Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Shrinkvivor Challenge Weigh-in #3

Shrinkvivor Challenge at the Sisterhood!

Well I survived last week, but not sure I will again this week. Today's weight is 253 lbs which gives me a loss of only 2.4 lbs for this, with a total loss for the challenge so far of 7 pounds for the challenge, which I am certainly happy with.

As for the other challenges this week I think I did ok. I did falter the first day out of the gate on the 'no drive thru" because I had purchased a brewed coffee from a local coffee store. But honestly I'm not even sure that is a mess up lol, but if it is it is and I did not meet the challenge, but I did not do it again... in fact I think I will celebrate by buying myself  a latte later *I kid*

The other part of the challenge for this week was to track your minutes of exercise. I was able to log over 450 minutes of exercise this past week.... I was VERY impressed with myself. This was one of the few times that me being slow worked to my benefit :)

Here are my personal goals for this week, I will add the challenge goals once they are announced:
  • no late night snacking, except for Thursdays which seems to be my 'night out'
  • limit the crap I eat
  • Journal my food using Weight Watchers e-tools
  • Follow my Weight Watcher's Plan
  • Take a few minutes every day for myself
  • Drink at least 130 ozs of water each day 
I do have the added challenge that it is a friend's wedding party this weekend (they were married over Labor Day weekend in a destination wedding and are now celebrating locally with friends and family here), so I know that is gonna be a doozy for me to handle, but I know that I can do this. It's all worth it in the end. I mean really... even if I get sent to Exile, or voted off completely, or don't win this game... I will be a winner anyways strictly in the fact that I will be healthier than when I started and to me... that means WAY MORE than any prizes, buttons or bragging rights.

Have a good week everyone!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Shrinkvivor Challenge Weigh-in #2

I wish I could tell you if I was safe this week... but I can't. That information will be posted tomorrow * I believe*, but I can tell you that I worked my ass off, literally. Part of the Shrinkvivor Challenge is that each week we receive 2 challenges, 1 is a physical challenge and the 2nd is a non-physical challenge. The challenges for last week was to *physical* Log miles... and the second *non physical* was to drink 1/2 your weight in oz of water each day. I accomplished both of these challenges and actually shocked myself with the amount of miles that I logged.... you see I logged 17.5 miles in the 5 days that the challenge ran, I was pretty impressed.... tired but impressed. I also was able to drink my 130oz of water each day and on a few days drank even more than that.... and you know what IT PAID OFF!!! How do I know that you ask? Because you see I lost 4.6 lbs this week because my scale told me this morning that I now weight 255.4 lbs. I am pretty impressed with that number... granted it is still 100 lbs from where I want to be, but each step will get me one step closer to my ultimate goal... and that isn't a size, or a weight... it is being healthy. 

I was almost giddy this morning when I reported my weight via the link, I was even more giddy when I logged in my miles and in my water consumption :) I was so proud of myself. 

My goals for this week are basically the same as last week, but I have added in the challenges for this week as well so here are my goals for the next week:

  • no late night snacking, except for Thursdays which seems to be my 'night out'
  • limit the crap I eat
  • Journal my food using Weight Watchers e-tools
  • Follow my Weight Watcher's Plan
  • Take a few minutes every day for myself
  • Drink at least 130 ozs of water each day
  • keep track of the MINUTES that I exercise... must be active exercise *this is the physical challenge for this week*
  • NO DRIVE THRU... no fast food. NONE. *this is the non physical challenge*.
And because Ryan @No More Bacon, loves it so much*hee hee* here is my shout out to my girls


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Shrinkvivor Challenge Weigh-in #1

Today is the first day of the latest challenge over at the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans...and let me tell you for the first time since I have begun doing challenges with ShrinkingJeans I am a bit scared. You see this challenge is bigger than just losing weight and seeing who loses the most etc. With this challenge your own team can vote you off. Not a problem right... just lose your weight and your fine.... NOPE!!!! Sorry folks that isn't how this challenge works. You see you can be voted off for losing weight and being a threat just as easy as you can be voted off for not losing weight. You can be voted off simply because no one likes you ... well not really because all the ladies (and guys) over at Shrinking Jeans are amazing and are so easy to like... but no really. There is one way to be safe and that is to get the Immunity Idol *but I'm still not sure how to do that lol*

I have been lucky enough to have been place on Tribe Lime and am already loving the ladies who I am on the team with... :) It is going to be too hard for me to vote anyone off so I honestly believe that I am just going to leave mine spot on the form blank -- you see if no one is voted off then the team member with the lowest % of loss will be voted off.

So here are my stats for today the first weigh in. I am officially 260 lbs on the nose.

My goals this week are the following:
  • no late night snacking, except for Thursdays which seems to be my 'night out'
  • drink my water
  • limit the crap
  • Journal my food using Weight Watchers e-tools
  • Follow my Weight Watcher's Plan
  • Take a few minutes every day for myself
Here is to an amazing new challenge for everyone involved and of course a little shout out to my girls

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

True Confessions Tuesday

True Confessions

Tomorrow starts the new CHALLENGE over at the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans, so I want to prep myself with a good old fashioned cleanse before it starts, but not the kind of cleanse that costs lots of money and makes me and my stomach miserable for days.... nope I am getting all the 'bad' out there and just letting it go from here, so here is my True Confessions Tuesdays.
  1. I have been eating like crap lately. In all honesty though, I have been doing it on purpose. You see I knew that this day was coming and I wanted to get my REALLY bad stuff out of the way ( you know like the cheese buttons we had for dinner last night). 
  2. Emotionally I have been stuck in my trunk.. (this is a reference to the conscious discipline parenting style, meaning that I am not thinking things through)... some of it is the fault of others, but in the end it still comes back to how I let other people affect me and my emotions. Just because someone is a jerk to me doesn't mean that I have to be a jerk to other people.
  3. I am completely lacking the ability to say "no" lately. This is one of the BIG things about my ADD that really gets me in trouble. I spread myself far to thin and because of my wonderful horrid organizational and time management skills I end up in ALOT of trouble.
  4. Exercise has been a demon I have had no desire to exercise from my life... yesterday was literally the FIRST time I went for a walk in MONTHS... 
  5. My house is a disaster. Nothing in its place and no place for anything
  6. School is kicking my ass the semester, but this is because I am not really giving it the all that it deserves.
  7. I miss my friends. I have been working several mornings each week, and while I get to hang out with one of my friends while I do it, I still miss my other friends too.
  8. My parenting lately has certainly been less than stellar... again I have been hanging out in my trunk and really need to work myself into my engine.
  9. I want a pair of jeans that fits that does NOT have a 2 as the first number of it
  10. I will try to be more positive and gracious. My life may not be the way that I want it, nor is it perfect, but it is still better than the lives that some have.
Ok... that's my purge for today... Good luck to everyone who is participating in the Shrinking Jeans Challenge for this next challenge.