Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Healthier You Challenge

I'm not sure when the last time was I checked in, my oldest daughter graduated on June 6th and everything seamed to revolved around that. But here I am, ready to start anew.

I weigh in on Saturdays, this week I gained 3.5 pounds.

With the stress of graduation I made a bad choice - I had stopped counting points but did try to make healthy choices (sometimes). I stopped exercising on a regular basis, not that I was on a real regular basis any how.

As I reflect on the last three weeks I realized I didn't plan for my health. Didn't make sure I had healthy food choices on hand. Didn't plan/schedule in regular exercise. If I don't take care of me who will?

No more excuses-plan of action:
  • Plan my breakfast, lunch, and daytime snacks. I like to have dinner with my family so I will use portion control for that meal.
  • I will exercise for at least 15-30 minutes a day realizing it doesn't have to be done all in one shot.
  • Get back on the water wagon.
  • Joined a summer challenge over at Get Fit After 40
So with that said - here's to a great week.



Frau said...

I'm right there with ya! I need to drop 30lbs...hard to do points here can read labels and everything is in metric! but i know what to cut who iam I fooling!

Herbalife Las Vegas said...

I know if I don't keep on top of it, I will gain weight fast. It helps to have some kind of plan. For me I didn't like counting calories or points but I love having creative shakes and having one regular meal. Thats what I do. Just an idea, email me at if you want more details.
Family is very important, I strongly suggest you eat with family for your main dinner.

PW said...

I hear you. Moving (for me right now) isn't the best time to watch what we eat either...sigh.

Joyce said...

Don't we wish it would be as easy to take off as it was to put on? Hang in there. One day at a time my friend. I'm right there with you trying to get some off. xoxo

Andrea said...

One step at a time...we just have to begin anew and not look back.

Anonymous said...

One small step at a time. I know you can do this. Make a recommittment to yourself. You deserve it..

Hang in there okay..Go gettem' tiger!!

Ina in Alaska said...

There is a saying: If you fail to plan, you can plan to fail. Good work on your efforts. I need to get myself away from the computer and move a bit more too. We are all in this together, sisters!! xoxo

Deidra said...

I think that list is refrigerator worthy!

Juls said...

Just wanted to come by and say thank you for your kind words. It means a lot right now. :)

petrii said...

I'm with ya. I so need to do this. I'm gonna go to that challenge site right now.

Have a Blessed evening,

Mama Bear June said...

Sounds like a good plan! Here's to getting back on track!
Path to Health

t.t. millers said...

We all have set backs. Don't fret! You have a healthy attitude! Can you spread some love this way??? lol

Sneaky Momma said...

Those are some great goals for this week. I have jump started my lifestyle change this week, too. :)

Rebeca @All Vegged Out said...

You can get back on track! I have faith in you... Can't wait to check in next week to hear your progress :)

Actual Scale said...

Welcome to the challenge - I joined it also!

You have a great attitude about it & I love your 'no excuses plan'.

Wishing you a terrific week!