Day 33-40: 44-Day Challenge

Thursday, May 28, 2009

I've done pretty well with the fruits and veggies. I take walks when I can and I drink my water.

I finally had my medical procedure yesterday and will find out the results in 72 hours.

By that time, the 44-Day Challenge will be over and it will be time for a new one. I like challenges because they keep me motivated and accountable, even when I don't do them strictly to the letter.

And that is why I'm creating a new challenge to start after the 44 Day Challenge is done.

Stay tuned for details!!

Day 30-32: 44-Day Challenge

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Today is my doctor's appointment, so I'm hoping to get this yucky stuff behind me and move on.

I've been getting back into the healthy eating, thanks to support from Hunkahubby. We also took a walk around the neighborhood last night and even ran for part of it (our puppy LOVES to run.)

My biggest realization, thanks to Bob Harper's Book is that I need to figure out why I always get in my own way when it comes to succeeding at weight loss.

Over the next few days, I'm going to explore this and share it with you if it isn't too painful.

Tomorrow's Friday! Keep up the good work!!

Day 27-29: 44-Day Challenge

Sunday, May 17, 2009

I am still hanging in there. We went away for a couple of days to celebrate our family birthday. I didn't eat healthy, to say the least, but I didn't do as badly as I have in the past.

Today I have already had all of my fruit and all of my vegetables. I'm working on the water and I am walking with my buddy later this evening.

Tomorrow I go to the doctor to start figuring out my "issues" (no comments from the peanut gallery), and I'm back on the road to recovery!!!

Tomorrow is Monday - but let's all do something different. Let's be excited about the start to a NEW week and the adventure that it holds. A new week, a new start, a new chance for a new you!!

Attitude is everything.

Day 26: 44-Day Challenge

Thursday, May 14, 2009

As you can see, I updated my blog design in preparation for what needs to be done.

I am worth it, and I am going to do something about it!

I am finally starting to feel a bit better, and I have an appointment next week with a specialist who can hopefully get me all straightened out and back on the road to healthyness. :-)

I have to talk about The Biggest Loser one last time, because I have to get this off of my chest.

Am I the only person who thought that Helen looked AWFUL? I think she starved herself for the last month. Her face looked unnatural.

Both Mike and Tara looked awesome and like they had been doing things the healthy way.

But Helen? Yikes.

I've been frustrated with Helen ever since she selfishly stayed there when everyone knew her daughter needed to stay. Her daughter seemed afraid to ASK to stay, because Helen wanted this so bad. And for very good reason, she ended up winning. But at what cost?

When they asked Helen if she thought she could win and she looked Tara and Mike up and down, and said "I think I have a pretty good chance." I WANTED TO SMACK HER. She looked so smug the whole show, it almost ruined the whole experience for me.

Personally - I don't want to get so skinny that I look like Helen. I want to look and feel healthy. And I want to still be able to be nice to people and not strut around like I'm better than everyone else!

And even though they didn't win, both Mike and Tara look fabulous and won some pretty cool prizes on the show.

But no matter what the results were . . .

Kristin is still my winner. I think she stayed true to herself the entire show and she looks fabulous. I can't wait to see what she does next.

Happy Thursday! Friday's coming!!

Day 23-25: 44-Day Challenge

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I wish I had these days to do over.

I did well on Sunday, but Monday and Tuesday have been a wash.

Right now, I feel like my body is rebelling against me in my need to be healthy. Every time I get motivated and start doing well - I get sick, or some extreme stress happens in my life, or I injure myself. All of these things have happened to me over the past 2 years.

Am I whining? Yes. I am whining. I'm frustrated.

I know that many of the health problems I'm having will get better, just by losing weight. The only problem is that those health problems are making it pretty difficult to exercise.

So - are there any bloggers out there who have had to push through pain and sickness and overcome? I would love to hear your stories and your advice.

I am not giving up.

Day 22: 44-Day Challenge

Monday, May 11, 2009

Saturday was a great day! I ate well, worked out with Maya and Hunkahubby and took a 30 minute walk again in the evening.

I'm still struggling with drinking all my water, but will rectify that today.

Sorry this is a day late - I was too busy getting to be a queen yesterday to post. :-)

I will post Sunday's update later today.

Happy Monday!! Only 4 more days until Friday!

Day 21: 44-Day Challenge

Saturday, May 9, 2009

I made sure to take a walk yesterday and did better with my food. I still need to up my water intake some, I'm not sure why I've been slacking the last few days.

I'm looking forward to tomorrow, Mother's Day, so I can fulfill the things that make me feel good about me. Tee hee. :-)

I'm hoping for pancakes . . . they're healthy, right??

