Monday, March 30, 2015

55 X 55 Challenge: First Quarter

55 X 55 Challenge: First Quarter: Well, it's the first quarter. Three months into my personal goal of lose 55 by 55. I've only lost three pounds. One pound a month. N...

First Quarter

Well, it's the first quarter. Three months into my personal goal of lose 55 by 55. I've only lost three pounds. One pound a month. Not getting anywhere...fast! At least I'm losing. I'm not giving up! I may not lose 55 pounds by my 55th birthday, but I'm still going to meet that goal by the end of 2015. I have to, my health depends on it.

Some fun, see the pic below. It's kind of blurry, but that's because I was having some fun posing. :)


See how long my hair is? Today is a new day! I'm starting off fresh! I have my new water bottle and yoga mat and hair cut! 55 by 55 here I come! (only 52 more to go! lol) See below...

Thursday, March 12, 2015

55 X 55 Challenge: Itsy Bitsy Baby Steps

55 X 55 Challenge: Itsy Bitsy Baby Steps: Still losing! Yep! So far I've lost a total of 4.8 pounds. Not a landslide, but consitantly going in the right direction. Just wanted to...

Itsy Bitsy Baby Steps

Still losing! Yep! So far I've lost a total of 4.8 pounds. Not a landslide, but consitantly going in the right direction. Just wanted to post an update. I did start a food journal, but not ready to post one yet. Haha, too personal. Not ready for the public to see my main food group...chocolate! :) Heading that direction soon enough. More to come...

Sunday, February 22, 2015

55 X 55 Challenge: Still going forward

55 X 55 Challenge: Still going forward: So, I was going to post this blog weekly and name them by week numbers. Well, I don't have to tell you that didn't happen. However,...

Still going forward

So, I was going to post this blog weekly and name them by week numbers. Well, I don't have to tell you that didn't happen. However, I have continued to lose weight. Not a lot, but so far I've lost 3 pounds. It's so much better than the other way, and 55 by 55 is still a healthy goal. Going forward, thoughts of how to make this more interesting, challenging, attainable, and to be more accountable consume my thoughts. The one idea that might make a d├ębut in a few weeks is to post a food journal. While still playing with the idea, I think it’s a winner. The mere act of writing down everything that is taken in by mouth is an eye opener in itself. Getting into the habit of it takes a little extra kick in the tush, but publicizing this to all of you will surely keep me accountable. I asked my daughter how this blog can reach more people. I want to hide it away and not post on my FaceBook page, but she quickly corrected me. Since I'm wanting to be accountable, and wanting some encouragement and prayer for this journey, the best way is to post these blog posts on FaceBook. So, move forward I will. Maybe by my next blog I'll have decided if the publicized food journal is a go.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Week 4

So far I’ve lost a whopping pound! As I said before, at least it’s going in the right direction. I have started a couple of routines as far as exercise goes. We do have some exercise equipment and videos, but the best motivator I’ve found is my phone. My daughter put an app on my phone for yoga. These routines are great for stretching and balance and core strength, just what I need. It’s sad that I use to be able to do all of these type exercises to the max when I was younger and 80 pounds lighter. It’s funny though, I didn’t even know it was called yoga. After about a 20 minute yoga routine I bring up a Zumba routine on YouTube. I’m only making it through one song for now. I know Zumba isn’t for everybody, but for right now it’s my favorite. What is your favorite exercise? Have you started any new routines? I’d love to hear about them. They say that exercise only contributes about 20% to the weight loss, but it helps in so many ways. And I don’t know about you, but I feel so much better after a good exercise! That’s all for now. Next week I’ll try to get a new picture up.