Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May Your Way: Check in May 4th

May Your Way Challenge

Well, we started this challenge just a few short days ago and it is already time to check in.  Can you believe I already messed up my goals for the month?  Maybe I was a little too ambitious?  I just wanted to get back on track to what worked for me in Jan, Feb and March.  Doesn't help that this week officially started on May 1st, but I had a baby shower to go to on Saturday.  I know, I know.  I could have opted to eat just the healthy foods, of which there were plenty.  But Steven, Krystal and I made the cake and I could not help myself.  And of course I "sampled" the frosting Friday night when it was being made.  This didn't affect the goals, but I think it may have affected the weight.

Here are my goals I listed on May 1st:

*I will drink 2 glasses of water before each meal. I have forgotten a few times.
*I will drink 1 cup of green tea each day. Check
*I will not snack between meals or while cooking/preparing meals. I have nibbled a bit while preparing meals.
*I will not eat after supper. Check
*I will not eat any candy, cake, frosting, ice cream, "sweet" cereals (Frosted mini wheats do not count), etc.  I am committing to this on a weekly basis. I really thought I would do better with this.  Unfortunately I decided to help myself to some of the Jello, Cool whip and marshmallows from the girls' April Showers Bring May Flowers dessert tray on Monday.  I couldn't decide if I was counting these as "sugar/sweets."  And because I had already messed up I gave in to 2 fingerfuls of leftover frosting.  And you know what, it wasn't even what I wanted, didn't taste that great.
*I will exercise for at least a half an hour every day.  Hope to get the Wii fit routine in at least 3 days and the Aerobics DVD in at least 2 days.  Other days I am hoping to walk or at the very least step for 1/2 hour. I actually didn't get to exercise the first day of the challenge (Sunday).  But I did exercise the following three days, getting in my routine, plus today I got in the Aerobics DVD.

After rethinking my goals I have decided they are all going to stay the same, except one.  I will allow myself one day this week to have one sweet, but it has to be at lunch time.  

I am looking forward to participating in another SisterChat on Monday.  I will have to say it moved really fast.  It was really hard for me to keep up with the conversation.  I don't have a lot of practice "chatting."  On the other hand, I completely forgot about the #tworkout last night.  Of course, Hannah was refusing to go to bed, so that complicated matters all the way around.  And I am still a little unsure how that works anyway.  I was hoping to find out yesterday.  Guess there is next week.

I was looking forward to seeing what the Sisterhood Says Challenge would be for this week.  I think I will be able to do this one.  We are supposed to drink 64 oz of water each day this week.  With my 1 cup of water while I exercise and 2 before each meal, and the one I drink before bed, I've got this! Now, I just have to remember to drink.  It sure was easier when I used to work and take two 32 oz bottles of water along with me.  I knew I was (or wasn't) finishing the water.  At least with my above schedule I won't lose count.

I am also hoping that participating in the 31 Days to Clean Challenge this month will help me with the weight loss as I will be up and cleaning each day.  

Anyhow, here are this week's results:
Today's weight

Starting weight:

This week's exercise:
Though once again I forgot to add the DVD to the log.

I had Tabitha take this picture, so it is from a different angle as usual and it doesn't really look like I lost weight from last month:

Previous Weight: 224
Today's Weight: 223.1
Weight loss from last week: .9
Total weight loss for May Your Way: .9

Total Loss since weight loss journey got serious on December 13th 2010: 38.8

If you would like some encouragement on your weight loss journey I invite you over to Tots and Me (my main/homeschooling blog) to enter my giveaway for Chicken Soup for the Soul: Shaping Up the New You.  I even have some extra entries for anyone who is on a weight loss journey or who is participating in May Your Way.  Come check it out!!!

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  1. Wow those are some ambitious goals. Good luck with them. I have also decided to allow myself 1 treat a week.

  2. I can see a difference in your face and neck. Good job!

  3. You've got great just takes some extra dedication to keep them moving along. You can do it!!
    ps....I homeschool, too! I have a 7 yos and I homeschooled my 20 yos, too!

  4. Sounds like you have great goals and are working hard. Congrats on the weight loss. And thanks for joining Weight Loss Wednesday!