BLC Fall Frenzy Challenge - Team Diamonds
Thursday, September 11, 2014
This week starts the 10 week, Fall Frenzy Challenge with my fellow Diamonds. The weather is perfect. The leaves are changing and I'm seeing pumpkins everywhere. So the timing of the challenge could not be better!
To kick-off the challenge, we've been asked to share the goals we'd like to accomplish over the next 10 weeks. So here it goes:
* Drink water and then drink more water and then even more! My goal is 72 ounces per day minimum.
* Write, blog and share. I have recognized that when the going gets tough, I back away from those people who care and want to support me. I need to work through the stress and emotions with others. I need to remember why I love Spark and that I was most successful when I was active here. Overeating, self-pity, self-loathing and loneliness is not helping nor a solution.
* Accountability. My bestie and I made a pact that we will text each other every meal, exercise and weekly weight. We don't live close enough to give each other a real kick in the butt or support but technology is letting us support and encourage each other. This may not seem like much but it scares me a little. No one besides my doctor and Spark folks know how much I weigh.
* Ditch the sugar. Sugar and me are not friends. It seems to be one of those things that I cannot have in moderation. So it's out! I feel better and am not constantly hungry when I stay away. I just need to dig my heels in and get past the "habit" stage and finally kick this addiction to the curb!
Those are my goals. I wanted to mention exercise and a certain number of pounds but the facts are that I will move as much as I can. Since I've gained some weight over the summer, exercise is not comfortable right now. And the thought of putting a certain number of pounds as my goal doesn't work well for me. I get discouraged and the scale starts to dictate my success. I will weigh and keep track but I will not obsess about the numbers. I will obsess about smarter choices and feeling more like the healthy me.
Best of luck to everyone in the challenge! And very special well wishes and lots of love to my fellow Diamonds! You guys are the BEST!