Monday, May 14, 2007

Misery loves company!

It looks like I've got some people doing the Challenge with me! Yeah!

Please welcome my current co-challengers:

Canadian Sadie
Celebrate WooWoo
December Flower
TJ

Polls are not yet closed, so you are welcome to join in at any time. I have nothing to offer anyone who joins me, except pride and maybe a little motivation.

As for the steps I laid out for myself, I have started a food journal and exercise log that includes what I ate or what I did, where and when I ate/did it, and how I felt at the time - both emotionally and physically. I have also included questions at the bottom - "What did I do well today? What could I have done better? Other concerns/comments?"

I also started planning my meals. I went grocery shopping yesterday and got a cart load of veggies and good for me stuff. The only thing I bought that wasn't in the "healthy horseshoe" (i.e. the periphery of the store where the veggies, dairy, and meat are) was canned veggies and fruit. I also ran 4 miles yesterday. At about mile 1.5 I didn't want to run anymore, but I did it. Under "Other concerns/comments" on my log, I wrote, "I can't believe I can just get up in the morning and run four miles if I want to. Go me!"

And go you! What have you done for yourself today?

4 comments:

Celebrate Woo-Woo said...

I have signed up at FitDay.com to keep track of what I'm eating as well as my exercise. I got that idea from another blogger who is doing her own get-healthy/lose-weight challenge.

jt said...

By coincidence, I saw this post on exactly the 7-week point of my own personal fitness challenge.

Status: 15.5 lbs. lost, 14 to go.

Good luck!

DecemberFlower said...

I opened a bank account locally and deposited all my birthday money so I can buy a bicycle.

tjdygon said...

I bought new running shoes today and took my first "jog" I took the dog with me and I jogged about 2-3 houses to see how i did. I could've done farther, but the dumb dog could'nt do more. SO it was just a few short bursts. But i felt proud that I was able to do it.
i will go back out tomorrow, possibly without the dog and see if I can go farther. GO ME