June 14, 2010

Update on my Eat Well Live Well challenge goal. My original goal was to lose 10lbs in 8 weeks and after 6 weeks, I have lost 7 lbs. Yay! I’m feeling pretty good about it and with 2 weeks to go, I’m confident I can hit my goal. The first 4 weeks I ate a little less and exercised a little more. It didn’t seem to be working or I didn’t feel the difference. Then I started adding in a trip to the gym for 30 minutes of cardio 2-3 times a week. And that’s when I started to notice the weight dropping, slacks a little looser, face a little thinner.  I could actually drop a size. Woohoo! Excuse for a new wardrobe.

My keys:

  • Set a goal, if I’m working toward something it’s easier to keep myself accountable. Plus, I publically declared my goal, so that’s accountability right there.
  • Discipline, keep at it, I don’t think I’ve skipped the dog walk in the morning and I’m refraining from chowing down on cookies.
  • Don’t buy all the junk, since my cupboards are bare, there’s no way I can cheat and eat it.
  • Find tasty substitutes, I used cucumber slices in place of crackers, for cheese slices or dipping in hummus. No need for a bun with that Boca burger, use tomato slices.
  • Treat yourself every once in a a while, but don’t go overboard.

These are all standard healthy, weight loss goals. But they are working for me, which feels pretty darn good.

cucumber and tomato slices


Eat Well Live Well Challenge Goal: 10 lbs

May 2, 2010

I’m participating in the Wegmans Eat Well Live Well challenge through my employer. I’ve decided to set a goal this year, above and beyond the eating 5 cups of fruits and vegetables and 10,000 steps a day. My goal is to lose 10 lbs.

Now, those of you who know me may say that you don’t think I need to lose any weight. And maybe in your eyes, I don’t, but in my eyes, my winter weight is still with me and my clothes are just a teeny bit too tight for my liking. I’m also tacking on a few extra lbs so that I can feel that I’ve accomplished something bigger.

Having a goal is a worthy endeavour and by saying it out load here I will feel accountable. I don’t want this to be something I let slide, just because I can or because I’m not really “overweight”. Each individual person has there own expectations and goals. In this matter, mine is to lose 10 lbs over the next 8 weeks. Wish me luck.

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