Tuesday, June 14, 2011

2nd 6 week challenge...here we go!!!

Okay, I've settled in on a new 6 week challenge--goals and reward. It starts today and ends July 26th. Here's what I've got...

With God's help, I will strive to do the following:

1. Journal and eat 2400 Cal. or less a day
2. Not eat after 8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday
3. Do push-ups and ab exercises (alternate) daily Monday through Saturday

I get 5 "grace days" (where I can miss one of the following goals above).

My reward is going shopping at the Dawsonville outlets while Neal watches the boys (maybe I'll take Micah along). :o)

Monday, June 6, 2011

6 weeks and 9.4 lbs. down!

I've taken some advice from my sister-in-law about breaking up my goals into 6 weeks goals or challenges.

Today was the end of my first 6 week challenge I set up with Neal. The deal was that if I stayed within my calorie range (and journaled my calories) every day for 6 weeks (with 3 "grace days" where I could go over or not journal) then I would get a massage at the end of my challenge time. I started out being mainly motivated by the massage, but funny thing is, the best part now is the actual weight I've lost. Although don't get me wrong, I am stoked about that massage. :o) I still have 41 pounds to lose, but this was almost 1/5 of the total weight I wanted to lose. I am starting to fit into some old clothes which is a great feeling. There was a bonus challenge for me to exercise 18 times during those weeks, which I did not meet (didn't affect the original challenge, though).

Now I am trying to decide on what my next 6 week challenge should entail...

Original weight loss goal--50.4 pounds
Weight loss this 6 weeks--9.4 pounds
Weight left to lose--41 pounds

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Well....Here I am again!

My title pretty much sums it up. I am back (about) where I started about a year and a half ago. I (once again) gained more than the recommended amount of weight during my pregnancy with M. I am certainly feeling overweight and out of shape. I know I need to do something, but to be honest, it is SO hard to find the inner motivation to really make the big changes I know I need to make. I could really use some words of encouragement and motivation as I set out to tackle the huge task ahead of me. Thanks for taking the time to care. :)

I am setting my goal weight 5 lbs. less than last time and starting about 5 pounds heavier than last time (referring to when I started this blog after having C).

Weight to lose: Approx. 50 pounds