Friday, April 8, 2011

Quest for a Better, Healthier Life Facebook page seems to work

Went for a brisk walk yesterday and ate fairly healthy but I really need to kick it up a notch. Having admitted a need to try harder, I have done alright. Some friends and I recently ended a weight loss contest where all of us seemed more content to lose a few pounds per week and not starve and sweat for those sensational Biggest Loser-type losses. In the end, I won two of the 6 weeks for having lost the most weight, and I won the overall prize for total weight lost. I ended up losing about 14 pounds over 6 weeks. Like I said, not impressive enough for television, but 14 lbs is 14 lbs! I wish I’d lost a few pounds per week for the last 52 weeks and I’d be happy as a clam right now.
Woke up to snow this morning and I can already guess that it’s put a literal damper on my outdoor exercise today. I’ll have to hit the Cardio Glide instead.
For some reason, my blog is not letting me make posts. Not sure why, but for now, The Quest for a Better, Healthier Life Facebook page seems to work very well. Hope to read comments from some of you soon, assuming there are some of you still following. Are you still in the fight? Are you doing well? Let us all know!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on the 14 pounds! When I lost my first 14 pounds on my most recent quest for a better, healthier life, I felt it! Fourteen pounds is significant! Way to go!

    I love losing weight fast, but I did 47 pounds over six months, and when I slacked off, I started going back up. Put on 22 pounds before I leveled off. Now I'm trying to go back down, but slower. I have heard that if you take it off more than a pound a week, you can count on gaining it back. But I have also found that the more I have to lose, the quicker it comes off at first, and then it slows. I have set some goals that amount to about 1.5 pounds a week. I can't do that in a healthy way without exercising, though. So I'm glad the weather is "scheduled" to get warm soon (no guarantees, I guess).