Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Challenge

So yesterday I mentioned I was starting a new 3-week challenge.  Let me explain what I'm doing a little more thoroughly. 

Someone important somewhere once said it takes you three weeks to turn a behavior into a habit.  Using that line of reasoning, I have decided to trick myself into forming positive habits.  I lost my first 50 pounds or so by adhering to several 3-week challenges.  I challenged myself to exercise every day.  I challenged myself to log my food every day.  I challenged myself to drink the right 8 eight-ounce glasses of water every day. 

Here's the new one.  I'm challenging myself to log my intake on the Weight-Watchers website and to exercise every day.  I've done one or the other and treaded water the last year, so I figure if I combine both, I'll have great success.

So for the next three weeks, I'll be busting my ever-shrinking ass at the gym and log everything I eat. 

You can follow along on twitter by following me @100_Pounds or you can search the hash tag #3weekchallenge.  Feel free to contribute!

Anyone want to join me?  What's your 3-week challenge? 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Weigh in results

I got home late from the gym tonight so I'll make this quick.

I weigh 243.7 which is a loss from last week.  I'm not sure how much but it's a loss.

I know I haven't blogged for three weeks but I'll make up for it in the next three.  I'm doing my first double three week challenge.  Counting my intake every day with Weight Watchers and exercising every day for the weeks. 

More to come.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Weigh-In Results

I just got back from a church retreat with the 9th grade Religious Education class I'll be teaching this year.  Holy cow!  9th graders are full of energy.  I'm fighting off a cold that started in my throat and worked into my sinuses and is now entering my lungs.  Fun stuff, I know.

Anyway.  Camp food is not good for you and I couldn't use my cell phone to count points on Weight-Watchers.  The big problem though is camp food is delicious and I had a really hard time accessing my off-switch for eating.  I'm a little disappointed in myself, but I'm moving on.

Let's get to the numbers.

I gained 3.7 pounds this week.  I'm not proud of it, but I've still lost 4.9 pounds over two weeks, which is right on the money in terms of healthy weight-loss.  Yes, I'm disappointed the scale went up this week, but it gives me the chance to move forward at a reasonable rate. 

My 5k is coming up this weekend and I'm getting nervous.  I've got phlegm in my lungs and an ass to get off the couch to get ready.  I'll be running no matter what, but I'm hoping I won't have to walk much (or at all). 

Any tips for my first 5k?