Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Skinny diva; week number one

Hey there!! I want to welcome you to my new Weight Loss/Healthy Living link up. It's going to be once a week, and its primary purpose is to be there for whoever links up in doing what they need to do to achieve their goals. Check out that mission statement! Anyways...

No matter, who you are... YOU COULD BE HEALTHIER. I don't care if you work out 8 hours a day, 7 days a week, there something you could do to be healthier (relaxing, maybe?). In my case, I need to exercise more, lose my belly fat, cut my sugar intake (primarily soda), and focus on eating smaller portions.

Each week, I'll have a little tip for you,similar to the one I posted yesterday on my Tip Tuesdays. I'll also put a motivational quote up to encourage you to keep going! This is my contribution just for you! I also may put any good recipes up that I may find, or something interesting like that. I'll also feature someone each week, as well. What I want us to do as a group is:
  • Share our beginning weight, current weight, percent weight loss, or overall... just some sort of quantified measure of how you're doing. This doesn't mean that you have to put your weight up. One example maybe "2% weight loss from last week; a total of 6% weight loss overall". Or if you're focusing more on bulking up to be a body builder, you might want to put your percentage of body fat or your measurements. So, this can be as open or discrete as you would like!
  • We're all obviously doing this to reach one larger goal. However, setting smaller short-term goals is important to reaching that goal. So, what are your goals for just this week? What did you accomplish last week? Its also easier if you quantify these as well. This means, "I want to exercise" is much different than "I want to exercise 4 days this week, for at least 30 minutes". If you do this, you'll also feel much more responsible for this goal. So while you don't have to quantify your goals, it might make things easier!
  • And introduce yourself to fellow group mates. Let them know that you are there for them. 
p.s. Once you join, there shouldn't be a need for you to come back and link up every week. I'm just going to keep this as an ongoing link list and repost the same list every week. If this doesn't work out for some reason, I'll make sure to let you know!

Now that we have our introduction taken care of...

My current weight is: 155
My shorter goal weight is: 145 by 01/01/2010
My overall goal weight is: 115

Eat your calories, don't drink them. Smoothies are good for on the go, but whenever possible, drink water with your meals. This way, you can eat more, and make it less likely you'll go over your caloric goal for the day. Many smoothies are packed full of calories, and could easily more than replace a meal. If you do choose to drink smoothies or juices, make them yourself, that way you can manage what exactly is going into them and keep out all that sugar and high fructose corn syrup. 

I made a mental goal for myself last week. I mentioned up above that soda was my weakness, my a goal I set for myself was to not drink any soda at all. There is no nutritional benefit to drinking it! How'd I do?  The last time I drank soda was one week ago, on Tuesday. I had a Sierra Mist (my biggest weakness!) at Olive Garden. This means, I really need to focus on alternative beverages while at restaurants because I'm really not a water drinker. However, drinking water while eating out will save me money... Hmm....

This week's goals: 
  1. Continue to not drink any soda.
  2. Exercise with the Wii Fit at least 3 days, for at least 45 minutes.
  3. Run/Walk on the treadmill at least 3 days, for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Continue to record my daily caloric intake; keep daily intake under 1,200 calories.
It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up. -Vince Lombardi


      1. Hi! New follower! You can visit me at


      2. Hi Anestasia - I'm interested in keeping in contact. I will be doing a review of the Walking of the Weight DVD's in January and will be starting around the 1st. I've done my introductory post and will post your linky on the post. Maybe we'll get some more people to join us.

        Would you like to join me? I thought I would see if several people will join in and we can all support each other and maybe being accountable will help too.

        Let me know what you think.

        Tina "The Book Lady"



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