Shortly after I arrived at Type-A Con this year, I found myself alone in my hotel room trolling Twitter trying to find someone to go to dinner with Wednesday night. Most of my friends were arriving late Wednesday evening and I hate to eat alone so I was looking for company. Soon after sending out my plea @Alfecia-whom I had never spoken to on Twitter before invited me to join the group she was going to dinner with. I gladly accepted and met them in the hotel lobby. By the end of our meal at Vincenzo’s I had made a new friend.
Alicia, who blogs at Confessions of a Snowflake, and I have a lot in common we are both Christian homeschooling moms of musical teenage boys! Anyway, Alicia hosts a weekly #WLWed linky on her blog and I am joining up because I have just re-started my weight loss journey…again.
I’m sorry of you are not interested in this journey but I need accountability and this is one place I can be publicly accountable so please…encourage me along the way.
Why am I trying again?? This time I have a concrete goal and it is a big one lose 30lbs in 88 days! This would just be the first step to me getting healthy since I have a lot more than that to lose but I need to begin somewhere. Just over a week ago my husband informed me that we were going on a cruise to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary! We will be gone October 2-9th! Now this weight loss thing isn’t a vanity thing it is an I want to do this for my husband thing. You see, he really wants to go zip lining and so do I. Depending where we chose to zip line I am currently just at or over the maximum weight limit 🙁 For my own safety I want to be under that limit!
Last week I started eating better and I have even added yogurt to my diet for the first time in my life. I am using the MyFitnessPal app on my phone to track my food intake, my exercise and my water intake. Since this is an ambitious goal for week 1 I have stood on the Scripture Philippians 4:13 (NIV) “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” During week 1 my eating was good and my exercise was lacking so I will focus on that more this week but…I am down 1 pound for week one.
Next week topic is healthy treats…I have plenty to tell you about those and again it leads back to Type-A Con!