Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Weight Loss Challenge 2009

Warning: This post does not include crafts or home decor fun. Continue reading at your own dissection ;o)




As some of you know I follow the Weight Watchers (WW) program and have been for what seems like FOREVER! I LOVE WW and it really does work.....if you work the program. A few months ago I rejoined WW after loosing 10 pounds through Jenny Craig (which I also like but just got tired of all the frozen meals and not to mention it's super expensive). I was soooo happy to be back with WW. I love the meetings and the flexibility of the program. Since I've been back I've lost another 10 pounds bringing my total to a 20 pound loss! I'm the smallest I've been in years and "was" VERY close to reaching a huge goal! I "was" about to see a number I have not seen in at least 3 years.


Well my birthday hit and ever since then I've been on a downward spiral. I have not been to a meeting since my birthday and have eaten tons of junk. I'm going to be honest and put this out there; since my birthday (Aug 29th) I have pack on 8.4 pounds and no I'm not pregnant that's all FAT! I can't believe it and am soooo disgusted with myself. The holidays are right around the corner and you know what that means; I can hear the holiday weight knocking at my door.


Why do I always do this to myself? It seems like every time I'm close to reaching a goal (whatever it may be) I sabotage myself some how. Do you ever do this or am I the only one that for some reason never allows myself to achieve a long term goal?


I've had this on my mind for sometime and decided I can either sit here and pity myself for packing on a few pounds or get out and do something about it before 7 pounds turns into 20 pounds. Not that I only have 7 total pounds to loose (more like 40) but I'm working on small goals to reach my BIG goal.

Here's What I'm Going to do to Fix the Problem
1. I found a WW meeting that better fits my schedule and has a variety of meetings available. If for some reason I'm not able to make my usual meeting I can find a replacement. I promise to attend a meeting each and every week; no excuses!


2. I've reactivated my gym membership and set a goal to start working out 4-5 times a week. I plan to increase this amount once I get my endurance back :o)


3. I'm going to keep up with my food journal and make sure that I'm logging my points used for each day.


4. I hope to lose the 8.4 pounds I put on by November 12th. I will post a blog Nov 12th to let you guys know the results.

*Here's Where YOU Come In*
How about you,? Do you have a weight loss goal that you are trying to reach? Would like a support system or a way to hold yourself accountable? If so let me know in your comment. If we have enough people interested I would LOVE to do a Mr. Linky party where we can link up each week to check in on one another. Think of a weight loss goal that you would like to achieve by Nov 12th. If we have enough people interested I will post Mr. Linky Monday, October 20th with a few weight loss challenge question for you to blog about on your site. If you do not have a blog and want to participate you still can....you can leave your answer to my questions in your comment under the weekly Mr Linky post.



Your Homework if You Decide to Participate:
1. Think of a weight loss goal you would like to reach by November 12th. Be sure that it's something you truly think you can attain. Do not set yourself up for failure. It doesn't have to be weight related. It could be something like......I want to get back into my skinny jeans or I want to start routinely working out. It does need to be something that will help motive you in the right weight loss direction.


2. Check back here Monday October 20th for the Mr. Linky party. Make sure that you leave a comment under this post so I know your interested. If we do not have enough people on board I'm not going to do it.


3. Tell your bloggy friends and real life friends about the challenge so they can join in as well. The more the merrier! Be sure you they come by and sigh up under this post. You may even want to post about it on your blog so the word spreads.


At the end of our challenge I'll do a giveaway that's exclusively for us weight loss gals/guys!


Anyone can join in. It doesn't matter if you have a lot to loose or a little, we can all use a little support from time to time.
Just be sure that you let me know you're interested in your comment at the end of this post.
PS..Anyone want to volunteer their time to make button for our challenge. I have no idea how to do one. If you do shoot me any e-mail :o)

10 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great plan. you have all the right things planned to do....journaling is key! And drinking water! You can do it...and I"ll join you!

    Suzanne

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  2. Count me in! I have the same problem with my goals and sabotaging myself. I should have lost so much more than 36 lbs. by now, but I am taking it a day at a time and trying to make better choices a lifestyle change. I will be thinking of my goal for 11/12 and I am so glad to have another friend to keep me on track. I post my Weight Watchers progress every Wednesday. Talk to you soon!

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  3. Hey I think I would like to join in. I think I can lose 5 lbs by Nov.12. I will be doing the South Beach diet, since that has worked in the past for me. Great Idea to hold eachother accountable. Marla

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  4. Count me in!!! I have a few pounds to lose & 11/12 is perfect. I have a huge wedding 11/14 & all of my hubby's old high school friends will be in there....This will be GREAT!!!

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  5. OK, I'm in, too! I found your blog through Alicia's and you've inspired me! I'll be back on the 20th!

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  6. I'm SO in! I have a lot to lose, but if I can just get started before the holidays get here I know I can keep it up.

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  7. I'm totally in!!! In the last two weeks I've been really motivated to at least make healthier choices. I'm starting with eating 3 small portioned meals, fruit or veggies in between meals and then no eating after 7:30! I've already lost a few pounds but I really want to keep this up! Motivation and being held accountable is exactly what I need. Good luck with achieving your goal! I know you can do it! Especially with the help of all the wonderful blogger ladies!

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  8. Hey Kendra!
    This sounds great...I'd like to join in. This will help me get back on track to eating totally healthy. I would like to lose 4#. Actually, I'd like to lose 7, but realistically I won't do that by 11/12. I generally lose 1#/week. I normally eat healthy and exercise all the time. But I've made some bad food choices and allowed myself some cookies, and other naughty things! I'm really a hard-nosed health nut, so slipping off the wagon a bit has made me be disappointed in myself. I don't want to do that anymore!

    Nancy

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  9. I'm in! I started losing weight the last week in April and I've lost right around 30 lbs during that time. For the past three months, I've been maintaining my loss (bouncing up a lb or two and back down daily). I really need to get my booty back in gear because I feel like I could have been at goal already! I need to lose another 40 lbs =/. My goal for Nov 12th is to be down 5 lbs. That may not seem a lot but I've realized this time around with weight loss, I am a slow loser, yikes!

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  10. I think that would be a great idea! I love WW too, but have been off it for too long. My goal for Nov 12th is to lose 12 pounds, and get back into the gym, and to work out 3-4 times a week. Can't wait to start!

    Nikki
    http://reddirtroads.blogspot.com/

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