Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Holding steady

Well, I'm a little disappointed that the second half of the month didn't yield better results, but I ended out the four-week challenge at the same 9 pounds down. Still, losing 9 pounds in December is a lot better than I have been doing. On to January!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

9 pounds

9 pounds. In December. I'm only halfway done with this month. Wow.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Usually I gain weight during the holidays. Not this time. Playing this Game On! diet has been just the thing I've needed to get my mindset right and get my behaviors back in line and where they need to be. I've lost 6 pounds so far in December and plan to lose at least 10 by the month's end. I'm feeling so great.

The basics of this game are to eat 5 meals no closer than 2 and no further than 4 hours apart. They have to be of approved foods and consist of a healthy carb the size of your fist, a healthy protein the size of your palm and a healthy fat the size of your thumb. You also get 100 free calories a day, one meal off per week and one completely free day. I think that is helping me keep my sanity and have a little indulgence without completely feeling like I've blown it.

There are also points for changing a bad habit and developing a good one, drinking enough water, exercising, getting enough sleep and communicating with your teammates and opposing team members.

Something about the set up of this competition is really effective and it seems like nearly everyone is having success.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A good week

I'm hopeful. I had a really good week. I started this Game On! challenge with some family members, mostly step family members. I've been able to follow the rules really well. I weigh in tomorrow to see how I've done for the first week weight loss total, but I think I'll have a good weight loss. I'm feeling stronger and more in control.