Friday, April 2, 2010

Beach Challenge - I'm IN!

I'm always up for joining a new challenge if I know it is one to which I can commit.  Tammy at From Fat to Fab is hosting a Beach Challenge.  From my knowledge the basic rules are to commit to losing 10 lbs by April 30, in anyway you choose to achieve it.  Now, given my track record of loss, this is a VERY ambitious goal for me!  Maybe not even practical by some people's standards...but I am going to give it everything I have.  I weigh 163 right now, and just the idea that by May I could be 153 seriously encourages me.  My birthday is at the end of May and if I could be in the 140's by then (also my mom, and a couple of aunts and cousins are coming to visit) I would be absolutely ecstatic.  I think it is possible!  I really do, down in my spirit.  I've inspired others to start the Fat Smash diet and in 2 weeks they've lost about 7 lbs.  It doesn't make me upset, it motivates me.  Its nice to know others on the same plan and to know they are having such great success makes be believe it is possible for me to get 10 lbs in 30 days!

My plan of attack - continue to exercise 5 days per week.  3 of those days, do 2 workouts, morning and evening.  I have the time for this (single, no kids - all I have is my books!!!) if I make the time.  I have finally been drinking water consistently - I plan to continue to have at least 32 oz of water per day.  1 bottle per workout is 16 oz...1 with dinner and another throughout the day would give me 48 oz, I should be able to hit that.  And I'm going back to journalling on my food.

I also did Trina's "Cute as a Bunny" challenge for Easter.  I will be posting the results of that on Wednesday (my official weigh in day).

I did Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred this morning...this evening I may do it again or I will hop on my elliptical.  For breakfast I had egg scramble (with low fat cheese) and a half Flat Out Italian bread.  Already had 16 oz of water and dinner is made - veggie stir fry with beef.  :-)


  1. Work It! YOu have your head in the game, good luck!

  2. Hey girl!! So glad you joined my challenge and did a post about it! Yes, you have the rules right. Commit to losing 10 lbs by April 30th and you can get there anyway you choose...whatever peels your banana!! :)

  3. P.S. I'm in for the challenge too!

  4. Ten pounds in a month is going to be a true challenge for me since it seems like it too FOREVER to lose my first ten pounds, but I'm motivated as well. Wow...did I really shiver when I read "Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred?" She's a beast.

  5. Wanted to let you know I posted a badge for our weight loss challenge....feel free to swing back by and copy it over to your blog if you want to! :)