Monday, September 21, 2009

I have taken over Diet Challenge 2009 and will be the host until the end of the year and maybe start a new challenge in 2010!

How is everyone doing? Are you still in it for the long haul? Are you meeting your goals?

I have a spread sheet with charts and stuff to let me know how I am doing. I did a sheet makeover today and really looked at my numbers.

In 2008, I tracked for 41 weeks and I lost 39 % of the weeks and gained 58% of the weeks. There was one week with no change in weight. I lost a total of 22.8 pounds, an average of .57 pounds per week.

In 2009, I have tracked 38 weeks and I lost 59 % of the weeks, and gained 23% of the weeks. There were six weeks with no change in weight (no weigh in due to vacation and such). I have lost a total of 15.6 pounds, an average of .4 pounds per week. I have 14 weeks left in this year!

I have been feeling very discouraged and unmotivated (although that has not changed my actions!) and looking for something to get me going again mentally. I think this has done it. I am doing a great job! It doesn't get much better than losing 59% of the time!

So, if you are feeling discouraged, look back at your progress and celebrate your victories!

I would like to share two websites with you that have helped me. Check these sites out and let me know if they have motivated you too. PeerTrainer and Flylady.
Autumn is definitely here and not only that, almost over! Many of the trees are already bare and leafless. Yesterday morning when I went out to walk the doggie early in the morning it was 32.7 degrees! There was frost on the grass and on the car windshield. It should snow in about a month I guess. Brrr!

My kids and I got to go on the Alaska Railroad to Denali Park last weekend and this is the best picture! Doesn't my dd look happy?!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Here is a picture of me from July.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

These are the beautiful yellow leaves on my red porch. They are falling more each day.

Marilyn quilted these quilts for me to give away. Thank you so much! I have finished the binding and washed three of the four she did for me.