Thursday, April 9, 2009

Healthy you challenge

Diana over at Scale Junkie has set a Healthy You Challenge (HYC) to give those of us who need a little support in becoming healthier. Whatever your health goals are, to increase your exercise, loss weight, eat better, this is a great way to obtain online support from people who are running the same race as you are. Click here to read about the challenge.

This is my story, to eat better, to increase my movement, and lose weight. I would like to lose a total of 90 pounds but that is a real turn off. After all, who wants to wait that long. I have to decided to break my weight loss goal into small sub-goals. My first goal is to lost 20 pounds by 6/6/09, my daughters high school graduation.

Here are my results as of Saturday, April 4, 2009

Good news and bad news: The good news is that I lost another 2.5 pounds giving me a total weight loss of 5 lbs, yea I got my 5lb button. Bad news is after only 2.5 weeks I am already falling back into bad habits and I am afraid to get on the scale Saturday.

Each day is a new day and I am not going to dwell on this past week regardless of what the scale says, I am going to move forward or in relationship to the scale - I'm going to move down...hee hee.

I do have to say that even though I am not always getting my eight glasses of water in and I am drinking more water now then I used to. As far as the pop goal, some days I do good - some days not to much.

I believe that hearing from others with a common goal is a great support system. With that in mind I have joined the world of Twitter. You can get the link to follow me in my sidebar. I encourage others to do the same and follow each other. We can post our successes and bombs and encourage each other on to a healthier life. I won't deny I am still getting used to this Twitter thing, if you have text messaging you can do it all through texting once you have it set up, it's actually a very easy way to stay in touch.

So how about it, want to take the Twitter Update challenge with me and encourage each other into a healthier life style?

I know, it's not healthy to spend a lot of time on the computer or our phones :-), but the support will be great.

Have a great day and make it a healthy one.



jubilee said...

I think that using Twitter for encouragement is a great idea. I, too, am trying to live healthier and lose some weight, so I feel your pain. I often slip into bad habits not too long after I determine to be better about it. It's a journey, right?

(Popped over from SITS to say "hi.")

Andrea said...

Good for you...Keep it up and I, too am motivated, but trying to look at smaller goals rather than larger ones. GOD BLESS,andrea

Mama Bear June said...

Won't do the Twitter thing. Personal choice, I already spend too much time on the computer. Need some freedom from technology once in a while! ;-)

Hope it helps you! Take each day on its own. If you make mistakes today, start fresh right away and make the rest of the day healthy! As the title of one gal's blog says "Nothing tastes as good as thin feels!" :-D
Path to Health

Mama Bear June said...

Oh, and congrats on the loss! :-D

Christy said...

oh gosh....I know how hard losing weight is :( I'm there with you girl! keep up the good work!!

Just stopping from SITS to say hello! I have a month of giveaways going on - the first one is:

Kwana said...

I'll follow you on twitter. Won't post my weight there though don't need so many folks chiming in on me. That might make me crazy. I have been struggling so long and am so over this weight. I'm pulling for you and me too.

Sneaky Momma said...

Hang in there Sheryl! I'm battling all sorts of stuff too. My goal is 70 pounds. Yikes!
I have stopped doing the whole Twitter thing. :( I just can't add another networking thing to my plate. Something had to go and that was it. I loved seeing your water tweets, though. :)

Michelle said...

Congrats on the weight loss. And I have heard so many people swear by journaling. Have you tried it at all? You have to write down EVERYthing that goes in your mouth -- and sometimes your mood. That way you can see patterns and it helps with accountability, too. Good luck with your goals, and congrats on what you've done so far!

Juls said...

Congrats on the weight loss...that's awesome!

Joyce said...

I am so proud of you! You keep going some take the short cut, some take the detour but no matter what you are still trying. Big kudos!!
I would love to learn how to twit, but I don't even know all the ropes on blogging! I'm still trying to learn flickr, I have a facebook that is getting dusty and camera manual that needs reading. LOL... Besides I don't really undertand the twitter thing. Is this something you do from the computer or cell phones? One of these days I will give it a try once I get a better understanding of it. xoxo

HappySkinnyGirl said...

Keep it up, and congrats on your new bling. I'm still waiting for my :)