Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May Your Way Weigh In -- Going My Way!!

May Your Way Challenge

The "May Your Way" Challenge over at the Sisterhood has definitely been going my way!! I am happy to report that I once again lost weight!! And not just some piddly amount!!

Starting challenge weight: 201.0

Last week's weight: 196.6

This week's weight: 194.4

Did you hear me squeal with delight about 9:45 CT this morning??? I'm shocked if you say no! I am indeed one happy lady. It's been a long time since I could safely say I have been happy with my efforts at losing weight. But this month apparently something inside me just clicked and I am actually doing what it takes to lose this stupid weight!! In just 17 days I have lost 6.6 pounds!! That's more than I have lost this whole YEAR!!

What have I done different you ask??? Thanks for asking.
I have logged my food (every chip, coke, fruit, vegetable, glass of orange juice) into My Daily Plate/Livestrong and paid attention to the calories of foods that I am eating (and not eating), I have consistently drank 100 ounces of water, I have gotten off my hiney and exercised (not as much as I want to but apparently it's enough for now) and I have been following my Low Glycemic Index eating plan that was set up for me nearly 2 years ago.

I have met my goals in this challenge and that makes it even more special to me. I have decided to add something to my list of "things to accomplish" the rest of this month. I have been going to bed WAAAAYYYY too late and waking up even earlier than normal over the past couple of weeks and it seems to have gotten even worst since That Kid moved back home. This needs to starting tonight I am going to make sure I get in bed early enough to get 7-8 hrs of GOOD sleep! This means I will be in bed no later than 1 am. I will have to plan my evening a little better to accomplish this and I will have to make sure exercise doesn't get pushed off till too late in the night and I don't read for 45 minutes before bed unless I start at midnight!

This weeks Sister Says challenge is to "say nice things to yourself in the mirror" every day. This will will be an even bigger challenge for me than the fruits and veggies one but I accomplished that so I can do this too! I know that I need to be nicer to myself when I look in the mirror and this will certainly push me in that direction!

Ok...enough from me today. I just want to let ya'll know that if you get to be at FitBloggin I will certainly miss you, but hopefully next year I will get to attend too! Take lots of pictures, learn lots of great stuff to pass on to me and hug all the Sisters that you meet there!! Much love and hugs being sent from Texas!!


Brooke said...

"This means I will be in bed no later than 1 am." <---this sounds like a punishment not a goal to me! then again my fanny gets in bed no later than 10:30 nightly, so what do i know?

Tiffany said...

Great week!!!! So proud of you Ann. What a great challenge for you! Keep up the great work and keep up what you are doing.

Adah said...

Yahoo for the click!

I would be dragging if I didn't go to bed until 1am. I fall asleep on the couch most nights by 9:30 or 10 at the lastest! I'm such a party animal!

Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Woohoo! You're doing awesome! I'm so proud of you for getting it together this month.

FiddlersBride said...

Ann!! You are on fire girl for this challenge! I am so excited and proud of you, my Green Sister ! : )

I stay up way too late also! Listening to Jillian Michaels podcast the other day, she had a dr. on who said THE single best thing we can all do for our health is to get 7 hours of sleep every night. I need to work harder at that myself! Keep up the great work, Ann!

Trish said...

Holy cow...high five and super hugs! Rock on!