Friday, October 19, 2007

Get Skinny 4-Stash

I mentioned about a week ago that I was planning on starting this diet healthy balanced weight loss in trade for stash. My goals are simple and easy to follow, but unless you have motivation you'll get side tracked.

On Sunday I weighed myself and I was surprised to discover that I only gained 7 lbs from my last diet low. Yet, my cloths feel so tight and restricting. I then had this light-bulb moment. Exercise. I've been seriously doing less and to be honest..none. This lack of movement has lead to a less firm and tone body.

I really wasn't going to add exercise to the list of guidelines, but I don't think I'll reach my goal quick enough and stay motivated without it.

I did see that some of you out there are interested in joining in, which is AWESOME! I'm totally here to help push, motivate and be your blogging cheerleader! I have a list of guidelines that I'm planning on sticking with, but you can certainly change them to fit your lifestyle or goal.

First off here is the button if you wish to plug it on your blog, go for it. I still don't know if I like the wording...but it's ultimately the idea right?

My Guidelines:

• For every pound lost, I will put one dollar aside in my "stash jar". If I had a digital scale I would probably put the full amount lost..for example if I lost 1.3 pounds, then a $1.30 would be put up in the jar.

• For every exercise minute I complete, I will put in one penny...for example if I work out for 30 minutes, then 30 cents will be tossed into the jar.

• I will drink 6 - 8oz glasses of water a day. Not including diet soda or coffee/tea.

• I will maintain healthy portions. This part gets tricky, but as long as I don't stuff myself, overeat, or go back for seconds, then I'm good. Labels can really open your eyes to portion size.

• Try to stay away from the worst villain of all. SUGAR. I'm not going to say that I wont have a cookie between now and when I reach my goal, I just wont have a whole box of cookies;)

My Goal:

To lose 20 lbs over several of months to buy one skein of Jitterbug sock yarn.

Weight loss is tricky and it doesn't come off fast. If it comes off slowly, then it will more likely stay off longer. I estimate that I'll lose a pound a week. Which can be disappointing when you look at the fact that it might take 5 months to loss this weight. BUT, on the other hand it could happen quicker too. Plus, if you think about March I'll be 20 lbs lighter and have some cash for stash.

If you want to join me in this healthy lifestyle, by all means do. Pick a goal and picking something that is tangible too. I certainly need to loss more then 20 lbs, but it's a number I'm comfortable with. Then set up guidelines to get to your goal. Join Weight Watchers or a GYM. I've been through this game so many times that I know what I need to do in order to loss the weight. It's all a matter of sticking to it and having that motivation there.

I also want to put in a clause here that states that this doesn't mean I will stop buying yarn. I do have plans on buying yarn for projects that are already underway. My want for Jitterbug yarn was had after I had discovered that Knitche in Downers Grove carries it.

So, Who's With Me?

1 comment:

Cetta said...

I'm in! I love the idea - I've been dieting since labor day: 19.8 lost so far, about 40 to go!