Friday, July 29, 2011

What Cravings??????

I keep forgetting to post for Week 9 of the 10 Week challenge.  This week is to give up a craving!  Really???  I'm sure the first time around this was easy for me....I can't think of which to give up....Diet Coke or my cinnamon candies....I do literally crave the candies, so I think I'll give those up for the week and cut back (alot) on Diet Coke!

Thursday, July 21, 2011


Week 8 is to add weights.  When I did this challenge the first time around, I would pick up a couple bigger rocks and carry them while I was walking my 30 minutes.  I hated it to be honest!  And staying with the "honesty" I most likely won't use weights when I do walk this time around.  I know weights have importance, but they are a hassle and uncomfortable for me.  I need to get with it and actually do 30 minutes of cardio again.  I have been doing between 20-25 minutes each day.  Where did my motivation go????

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Relax, Relax, Relax!

The 7th week of this 10 week challenge is take 15 to 20 minutes to relax!  My weight is still staying the same....I have lost just under 3 pounds.  I guess the good news is it is staying off.  I did so much better when there was a group of people working on this 10 week challenge.  I have pretty much stayed with everything I am supposed to be doing (not as much cardio though as I should)...which could explain the same for doing this alone I am doing pretty well I think.  We'll see how things look at the end of 10 weeks!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Crunch Time

So this week's challenge is 5 reps of 10 crunches.  I have been trying to do 50 crunches in the morning and 50 crunches at night.  That's a good thing.  The bad thing is my weight isn't budging!  The good thing is it isn't going up either.  With my new Facebook challenge (even though right now it is only my daughters and me), posting weight loss or gain on Facebook should help me stay motivated and keep me a little more focused.  I have been doing great with not eating after 7pm and I am proud of that accomplishment!  Hopefully next time I post, the scale will have moved downward!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Week 5 (Portion Control)

I'll just say I'll try!  The numbers on the scale are pretty much staying the same.  At least they are not going up.  I know I am not giving it my all this time around.  That in itself is frustrating to me.  I haven't been walking but I have been working in the yard, etc.  I guess I use that time as "cardio" and I shouldn't.  I need to try to refocus and stick with it.  I have pretty much realized I am only drinking diet coke when we go out to eat.  I haven't had it at home for a while even though we have it in the fridge.   I am also doing really well at not eating anything after 7pm.  I also have noticed that I am not snacking near as much as I was.  I seem to be doing better on the eating side of things so my guess is the numbers aren't going to change until I commit to the exercise!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Beginning of Another Week

Today begins Week 4 of my challenge.  The challenge is:  Eat a healthy breakfast.  So much for my chocolate chocolate chip muffins by Otis Spunkmeyer!  This morning I had 2 scrambled eggs, 1 piece of bacon and 8 oz of orange juice.  I think it is pretty healthy.  I wanted the bacon!...but limited myself to 1 piece instead of the usual 2 when I have eggs. :o)

Monday, June 20, 2011

I Am Not Quite On Track!

According to the scale!!!!....I am on track to lose only 13 pounds in my 10 week challenge.  13 pounds would be great, but my goal was to lose 15 pounds.  Apparently I need to step up my game!  I have been more lax about this challenge and I know it is because I have no one else working on it with me.'s all about my lack of will power.  However, I must say I have done very well with the goal of not eating ANYTHING after 7pm.  Even if I am hungry after that time, instead of eating a couple cookies, or bowl of cereal like I used to, I drink more water!  I also need to step up the cardio.  I have been so busy in the house the past week reorganizing, etc, that even though I keep busy, I haven't been walking as much as I should be.  Writing this down helps me realize that if  I make just a couple of easy changes to what I am doing, I may just hit the 15 pound goal!!!