Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Good Morning!
It's going to be another blazing one today - my least favorite weather,  HHH - Hazy, Hot & Humid. Blech. Give me 70 derees and sunny with a breeze and I am good to go but this kind of weather so early in the season makes me wanna submerge myself in a pool and not come out until September.
I'd probably lose a lot of weight that way, so maybe it's not such a bad idea. Hmmm....Note to self: Will have to look into when the pool opens in town....

Anyhoo - yesterday I posted some of the details about the Summer Sizzle Slim Down Challenge. I apologize for the looooooooong post.You have until June 3 to read it all so no worries, take your time. Print it out if you need some good bathroom reading material...whatever it takes.

I'm actually pretty jazzed about the challenge because this is really the first summer I have been able to dedicate to ME in 3 years. We're talking full on jazz hands, in effect, y'all! No school to worry about - just time to focus on getting myself in shape (other than ROUND) and living a healthier life style. I'm already doing the gym thing which will be a huge help, provided my knee cooperates. As I type this, I am sitting with an ice pack on it because it is not a happy joint at the moment. Last night towards the end of my elliptical workout (30 mins, 361 cals burned - WOOT), I got a panging pain. I finished the last of the workout because I only had about 2 1/2 mins to go, but it's been a nagging bitch since then. My knees suck to begin with, ever since I danced at my wedding like a freak. I swear, it's sad, but I was never the same after that night. I've been diagnosed with the onset of arthritis in my knee (an MRI has confirmed this), but not sure if there's something else going on there or what. I should probably visit a doctor, huh?

And, as if I need further incentive to lose weight, I have recently been watching my TiVo'd episodes of the Weight of the Nation that aired on HBO last week. It's very eye opening - but it truly makes me embarrassed knowing I am lumped in the group of morbidly obese people. I am a statistic of sorts, and I hate it. At 5' 0" and 232 (I lost 2 lbs, probably in pee alone, since yesterday), I know I have some very serious health concerns that I could face (and probably am facing but don't know it) if I don't take action now.  So, now it is. I am on it!

Part of my training that I signed up for includes nutrition counseling so I am curious to see what type of "diet" they will prescribe. I already have their list of foods, and it is a small one. I have to track what I eat as part of the plan, so week one of the Summer Sizzle Slim Down Challenge is an absolute MUST for me anyway. This is the most invested I have ever been in my weight loss (and a bonus is that my husband is on board and looking to lose weight too, so he is OK with the big eating changes that are about to take place) - so I am really excited to experience a transformation this summer!

By this time next year, you'll be looking at a new woman!


  1. Whoo hoo! I hear the excitement in your words :) I also finally watched the weight of a nation yesterday (well I skipped #3). It truely was a kick in the gut. I hope your challenge goes well!! I failed miserably on the celebrate summer challenge, so I'm going to hold off on the challenges... But girl, you got this! Stay focused!!

    And that's hilarious that you've never been the same since shakin' it at your wedding...ha!

  2. I think it's great that your husband is on board. It makes a huge difference when you've got people around you supporting your efforts. Thanks for hosting a challenge. Having the support of the blogging community helps too!