I’m doing it. Today is day one. The scale was back down today to 262. SO close to being out of the 260’s…something I’ve been trying for for so long. I have been struggling with the same stinkin’ 5 lbs. for who knows how long. I lose 5-6 lbs. then out of nowhere and for no good reason it’s back. I know it’s not just a plateau, because I shouldn’t be gaining…a plateau is just where you can’t lose and break through that stall, right? I want it so badly. I want to see 250. That’s goal #1. Small, but VERY attainable goal.

So, I have the motivation of a low number on the scale, therefore I’m challenging myself. One week. Nothing too long or overwhelming. One Week. I am to follow my points, drink nothing but water (which I normally do anyways) and my favorite, Raspberry Tea Crystal Lite. That stuff is awsome…and lastly, at LEAST 30 minutes per day of intentional exercise. I think I’m going to perk things up a bit and instead of relying on Lippy alone, I’m going to get up 15-30 minutes earlier each morning and do my WATP DVD’s, then Lippy in the evening. So twice per day will give me at LEAST 30 minutes per day, depending on whether I get in a 1 or 2 mile WATP in the morning will determine whether I do 30 or 45 minutes per day exercise. Not to mention if I get a one mile walk in at work, which is easy to do, could be even more on some days.

Simple challenge. One week isn’t bad. It’s always the first and second days of making myself stick to it all that is the toughest…after that it’s pretty much habit. And I know I saw awesome results in inches when doing WATP, so that combined with the high-calorie burns from Lippy, I will be in good shape…literally.

I want this more than I can even put into words. It seems to be at the point where it’s consuming me again. Not in a bad way, I’m not down on myself about it, but I just seem to be very focused on it all, and giving myself more time to be here on the computer seems to be helping. I have said it here before, that what helps to keep me motivated is to keep myself surrounded in ideas and tips and photos and information all about losing weight. From here on the computer to magazines to TV. If I keep myself informed and involved with it from every aspect I focus more on it all.

Before I forget, thanks to Elizabeth who had just started visiting, I went to the Weight Watchers site and checked out the WW from home link, and I ordered myself a new Home Kit. It’s not the Deluxe, just the basic newest Home Kit. And at the suggestion of ‘DS’ I am going to give the Core plan a look when I receive the Kit. I have read some of what it’s about when it first came out, but seemed a bit restrictive and confusing, but it does cut out refined foods, which I’m already trying to tackle on my own, so I will check that out. The Home kit includes the information about the Turn Around plan (Flex and Core), The New Complete Food & Dining Companion books (which mine are about 5 years old…needed an update ), a new Nylon Organizer, Personal Phone Help, Let’s Walk Pedometer and Walking Guide, TurnAround Program Cookbook, POINTSbooster, A 1 Year Subscription to Weight Watchers Magazine, Day Trakker, and My QuikTrak Diary. Something shiny and new to keep me motivated.

You would think journaling would come naturally to me. I’m a ‘list’ kinda girl. I love LISTS. When I have something that I need to be ready for, I love making a list of what needs done. I love the organized feeling of having it all written down and there for me to see what’s been accomplished and what needs to be done yet. I need to look at journaling in the same way I think. Not as a chore but as something that can show me what I have accomplished and what to look forward to. So the new journals will be nice also

So, my simple challenge. I will update here each night as to how I did and what my totals were for the day (Points used, water drank, and total exercise. Anyone else up for the challenge????