I have joined up with some other ladies at The Homeschool Lounge in this Summer weight-loss challenge. I have found that when I have a specific challenge or a real goal and someone to be accountable to, I can do much better! My goal is to lose around 25 pounds. The challenge lasts 12 weeks, ending on October 7th.
Week one is over and I apparently lost a pound. That's awesome! I have no idea how, because I didn't do anything that would have helped me lose weight this week. In fact, to be completely honest, I forgot I was even doing this challenge most of the time. My bad! I simply continued to eat whatever I wanted, snack wayyyy too much as usual, etc. So, it was nice to step on the scale yesterday and see that it was one number less than it was last week. I'll take it! I don't, however, expect that to happen again. I'm not that lucky. I have to gain control over my snacking. The boys are constantly hungry, constantly clawing at the pantry door... but I need to learn that just because they are having a snack, it doesn't mean I have to have one. Especially if I'm not hungry! C'mon, Jade, duhhhhh!
My goal this week is to 1) remember that I'm trying to lose weight and 2) act like it! But seriously, I think I'll put a note on the pantry door or the Summer Shedding Challenge Icon at least to remind me that I am on a mission! I need to do some grocery shopping, so hopefully I can keep myself from buying anything that would be too tempting. And more fruits and veggies! I know I can do this if I really put my heart into it!
7/15 - 24 pounds to go
7/22 - 23 pounds to go
Initially, I was only going to blog an update once a month, but I think if I commit to blogging it once a week, I'll be more likely to stay on track or at least be more accountable. Sorry, this series has gone from 4 posts to 12! Previous Summer Weight Shedding Challenge post can be found here.