Monday, August 1, 2011

Beat the Heat Challenge, Week 5

I know, I know.  The last post regarding the Beat the Heat challenge was for Week 2.  I was in and out of town for work the past couple of weeks, and just didn't get a chance to post.  But, I've been doing well.  Here's the update for Week 5:

Starting Weight:  212.8
Today's Weight:  207.2
Total Lost:  5.6 pounds

My personal goals for the challenge: 
1.  Journal my food everyday
2.  Exercise for at least 5 days a week; minimum of 30 minutes
3.  6 glasses of water a day
4.  Be in ONEderland by the end of the challenge

Not to bad.  In five weeks, I've lost 5.6 pounds.  That's a tad over a pound a week.  I'll take it!  Now, on to the questions for the week:

1.  What have you done this week to work towards your goals?  I joined a gym!!!  A new one in town.  It is one of those open all night gyms, so I have NO EXCUSE not to go!  AND it is only $17.50 a month to join!!  NO CONTRACT!  Going tonight for the first time to learn how to use them machines.   

I've been journaling my food and exercising, but haven't done so hot on the water.  Still working on it, but not up to 6 consistently.  

2.  What have you done to make yourself feel fabulous?  Hmmm...did I mention I joined a gym?!  Ha!  I am so excited about that.  My hopes is that they hire a trainer (they are working on that) and I get to work with them to set up a plan.  

3.  How are you finding the goals with this challenge?  Do you still think you can achieve them?  Yes!  I think I can achieve them!  I'm REALLLLYYYY hoping I make it to ONEderland!  THAT would be AWESOME! 

4.  Freebie!  If you want to change one goal, change it!  Explain your decision either way.  I'm not changing any of them.  I like to have a challenge to work toward.  (I also like the "High" you feel when you accomplish them!)

5.  Fun Question!  If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?  Your funds are unlimited!  Well, I would live in one of two places:  Wilmington, NC or New Orleans, LA.  Heck!  If funds are unlimited, I might just live in both!  Summer in Wilmington and winter in New Orleans!   I love both places.  I've never lived in Wilmington, but we lived about 45 minutes from it. We would go there at least twice a month to go to the beach.   The town is great!  It's not so big, but it's not so small.  They have everything you need!  Mall, GREAT food, and THE BEACH!   For all you older's where Dawson's Creek was filmed.  
Now, New Orleans...Man, I love that town!  My parents have lived there for about 6 years now, so I get to go and visit them.  I love the music, art, people, and FOOD!  The first time I went to visit my parents,  I think I ate my way through the city!  Now, I just get my favorites...crawfish etouffee, broiled oysters, and red beans and rice!  I would love to live near Jackson Square in one of the flats down there.  Anywhere near Cafe Du'Monde and the French Market.  I could just sit and watch people all day.  Listen to the musicians who stop on the sidewalk and just start playing their various instruments.  I LOVE that city!  (Makes my heart excited just to talk about it with you all!)  People think New Orleans is just Bourbon Street, but, gosh...there's SO MUCH more to that city!  However, my positive picture is of me and my Dad at Mardi Gras this year!  

Have a great week, everyone!  Keep to your goals and you can do whatever you dream! 


  1. Congrats on the weight loss and on joining a gym! That's definitely the one monthly expense I refuse to make cuts on - I don't have cable, I'll cancel Netflix. But nothing makes me feel as good as an hour at the gym.

  2. Thanks for commenting on my blog and a big congrats on your weight loss! GREAT JOB!!

    Are you getting the machines down at the gym? I'm in love with the elliptical myself. 6 days a week we get together for a sweat fest hehehe!

    Love you're blog, the bentos are SO Cute!!!