2.19.2008

Game On

I was talking to my sister, who lives in Oregon, on Sunday when she challenged both of us to lose 3 pounds by March 12th when she and her family will be visiting us for a few days. So it is now game on and I am in full diet (and maybe exercise mode). This is a great time for her to be making this challenge because, honestly, I need a bit of help in the get off my rear end. Plus having a few mini-goals to help me accomplish my resolution of losing 10 pounds can only be good and helpful. And best of all, I have someone else relying on me (of sorts) to hold up my end of the bargain--a bit a peer pressure if you will. So yesterday started off with a couple of pancakes (I love pancakes; I could live off of pancakes) so not the best of starts (they were a bit larger than they needed to be) but then I got right back on track and had fruit and vegetables and others foods within proper portion control. How long will this last? Well, I've made it through breakfast on Tuesday and have high hopes for the rest of the day!

7 comments:

Science Teacher Mommy said...

If you are going to splurge, breakfast is the time to do it. My kids LOVE breakfast food. I say pancakes and they act like its Christmas. If my three year old catches a whiff of bacon he wanders into the kitchen to see what I'm up to.

Janel said...

Good luck with your diet.

cranat said...

Good luck on your diet! You can do it!! Mine isn't going well, so can I join you in your goal of 3 lbs by march 12?

Yankee Girl said...

STM--Breakfasts are the best time to splurge cause then you have the rest of the day to make it up. I'm feeling a pancake connection to your kids--it is like Christmas.

Cranat--You are in! And if we are good and do it we can celebrate with a trip to Steve & Berry's for a little Sarah Jessica Parker shopping. You have to report in to us though ;)

Denise Hollinger said...

Game on!!! I ran yesterday and am about to go again today! I am not so good at eating healthy but I love to exercise. You and Cranat can not tag team to cheat :) I think we can and will do it and definitely deserve some new clothes for doing so. I have 15 pounds still to lose and kinda want you to lose your weight a little slower so we can support each other being grumpy from dieting!! I guess I am saying your going down cause I need to lose the weight faster than you :p

Love ya!

Science Teacher Mommy said...

BTW: The Irishman's last name is Ditty. I'm assuming his siblings stayed in Ireland.

Yankee Girl said...

Denise--it is so on. I went to the gym last night and ate really great all day!

STM--I don't recognize that name at all, but I'm going to ask some of my friends back in Belfast. The world is so small!