Monday, January 31, 2011
It hasn't been a great week for the challenge for me. It's my own fault, I didn't work hard enough at it. I did get and shovel twice for fitness this week and here in Michigan with our expected snowfall in the next 2 days, I will be out there again! I gained (ugh!) 4 pounds this week and my point totals are 55, including 1 point for the blog, such as it is.
Monday, January 24, 2011
My mom had a 61 point week! So overall we're doing pretty good at our house! Hopefully I'll enjoy exercising again soon! And find the energy to get up and do it in the morning. It makes my day go so much better when I exercise in the morning!
Here's to another great week! Good luck everybody!
Monday, January 17, 2011
Then, to get your protein in, take whatever chopped veggies you have left from dinner last night (I usually chop plenty extra onions, plus peppers, broccoli, tomatoes or whatever), saute the onions a bit in a little oil, throw in the green peppers or whatever other veggies you want, crack an egg over the top, give the whole thing a stir and a little salt and pepper. Flip it over put on another handful of spinach, turn down the heat and cover for a couple of minutes to wilt the spinach. When the egg is cooked to your liking, slide the whole mess onto a tortilla or piece of whole wheat toast. You can top with a little grated cheese in the pan, or my favorite, crumble some feta over it on your plate. You can even toss a handful of lettuce from last night's salad on top. Add some more fresh ground pepper (and I like to add a couple teaspoons of jalapeno pepper and onion jelly--yum!) and dig in. Voila! Depending on how much smoothie you share with your kids, you've just had all your veggies for the day--everything else is just gravy (well, vegetable gravy). If you like, let me know and I'll give you more veggie tips! . . . Later, ladies . . .
I on the other hand did not get my perfect week yet...this week better watch out! I have lost 5.8 pounds so far, so I'm pretty happy with the results! My score for this week is 65.
Next week...here we come! :)
Anyone else out there I've missed? As mentioned, today is the last day to get it to me for the bonus. You have two weeks to get it to me before you're ineligible for the pot prize. Thanks, everyone!
I am doing the same thing I did before where I am stuck at a certain weight (the same weight for months now), one week I lose a lb and the next week I gain it back. It is really frustrating considering I am working out at least an hour everyday. So I did not get a pt for weight loss this week which puts my points at for 67 the week.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Here we are.......back together again. I'm looking forward to more weight loss, hopefully an even bigger difference than from the last challenge. I'm pleased to say that I am starting this 2 pounds less than when the last challenge ended! I also plan to increase my points more each week. I like the change up with fruits and vegetables as a rule, it will help me to eat healthier and can add more variety to my eating habits. The message in the mirror is a good idea, too. I tend to think a lot of negative things about myself and this will make for a better outlook on myself.
For this past week, I have earned 61 points, including 1 pound for weight loss, 1 pound for the blog, and 5 points for the entry fee. Good luck to everyone!
Week 1 was definitely an adjustment! While I didn't get perfect scores I'm aiming for them this week! I'm so motivated by all of the high scores!
So my mom's score for this week is 44 points (including bonus points)
My score for this week is 53 (including the bonus points)
I think the 100 calorie treat point is definitely going to be my biggest problem. But I'm excited to form the habit and gain the self discipline.
Anyway, I got 65 points. I think the hardest thing for me was to remember to compliment myself. Should be the easiest, so maybe that's why I almost forgot every day. I even had to get out of bed one night before I feel asleep to go do it.
** Bonus points: A word about bonus points. People seem to be confused about how to add them in. I don't care if you add this previous week's points to last week's total or next week's total. Do whatever works for you -- just make sure you only add them once. I add them to next week's total since I don't weigh or post until Monday and in my mind the points end on Sunday. This leaves me with two sets of bonus points for the final post, but that's what works in my mind. Either way is just fine -- it all equals out in the end if everyone only adds them once.
** Entry fees: I'll post in a day or so whose money I have received thus far. Let me know if you are wondering if I've received yours.
