Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sugar Fast: Day 1

Ugh. I have such an addiction to sugar. It is really hard to go without snacking on sweets. The afternoon is my toughest time. However, I'm sticking to it! I haven't had any sweets today even though I'm having a rough day because the kids are arguing a lot. Chocolate makes it all better....but I'm trying to come up with another way to deal with it all!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The challenge begins.

Three years ago after the birth of my 3rd child, my husband and I made an agreement. Since we were done having kids, we agreed that once I reached my goal weight then I could buy a new wardrobe and we agreed on a dollar amount. Well, I've lost and gained during the last 3 years but never reached my goal weight. My husband and I were talking about all this last night. We decided to set an expiration date on the deal. My 40th birthday is coming up in 7 months so I picked that as the date. I'd like to lose 45 lbs by January. Every 6 weeks, I have to lose 9 lbs and if I do, then I get a reward...if I don't lose it, then I lose that reward.

Yesterday I ran 26 minutes without stopping! Woot! I run very slowly but I'm okay that. I did 2.20 miles in 26 min. According to my Couch to 5K plan, I have another 25 min. run tomorrow. I downloaded an interval app last night for my iTouch. When I was a Target today, I bought a jump rope so I'm planning to do some interval training!