Now that summer is right around the corner, the weight thing has reared its head again. It’s not that I’m incredibly overweight, but I am NOT the weight I would like to be; the picture in my mind does not match that one in the mirror. To that end, I have managed to get into a group of bloggers (and others) who are all working to support each other in a fun little challenge to lose said weight.
We have a great group, all sharing and cheering each other on; but also–we each have our eye on a pretty spectacular prize. Each of us has put $20 into a pot; the instigator of this great plan is my newest blog buddy from Wendy will Blog. So for now, every Tuesday morning you will find me stepping onto that scale to face the consequences (and small victories) of my dining choices and actions.
For me, the accountability to this group is just the kick in the pants that I need. In the past, I’ve been successful using the Jenny Craig system and food; but have managed to allow my weight to creep back up a little at a time–and I always seem to stop where I’m a now. And this present number is not where I want to be.
In addition to the accountability factor, I’m also using a great online tool–My Fitness Pal. This site allows you to add your friends and fitness buddies, shows you potential calories, tracks what you eat, how much you exercise and allows you to see your (and your friends’) progress. I’ve found myself looking forward to being able to add my data every chance I get–walking, working out, eating, drinking water–it’s even made me consider all the food choices I’m making right now.
Well, its almost Tuesday–so I’ve got to get out and do some more walking, running around and whatever else I can to get my weight loss goals moving! The first week of the contest showed me that I can not cheat on things and expect to win; there are some pretty inspired (and inspiring) women who are really rocking this weight loss thing. And I want to join them!