Sunday, January 31, 2010

Hooray for exercise!!

Since my last post I joined a gym in town. I have been able to work out a couple times so far and to attend two classes there. My favorite class was the zumba class. It's a Latin dance class. I definitely had to laugh at myself a lot, but it was great exercise for my heart. I'm just glad it was all women in the class! I went yesterday afternoon for a quick jaunt on the treadmill. I wanted to see how far I could go my first time trying to jog since...well, I can't even remember the last time! I did a slow jog, but I was so excited that I was able to jog a mile!! I have wanted for a long time to run a 5k, so maybe this could be the start!

As far as my eating, I haven't been doing very well. I have been pretty much eating at maintenance level. I can't remember what I weighed the last time I posted, but I think I'm still around the same weight. I just honestly haven't been dedicated to journaling. I just haven't had the drive to journal. It's such a struggle for me sometimes. Tomorrow is the final day of my challenge from Neal; I'm no where near that goal.

Well, my goal this week is to journal every day. I hope to post here Friday with that news. I know that's the key component I'm missing out on. If you talk to me this week (via computer or whatever), please keep me accountable. I know I'm weak in this area!!

Weight to go: 19.8 lbs.

Friday, January 15, 2010

17 days to go!

I have 17 more days of my challenge issued by Neal. I am a bit doubtful I will be able to reach it, but I don't want to give up. I had a mediocre week. I didn't journal my calories every day, and I gained half a pound.

19.4 lbs. to final goal
6.4 lbs. to Feb. 1 goal

I was feeling a little down this week. Sometimes it's hard for me to know what causes it a problem in my relationship with God? Is it a physical or emotional issue? I never can figure it out exactly, but I do know I was really wishing to get out and get some exercise yesterday. I had been toying with the idea in my mind recently about how it might be nice to re-join the gym I used to go to in town. This morning when I updated Neal on my progress to my goal, he suggested the same idea. I am so excited about it! I am hoping to go tonight and re-join the gym in town, Lord willing. I told Neal that I feel like I can get to my goal, eventually, but I think working out at the gym will definitely help speed up that process.

I'm looking forward to posting back here next week. I am hopeful that with God's help, I can do better this week with my journaling and new exercise plan.

Friday, January 8, 2010

24 days left in this challenge...

I wondered when Neal gave me my new challenge for February 1 if I could do it. There are still 24 days to go. I still have a long way to go, but I am seeing that it may be possible to reach it!

Thank You, Lord, for helping me this week with my goal. I was certainly not perfect with my eating, but I was able to have a good week overall. I lost 1.8 pounds this week! I finally got under the 20 pounds to go mark! Yeah!! That was a big mental boost, for sure. I am now half a pound away from losing the weight I gained with my Caleb pregnancy. I am hoping that next week I will be able to post that I've lost all my Caleb weight and that I will be able to post another set of updated pictures.

Weight left to lose by February 1: 6 lbs.
Weight left to lose overall: 19 lbs.
Weight lost so far: 18.8 lbs.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Today was a nice start to the New Year. Neal is home today, and it's been nice spending time with him and our boys. We are so very blessed by God.

I weighed in this morning, and I'm here to post my progress. :o) I have been trying to cut out all milk products this week in an effort to see if that helps Caleb with his eczema (we think he is allergic to milk and he is still nursing). No milk means no ice cream, cookies, chocolate, cake, butter, and cheese. Boy, is it tough! I haven't seen much change with his eczema yet, but it sure is helping me on my diet!

Pounds lost to date: 17
Pounds left to lose by February 1 (challenge from Neal): 7.8
Pounds left to lose overall: 20.8

I am hoping to put up some updated pictures when I hit the 20 pounds lost mark. Maybe next Friday? We shall see...