July Challenge ( www.campnanowrimo.org/ ). To get my creative juices flowing!

I'm also going on a trip to visit my brother and his family with my son in August and I want to be more comfortable on the plane flights. 277 is very uncomfortable and is nearly the heaviest I have ever been (about 3 lbs shy).

On top of all of this, I've really noticed, perhaps for the first time how overweight my kids are. I knew they were a bit overweight, but my daughter is a lot heavier than I was at her age and my son is very self-conscious about his body to the point where he will not take his shirt off in public. Period. I don't want to do the "let's all go on a diet" because I don't want to set them up for the yo-yo dieting. Instead I want to model good behavior and also create an environment and lifestyle that encourages movement and healthy foods (fruits and veggies with every eating opportunity). That will not only help me, but will start to help my kids and husband.

I can hear the FLYLADY whispering in my ear..."start where you are" "it doesn't have to be perfect" "any improvement is a blessing" www.flylady.net/

I'm starting where I am. I know, intellectually, what I need to do. I'm a beautiful person. I can do absolutely anything that I set my MIND to.

Me, in my younger and carefree years...there's a bit a mischief there...

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  • POPSY190
    A good personal challenge and your whole family will benefit ultimately. emoticon
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