Monday, October 19, 2009

Weight Loss Challenge: Week 1 and a Little Crafty Preview

Let’s get our week off to a healthy start !

I’m so excited that some of you decided to join our first weight loss challenge! If this one goes well I would like to do others in the future! We all need support when trying to achieve our goals and I thought this would be a WONDERFUL way to keep ourselves in check and create a support system for one another.

Week 1: Laying the Foundation

1. What is the goal are you trying to reach by November 12th? Remember it doesn’t have to be a number you are trying to lose. It can be something that will move you in the right direction (example: I’m going to make exercise part of my daily routine. I will include healthier meals and snacks into my weekly menu.) When setting your goal use words like I am......and, I will......, avoid words like I want to......or I hope to......When setting your goal make sure you set yourself up for success. Do not set a goal that is something you cannot realistically reach by Nov. 12th.

2. What are you going to do to support yourself in reaching your goal? Be specific when laying these out and do not rely on the assistance of someone else (example of what not to do: I plan to walk three times a week with my best friend Sally.) What happens if Sally decides not to walk for a few weeks and you’ve made her part of your plan? Most likely you will not walk either and in your mind blame Sally as the reason that you did not walk (I hope I’m making sense here).

3. This one is optional but if you like include a picture/pictures of the things that you are going to use to get you moving in the right direction. Take a picture of a sidewalk if you are going to walk in your neighborhood, take a picture of your grocery list if you’ve included healthier options, take a picture of an outfit you are trying to get back into… creative and have fun with it!


*We are forming a kind and friendly support system so take some time to visit our group members and pass on some words of encouragement.

*Be honest in your answers to this week’s questions as well as upcoming weeks. You owe it to yourself!

*If there is a weekly question you do not feel comfortable answering… problem, just skip it.

*If you have something weighing on your heart that does not correlate to the weekly questions but is something relating to your weight loss goal include it in your weekly post. We’re doing this to support each other so blog about whatever your little heart needs to, to get you moving in the right direction.

*You do not need to have a blog to participate in the Weight Loss Challenge. You can answer each weeks question in a comment under each weekly post. It would be helpful if you have an e-mail address that is accessible in your profile so we can support you along the way.
*Visit each Monday for new questions and Mr Linky so you can link up your Weight Loss Challenge post.

*In your Weight Loss Challenge post please link back to Domestic Princess in Training.

My Answers:

1. By November 12th I will lose the 8.4 pounds I’ve put on in the last 2 months.

2. *I will work-out 4-5 times a week. If I do not go to the gym I will work-out at home… excuses! Once I have my endurance back I will kick it up to 5-6 times a week.
*I will not miss a Weight Watchers meeting. If I cannot attend my normal weekly meeting I will find a replacement meeting.
*I will stay on program! I will keep track of my points in my food journal, I will plan a healthy menu, I’m going to make wise choices that support me in my goal. I’m worth it!!!
* I will allow myself one cheat meal a week and that’s it! My cheat meal will not be over board and will be chosen with my goal in mind. It will be 1 meal and not a cheat day or week. Once I’ve eaten my cheat meal I will get back on track. The day I choose to eat my eat meal must be a day that I’ve worked-out.
*I’m going to e-mail my goal as well as the steps I’m taking to reach my goal to Kent (my fiancee) so he knows how he can support me in my journey.


Here is the preview I talked about in the title of this post. The support items I've shown below are resting on something I'm working on. Hopefully I'll have it finished this week!

Item Description

1. I rented these from NetFlix. If I want to switch up my work-out I have these babies ready to go. Yes, that's a Dirty Dancing work-out DVD you see. They teach you some of the Dirty Dancing dances....I can't wait!!! I'm going to do that one today :o)

2. I picked these up at my WW meeting last week. I love anything mint flavored and thought a WW mint white chocolate smoothie would be a good option for my super crazy sweet tooth.

3. A little points calculator I can keep in my purse so I don't have to carry around the big cardboard slider. This will come in handy while I'm at the grocery store.

4. My food journal. I already have breakfast logged and will soon be writing down what I'm going to eat for lunch.

Next week......... I will ask you to post a picture/pictures of you doing something working towards your goal. It can be a healthy meal you've cooked, a picture of you working out, picture of some healthy food items you've picked up at the grocery store. You don't have to be in the picture but it should include something your are doing or have accomplished! Keep that in mind so you will be ready to go next week. Again this is optional but is something fun and a way to keep you accountable :0)

Ok, it's your turn. Set those goals, come back here and link up. Be sure that you've read the rules before you link up with Mr. Linky.


  1. I didn't comment on your other post, but I'm totally in!

  2. My goal is to lose five pounds by Nov 12. I have a lot more than that to lose, but I just need to get started. I will exercise 4 times a week, am making time for this by NOT bringing work home with me! Here's a link to my special helper:

  3. Thank you for doing this! I'm really excited and motivated and can't wait to check in with everyone, every week!

  4. I'm thinking that I'm going to join up too- I need to get to bed tonight but hopefully I will be back tomorrow to link up!

  5. Hey Kendra! I'm workin on my post...a little slow here without a home computer, but I will participate!


  6. I love this idea of supporting each other through something that can just be so isolating! I've been trying to get on a diet-so to speak- but it's so easy to give up. What a great idea!

  7. Better late than never right? I typically do my Weight Watchers post on Wednedays because that is when I weigh in, so I am linking up a little late. I'll be around to visit ASAP. Looking forward to meeting all you lovely ladies!

  8. this is great!!! I think maybe Ill join too

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