Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Week 6 mini Challenge

WEEK FIVE CHALLENGE: Love Thy Self. Write yourself a Love Letter. This may sound corny, but please give it a try. Use this neat website here that lets you write your letter now and schedule delivery for a future date. This can help you focus right now, and again down the road. Here are some ideas on what to write...
• Tell yourself you awesome you are
• What are you fighting for? Why do you want to lose weight?
• What you've accomplished today, this week, the past month...
• Your strong habits, things you're good at
• What you love about yourself
• Words of encouragement to 'Lose the Marathon'
• How you are going to feel when you hit your goal? What are you capable?
• Be sure to thank your{future}self for taking the vow to change your life in healthy ways.
There is no need to share your letter with anyone else. This is a personal challenge that only you can benefit from. I hope you take five minutes out of your busy schedule to love yourself this week! Source
Will update later.

Weigh in

Sorry I didn't get a weigh in last week but we needed a new scale. I am happy to report that I am down this week to 374.4 whoot whoot finally. I have been quite busy and need to get to the last challenge as well as uploading the pictures form the 7 days journal. Things have been busy in Marksville. Hope to report a lower number again next week.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Week Five Mini Challenge

So this week, I'm challenging you to create a Photo Food Journal... for 7 straight days. Take a picture of everything you eat. And I really encourage you to create a public photo album of your own. At the end of everyday, share your eats with your friends. Hold yourself accountable to every little morsel that goes into your mouth. As always, you are welcome and encouraged to share your personal experiences in our FB Group Discussion. Source
Oh this should be fun I will be sure to put up a link to the page where you can see my photos of what I ate each time. This might just work for me. You can find my food journal which will run from Today being Tuesday till next Monday evening at Pegasus72 Gather 7 day food journal photos.

Monday weigh in on Tuesday

Sorry I was a day late but with the heat I didn't get on here. I weighed in at 376.9 which is the same as last week. Like I said it has been hot so there has not been too much activity going on. I have been sleeping a lot but hope for a break in the heat so I can get moving. I am one of the lucky ones who get heat exhaustion, or heat stroke very quickly. My mother said it was because of my complexion. Who knows. I guess I need to come up with exercises that I can do inside the house when it is cooler at night. Although it really hasn't been all that much cooler, I will still have to push myself just a little harder and see if I can move the scale next week. Wish me luck.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Week Four mini challenge

WEEK FOUR CHALLENGE: Our actions are inspired by our thoughts. If we can change the way we think, we can begin to change the actions we take. So this week's challenge is a focused exercise on POSITIVE SELF TALK. Be your own best cheerleader and uncover some of your inner challenges that may be holding you back. No more excuses! Throughout this week, identify your negative thoughts and create positive self talk to battle setbacks.  Source

Negative thoughts:                                                   Positive thoughts:

I won't ever lose any weight.                                    I can lose a little at a time.

I ate too much.                                                        I will just scale a bit back at my next meal.

People saying things about my weight.                      Think of the positive things in my life.

Wanting to give up.                                                  I can get through another day.

This week I was sitting outside of my son's house while my daughter was using the bathroom, and Dennis was dropping off money for the T-shirts we ordered, and there were kids yelling at me "Hey Fat Lady stop looking at us". I hadn't even looked at them till they said it, but they kept chanting it, and you know what I let it get to me, and by the time Dennis and my daughter got back out to the van I was really upset about it. My husband knew something was wrong right away. It still bothers me, because people are always mean to each other. Doesn't matter if you are really thin because people will still find something to pick on you about. Made me want to give up all together, but you know what? I haven't I am still here and ready to take on the scale again next week.

Week Three Mini Challenge

WEEK THREE CHALLENGE: Too many times while dieting, we plan our healthy meals, but breakdown with hunger in the middle. Snacks are vital to keeping your energy up and controlling appetite between meals. A healthy low-calorie snack can get you safely from lunch to dinnertime without a chocolate raid. So this week's challenge is to create 7 different snack ideas that are appetizing to you. Keep them under 200 calories per serving. Be creative and yummy. Plan one for each afternoon (or morning) this week, so that you look forward to snack time. If you're on the go, package them all up so they are easily accessable. Please share photos of your favorite snacks in our FB Group Discussion. Source

7 snacks all under 200 calories? I think I can do this.

A apple or banana with peanut butter.

Carrots dipped in thousand islad dressing

Fruit salad

Rice cake, apple butter, and cottage cheese

Hummus and celery

hard boiled egg on slice of toast

Weigh in Monday

Hello everyone my weight for today is 376.9 which is up a 1/2 pound but it was vacation week with a trip to the buffet, olive garden, ice cream, wings, dunkin, donuts and a huge 4th of July party at my Aunt and Uncles house which included all of my family favorite foods that I only get once a year and haven't had for the last 4 years, so next week I will have to kick butt.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Weigh In Monday.

Ok I made you all wait till today but cha ching I am down from 382.6 to 376.1 which is a total of 5.4 pounds. All I have changed so far is just drinking more water so that is a start. Let's see if I can keep the downward counter going. Thank you for tuning in and giving me support along the way.