Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Final Hours!

I've got a bag of celery, a bag of grapes and an apple at my desk.

My goal for the day: eat only these things, no more.

Sucks to be me right now.

But I think it'll be worth it. It's final hours crunch time. Time to separate the women from the girls, the men from the boys.

Weigh-out is in 40 hours from now. I've got to get lower than I am now (I'm still only down about 15 lbs.). I'd be lying if I said I was happy with myself. I thought I had a lot more fat-melting potential. I guess as I get older, the metabolism slows. Fifteen pounds in 100 days? Gosh, that's kinda sad.

Although the weight's been a struggle, I feel so much more healthy than I did 100 days ago! I'm so happy that I can climb a flight of stairs and still carry on a conversation with someone. If I'm on the phone after climbing stairs, no longer does the other person ask, "Dude, are you jogging right now?"

Thank you, thank you, to the Heart Services team. Maria, Traci, Dr. Mitchell, Dr. Carter, etc. etc. etc. They run such a wonderful program here at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. The best, in my opinion. To give people the chance to reconnect with healthy living is such a prize. It's something I'm so grateful for.

Friday, September 2, 2011

A Plateau of Blogging...and Weight

It's been a rough few weeks. I admit...I've been critical of all those 100-Day participants in seasons past who fail to take time to blog. I've darn near joined the ranks. I hope to be much better from now until we complete the 100-Day Challenge!

To make matters worse, I seem to have hit a stubborn plateau in my weight loss. I'm still hovering around 15 lbs.  Pretty sad, if you ask me! I've tried to be really good with eating (though I admit I've compromised a few days on some things) and the exercise has gone well (Jocelyn does such a great job with us). It's interesting to note how much harder it's been for me to lose weight when just five years ago, I had a much easier time shedding the pounds.

Perhaps I've got a lean six pack now as a result of my exercise.  It's just under several warm layers of lard. Come on, six pack. Come on.

I'm so thankful for the opportunity to participate in the Challenge. It's been great for me and my family.

My goal is to lose eight to 10 more pounds before the Challenge is through in just three short weeks. Looking at what I THINK has been a significant cut back in eating for the previous 80 days, I may have to go ahead and eat dryer lint to make this all work.