I did really good for week one. I set a goal to get up and exercise at 6am before the kids get up. My baby was waking up at 7 so I figured I could get my exerciseing in before he woke up. He changed his routine and started to get up at 5am. That helped me out, I figured as long as I was up I would exercise. I lost the weight I gained since the last challenge and am now back down to the weight I have been stuck at for months. Pts for week 72 plus 5 for paying=77. Goals I have set for this go around: Lose another 15lbs, Go down at least one more dress size and reach week 10 in Jeff Galloaway's running program. Let's Go!
Friday, January 7, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
I'm on board for the fitness challenge because I'm tired of the abuse my body has been through lately (the tears are welling up, I can be such a cry baby). I'm ready for a happy and healthy body that will do the things I would like to be able to do, most importantly being able to give our family the baby that we know is waiting to join our family (more tears). I'm so glad that Denise has given so many women a chance to share in the journey of becoming healthy, so count me in!!!!
Monday, January 3, 2011
I'm Denise and I'm the one who hijacked this blog to start fitness challenges. Funny enough I don't think the originator is going to join us ... unless I can harass her into it. (Yes, Gwen, if you're reading this you know I'm gonna harass you!)
Anyway, here's some info about me. I've been overweight as long as I can remember. I feel grateful beyond measure to have a wonderful man who saw through that to marry me anyway. I have been blessed with five wonderful children, and most of us know what pregnancy and childbirth does to bodies! :) And all four pregnancies (one child is adopted), probably because of my weight, I have had gestational diabetes. I'm imagining that's the beginning of my health problems if I don't whip this in the bud.
During the last challenge I did pretty well -- even though I wasn't doing my BEST I still lost about 12 pounds. In fact, Leslie took this picture of me, and it was the first time in a while that I didn't cringe at a picture of myself:
FYI, I'm not the crazy lady holding the huge tarantula, I'm the one behind the camera. Oh, and Leslie wasn't truly taking a picture of ME, I think she was trying to get the crazy lady and tarantula. And to be fair, I guess that lady wasn't REALLY crazy, just holding a tarantula. Ew. But I digress ...
Anyway, during the last challenge I felt great and want to get back to that. I was lazy and careless and therefore gained back a few pounds during the holidays (I'm at 224 to begin this challenge). I'd like to get rid of those pounds and more. I'd also like to feel MORE comfortable wearing XL shirts, which I hadn't done until the previous two challenges.
So, that's a little about me. What's your story?
Sunday, January 2, 2011
- A clarification on one rule;
- A modification to one rule;
- A list of participants thus far.
If you are fasting as a part of the LDS church's Fast Sundays you can give yourself a point for not skipping meals since it is a religious observance. (Mind you, you're still accountable to get your veggies and water in regardless of eating less meals.) And as for religious observances, I'm going to give you an out for exercising on Sundays should you feel it violates keeping the Sabbath Day holy. I haven't worried about this in the past, but since the last challenge's winner was decided by only three points, I don't want to give an unfair advantage to those who exercise on Sundays vs. those who don't feel like it's in line with their Sabbath activities. So for Sundays (and Sundays only), you can exchange the exercise requirement with an act of service. This act of service has to be one that takes 30+ minutes as would the exercise, and it's once again in your hands to determine what you honestly believe should count.
Now on to the list of participants as of Sunday night at 6:28 p.m. MST:
- Kari Nitzel
- Melissa Laing
- Cheryl Crawford*
- Dawn Rokovitz*
- Denise Brown
- Leslie Hendricksen
- Leah Lau
- Heather Sykes
- Jessica Cox
- Wilhemina Krutsch
- Kris Lawler*
- Holly Barney*
- Wendy Patterson*
- Katee Westover
- Emmy Gongora
- Barbara Griffin
- Jen Hoisington
- Candace Wilson
* Already paid
Remember you have two weeks to pay to get your bonus points. Please let me know if you have any additional questions. Let the challenge begin!!! (after I eat a bowl of ice-cream, that is ... ;)