Every Sunday morning I'll be weighing in as part of the challenge from Allan's blog. This is his third challenge but my first one.
Allan is a no excuses, no BS, let's lose this weight as quickly as possible, kind of guy. Did I mention no BS? Not everyone will appreciate his no coddling approach but I need some tough love from time to time. (Maybe that's why I liked Jillian on Biggest Loser) Now if Chuck tried a tough love approach with me and yelled I'd probably cry. LOL Like I said, not every person will like this approach. I need it.
The challenge has me drinking plenty of fluids and eating 1200 calories per day and getting in some exercise. The calorie count may sound low to some but this is exactly what I was doing to lose weight before I start a blog. It worked until I got lazy. My goal: get to goal weight now.
I was told by my dr. that I will probably have diabetes within 5 years if I don't drop some weight now (said it was one of the worst cases of insulin resistance he had seen and was surprised I didn't weigh more) plus nearly every person on my mom's side of the family has diabetes and I have a healthy dose of Native American blood. A few things against me. Yes, it's pretty important that I don't fool around with this any more. The pounds have to come off right now. No whining and no excuses. I want to live!
That's why I'm doing a hard core challenge. I'm scared to death of the things my doc has told me.
All of that being said, I stuck to my plan like glue. Allan predicted my weight loss at 3 pounds for the week (and I didn't really believe him).
Sunday weigh in: -3 pounds Wow! Right on the nose. I'm hoping that the prediction that I'll weigh 177 by New Year's Day is correct. The idea of it keeps me going. :)
I'm also having fun with a weekly challenge at SpunkySuzi's blog. Every Sunday she posts a nice challenge that work as reminders through the week to make healthy choices. She's such a sweet, sweet lady. This week's challenge was to drink our water. This worked out perfectly for me since I had to drink water for the other challenge as well.
Check out her blog and join me in the challenges. :) A new one starts today.
The weekend has flown by. I hope yours was wonderful and the holidays aren't making you stressed.