Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I only got feedback from Teri this month - from the other few I talked to November wasn't so great on everyone's weight loss. Let's recommit to this challenge and remember that there is $80 waiting here for someone. I, for one, don't want to lose by default! I'm glad I haven't gained any weight, but the purpose was to lose weight, and a lot of it! So, let's get it done!

Teri 180- 171= 5% lost

she says, "I did great over the holidays. I am down to 171 lbs now. I have a deal going with my boys that would cost me $100 everytime I break it. Talk about great motivation!!"

Way to go, Teri! Keep up the good work!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Betsy's feelings on weight loss

It's time to recommit to this challenge - for me, anyway. I'm pretty disgusted to have a second month with no change. And I know I'm the one at fault for that. I'm the only one who can make me exercise and eat right. No one else is in charge of that. That's probably why my weight depresses me so much. And I've come to learn that it really is a commandment to take good care of our bodies. And I'm not doing that. I know that can also put a damper on a persons mood. So.....with three months left of this challenge, I am recommitting myself to lose some weight. I don't have any grandiose ideas about losing ALL I need to lose, but I think it's feasible to plan on losing a total of 20 lbs. That leaves me to lose 5 lbs. each month. Not too bad when I put it like that. This time of year does make it hard for me to say no to all the goodies. So, I decided not to make goodies as gifts this year. I made plans with the kids to make a few things together, things we can share with others and not have sitting around for me to eat! My exercise plan is to get up no later than 6 am and workout to a DVD. Then to take a walk at 9 am with the 2 littles in a double-stroller I've borrowed. If I'm not seeing the results I want, I will add in an evening jump on the mini-trampoline. And getting to bed on time is a key to making this all work! I've also got to stay focused during the day and do other things during my key snack times. Things I know help me are: reading, cleaning, sewing, scrap booking, playing with my kids, even doing my nails! So, this is my pledge to having a better month - even if it is the holidays! You'll see a change in my numbers next time, hooray! Betsy =)