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)


  1. hurrah for C25K!!

    isn't it so hard to keep yourself in check when you're around friends? i read an article that says women tend to over indulge around other women in general. guess we see girls night out as a free for all!

  2. You have my support! Go Kristin!!!

  3. yay! great goals, girl! and you ARE a mom that your babies are proud of, you ARE. already. just saying. anyhoo, what helped me is when I was on C25k, I called myself "in training" and when I was "in training" and I told all my buddies about it when I was out at a restaurant, I found myself eating as if I were in training and then there was no more pressure from my friends too. You take power away from food that way too. That's just something that helped me. Anyway, sooo glad you're doing Couch to 5k, it saved my life!!!!!

  4. I gotta ask. How the heck do you drink 200oz of water a day? I can barely get the recommended 8 glasses a day down. I'm peeing every 5 minutes I swear.

  5. I want to exerise 30 mins a day too, but I know sometimes I won't do it. LOL I really need motivation, man!!!! :)

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