Beat the Heat-Week 1


Weight Wars

So I decided to do this ten week challenge again, starting today. Here’s this week’s positive picture:

New haircut and I was dressed up for a date night. And here’s this weeks questions:

1)What are your goals for the 10 week challenge?

  1. Lose 10 pounds. Preferably more of course, but that would get me back to where I was before I gained some back. And a pound a week shouldn’t be hard, in theory anyway.
  2. Try at least 2 fitness classes. I belong to Gold’s Gym and while my work schedule won’t let meĀ  do more then maybe one class a week, well, I need to do that one. Going to try and go Wednesday nights. Maybe I’ll finally try Zumba.
  3. Fast food no more then 5 times. I want to say no fast food, that would be better, but I’ll say once every two weeks. And I should try to pick healthy options when I do.
  4. Track food every day. I’m doing Weight Watchers again and this is going to be integral to that whole losing weight thing again, heh. I need to quit sabotaging myself in my dinners.
  5. Do couch to 5k. I did really great with this before, but never finished. So, I should be able to finish in nine weeks which, hey, is just in time for this.

2)Why did you pick those goals? What makes them important right now?

I let myself get all off track on my weight loss journey and gained back ten pounds. These goals will help me get going the right way again.

3)What’s your biggest excuse reason for not doing something and how are you going to stop it getting in the way?

I’m lazy. No really, I’m my own biggest enemy. So what I need to do is when it comes to doing things, is well, just do it. Don’t say I’ll do it later, do it now.

4)Are you a planner or do you go with the flow?

I’m pretty laid back, but when it comes to things like this I have to plan of else I’ll wander off track. That’s why Weight Watchers is good for me or C25k.

5)Fun thing Tell us something that will help us get to know you. Like things you like or a silly story or about your family.

Um, well I’m a reader. Right now I’ve been reading a lot of non-fiction. I just finished “The outline of history” By HG Wells, and now I’m working on “The Power of Myth” By Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers. I like to think, I guess.

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7 Responses to Beat the Heat-Week 1

  1. Mary says:

    I like your third goal – it's sustainable, not overly restrictive. I find that when I say "no, absolutely not" to myself, the little kid inside me says OH YEAH?! WATCH ME. and I go overboard. Moderation is key. Good luck with the challenge!

    • Merinda says:

      That's part of what I like about weight watchers. It's not "no X." It's, you can have X, just better count the points.

  2. Rebecca says:

    I love fitness classes, I love that I don't have to think I just DO. It will be fun for you to do new things, I'm starting to swim again and I'm scared!

    • Merinda says:

      I've jumped in the apartment pool a few times, but never tried real swimming. At least I can see in the pool now.

  3. Vicki says:

    I'm a reader too! Mystery/suspense is my favorite genre. My son did the Couch to 5K program and is now doing all sorts of marathons. Good luck reaching your goals!

    Here’s my first week post

    • Merinda says:

      I got up to like week 8 before and had even signed up for a 5k…then just didn't. I need to actually finish this time

  4. Jess says:

    I too am following WW! Love the program and have been back at it for about a year now. Your hair cut looks GREAT! So cute! Good luck with the challenge!

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