Thursday, September 23, 2010

Shrinkvivor Challenges #2

Yesterday they announced the challenges for week two of the Shrinkvivor contest.

Fitness Challenge – Keep track of minutes of exercise. I like this one! With miles it was hard because I am a rather slow walker, and some days I didn’t get home to walk while it was light out, and I am not prepared to walk in the dark yet. So minutes will be nice because I can do the Wii if it is dark or rainy. And my walking won’t seem as pathetic!

So here is my plan.
Thursday - 30 Minutes of Wii
Friday - 1 hour walking
Saturday - 1 hour walking
Sunday - 3 hours walking
Monday - 30 minutes of Wii
Tuesday - 1 hour walking, 30 Minuets of Wii

Non-Fitness Challenge – To not go through the Drive Thru. Another one of my major problems! I forget my lunch, or decide I don’t want it so I go at lunch. I have a meeting or something after work so I just stop and pick something up in the evenings. This will be a good one for me to focus on this week. I will say that I am making an exception for my Diet Coke on Saturday and on Monday. I have been wanting my Mickey D’s Diet Coke ALL week but have been waiting to pick one up on my way to a party on Saturday night.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Shrinkvivor Week #2 Weigh In

Current Weight: 271.2 lbs
Previous Weight: 269.4 lbs
Weight loss: +1.8 lbs
Week one of the challenge is done, and I didn’t do to spiffy L

I didn’t do a GREAT job of tracking what I ate, and my water intake was only so-so, but I wasn’t expecting a gain that is for sure!

As I told the members of my Tribe, I am not going to let that number get me down. I will do better this week and re-focus.

Last week the Physical Challenge was miles – how many you could walk/run. So for me that was walking – and I think I did pretty good. Of course not I can’t remember what I actually came up with as the total. More than I have done in the last few weeks combined though I think!!

The Non-Physical was drinking half your weight in ounces of water. As I mentioned earlier I didn’t do so good at that one! I am really bad on the weekends and then I have been crazy busy at work, so I forget to drink!

Here is to a better week!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Weigh In Wednesday

Current Weight: 269.4 lbs
Starting Weight: 303.6 lbs
Weight loss total: -34.2 lbs

I weighed in today for the start of the challenge, now to start seeing that number going down again!!

So here are my goals for the week –
*Not eat fast food
*Drink 64 ounces of water a day at LEAST
*Get at least 30 minutes of exercise every day
*Track what I eat (even if I don’t know the calories, TRACK IT)

I am going tonight to look at new walking shoes. I have A LOT of miles to put on them in the next 40 days!! I have been putting it off, but tonight is the night.

I also am planning to walk 4 miles tonight, I keep stopping at 3, so I am going to try a different location to see if mixing it up helps. I sure hope so!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Hello again!

I have joined the Shrinkvivor Challenge on Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans. I am part of the PINK Tribe! I have done a few of these challenges, but haven’t really GOT into them before, but I think this one will be different. I am ready to FOCUS again, I have scales at home so I can do the Wednesday weigh in that they do instead of my Thursday night.

So far the “tribe” seems to be chatty and into it, and THAT is what I need. I need some kinda of motivation/support. So I hope to not only get back on track back to also meet some new on-line friends. I feed off of people in all parts of my life, so I am hoping that I can make some connections.

So tomorrow morning will be my start for this challenge. I will have to face the number and move on from there!

Good Luck PINK Tribe!!!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

2nd 5K

I did my second 5K yesterday Spring For The Need, my first one where I was really trying. My last one I finished in JUST under an hour and I wanted to take a couple of minutes off on that time.

I almost didn’t go. It was cold, windy, and looked like it might rain. But I had signed up for it, I had said I was going to do it so off I went.

It was another small 5K, smaller than the first one, 38 people finished. (I think they had more volunteers than participants!) They said they would start walkers 15 minutes after the runner, but with the turn out they started us about 2 minutes after the runners. I started off pretty good, then I got passed by the last two people. One of the ladies had said she wanted to finish with an 18 minute, so I thought good I will try to keep up with her. THAT didn’t go so well, the people who looked like they would just be normally walking got further and further away. I decided to try jogging for 30-60 seconds….I didn’t even know if my body COULD jog! But it could. I ended up going back and forth with the couple that was near me, they would slow down and I would pass them, then they would pass me. I started talking to them some. We got to where we could see the finish line….I was the sign and said I needed to make it in under 3 minutes to get the time I wanted and the woman said lets go, we can do it. It was great, she was SO nice. We jogged a little and then walked, and then we jogged again. I was SOOO thankful for her, it was nice to have someone to encourage me and be nice about it. She had checked on me a few times, and for some reason I didn’t take it as a hey fat girl you think you are going to live, it just felt like she was being nice and making sure I got lost.

So the time they have me listed as is 55:36, but someone said that the time hadn’t been changed for the fact that we started late so I am not sure. My phone had me at 54 something and I didn’t stop it for a little bit after we finished. I have e-mailed to see if they can double check for me. Either way that is over 4 minutes off my first one!!! And I jogged about 6 times, not much but it’s a start!!!

And then I headed off to an overnight at COSI with my Brownie Troop, home this afternoon quick enough to shower and leave to meet the parents for lunch! Nap this afternoon now trying to catch up on stuff and get ready for another week!!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Current Weight: 267.6 lbs
Previous Weight: 268.6 lbs
Weight loss: 1 lb
Starting Weight: 303.6 lbs
Weight loss total: -36 lbs

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

21 Day Challenge Update

It has been 7 days since I started the challenge and I think I am doing rather well!

1. Exercise = 30 minutes a day – I got in my 30 minutes of execise every day, even though Saturday and Sunday it was in the form of moving items to to and from for a spaghetti dinner! I still think it counts!!

2. Sleep = Be in bed by 10 PM every night – I should have specified week nights Sunday - Thursday on this one. That is what I meant and I did this on all of those days.

3. Park further away from the location I am going to – Unless raining – I think I did pretty well. Some places I could have probably parked FURTHER away, but has been a good start!!

4. Track Calories AS I eat them every day – This is the hardest, because when it comes to food I haven’t have the exact calories on and isn’t easy to out in the phone I forget, but I have been keep track.

I really like this challenge, it makes you think about the smaller things…and when I don’t want to do something I think but I think about the challenge.