Friday, May 23, 2008

Challenge Extended

Okay, so I noticed a lot of y'all are saying, "wow I should do this too!" Well, how about I challenge you to do it with me.

Now I'm not saying you need to Weight Watchers, but I challenge you to get your little weight loss ticker to your blog and report every day how you did. Now, do not fret your pretty heads, this is not turning into a weight loss blog. I would bore myself with that.

What I am going to do is at the end of the day's post is to put 1 good thing I did for myself the past day (this could be drinking my 8-8oz of water, eating all my veggie allotments, etc.), the bad that I did succumb to (this will help me track patterns-hello, french fries), and the exercise I did (even the minutiae).

If you don't want to do weight watchers with the points (even the online tracker is cheaper than the full-go-into-meeting thing), I have found that if I drink 8-8oz of water, 4 veggies and 4 fruits in the day...I naturally eat a LOT less bad stuff. I don't have the stomach room for it.

Amber, does a weekly boot camp roundup at her blog. This will be just you and your blog. Letting us know that we have someone losing it with us. If you try it and you fail, no worries. At least you tried (that is one more day, meal, week, that you ate better). If you try for awhile, mess up, and do it again...even better.

I would love to have you all rolling through these punches together, share some fun stories about food arch-nemeses and foibles (why, cause it means we are not alone and not "losers for not losing"), and have y'all keep me accountable.

So let me know if you're willing to give it a try.

********05/22/08**********
The Good: I started it, I committed myself
The Bad: I ate a LOT of pizza and drank a LOT of beer (both at the office party and with my friend, KRee.
The Sweaty: KRee let me use her WiiFit before the pizza and beer...so this is one more tool to getting fit and keeping accountable. It was actually fun and not as worthless as I thought it would be...and my abs HURT!

7 comments:

3boys247 said...

Count me in.

The good: We played with the big parachute for 45 minutes during the first grade end of the year party today, my arms are sore.

The bad: I have been (literally) popping creme puffs into my mouth since I have been home from said party.

McMommy said...

The good: I'm here. I've been taking my thyroid meds for 2 or 3 weeks now...which means I can't blame my weight gain on my thyroid issue anymore.

The bad: I ate 3 slices of pizza with a coke for lunch today. And I'm about to dive in to some moo-shoe (how do you spell that?) pork for dinner in about 5 minutes.

The sweaty: Does frolicking in the surf and swimming in the pool with the kids count? Ok...so I wasn't exactly sweating..

Thanks for letting me play! I want a Wii fit now..it sounds like so much fun!

Leigh said...

Im in;

The good: cucumbers and a grilled potato for supper
The bad: pizza for lunch
The ugly, I mean sweaty: I parked in the furthest parking spot just to make myself walk further.

Lipstick said...

The good: read your blog. got inspired.

The bad: hamburger and fries for lunch.

The sweaty: i have a long walk from the parking garage into work and i haul ass.

Motherhood for Dummies said...

i have my own ticker at home written down. I rather not share with the world my weight.. I just had a baby and have some nice cushion on me :)

Amber said...

Hurray for weight loss!!!! Well, we'll see after this long weekend but hopefully I'll get back on the wagon soon. :-)

trying said...

the good: I've been making healthy dinners lately and substituting whole wheat flour for white flour in my baking.

the bad: I'm still baking and despite being made with whole wheat flour I still shouldn't have eaten as many chocolate chip cookies as I did last night.

the sweaty: I got one of those exercise balls with the stretchy rubber band thingys and I'm starting to get into the habit of using it.