Saturday, April 18, 2009

Anyone up for a walking challenge?

I feel so bad that I haven't been blogging lately. I've had so much I want to blog about but no time to blog it. Ugh!

Okay, so first I'll start off with my weigh in today.

I lost 1.4 pounds!!!

Woo hoo!!!

I'm now down to 168 pounds (again—I first hit 168 last November).

I'm now 4/10ths of a pound from the lowest weight I've ever been (which I achieved last December 13th) and I'm 8/10ths of a pound away from getting another paper clip and I'm 2.8 pounds away from my ominous 100 pound goal!

Oh, wait, do you know what I mean by paper clip? Some of you who are new might not know what I'm talking about. Here's a link to a blog post of mine that talks about it and shows a picture of my paper clip chain. Sad to say, that post was from Dec 13th, the last time I actually GOT a paper clip.


So I didn't do any exercise this past week except for that mondo bike ride I had on Sunday. But I did stay on points. Yea!

Something cool happened this morning. At WW, our leader asked me and David to be co-captains of our class's WW walking team. What it is, is WW is starting a new walking challenge called The Momentum Walk-It Challenge and what they're doing is encouraging members to participate in a 5K event between Apr 12 and Jun 6. And they're giving away a bunch of helpful stuff to participate. But besides all that free stuff, the exciting part is that we're going to be team leaders!

I'm so psyched!

We passed around a sign up sheet and I got everybody's names and email addresses so we can rally our team together to do a 5K event together.

And our leader has already found a great one for us to do. It's on the 4th of July, which is a Saturday, which would normally be when our meeting is going on anyway, so it's absolutely perfect!

I can't wait to get started. We've been talking and I think what we're going to do is create a blog for all of the participants to come to and check in to find out what's going on and who's doing what and when and where and all that. Because we're going to have to have "training" sessions between now and the 4th of July to get ready for the big event. So we'll plan when and where to meet and go walking to get ready.

Sounds like so much fun, doesn't it?

Now we have to come up with a team name. Got any suggestions? Our leaders name is Ned and we meet on Saturday mornings and we're in Lake Mary. Anything???

Okay, I'll leave you with one last thought. I heard this on a TV show last week and it really struck me as profound.

Time is priceless,

Yet it costs us nothing.

You can do anything you want with it,

But you can't own it.

You can spend it,

But you can't keep it.

And once you've lost it,

There's no getting it back.

It's just gone.

So let's not waste another minute. Who's with me?

P.S. Herbalife Las Vegas, I made the background of my blog myself. I created it in Photoshop using many, many different graphical elements and using filters and color modes, etc. Thank you for the compliment! And Jinxxxygirl, yea, I haven't mentioned the knee injury much. I was hoping it would go away. It only bothers me when I run, so. I do need better shoes, I know, but can't afford it. So I'll just exercise other ways until I can.



Lauri said...

Congratulations on the loss! And how exciting about you two being team captains! Sounds like it will be a lot of fun. Is it just for your WW class or can someone from another WW class participate? (I'm thinking of Mom.)

autumnbell said...

congrats and good luck to you all

spunkysuzi said...

Oh if only i lived closer you know i'd jump at the chance to walk with you :)