On a Journey to Wellness

Come with me on my journey to losing weight, getting healthy and going out to meet the world head-on!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

CDCC Check In

Happy weekend everyone!

I woke up this morning with a slight surprise from the scale. It's not much but it's more than I expected and I'll take it!

Current Weight: 209.6 lbs (-0.6 lbs)

Seeing as I was feeling bloated and I didn't get much exercise in I was happy to see results even if it wasn't much.

The only exercise I got was working my arms while belay-ing kids up our tower twice this week. I went on a hike once and ... that's about it.

As for water I did ok but I was definitely dehydrated more than 3 times this week. I scrounged through my car this weekend and found my 64 oz water bottle. Perfect timing! That thing is so useful and easy. All I have to do is finish that water bottle.. maybe twice and I'm set for the day.

This week I got a little crafty and I created a small poster with a list of the reasons why I'm on this weight loss journey. I'll take a picture of it this week. I posted it on my wall right across from my front door and right above my desk, so that I can see it every time I walk in to my room. Nice~

I've been looking over The Spark; not really reading it thoroughly but going through it to remind myself of good habits and give myself some motivation.

This morning I got a great treat and I went on a trail ride around the mountains surrounding my current home. This was the second time I got on a horse and I was able to survive and have a great time. Talk about an inner thigh work out! Riding a horse (or in my case a mule. LOL. ) takes some work even if the one exerting most of the energy is the animal. LOL

When I get a chance I'll take a picture of the couple of horses I've been on so far as well as the poster.

I'm going home this week and I will collect my red Christmas Challenge dress and try it on again. I haven't lost much weight but it would be a good reminder of why I'm in this challenge to have the dress with me rather than two hours away where I can forget.

Thank you for all your support. I'll spend some quality blogging time doing my part!



Betty said...

Trying on the goal dress is a great reminder. It worked for me. I want my outfit to be a bit loser, so I have to keep on going.


Julie said...

A loss is a loss and it's going in the right direction. A bit more exercise, a bit more water, watching the food a bit more and that scale will move and that dress will fit.
If I come to you will you help me climb the tower and come down? I was so happy when I could do that last year I'd love to do it again.
Take care and have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Debby said...

A visual reminder! Great idea!!! And the waterbottle too!! My rule is, I dont go to bed until the 100oz are gone!!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Angela Pea said...

Trail Riding = Fun!! Even on a mule.

Get that dress and hang it by your poster - a visual motivation for sure!

Jo said...

I like your idea of the poster. I have been meaning to do that, and now I will start it. It has been awhile since I have been on a horse, but I do remember the sore thighs. I could use that about now.

Drink your water. Drink your water....

Denise said...

I am looking forward to seeing your poster. Riding a horse will make your sore too. Have a great Thanksgiving.

upinthecosmos said...

It is nice to have that 64 oz bottle to make sure you get all your water in daily..... I love mine:-). I usually do make it through 2 a day & I think it really helps:-)