Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
We are meeting tomorrow at Turning Point park to walk. 10:00 am.
Nicky will call me tonight to confirm but so far it's her, Mary & I.
Anyone else up for a walk? Turning Point is a very cool park off Lake ave. towards the Charlotte area. Nice trails, waterfalls, etc.
C'mon slugs. Summer is winding down and we should get out & enjoy what's left of it!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Nicky suggested we keep this blog going and it sounds like a good idea to me! She just joined Weight Watchers so maybe she can share some tips and motivation with us.
I've also embarked on my own personal challenge which so far has netted me a 7 pound loss.
Here's what I've been doing:
Each week I incorporate a new challenge - one that I can live with and make a part of my life.
The first week I decided to ban all fast food. I was a fast food junkie so I figured this would be a real challenge but so far it hasn't.
The second week I challenged myself to drink 64 oz. of water every day. (and by the way - these challenges build upon each other - they don't just last one week.)
Week three I took up the smaller plate challenge - which means I use a smaller plate at dinner. It cuts down on the portion size with out you really noticing it.
The fourth week (and this has been the most difficult challenge so far) is to eat at least 4 servings of fruits/vegetables every day.
Week five I decided to "move" more. Park farther - take the stairs instead of the elevator, run in place or lift weights during commercials... I have to remind myself of this because it's easy to forget.
This week I formed my own "DON'T clean your plate" club. Which means always try to leave something on your plate after each meal. It may seem like a waste - but if you eat it and you're not hungry - it's still a waste (on your waist!)
Before the cool weather gets here - maybe we should try to get in a few more walks. I'm game if he rest of you are!
Monday, July 14, 2008
It's been a while...but since Paula said let's keep the blog up - for motivation and *ahem* accountability - I'm game.
I didn't wear a swimsuit at Keuka - didn't make that goal - and I haven't in fact worn one yet this summer. I also have only run once in the past several weeks - with Becky at the cottage. I plan on running today. Gotta' get back into it or I'll quit for sure.
I haven't been drinking my water like I used to (in school I carried my big bottle everywhere). I've also abandoned the little plate theory which I plan to resurrect again today. I know it helped.
I really haven't been snacking much believe it or not. But drinking beer doesn't help and if you think about the calories - just 4 lite beers has over 400 calories - so I'm crossing beer off my list for a while. That should make a little dent.
I have the Core List from Weight Watchers that Terri gave me - but I have a hard time staying to a list. I'm going to give it a shot though and try to write down everything I eat. I read an article yesterday that said a study showed that people who keep a food journal lose 50% more weight than those who don't. Makes sense. I've always been part of the "if I don't write it down I didn't eat it " club. Kind of like the "if someone eats it with you you cancel each other's calories out" theory.
How's everyone else doing?
Thursday, June 26, 2008
I didn't run this week. Austin being sick threw me off. I was all geared up to go Tuesday & have Mike watch him but he had an appt. with a customer and had to leave. I tossed Austin in the stroller and took him for a 2 mile walk. i tried to run with the stroller (one handed) but it was awkward. I ended up running about 1/4 of a mile but that was all.
I am going to try today. I feel so freaking fat that I can't stand it. I look like I'm 6 months pregnant. My mojo is waning big time.
How's everyone else doing?
Monday, June 23, 2008
It sounds like we've all been on an upward swing since the wedding. I think Nicky's idea about a 5k is great! We could do it! (but a Marathon????) Don't think so Nicky!
I know for me - I've been lazy about making healthy recipes. I tend to grab what's available which isn't always what's best for me. It's much easier when I'm working...I am in control of what I bring for lunch. When I'm home...it's a different story.
I'm losing my motivation to run - mainly because in spite of the effort I'm not getting the rewards I've wanted. But I'm not going to give up yet. I need to do something every day. Maybe I'll walk on the days I don't run and eventually run every day. It's just so hard to do something alone. There's no accountability....no one to say "C'mon! Get off your duff" when you don't feel like doing it.
For sure - let's plan a good walk while we're at Keuka. (Speaking of which....has anyone told Craig & Debbie we're not coming?") Becky & Nate aer going to the lake this Friday to spend a week there (and go visit his grandparents while they're there at Waneta Lake.) We're coming down Thursday and Yellie & Dan are coming Thursday night or Friday morning. Friday are the fireworks at our lake and I'm assuming we're having the Birthday Bash on Saturday, right?
Gotta' run for now. Austin is home today puking. It was a fun night. Lots of laundry to do as a result.....