Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Look Great in 2008 Week 1

I decided to join Tales from the Scales new challenge, Look Great in 2008. We weigh-in, and write weekly, posted on Tuesdays. Works well considering my weigh-in day is Tuesdays!

So I've never revealed my weight on here before. I was embarrassed for anyone in my real life (besides WW buddies) to know my weight. But you know what, my weight is just a number. It will not define me. It is one part of me, not who I am.

Tonight I weighed in, and the scale read 315.8

That puts me 11.8 pounds lost since August 21. My goal was 10 pounds by my birthday (9/22) and I surpassed that goal!

I am so proud of myself for how I'm doing. I'm choosing to immerse myself in all things healthy-lifestyle-related. I'm going to my weekly meetings, I'm checking out cookbooks & past issues of WW magazine & Cooking Light from the library, I'm reading Dr. Phil's book a bit here and there, I'm watching The Biggest Loser. I'm trying to live the healthy life, not just be on a diet. I look to these things, as well as all of your blogs for inspiration. If you can do it, I can do it! WE can do it.

Yesterday I wrote about My Story so if you're interested, feel free to check it out.

My goals for this challenge are to continue to do everything that I'm doing. I know that I will get to roadblocks at times, but my hope is to persevere, keep my chin up, and know that in the end, I will come out on top.

And my first step is that tomorrow I go back to the gym.

I've been slowly adding exercise in to my routine. I've started walking 3-5 times per week for 2 weeks in a row now. So this week, we add the gym. I may just make it 10 minutes on the elliptical, but I will try. I can't succeed if I don't try.

I can't succeed if I don't try.


ValleyGirl said...

You're so right. I've just come to the realization that self-discipline is something that actually needs to be learned and practised. Sucky. I used to rely on the ol' excuse that I just didn't come equipped with will-power. Crap. There goes that excuse!!

We CAN do this! We WILL do this!! And we will help each other.

Mama Bear June said...

You are so right, your weight IS just a number and is not WHO you are. Welcome to the challenge. And living a healthy life is better for you than fad diets. Looking forward to having you in the challenge! :-)
Path to Health

Heather said...

well I posted on the other diary, but yeah! I am glad you made it. I will have to join the challenge as well.

Dee said...

Well done! And I applaud you for putting your weight on the blog. It IS just a number indeed. Sooner or later I'll put my weight on the blog as well.
I am totally with you girl! Right there in the same spot. Seems like we started our 'plan' on the same day (08/21) and we almost share a birthday too (mine is 09/23)!

Chubby Chick said...

You are doing GREAT so far!!! You should be SO proud of yourself! All of your healthy choices are really paying off... in SO many ways!

And I LOVE your attitude about posting how much you weigh. Good for you!

Keep up the good work! You are truly an inspiration! :)