Thursday, May 26, 2011

My 2 Week Summer Challenge! (Sorta)

                      Starting weight:                       290
Wildest Dreams Goal weight:                      280
         Most likely goal weight:                       285

Plan: A reduction of calories from 1500 to 1200 daily. Water daily. Exercise 1 hour daily. Walk 6,000 steps daily.

After informing hubby of my challenge and reminding him that he will be in a bathing suit in 2 weeks, he has also joined my challenge! (Easier to cook at nights now!)

Here we go!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

It's a Challenge! Sorta.

So, on June 10, 2011, I leave for a trip to the beautiful beaches. Because I’m partially bored and because….well, no really I’m just a little bored with the weight loss, I’m going to make myself a contest.

Okay, contest isn’t the best word, since I won’t be rewarding myself. I guess the reward will come in my bathing suit but you know... technically it’s not a contest. Anyway, long story short, beginning Friday I will be taking the next 2 weeks to lose as much weight as possible.

What’s the goal? I would like to see 280, which would be a 10 pound loss. Considering I’ve been averaging a 1lb/week loss, I don’t know if that is reasonable or not. I guess that’s why it’s a challenge, right?

What’s the plan? I have no idea. First and foremost, I will exercise 1 hour per day. I’ve been terribly crappy in the exercise department. As for caloric intake, I’ve not decided if I want to restrict my calories to 1200, go on a protein shake diet, low carbohydrate, or what yet. I need to also up my water intake to 18 cups a day.

What’s the payout? Like I said before, other than my bathing suit, I foresee no payout. Hopefully I’ll gain the determination not to blow my diet on vacation like I did last year!

I'll update the *contest* details on Thursday.

Monday, May 23, 2011

11th Weigh In - 5/23/11

Today's Weight: 290.0 (-0.2)

Not terribly upset about this, I just came back from a mini-vacation. I always reach for the same weight as I left when I go on vacation!
Happy Monday!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

All My Weight Loss is in Vain...

It appears as though all my weight-loss efforts have been in vain.

The world is going to end on Saturday. Well, at least for us Christian believers.

The best part about the article on Yahoo!, is that there is a group of atheists who are actually profiting from the end-of-the-world predictions. You sign a contract, give them $135, and they promise to go get your pets after you head up to heaven. The contract is good for 10 years, and they have 259 clients already.

What the hell is wrong with those 259 people?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

S2H Replay

Sometimes it is just nice when two worlds collide.

In an effort to get debt free, I am always on the search for ways to save money. Recently, I have been enamored with Extreme Couponing on TLC. Now, I could never be the crazy coupon vixens these women (and some men) are, but it has inspired me to watch what is on sale, plan my meals around it, and find some coupons to add to it.

Yesterday I found a cool new little gadget that I am totally interested in. It is called the S2H Replay, and it is one awesome rewards program. For every 60 minutes of activity, you get a reward code. You transfer your reward codes into actual rewards. Free. Other than the initial purchase price for the watch ($19.95), you pay nothing.
It feels like my FitBit only with rewards! I think I’ll try it out. Here is a small list of the rewards available:

Xbox 360                     9600 points
Music/Ringtones         200-300 points
PlayStation 3               12,000 points
$5 gift card                 ~900 points

Monday, May 16, 2011

10th Weigh In - 5/16/2011

Today's weight:  290.2

I'm back in the saddle again after the week long 24 hour bug. :)

I've decided to do new pictures when I hit 275. Hopefully 15 pounds will go quick! Happy Monday!

Monday, May 2, 2011

8th Weigh In - 5/02/11

Today's Weight:   293.1

Loss of 1.5lbs ~ and we got Bin Laden. It's a good day! :)