Thursday, July 24, 2008

A new challenge

It has been just about a month since the last day of school. Since that time, I've lost 19 pounds (6 since our last official weigh-in).

While I know I can lose the weight, I feel kind of alone. I need the pressure of a weigh-in. It must be the stress-freak in me.

So, I would like to issue a "challenge" to whomever would like to join. I don't know that we need to have a prize at the end, because our improved health and appearance are reward enough in my book.

So, what do you all think? I can keep myself somewhat motivated over the next month, but going back into the stress of the school year scares me. It will be all too easy to stop for a hoagie on the way home from work than to suck it up and have some steamed fish and veggies.

I propose a September through June period of time and either weekly or every-other-week postings of our progress for accountability. (I prefer a Saturday weigh-in.)

What do you all think?

I'm trying to hit my goal weight by June or July. Some of you will just be trying to maintain your goal weights as I'm sure you will have hit them by then.

This is about leaning on each other a bit to keep the weight off and to be healthier people. I want us all to be around a good long time. :)

8 comments:

Joe Cool said...

Count me in. The timing will work for me.

RT said...

YAY! :)

We'll hit the holidays, too, which might help us keep our wits about us.

Big Bad Wolf said...

Well, to tell ya the truth...since I've been here in Washington State, I've noticed the pounds a comin' back and bringing some friends with them. Must be all the extra oxygen, it's feeding the fat cells.

Count me in. Just give me a for sure start date so I can start to psych myself up for it mentally. That and I can sneak in a few extra treats before we get rollin'.

RT said...

How about the day after Labor Day? That would be the first week of September.

I was really afraid that when I came here I'd gain weight. There is fast food everywhere down here. I've only had a little and I've managed to cook for myself, and keep myself to that. I haven't been as good about exercising, though. I'll see what I can get done in that department before I go back to begin school. (I don't wanna gooooooooo! I wanna stay!!!!)

momster said...

I'm in. I just need to get a new scale before we start.

RT said...

We start the day after Labor Day. :)

Ssssteve said...

I'm in too. I will try harder this time for sure.

JC, he sucks! HA HA HA

RT said...

Just want you to be healthy and around for your family for a very long time. :)