Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May Your Way - Week 1

May Your Way Challenge

It's Wednesday and I'm doing my weigh-in with the Sisterhood and so far May has been a good month for me!

I started this challenge on Sunday, and I weighed 201.0. I wasn't happy about that, but it was what it was.
Today I weighed in at 199.0 so I felt pretty good. It was great seeing that number this morning, cuz after only a few days I have managed to lose 2 pounds. That is amazing for me!

Here are my goals and progress:

1) Follow a Low Glycemic Index diet (as much as possible). I've been doing pretty good on this. Eating out the couple of times that I have done this week has been the most difficult part of following this. Not drinking soda, having fruit or salads instead of fries and chips have certainly kept my glycemic index in line and are obviously helping me to lose some weight. I'm calling this a success!

2) Exercise a MINIMUM of 30 minutes a day. Sunday night was a real stretch (pun intended) but Monday and Tuesday I did ab work, lunges, bicep/tricep work and more stretching. Today (so far) I went to the gym and did 15 minutes on the elliptical and I'm planning to head back later tonight and do 15 minutes either on the elliptical or maybe the bike to get my full 30 minutes today.

3) Track food and exercise on MyFitness Pal/Livestrong. Good on this one! I have tracked every day since Sunday and it is kind of nice to "see" how I am doing.

4) I'm also wanting to bust through this plateau that I have been on for the past 6 months. I want to weigh in at or below 190 by the end of this challenge, which is only 31 days! Well I lost 2 pounds since Sunday so I would say so far I am having great success on this one, too. Only time will tell on this one!

I'm glad that I am having success so far and it just helps to motivate me further to keep up what I am doing.

So how is May going for you??


Adah said...

Way to go are really doing good.

Brooke said...

great goals - and you're doing great! :) just keep at it

Sunset97 said...

hi, ann!

thanks so much for stopping by my blog...and just so you know, i did manage to drink my 64 ounces of water took me awhile but i did it... :) i havent picked up that glass of water to drink yet for today, it is only
sounds like you are on the right track and doing great!!! keep it up!! :)


Fit Yogini Runner said...

Great goals! Consistency gives results.. as long as you can stick to them and it looks like you picked ones you can do that with! Keep up the good work!

kewkew said...

Way to go and congratulations on making the leader board! Keep up the good work.

Jeanne @The Noodle Factory said...

I know all too well how frustrating it can be to have weightloss be slow. For me it feels like I think about food and exercise and my weight all week long only to see the scale only drop by 1 or 2 lbs. by the end of the week. And my weightloss tends to bounce. For instance, I'll lose 2 lbs, then bounce back up 1 within a couple of days, lose 2, bounce 1, lose 2... you get the picture. I just try to remind myself that all of this is normal and that they are signs that I'm doing things right... and that helps keep me going.
Good luck to you! It's a worthwhile goal and you're worth the work!!

Anonymous said...

Woohoo so far! You're doing great!

Anonymous said...

Woohoo so far! You're doing great!