Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Weigh-in Wednesday and a New Challenge

Sisterhood 21-Days Challenge

It's Wednesday and on Wednesdays I do this horribly awful thing called weighing in and then to make it even horrible and aweful motivating I post it not only on the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans website, I post it to my personal blog two places that the world can see it.... ugh.

Well this week at the Sisterhood starts a new and fun challenge called "21 Days"... this challenge is based off the fact that it takes 21 days to form a GOOD habit so in addition to keeping track of our weight loss and such we are also going to be working hard on forming some new habits. Below you will find a sample list from the Sisterhood.

Here are some great habits that come to our minds:
  1. Water intake = minimum of 64 ounces a day
  2. Fruits and vegetables = 5 servings a day
  3. Dairy = 3 low-fat servings a day
  4. Eat breakfast
  5. Take a multi-vitamin
  6. Exercise = 30 minutes a day
  7. No nachos or chocolate cupcakes
  8. Sleep = more than you are now
  9. Go Whole = eat only whole grains
  10. Stretch your body, try it for 5 minutes every morning
  11. Pick up the clutter around my house every evening (gag)
  12. Shower every day : )
  13. Track calories or WW points every single day 
They have challenged us to pick 1-3 of these new habits and go from there... and honestly this has been really hard for me because I want to take them all :) I have highlighted the ones that I want to work on and have given myself a few additional goals.
I found that when I 'assigned' myself weekly goals I did a lot better than I have been. I am not going to lie... I am almost back to where I started at this time last year... I am 10 lbs away from having gained it all back and that scares the shit out of me... I don't want to be the 'fat' mom.... I want to be the mom that my kids are proud to say "that's my mom".... so here are this weeks stats and goals:

Today's weight is 250.8 lbs.

My goals that I have set for myself this week are:

  • Drink 200 ozs of water each day
  • Track all my weight watch points and stay on point
  • exercise for at least 30 minutes each day
  • start and complete week 1 of C25K.
  • no late night snacking
  • take it super easy when I go out with friends *this has been what has been killing me*
I think that is good for this week... here is to an amazing week for all of us.... Good luck ladies (and gentlemen)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Weigh-in Day

I will normally do weigh ins on Wednesday as part of my being a member of the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans but I really wanted to get some 'numbers' up here so this is what I have from this morning's weigh in:

Starting Weight: 252.6 lbs

I am right back where I started.... :( but thankfully I have the ability to start over and this time I want to succeed not for anyone but myself. Here's hoping...

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Day One...kind of

Today is the first day of the rest of my life...

Ok so that sounded completely cheesy and even I want to vomit and I am the one who wrote it. I have decided to keep my weight loss blog separate from the family blog for a couple reasons the first being the our family blog is linked to my Facebook page and frankly I don't care to have everyone I went to high school know just how fat I am... Ok so they can SEE how fat I am but they certainly do not need to see the numbers in actual print on the computer.

Another reason I wanted this was so that I could do all of my tracking and such in one place. So here goes... the first day of the rest of my life....will be tomorrow :)