SeattleLisa wrote:Hello my Lovelies,
I’m so happy to be back! Here’s my Intro:
I started the first Challenge in January, 2010 and lost more weight than I ever had before and put over 2000 miles on my bike, thanks to many of you cheering me on. I fell hard and far off the wagon in 2011, re-gained all the weight plus, and have not had that kind of fitness/weight loss success since.
As many of you know I’m happily and healthfully obsessed with cycling and Bike Bragging Days and DOING IT ANYWAY ™! Last year though I only put a pathetic 178 miles on my bike in 18 rides. I’ve considered this a LOT lately since very little makes me happier than riding that bike, feeling my muscles muscles pump, breathing in the salt air, conquering that next hill, and feeling young/light/fast on my bike/Magic Carpet Ride. Last year I talked myself out of many rides because I am uncomfortably fat (morbidly obese, really) and cycling is so much more difficult these days. Even suiting up for winter weather and then bending down to double tie my shoelaces is often a big challenge. BUT in December I bought a Cycling Journal and while visiting family in PHX, I vowed to ride 52 times this year. So far I’ve ridden 4 times and made my 2 January cycling goals.
5. Trying to cut back on dairy so I’ll take a calcium supplement
(I love how you say treats can become “threats”. SO TRUE!
8. I’m cutting this back to stop eating 2 hours before bedtime.
9. 15 minutes a day of cleaning/organizing something in my home. Hello, my name is Lisa, I am a slob and my life has become unmanageable. (Hello, Lisa!). These 15 minutes do not include washing dishes. I have C.H.A.O.S. (Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome) and I’d like my home to be company ready by the end of this Challenge.
I can identify with so much of your post. I lost a bunch of weight on the first challenge and gained it all back. But I'm really ready this time. My friend's dad died this weekend and it is just another reminder that life if short and the body I am in right now does not reflect the person i want to be and it is limiting my inner Amy.
So here is my intro:
I've had a couple of rough years with my DD (who 20 months clean!!!) but I became stronger during that time. I am working as a newborn baby photographer at a hospital. It's a job that I love and hate, depending on the day. I struggle with depression (controlled with meds) and Vitamin D deficiency (I take a RX dosage of D once a week and have started taking B-12 daily for energy and memory). My dream goal would be losing 50 pounds (22 kilos) but would be more than happy to lose half that by the end of 2014. But I will need your help. I get way hungry between 2-5 pm. That is the worst time for me. Plus I am tired all of the time.
I just found out that the hospital has a gym in the basement and I can workout there for free whenever i want. I went today for the first time while waiting for a baby boy to get done with his circumcision . I got a slow walking workout in (I didn't want to get sweaty) AND got to watch The Price is Right!. Tomorrow I will bring workout clothes. I stopped at the hospital cafeteria for lunch and got a salad, some green beans and a water. It was delicious, healthy and only cost me 63 cents (thank you employee discount!!)
Abs I love the music rec's you give. You can even recycle some of your previous stuff if you want. Young the Giant is YOUR song. Always makes me think of you.
Jodie, Spam away!! If you can't find the book... just make shit up.
I'm excited that Lisa is back (i have missed you so much!)
The diet bet pot is now up to $75 so I NEED to reach my goal (7.5 pounds gone by Feb 10th).
I don't know if we have a "prize" for the winner(s) but if anyone can think of something cheap and easy (we did hometown postcards one time.... which I still have posted on my refrigerator). but it can even be a nice email or workout music list. or some Pretty P0rn posts...
My goal this week (that is unrelated to physical health but more for my mental health) is to FINALLY take down the Christmas tree.