Saturday, January 23, 2010

Hey! I've Lost 10 Pounds!

What an awesome feeling!  I've lost 10 pounds since I started this journey back on January 3rd!  I hope you're feeling successful in your weight loss journey as well!  Need some encouragement?  Leave me a comment and let's do this together!

Friday, January 22, 2010

If You Fail to Plan, You Have Just Planned to Fail!

I know, a cliche we've all heard some rendition of before, but with weight loss it's an all out fact -- you have to have a plan or you will not succeed!  At this point in my life I've come to realize, for myself at least, that I don't have to have just one weight loss plan to get the job done.  As a  matter of fact, I think I need lots of options so when I get bored or irritated with one "plan" I can try another and not fall off that weight loss band wagon.  I've tried lots of plans and I think all have good points and, depending on the day and my mood, I think all have their bad points as well.  Right now I'm doing the counting calories plan because that's what is easiest for me.  Working full time, being a mom to one incredibly energetic 2 year old, and wife to a wonderful husband, needless to say life gets hectic - and if I have to think too much about my "plan" I'm going to get frustrated and quit. 

That doesn't mean YOU have to follow the same plan I am, but you DO have to follow a plan if you want to succeed!  I encourage you to find a plan (or two or three...) that you like and are comfortable with and just jump right in with both feet.  I'll post lots of information on this blog to help you find the right plan or plans for you as well as support mechanisms for those plans -- you can mix and match as  you see fit, just be creative! 

We're in this together, and, as I promised, I want to help you save money, too!  Here's an awesome deal from Walgreen's -- they're offering a free desk calendar from their photo store (online) through tomorrow (January 24th) using the code FREE4U at checkout.  Go here and set up an account if you don't already have one for the photo store - it's FREE!  Enjoy!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Let's Do This!

I've decided that THIS is the year that I'm going to lose my excess weight and KEEP IT OFF!  Join me in the journey to better health!  Losing weight doesn't have to break the bank by purchasing weight loss "club" memberships, gym memberships, buying special foods, and the like -- I'd like to help you become a healthier YOU and maybe even learn to save money while you're at it!  Who's with me?