Monday, February 15, 2010
Weighing In: Week 1
I'm so happy to report good progress on my weight loss challenge! I lost 2 lbs. last week--hooray!! This means that I have 2 lbs. to go to get to my pre-Christmas weight, and 11 lbs. total to get to my goal weight. I am going to set a mini-goal for this week to lose 2 more lbs., although I'd be happy with one. I was so encouraged to see that my hard work from last week paid off. Being sick probably helped a bit, too. :) I did well keeping up with my food journal every day, and although I didn't always hit my goal of water consumption, I did come pretty close. I've been kind of doing a loose Weight Watchers points system along with my food journal. Someone gave me a printout of foods/points values a while back, so I've been using that. There are quite a few sites on the web with food lists if any of you are interested . . . it's helped me be more careful of what I'm eating, even though I haven't always stayed within my goal range of points for the day.
This week, I'm planning to jump into exercising. I'd like to exercise 5 days a week with my in-home walking DVD. In the summer, I am actually contemplating taking up running, but we'll see. It's easy to say that I'd like to try that, since it's winter right now and I won't be doing any running outside. ;) However, when summer comes I may change my tune. I have never in my life enjoyed running, but I've seen quite a lot of success stories online and elsewhere from people who started out hating it and ended up loving it, so I thought it might be worth a try.
I recently came across a blog that I'm really enjoying . . . and there were two really good posts regarding weight loss. I thought some of you guys might enjoy reading them too, so here are the links: Weight Loss Tips and Weight Loss Tips . . . Continued . . .
Thanks to all of you who commented and are planning on joining with me on challenging yourselves to lose weight or get more fit. I'm excited to have some accountability partners!! :) Please share in the comments with how you're doing, so we can encourage each other! Oh, and I am also looking for scale recommendations. The scale we currently have is much like the one pictured--with a needle. It drives me crazy trying to see those tiny little lines and exactly where the needle ends up. I would like to get a good digital one . . . I'm interested in this one on Amazon, but I'm open to suggestions if any of you have a scale that you really like and that seems to be really accurate. Thanks! :)
Posted by Carrie at 12:46 PM