Friday, July 24, 2009

Well, the Sisterhood challenge is over and TEAM LIME came in 4th overall and a few of us got Honorable Mention!! Congrats to the team for a job well done....YEA! There is going to be another challenge and I will definitely be on that one as well so I can reach my goal by Jan. 29th.

I think now that I have decided to make it a 'lifestyle change' rather than 'be on a diet' it is getting easier. I find that I just automatically make better choices at restaurants and if I do order something 'not so healthy for me' then I eat a salad for dinner. Its all in the balance. Plus, I finally made it to the treadmill!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

The news from Shrinking Jeans this week was not good for the Lime Team. We were in third place and now we are in fifth. I guess that means that we have to get serious and get some weight off because this is the last week. I hope they have another challenge because being on a team helps me stay accountable. So, come on Lime Team...we can do this!!!

Kristen (WTG Girl) was the only one losing this week and the rest of us need to step up!! One week to go and we need to finish big!! I know that we can do it.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Okay, here is the new name: Margie's Fitness Quest. Its the only thing I can come up with right now and it looks good so there it is. I may think of something else on down the road, but for now I like it. The Lime Team didn't do too well this week except for Kristen....Way TO Go Girl....she is just melting away!! I don't know where that leaves us on the leader board for this week. We will find out tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I am wanting to change the name of this blog to something that doesn't have the word 'diet' in it. "Margie's Diet Dialogue" is cute, but its got the "d" word in it so I am looking for something else. This is no longer a "diet" as Thea from Shrinking Jeans so eloquently put it. This is a quest to get healthy. I haven't come up with a new name yet, but it will be changed.

My weight, however, didn't change. I guess that is a good thing since it didn't go up, but I would prefer a loss. I know the reason - no exercise. For whatever reason, my butt didn't make it to the gym or even off the couch for that matter, except to go to work and other necessities. So, now I have to make exercise a necessity.

This is where priorities come in and we have to make them into habits. I would never think of leaving the house without brushing my teeth, so why do I think that "not" exercising is okay? Its not okay and I have to make it part of my daily routine. I know - that's easier said than done, but it is what it is. I have to make it not be a chore. Chores are things that we have to do but may not like and I don't want to look at it as a chore. Exercise should be something I do for my heart just like brushing is something I do for my teeth. Keep them healthy or lose them. Hey, now that may be the way to look at it. Its cool how just sitting here typing my thoughts makes me come up with the right frame of mind. So now I have a new motto - "Keep it Healthy". Maybe that should be the new name for my blog!!

Hope all the Losers at Shrinking Jeans do well this week. Come On Gang - Lets Keep It Healthy.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Well, I am learning how to customize my blog so I have added a few links. I will be a pro at this before you know it.

For the last weigh-in at the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans, I was down three pounds and felt really good, Let's hope I can keep the downward swing going for the weeks to come.

There was a post on Shrinking Jeans about doing this as a "way of life" instead of a "diet" and that really struck a chord with me so I am not using the "D" word anymore. I am committed to just eating healthier for the rest of my life.

Now I am going to put a link to this blog on Shrinking Jeans so I can stay committed and motivated.


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Okay, here I go with my first Diet Blog. Maybe I should say New Lifestyle Blog. Here I will post my efforts to get this weight off once and for all and share it with all of you who are on this same journey. We can do this and we all know how - its just the "geturdone" part that is hard. But with a renewed outlook and some help from my friends who are on this same road I will succeed.
When I joined a challenge at I was at 173 lbs and that is not good for my heart...and I love my heart so you would think that I would treat it better. After all, it is what will keep me alove for a very long time. I am now at 162 and I am pumped!! I hope that this challenge will continue for a while.
I am with the Lime Team and when we first started we were at the top of the leaderboard but have since been bumped off - hopefully we will get back up there for the finale.