Happy Mother's Day Weekend, everyone!

Day 20: 44-Day Challenge

Friday, May 8, 2009

I am slowly doing better. I've started reading this book. I love Bob Harper. He is so inspirational.

Anyway - after having a so-so day, I read the first chapter of this book, then got out of bed, and did a core workout on my own. I was very focused and I felt muscle fatigue. I am inspired to do better for myself, because I'm worth it.

I can't wait to read more of the book and continue to feel better.

Day 19: 44-Day Challenge

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Still plugging along. I could be doing a whole lot better, and I know it. The good thing is, I have a great support system in my best friend M and my Hunkahubby. M tries to get me to walk as often as possible, and Hunkahubby doesn't let me gorge myself on junk food at night, no matter how much I whine.

Yesterday I got in some fruit and veggies, but not the full amount - and all of my water. I walked for at least 30 minutes.

For me? I took a very long nap after I got home. These meds make me want to sleep a lot. I guess I need to heal.

I know that next week will be a rebirth of my motivation - so hang in there with me!!!

Day 18: 44-Day Challenge

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

I'm still kicking. I'm having a rough week because I feel so crappy waiting for my new medicine to kick in.

The good news? I don't feel much like eating. The bad news? I don't feel much like exercising either. But I've managed to get a walk in pretty much every day anyway.

I'm hoping by the end of this week I will be on the upswing. Until then, I'm trying to take care of myself and get plenty of rest.

How are all of you doing?

Day 17: 44-Day Challenge

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

This is my 100th post! Wow!! Wish I had something fun to give away, but I don't. So instead, I'm going to challenge you to go visit MizFit and join the Woman Challenge!

Yesterday, I did well with water and most of my food. I didn't think I was going to get a workout in (I usually take Mondays off), but I had a rough evening, so my good buddy Michelle and I walked off our frustrations around the neighborhood for about an hour. It made me feel a lot better - both the talking and the walking - so I need to do that more often!

I went to the doctor yesterday due to a few tummy issues that have made me tired and less motivated to work out (things I've dealt with for years). I know that losing weight helps with the symptoms. So along with a few new meds, I'm hoping to start feeling better and feel a lot more like working out!

Today started out rough, so I'm trying to have a positive attitude and get out of my funk.

The good news? I wanted to go to Dunkin Donuts and eat a dozen donuts, but I passed it by and had a Weight Watchers breakfast sandwich instead. So, I'm getting there . . .

Day 15-16: 44-Day Challenge

Monday, May 4, 2009

I forgot to post yesterday. OOPS!!

I finally completed the My Fitness CoachFitness Challenge. I'd lost 2 pounds and was able to eek out a few more pushups this time around. I also lasted a few more minutes with the jumping jacks. MAN do I HATE jumping jacks!

I've been doing well with my water and trying very hard with the veggies and fruit. My biggest problem? Night time. About an hour before bed, I get the munchies.

So, I scoured the internet in search of a way to get rid of the munchies.

Here are a few that I found (click the link to find the entire article).

I think what I need to do is start going upstairs around 8:00. I need to get ready for bed, brush my teeth and stay away from the kitchen. Then maybe I will stop the nighttime snacking AND go to bed a bit earlier.

What do you do to stop the munchies??

Day 15: 44-Day Challenge

Saturday, May 2, 2009

I did well yesterday, got all my food and water in and did a short workout before bed. I still haven't done the FITNESS CHALLENGE, but I'm getting ready to do it now.

I am so thankful for the beautiful day we had today!!

Happy Saturday!!

Day 14: 44-Day Challenge

Friday, May 1, 2009

Hello everyone!! Yesterday was an awesome day, for the most part.

I got up before 6 and Hunkahubby and I did a core workout with Maya. I was supposed to complete my Fitness Challenge yesterday, but decided to wait until today to do it.

I had my veggies, most all of my fruit, all of my water, did my workout, updated both of my blogs and spent time with the family.

I'm excited about starting a new habit of getting up early to work out.

Hunkahubby and I discussed having a few days a week where we vary the time. On Fridays, I only work a half day, so we will probably skip that morning and work out when I get home. On weekends, we won't have to get up as early. :-)

Yesterday, I read a great post by my favorite motivator and fitness guru, MizFit, about 6 ways to maximize your workout time.

The main points are:
  • Don't chat
  • Plan ahead
  • Change it up
  • Use proper form
  • Set yourself up for success
  • Visualization

But you must read the whole article for all the great information!

It's FRIDAY!!! Yahoo!!!

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