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Self.com Challenge Weekly Weigh-in VLOG

If you missed how I did the first two weeks you might want to check them out. If you are receiving this as an email, be sure to click through as there is video.
Week 3

Wellllll….So, as you saw I didn’t so great this week.  We didn’t get home until after 8 every night this week and by the time the kids were bathed, fed, and in bed I was exhausted.

Eating Habits

I also ate waaaay too much chocolate cake this week.  You see, we donated $45 to some church friends of ours Haiti fund.  In return we were given a delicious chocolate cake with chocolate fudge between the layers and chocolate icing.  I know.  I ate most of it.  We also had a bag of chips left over from the weekend…well, let’s just say I enjoy salty and chocolatey decisively too much.

Today I started my 30 Day EA Sports Active Challenge, and well, as I said: It pretty much kicked my butt.  It’s so much fun and I love that there is a real person training you…not a computer generated trainer.  It’s great!  The workout was really challenging and I felt every muscle in my body protesting by the time it was over.  Definitely the best workout I have had on the Wii yet.

The Plan for the Week Ahead

I’m planing to log all of my food at Self.com for 6 days this week.  I will allow myself one day to not worry about all of that.  I am going to continue following and participating in the EA Sports Active 30 Day Challenge.  I am also making a concerted effort to make time in life for meditation and more time with God. Alone.  So look for me to start putting all of these plans into motion this week.

Weigh In Totals:


Starting Weight: 164

Current Weight: 161

Total Weight Lost: 3 Lbs.

I hope you’ll come back next week to see how I did!


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Self.com Challenge Weigh In Week 2

This week was especially tough and it has been hard not to give into the temptation of late night cravings. I have lost a total of 7 pounds now and am down to 158lbs which for me slf_rr_300x75_challenge1isn’t too bad. I’m pretty proud of myself.  I’m feeling much better today, so I’ll be jumping back on the exercise/strength training bandwagon today.

Self.com‘s diary has been great for keeping me on track with my eating and encouraging me with the weightloss tracker.

My dress is kind of sleeveless (oh, and it was not designed for BlogHer, I just meant I was wearing TO BlogHer) and I need my arms to look great. Any suggestions on exercises to work my arms?

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Self Challenge Week 1-Video

slf_rr_300x75_challenge1Wow.  This week was crazy.  I’m amazed by how fast it flew by and daunted by the thought that next week will be worse.  I have been trying to work out every day, but I’ll be honest I think I skipped Wednesday.  I even jogged most of the time I spent on Twitter last night at the #MNO-09 party. (Which was an absolute ball!!)

I have really enjoyed using the Self Challenge Homepage this week! It’s been so simple to input my food and exercises quickly.  I have learned that I do not consume enough calories in the day to keep my metabolism running in tip-top shape, but that the calories I do consume are often empty and/or sugar laden.  My goal for the upcoming week is to incorporate more protein and fiber into my diet while avoiding those late night pantry runs.

So, as promised, here is my video weigh-in for week 1.  Hope you enjoy, but don’t laugh too hard:)

So, any advice on how to manage the late night munchies? I often find myself snacking while I wait for hubby to get home. I’ve beeen trying to workout, jog or strength training, instead…but I am still starving during this time of night (9-11pm).

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