30 Day Experiment

Yesterday I stepped onto my bathroom scale for the first time in a long time, and I was SHOCKED to see it stop at 220. That’s right, 220 pounds. 100 kilos. Yikes.

Something has got to change.

I asked for advice from the Twitterverse, and got some good reminders from some good friends: Start walking. Keep walking. Drink lots of water. Eat fruits & veggies.

At this point, weighing over 200 pounds at 5’6″, these tiny changes have the potential to make a HUGE difference. Just how huge? I’ll never know until I track it! So today, 23 March 2010, is day one. Over the next 29 days, I’m committed to drinking lots of water, eating fresh foods and whole grains, cutting out unnecessary fats and refined sugars, and walking for at least 15 minutes per day. I’m giving myself a cheat day each week, just like the Body for Life program, but I know once I get away from the sugars, fast food, and empty carbs, my cravings for those things will diminish. They always do. For these first 30 days, I’m not incorporating any exercise program besides my daily neighborhood walks.

Want to see what changes are possible? I dare you to join me!

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3 Responses to “30 Day Experiment”

  1. 1 rundadrun March 23, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Best of luck on your life changing challenge! You can do this and I look forward to following the progress. If you need any encouragement or help, feel free to drop a note on my blog.
    Happy running(or walking),

  2. 2 SweetWaterPurl March 30, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    it’s not an easy thing to lose weight… I know what it is like I am overweight myself… the 30 day experiment is a Goal that you have fro yourself and well worth the try… I wish you the best of Luck… I know you can do it… put Faith into believing that you will complete your experiment… I have an Idea I don’t know if you have tried it yet… You can Knit while you walk it may help you to get off your mind the amount of time you walk and you would walk more then your expected time…Peace be with you

  1. 1 uberVU - social comments Trackback on March 24, 2010 at 12:18 am

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