Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wed. Check In #2

Well we're halfway through our dietbet and it's been a slow but productive trail this month for me.  Our mini challenge for the week was to get at least 7 hours of sleep a night.  I totally FAILED over the weekend, but that's ok!  I get that much sleep on days that matter like days I go to school or do homework all day long.

I'm down to 186.2lbs which means I've only lost a pound this week, but you know what, that's okay.  I'm losing weight, I'm eating healthy (most of the time) :), and I'm getting my exercise in in different and fun ways.  It's not a race, it's a (as so often quoted) lifestyle change and that's what we need to remember.  One step at a time, one piece of fruit at a time, one dance at a time, one piece of chicken instead of a burger at a time.  Things will change and it took me a few months to realize that I don't have to become a totally new me.  I personally think that's why so many people fail with new year's resolutions.  Too much to quickly and your body and mind just revolt.  These little changes each day aren't noticeable after a while and they just become a part of you.  So baby steps! as we are often told with anything can be the key to helping those that are struggling to keep up.  You don't have to lose it all overnight because not only is that unhealthy, you're more likely to put it back on.

This week's mini challenge is to have 5 full servings of fruits and veggies each DAY.  I can guarantee I'm not gonna complete this one, but I'm sure gonna try.

And when all else fails:

It totally works!  And you don't have to have real weights.  Use a gallon of milk, soup cans, water bottles, animals!, or whatever else you can find around the house.  It has seriously helped me get rid of the yo-yo weight on the scale and I'm consistently dropping weight at a healthy, steady pace.