I set out to lose 10-15 pounds and I did lose 11. But then I gained some of it back. I'm inclined to say of course I did because that's exactly the sort of thing I would do, but... I don't know. I guess I shouldn't say it. So I'm not going to.
I fell off my eating good wagon and now I've gained back a little of what I lost. All in all I'm down 8 pounds. That's good for 8 weeks. I wish it was more, especially since I need it to be more. I'll get there, eventually. It's not going to be easy, but then again few things worth having are all that easy.
I set out to not drink during the week. I actually haven't had a drink since September 4. I've had less heartburn, less headaches and I've been less tired. Go figure.
Of course, I still have heartburn, headaches and I'm still always tired, so it's just more proof that I have a lot of work to do to get my health on track.
I was going to exercise 20 minutes a day, 5-6 days per week. I did that for 6 weeks. And then I just stopped. I don't really have a good reason. Life got in the way. I'll get back to it. I say that a lot, don't I?
I was going to not eat out for breakfast or lunch during the week. The only day I didn't stick to this was the day Friday I spent with my husband as part of our anniversary weekend. I feel like that's an OK reason to cheat. If cheating is ever OK that is.
I do feel like I changed my life. I know that sounds crazy, especially since I didn't really meet my overall goals. But I did. I think differently. I don't feel like beating myself up, I feel like getting back on track. I don't feel like getting Chipotle for lunch every single day. OK, I kind of do, but I won't. I felt better when I was exercising and I'm looking forward to doing better at it.
I'll be honest, it's really hard to fit in exercise. I want to exercise, but I also want clean clothes, a clean and fed child, my paycheck, etc. So by the time I get around to exercising, I'm too tired to do it. It'll get easier to fit it in, to make a it a priority. Right? Won't it?
Oh, the vegan day. That didn't happen. Sorry. The whole hurricane thing really threw me. I'll do it though and post about it. Promise. I have a plan. It's a thin one right now, but I have one.
In any event, the Challenge is over. I have met some great bloggers that I look forward to continuing to read. I have enjoyed this little bit of community and I'm thankful for the opportunity to participate. Pish Posh is an awesome person and I'm so glad I've been able to connect with her. She is such a kind, generous and caring person and she orchestrated this whole thing. And she's funny as hell. If you have been following along on this challenge but haven't been reading her posts, you are missing out. It's that simple.
That's it folks. Thanks for reading about this adventure!