Saturday, June 12, 2010

DAY 307 Spring Challenge Week 12 Update

Howdy Journal & Friends,

Time for our Challenge Update!

 Does anyone not know the overall goal of the challenge by now? Well, I'll remind myself, since this was my toughest week since it began:

"The goal of this challenge is to teach yourself to look at your new behaviors positively, to learn to be nicer to yourself and believe in yourself, to learn to enjoy healthy behaviors and learn some moderation. A little balance. It's important. More important to learn than the extremes - too much and deprivation."

Like I said, this was my toughest week... I'm glad to start a fresh Challenge week... only One more to go!

My Spring Challenge goals:

1. Every day for the next 13 weeks, do some kind of Exercise.
2. Every day for the next 13 weeks, drink a Greenie.
3. Check in every Saturday.
4. Tell one thing each week that I like about myself.
5. Save up to buy myself a fun Reward at the end.

My Exercise: 
While I didn't do as much as I had intended, I did do SOMETHING each day.

My Greenies: 
I bombed out badly on this one this week... yay for a fresh week!

One thing I like about myself: 
I like the fact that I try to be dependable... that my word is my bond. I learned that from my parents... no contract should be needed, their handshake was gold. It has to do with integrity. In the past, it's landed me in trouble, because I forget that is not the way most of the world is run... they look for legal loopholes. So I've had to become more careful... but I still want people to be able to count on me.

For my Reward: 
If I have enough saved up by the end of the challenge, I would like to get a "Bamboo Fun Pen & Touch" tablet from Wacom. It is a medium sized drawing tablet you connect to your computer, and is supposed to be Mac compatible. Slick looking, huh?

Do all you Weight Loss Warriors remember we had some prizes?  Those brave souls that stuck this out til the end will get their name included in the drawing. I am making my list (and checking it twice) so be sure to check in this week, even if you had a tough week... like...hmmm... who could that be??! Moi??

Remember, we want progress, not perfection.

From Dr Phil's book: "Without question, it is this focused goal-oriented approach to life that distinguishes winners from losers."

My verse for today: "The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights."

My quote for today: "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." --Walt Disney

Enjoy the Journey,



Deb Willbefree said...

Hi, Loretta! You're still plugging a way--still IN IT! Sticking it out, getting up one more time than we fall--that's going to get us to our goal. And, you know, as I typed that, it occurred to me that THAT IS our goal. The keeping on, the refusing to quit, the perseverance learned through our struggles.

We're experiencing our goal every day as we refuse to quit. :D I kind of like that thought! Of course, that is not discounting the goal of seeing those scale numbers get smaller and smaller! haha. Nope, not discounting that at all.

Well, my week was okay. I missed a day re: my 5 servings of veggies and I went over my fat limit on 2 days--but other than that, I did good.

I forgot about the "something I like" until I read yours, so I'll think on it during my walk and add it to my post later.

Wahoo, WLW, we're getting this!


Kimberley said...

Great work Loretta. Progress, not perfection is a great phrase!

Hope you are having a lovely weekend!

Christina said...

You did something every single day? AWESOME!! That almost makes up for the lack of greenies. :) Your reward looks pretty cool! Being dependable is great! What are you if you aren't dependable? So many people aren't, and that really gets on my nerves. Great week, Retta! It wasn't perfect, but you've made progress from when you were sick. YAY!!

I'll post my update sometime tomorrow after my 5k race. Cross your fingers, and hope it doesn't rain on me and Ramsey, as it's predicted to do. :)

Christina said...

P.S. - Thanks for the great idea for a post about exercise and stress!! That'll be fun to write.

cmoursler said...

ugh..I am just trying to slog through this vacation with my 156 lbs in tact and ready to move forward....doing all the exercise I can and avoiding the crappy food like the plague..all we can do is keep going right?

Christina said...


Kat said...

I love the concept of progress, not perfection. I also love this challenge, it has been the gentle approach I need to get myself moving in the right direction again.
Here is my update:
Let's finish this last week strong!

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