Saturday, October 8, 2011

Week one...

Hi everyone,

After one week on the "Get Off Your Broom" fitness challenge I am down 1.4 pounds to 166.4! Yippee! That makes me very happy. Now to keep it up! So far I have been eating more fruits and vegetables and really watching my processed foods intake. I love the Weight Watchers program because I can have treats, apple cider doughnuts for instance, and still lose weight. My main goal is to be healthy but I feel so much better about myself when I weigh less than I do now.

This week I will be adding formal exercise in the form of Yoga, walking on the treadmill and basic weight training that I will be doing at home using the books "The New Rules of Lifting for Women" by Lou Schuler and Cassandra Forsyth and "Strength Training for Women" by Joan Pagano. Both of these books came highly recommended by other women on the Weight Watchers message boards. I'll let you know what I think in  a couple of weeks.

So a before picture... this is much harder than I thought it would but here it goes anyway...

Here I am at 167.8 Ouch!

I was not brave enough to put on a bathing suit for this but I will be posting a picture of me in a bathing suit sometime in mid-December since my hubby and I are going to the Caribbean the first week of December. Yet one more reason to "Get off my Broom!"

Good luck to all my fellow challenge participants! We CAN do this!


  1. Congrats on shedding the 1.4lbs! And I can't wait to see you sport your bathing suit in December!

    Um, I'm a bit jealous of your pumpkins, just so you know...

  2. Wow! Congrats on the weight loss and I think you look great in the photo.

  3. Congratulations on your weight loss!!! Good luck on your next week!

  4. Magaly - Pumpkins are one of my favorite signs of the season. The ones in the pictures made me very happy LOL

  5. Thanks for your comment and good luck with your challenge!