Tuesday, October 27, 2009

1/2 Mark for the GAG challenge

So today marks the 1/2 way mark for the GAG challenge. I've done extremely well so far if I do say so myself. BUT the hardest part is coming up. All my November birthday's, Thanksgiving and Christmas. :sigh: And I'm starting to struggle. I don't want to struggle. I've got to figure this out. I WILL figure this out. I meant to take 1/2 way pictures. I'll do that tonight or tomorrow if I get a chance. Tonight is a potluck International Dinner at my kids preschool. Yikes! I WILL be good though! Although the Apple Pie I am bringing looks pretty darn yummy!!!! And Connor's been asking to eat it. LOL! So check back tomorrow on that!

But anyway, a lot of other GAGers are re-looking at thier goals and seeing how they are doing so I figured why not me too. =)

My Goals:

  1. Journal EVERYDAY!
  2. Drink 64 ozs of water every day.
  3. Exercise at least 4 days a week.
  4. Menu plan dinner and STICK WITH IT!
  5. Update blog at least 3 times a week - no matter what.
  6. Weigh 150 or below!
#1 - Well I think I've only not journaled this past weekend. So 2 days out of 56. Pretty good!
#2 - Well, I think this past weekend was the first time I didn't drink my 64 ozs. So again 2 days out of 56. Yeah! But I see a trend with this past weekend!
#3 - Um what's exercise?? Can someone find it for me?? By the way, got the renewal in the mail for my gym membership. Ha, ha. Have had it for 3 years and used it TWICE. Yep that is the TRUTH! LOL! Am I going to renew it?? Hell yes. It's $49 for a year and I WILL USE IT. Keep asking me k. ;)
#4 - Been menu planning and sticking with it for the most part. I move days around but that's about it.
#5 - I'm not sure I've been keeping up with 3 days a week but I know I've done at least two. I'll keep this one going. Shouldn't be too hard.
#6 - Well since I've lost 18.6 lbs so far (HOLY COW!) I "only" need to lose 5.2 lbs to reach the 150 mark in the next 8 weeks. I CAN do that!!! Shoot if I lose a lb a week for the next 8 weeks (which I've been averaging 2.3 lbs these past 8 weeks) I'll be at 147. So I'm going to change this goal to be at 145! I can do this!!!

So I am NOT upset with my progress so far. I am doing really really really good. I am going to go head out for a walk right now during lunch since I have that darn potluck tonight. I need to get in some exercise today and this is the BEST way. So off I go!!

ETA: Went for my walk. =) 30 mins. 1.5 miles. Whew! It was a beautiful day. I just need to find a BETTER area to walk in. The only downside to working in Downtown LA.


Christine said...

Downtown L.A.? Ugh. :S I used to live in southern San Diego and I wish I would have walked by the beaches more. I miss it.

You are doing AWESOME. Completely rocking this challenge! Congrats! You are definately going to bust into 2010 victorious.

erinstartsliving said...

You are doing amazing! You are kicking your goals booties! 18.6 pounds is wonderful. Keep it up!

Mommy2Joe said...

So, just going to the gym could be your OUT OF THE BOX challenge exercise. Remember that for when we do it again! Ha ha.

Great work. Keep it up.

menu planner said...

This article is great! thank you for all the great information. One thing i have been doing that has been helping me is, over the last few months i have been menu planning . by doing this i have been saving a bunch of money and time. Thanks again!

Mandie said...

I'll tell you AGAIN girl...you are rocking! And I'm so darn proud of you! 18+ lbs is phenomenal!!! I so want to follow in your footsteps (and I will).

I love how you're keeping up with your goals, and honestly, that is WHY you are rocking!

Keep up the great work, and maybe just maybe you'll lose another 18+lbs by the end of the challenge! YOU CAN DO IT!