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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

LOL!!!!!

Not really.... I guess y'all would understand if I changed my mind.

I decided I am most definitely going to sign up for the Holiday Trimming weightloss challenge offered here locally. It's put on by the YMCA and the 1st prize is a family memebership for a yr, 2nd prize is an individual membership for a yr, and 3rd place is an individual 6 mos. membership.

I kept going back and forth... Do I? Or don't I? The thing that made up my mind today was the fact that if you enter this 6 week competition you get 6 weeks access to their facilities. I have only been down there once, just peeking in and it looked pretty nice. BUT, they also have an Olympic sized indoor pool along with a whirlpool and sauna. Well, yesterday and today my gawd awful back pain came back. Same exact feeling when I was severely obese. HOW I WOULD LOVE A WHIRLPOOL RIGHT NOW!!!! PLus I LOVE to swim, but get bored with it real easy. So 6 weeks would be a perfect amount of time for me.

The down side to all of this is that the YMCA is CLEEEEAR on the other side of town. It would be a 30 minute drive for me, so I probably wouldn't be going everyday. Wednesday will be weigh-in day and I do volunteer work on Wednesdays about halfway into town.... so I do believe that will work.

I need something to push me and motivate me thru the holidays. I am up to 146.4, y'all!!!! I decided to take the rest of the year off from running because I feel like I pulled a muscle or did something on my inner thigh and knee. It seems like it is getting better, but just needs more rest. But starting tomorrow I am going to get walking again and hopefully be good to go in 2012. AND I want to jump on the elliptical in the next week or so.

I finally had a good day yesterday.... Free from binging, but I came close. It is so easy for those thoughts to creep into my head, but I combatted them. One day down and I am working on another. Have started tracking my food again for the accountability. I KNOW that once I get a good week nailed under my belt, the eating will come easy for me and it won't seem so painful. Kinda like detox I guess, lol.

The WL challenge starts next Wednesday. I thought I would eat like a pig until then and bloat myself up with sodium so I can blow away the first weigh-in, but decided "no".... I NEED to start now. I want to do this honestly and fairly. Having battled my weight all my life, esp. 4 years in the military, I know quite a few of the tricks to beating a weigh in. And I refuse to cheat or do anything underhanded... I am not doing this to win, I am doing this as a fun way to stay accountable thru the holidays. But winning would be nice, lol.... and if I happen to win, then I will feel good that I did it honestly and thru hard work. Much sweeter! This week I will get all of the cravings out of my system and be prepared to knock them dead these next 6 weeks.

On a doggie note.... What has concerned my and my husband is the the 4 of us can't seem to agree on a dog, so we are wondering if we just haven't found the ones that are meant for us. This weekend the Humane Society is holding their largest adoption event and I plan on taking the boys down to interact with some more dogs. Maybe one will jump out at us and we can bring hubby back later. I am so excited.... I have doggie fever REALLY BAD!!!!!
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  • JLITT62
    You definitely need to keep it real just for you!

    You know how I love to swim - I never get bored by it; it makes me feel so good!

    I understand doggie fever. The right one will come along. I think it took us almost half a year to find Chester.
    3042 days ago
  • JLITT62
    You definitely need to keep it real just for you!

    You know how I love to swim - I never get bored by it; it makes me feel so good!

    I understand doggie fever. The right one will come along. I think it took us almost half a year to find Chester.
    3042 days ago
  • GOGOMAMA
    You go!! You will do great!! Good for you for not bingeing and for finding something to help through the holidays!!
    3043 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4519295
    I thnk the challenge idea sound great and a real motivator. The SP team for 5k helped to motivate me. I say, Go for it! emoticon
    3043 days ago
  • HSMOM2FOUR
    Woo hoo!! I know you'll do great -- and if I were participating, I'd LOVE knowing that everyone was doing it honestly!!! Winners never cheat and cheaters never win!! YOU GO GIRL! I'm so proud of you!!!
    I love going to our Y - it gives me a chance to use different equipment than what I have here at home, using the pool when my back is bad and trying out a million different things in the fitness room! There are classes too -- hopefully you'll find just the thing that gets you all fired up!!!
    3043 days ago
  • KANSASROSE67
    The contest sounds great! How cool it would be to win a membership, but even if you don't, you will be a winner by getting to use their facilities for 6 weeks AND by losing weight. Total win-win no matter what. I applaud your commitment to honesty. I'd never even thought of the fact that there would be ways to "cheat" in such a contest!

    Good luck finding the right dog!!
    3043 days ago
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