Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Half-way through the competition...

This week I am happy to report a loss of 1.8lbs... totaling 14lbs thus far! I've hit some rough patches along the way, but am happy to still be moving in the right direction!

Keep the encouragement and acctability a'comin'.


Thursday, February 11, 2010

This post comes later than expected... my apologies.

Well, no change in my weight this week. I supposed this is better than gaining! Nonetheless, I am certainly at a point of difficulty as I struggle to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Obstacles I've faced this week:

1) Attempt #1 at hot yoga...
2) Being so sore following attempt at hot yoga that I could not work out (read: hardly walk) 2 days later...
3) Making preparations for my daughter's 3rd birthday...
4) Preparations included: m&ms, funfetti cake, hot dogs, and mac 'n cheese -- all at her request, of course. Afterall, it was her party and she could've cried if she wanted to... lol...
5) Getting sick. Agh, need I say more????

I feel as though I have lost some momentum, but I need to quickly propel forward lest I fall tragically backwards before having even gotten very far.

Say a prayer that my ears clear up, throat fills better, and that I get it together again!

Thanks, friends & followers,

Honest Erin

p.s. I made 2nd appearance at hot yoga and actually felt pretty good afterwards. A sign of success and progress!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Slowly, but surely...

I am VERY happy to report that I am down 2.2lbs today... with a total loss of 11.4lbs. The lesson I am learning in all of this: slow and steady wins the race! I know this is an age old adage, but it's one that really shows to be true for those of us working towards bettering ourselves and ultimately, our lives.

Though I have roughly 70lbs left to lose (ouch, honesty hurts!) until I reach my goal, (a goal I set for myself... this is not aided by the BMI calculator, but is based on when I remember being truly content with my size, my physique, etc.) I have to admit that I feel really good.

With the knowledge that I am working hard (and still enjoying life!) -- aligning good eating choices and regular exercise, my body seems to be screaming: "I LOVE YOU! YOU'RE TOO GOOD TO ME!" Hehee. Again, I feel really good.

So... as the lbs continue to slowly, but surely slip away... I am encouraged by my progress so far and eager to see how I'll feel a few more weeks from now. What will my body say to me then? Maybe something to the tune of...


Thanks everyone for your encouragement and support.