Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Twenty-five Pounds in 21 Weeks??? You're On!

Okay. Here's the scoop.

When our kiddos started back to school in August, I hopped on my bike. I rode and I rode and I rode. And things were rockin'.

Until October 18. On that day, in the middle of a training walk, I found out the Mimi was in the ER -- and things kind of turned upside down.

I did continue to make progress -- just not as quickly as before. By Thanksgiving, I had lost 12 pounds. Not bad. That was 12 pounds in 14 weeks. But then we went to Grannie Nelva's, and things just haven't been the same since.

Five of those "lost" pounds have been found.

UGH.

But hey... I had a great Christmas -- and now I'm ready to get on it again.

A friend (who shall remain nameless until she's ready) and I have decided to lose 25 pounds before school's out. That's 25 pounds in 21 weeks -- averaging 1.19 a week. This is so do-able.

So who wants to join us?? Are you in???

Let me stress -- I've done it all. Boot camps, South Beach, Adkins, Weight Watchers, etc. It's a long list. But what has really worked for me has simply been exercise and cutting out the "junk" we all love to eat.

So no, I'm not going to do some fad diet. If you want to, that's great. I'm just thinking this will be so much better if we're all in it together.

To start, I have a VERY healthy pot of vegetable stew in my crockpot. I'd love to give you the recipe, but I really don't have one.

It's.....

Organic Chicken Broth
New Potatoes
Tomatoes
Baby Carrots
Broccoli
Green Beans
Edamame
Onion
Garlic
Italian Seasoning
Red Pepper Flakes
Corn
Red and Yellow Bell Peppers
Protein-enriched macaroni
Spinach

Ideally, it would also include:
Zucchini
Kidney beans
Garbanzo beans

... And I rode my bike 14 miles this morning.

I'll share ideas if you will. Who's up for the challenge???

Update: More "Scoop." The end date is June 1. If you're "in," send an email to dlynbiggs (at) yahoo (dot) com. Or comment on my FB post.

Next, weigh yourself tomorrow morning. Butt-Nekkid. Yep. No earrings. No clothes. Just you and the scale. Don't send me your starting weight. I don't need to know.

We'll weigh again next Wednesday morning. Same Drill. At that point, send me how much you lost this last week. Remember, if you round "up," there's going to have to be some rounding "down" at some point. And please share what you did to lose the poundage that you lost -- exercise, eating whatever.

I'll "publish" your amount lost -- First name, last initial. Yes, we're going to share. That's where the accountability part comes in. Besides, what fun are the milestones if you don't have anyone to share it with???

1 comment:

kristine fiala said...

Okay Girl! I NEED this and being accountable will hopefully help too! Thanks for the inspiration!!