Friday, April 26, 2013

Doing this One Stick at a Time

(I have the most butters but I earned most of those in month 1)
My office has been doing the "One Stick at a Time" challenge for 3 months now. For each 1/4 lb you lose, you put up a stick of butter. I have been slacking A LOT with this and need to get my butt in gear for May. The first month, I did fantastic. I lost 8 lbs. And then in the past 2 months, I've only lost 1 lb. It's pathetic. I will admit that I have not been trying very hard though. It is so hard to track what I eat and monitor portion sizes and remember to go to the grocery store so I don't get fast food. And working out has been non-existent.

So I'm recommitting to my weight loss mission (after I devoured 2 taco cabana breakfast tacos this morning). I'm going to do a 30 day challenge to help me along (actually 36 days but who's counting). I think now that I've lost 9 lbs., I've kind of hit a stopping point and need to do something to jump start my weight loss again. So for the next 36 days, I'm going to commit to some sort of physical activity each and every day. I'm going to try to go to the gym as much as possible but some days, there just isn't time. So some days taking Clark for a long walk might be my activity. Or walking around the neighborhood by my office during lunch might be good enough. Either way, I'm going to commit to moving around a little more in May.

I'm also going to commit to no fast food throughout the month of May. This is going to be hard and require some major planning on my part. I'm going to sit down this weekend and figure out some yummy foods that I can make quickly and easily. Because I HAVE to do something to get out of this rut. It's getting ridiculous around here. I'll report back at the end of the month with my progress. Hopefully it will be more than 1 lb :)

Have a happy weekend!  


Amy @ A Glimpse of the Gouglers said...

Good luck!!! You got this girl. I think that walking the pups or just going on a walk at lunch counts. It's all about moving around and just being active!

Whitney said...

I seriously need to do this! Getting up and moving with my pup or on my own is the biggest thing that I need.