Week 1 of the Challenge is over and I am thrilled to report that I lost 3 lbs! I think the challenge came at just the right time; at the same time I was getting my head in gear and my actions to follow my head.
I am little confused how the reporting on the site works, it seems like it is still Week 1 on the site and there is nowhere to enter our weekly weigh ins. I did read in another blog that the weigh ins are to be recorded on Mondays....but I can't find where on the site that's posted. Doesn't matter, I'm sticking with my Saturday weigh-ins. The last official weigh in in person is on a Saturdays so it works out perfectly.
I have to give a huge thank you and shout out to Tiffany at From 12 to 6 for her constant encouragement and support and words of wisdom when I'm falling apart.
I did really well with my calories the past two weeks and exercise as well, so now to repeat those tiny miracles to keep seeing the scale going down..that's my challenge, but I am up for it. I had a great day yesterday and today and the weekends are always the hardest so the week ahead is looking pretty good.
Thanks to Lyn at Escape From Obesity and her challenges, I've been drinking more water and moving more and that has definitely contributed to my success the last two weeks.
I had my second tennis lesson today and I actually feel like I am hitting the ball with some purpose and knowing where it will end up, I'm quite pleased :) All that watching Wimbledon must have rubbed off on me.
After tennis, I took a walk around the community centre because our weather was so balmy today. There was quite a steep hill going up to the main road and I decided to tackle it. It was nowhere near as daunting as I thought, it took less than 3 minutes to go from top to bottom, yet if you had asked me before I set out, I would have said 10 minutes. It just goes to show how I make things harder than they really are. I think I'll do it after tennis each week and startning next week go up and down multiple times, now that I know it is not as scary as it looks.
My tennis buddy, Tina, is looking into belly dancing classes for us to do together as well. I am a bit scared about that but am willing to give it a go and see what happens. Have any of you done belly dancing? Keep in mind, my belly is considerable and does it's own dance every time I move!
I have been awarded two more blogger awards this week, and I am chuffed that you are all so nice to me.
From The Incredible Shrinking Family, I was awarded the Happy 101 Award.
- Copy the award to your blog.
- List ten things that make you happy.
- Do one of them today.
- Pass along to ten other bloggers.
Ten things that make me happy...
- My family - Den, Iain and Liam - my sister and her hubby and my three beautiful nieces.
- My bookcrossing buddies - especially Shelley.
- All my books and my love of reading.
- The colour of leaves in the Fall.
- The first snowfall of Winter.
- Hearing birds chirp in the morning in the Spring.
- The smell of coffee.
- The taste of hot buttered toast.
- New shoes.
Dawne at 365 Days to a New Me.
Tiffany at From 12 to 6.
Erin at Glam, Glitz, Guts
Confessions of an Undisciplined Dieter
Fat [Free] Me
K The Phoenix
Tamara at One Last Kick at the Cat
Leanne at Then You Stand
Marisa at Loser for Life
Kate at Getting Back to Me
The other award was for Beautiful Blogger and you can see my previous post for that here.
I am off to read Beck - I think today's chapter is about eating out, so I'll let you all know her views, and mine, on that tomorrow.
Hope you had a great weekend.