Tuesday, May 20, 2008

30 day challange

My sister asked me in the comments of my last post if I wanted to join her 30 day challenge to lose the last 10 pounds, she is canceling her gym membership on July 31st and is determined to finish what she started...



I am going to take her up on it and hitch my weight wagon to hers. I am sure she will do better than me for a number of reasons; the first being that she did weight watchers last year so knows how to eat, the second being that I am a little intimidated by the gym even though it is a YMCA. But having someone to share this with will help I think, and motivate me to make sure I actually get to the gym, and keep me honest about my progress.




I am going to post now that yes I accept the 30 day challenge, but I am not going to start until June 1...I have fellow Americorps veterans Mary and Jamie visiting me for Memorial Day weekend and a diet/exercise regime will prohibit us from recreating this photo...
I am proud to say I am lighter than in the this photo, but then again when I lived in the Ghetto of Billings, Montana I was basically living on free food from Americorps, pasta and buffalo- all fried in lard I think.
BUT I am only 5'2 and currently (or at least I think since we don't have a scale) 140 pounds. Before I got pregnant I was 129 pounds, which for someone as short as me is still pretty stocky, I gained 25 pounds with the baby and most of it was gone as soon as he came shooting out of me...so to have weight still on a year later is a little depressing.
So I am accepting my sister's challenge and will write about it here in all the gory detail. I guess this means I have to buy a scale

5 comments:

Liz said...

Excellent! I'll have to plan a trip home in early August so we can compare results.

It's a 60 day challenge and I'm not officially starting until June 1st either. June 1st to July 31st = 60 days (I guess actually it is 61 days, we'll have to call it a Leap Challenge...).

For eating: six glasses of water every day and two teaspoons of some kind of healthy oil (I like olive oil). Eat as many fresh fruits and veggies as you want, as much non-fat dairy as you want, beans, eggs, lean meat are all okay; do brown rice intead of white and try to stay away from bread (I like a whole wheat English muffin as part of breakfast, with my two teaspoons of olive oil instead of butter, but other than that I eat very little bread).

mepc said...

Since you think your sister has an unfair advantage, I recommend www.myfooddiary.com - it costs a few dollars a month, but it was really helpful to me to keep track of what I ate and how much I exercised, especially b/c I really can't totally stay away from sweets and a glass of wine here and there.

the biggest surprise to me is that a 1 inch block of cheese is considered a serving!

good luck to both of you. I'll be in the 2nd wave...

regina said...

Thanks!

Oz said...

Good luck! I think teams are the way to go for weight loss and exercise stuff - someone else helps keep you honest. I keep trying to get my husband to help me police my cookie habit but, since he's one of those skinny people who can eat anything, he's not such a help.

Mary said...

Do they make Diet Boone's Farm? haha