Monday, November 9, 2009

DAY 92 Countdown To Christmas - Week 1


Good Afternoon Journal,

Official business first: today's weekly weigh in was okay... 363, for a loss of 2 pounds. Sure, I wanted more, but I'll take it. :-) I am sooo close to a fun milestone of losing 100 pounds that I can taste it!! Only 3 more pounds to go... I wonder if I can do it by next week?? I think I will make that my new Mini-Goal.

On November 1st I joined the Countdown to Christmas Challenge (details here). We give an update once a week as to our progress. 


My goal was simple: exercise 5 days per week. 
Did I make it? YES. 

I had to tweak it some, since I hurt my knee by being too eager too soon, but I did SOMETHING 5 times last week. 

I rotated between chair-dancing with Richard Simmons Sweatin to the Oldies, my mini-trampoline, and trying to learn to hula hoop (does laughing out loud at myself while jiggling inside a hula hoop count as exercise??!).

(I'll bet I could do it better if mine was all lit up pretty... ha ha)

I am glad I joined the Countdown to Christmas Challenge, and especially glad the I put that little Countdown Timer in my sidebar, counting off the days until Christmas. For some reason, seeing that every day has really made it REAL to me that time is ticking by. Whether I do something healthy for myself or not, time will still fly on by!!

From Dr Phil's book:  "It's important...that you be realistic about what you expect of yourself and your life."

My verse for today: "God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble."

My quote for today: "You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas."--Shirley Hufsteddler


Enjoy the Journey,

Loretta
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9 comments:

Deb Willbethin said...

Loretta! Just THREE pounds away from losing 100 pounds?! THAT IS HUGE!!!! WooHoo, YOU!! So happy for you! :D And congrats on this week's loss. As I struggle down this Highway to Thin, I'm becoming more and more appreciative of those 2 pound losses. Good job! Deb

CinciMom11 said...

WOW!!! YOU GO, GIRL!!! Triple digits, baby! Great job on the two pounds, and great job exercising!

Georgia Mist said...

3 pounds from 100 is F*A*N*T*A*S*T*I*C!!! You can do it!
I'm very proud of your accomplishments!

Scarlet Simple said...

Congrats on the loss and OMGosh you are so close to 100lbs! I can not wait to join you. Good for you for getting some exercise 5 days a week. Its really hard to find the same motivation to get moving every single day.

I'm so proud of you!

Nancy said...

wow 3 pounds to 100!!!! You can do it!
Congrats on the exercise and weight loss this week!!(yes laughing while inside a hula hoop is counted as exercise, hee hee)

Rettakat said...

Thank you all so much for your support, I really appreciate it. I hope next week will be the BIG celebration... it's been a long time coming. :-)
Loretta
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What a Splurge said...

I love your upbeat attitude!

antgirl said...

ONly 3 lbs to 100 lost? That's absolutely fantastic. Wooooot!

I think laughing burns more calories than not laughing. :) I'm impressed with your 5 days of workouts. You go, Loretta. You are going to meet your goal and keep going. I can see that. I get so happy when I read about your progress.

I'm still trying to learn all the moves to Richard Simmons. I spend part of the workout tripping over my own feet. I've never been very coordinated though.

Rettakat said...

WHAT A SPLURGE: Thanks! I have to agree with Winston Churchill: "For myself I am an optimist--it does not seem to be much use being anything else."

MARY/ANTGIRL: It's fun to have this mini-goal... it is helping me get focused again. I was getting too slack, both in exercise and portions. Even though my exercise isn't as vigorous as a totally able-bodied person, I think that being consistent will really help me.
I'm glad you are enjoying dancing with Richard!

Loretta
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