I was in desperate need of a break today. Mike and I have been discussing how I can get my breaks. I kind of wish he would volunteer and that I wouldn't have to plan it but as we have talked I have realized that that is not a reality. So today as I was getting cranky I decided that I wanted to go out for dinner and a movie. Unfortunately being the long weekend all my friends were busy. I didn't let that stop me. I went and had an amazing time! I got to read a book, eat a hot meal and have both arm rests to myself. I was worried that I would feel all self-conscious and lame but nope! I had a blast and came home refreshed. I can't wait to do it again. Because of the date night I did not count so I didn't do very well today. But the challenge doesn't start until Monday so.....I know excuses.
Well, I didn't exercise but I was productive. Ally had a bad night and I really needed a nap but I am trying not to nap anymore because with moving and trying to exercise it is two hours wasted. Gloriously wasted. I love my naps and have always napped even before kids. Today I did some accounting which has been on my to-do list for months.
How would you like this challenge to keep you motivated? Do you want me to email and harrass you? Or is just being part of the challenge enough? For me organizing the challenge really helps me. So you are helping me a ton so let me know what I can do to help you.
Feel free to post your points for Wednesday here. We won't be officially starting until Monday but those of you who are posting now will get an extra boost of points towards the month grand total and the winner then will get a great prize! I have been scanning the internet already.
Today was a good day, I had a salad for lunch and that really helped because I had a craving for junk tonight. I discovered these baked veggie chips and they are great. I pair the chips with hummous and it turns into a yummy snack and satisfies my junk craving.
Today has been a very lazy day but it turned out amazingly! Our house has officially sold! I am so happy it has been a stressful month. I think the next month will be hard but at least some of the uncertainty is gone.
I didn't get dressed today and I find if I don't get dressed first thing in the morning that the day is a right off. I don't know why but I can't motivate myself to do anything when I am in my pj's. I ate okay, we ended up celebrating with some steak and starbucks but I counted my points.
I am so excited! Thanks everyone for joining me. I hope that this challenge motivates you to get healthy and lose weight.
Exercise -0 (It is hot...I have a terrible time motivating myself in the heat)
I wanted to clarify about the eating points. Basically you can do whatever you want but it needs to be something healthy and to help you lose weight. So it could be loosely doing weight watchers like me, Body for Life, counting calories or just eating vegetables/fruit at every meal.
The new vegetable that I am trying this week is kale. If you don't want to try a new veg, maybe try a new recipe. One of my good friends Pam, who is participating has an awesome food blog, Lobster and Fishsticks check it out to see if there are any recipes you would like to try. She has tons of great recipes that she has made even healthier. My sister in law gave me some kale that she grew in her garden. For lunch I made this recipe and also made another recipe for dinner. Mike was gone tonight playing golf so I knew if I made a meal of kale that it would get eaten. Kale is growing on me, it is really good. My absolute favorite way to eat kale is in Zuppa Tuscana from Olive Garden.
Post your points and let me know what your new vegetable is.
A new month is starting soon and I have decided to start a challenge for myself and any one who wants to join in. I need motivation and I think it will help. Leave a comment if you want to join in on the challenge. It is going to be a 3 month challenge but with prices at the end of each month. The goal is going to be weight loss but with mini goals of exercise and eating healthy. And for each thing you do you get points and the person with the most points wins. What do you win? Someting fabulous picked out by me! So who is with me? Any questions?
This week is just going to be a warm up since August doesn't start until Friday. This week the challenge is to find a new vegetable and make something with it. Here is how the points will be distributed:
Drinking water - 1 point per glass with a maximum of 10
Exercise- 5 points per 30 minutes
Eating - 5 points for eating well or on plan (counting points for me)
10 points for each time you do the weekly challenge
I will post my progress every day and you can post a comment with your progress. I will tally up each week. Come on and join me and get your friends involved too!
I realized after talking to my best friend the other day that I am a terrible person. She is going through a horrendous divorce and I feel for her. She is so strong and is such a great mom to her kids. I really admire her. What makes me a terrible person is that with all the stress she has lost 32 lbs with out doing anything. I am sooooo jealous! I hate hearing about people who just lose weight without trying. Here I am trying well not currently but still and I have barely lost anything. Now I wouldn't trade with my friend and I really wish she didn't have to go through what she is going through. Ahhh....stupid weight!
We got another offer and by Friday we will know if it is sold. I really hope that it goes through because I am ready to start packing and having to show the house is a lot of work. I have been feeling low and tired and I think it is because I haven't been eating well and not exercising. I have re-jigged my exercise goal sheet and I am going to get back on the running/eating wagon on Monday and try for sooner. Mike is thinking about trying the Dr. Bernstein diet, I have known a few people who have had great success. I am fully supporting Mike to do the diet because he has been so supportive of me and I think I will benefit from the healthy food he will have to eat. It is really hardcore. I kind of wish I could do it but right now breastfeeding is more important to me. I will focus on being fit and hopefully the weight will come off and if it doesn't at least I am fit. I know I will be cranky and frustrated if it doesn't but at least I will feel healthy and that is what is important.