4.07.2011

Weight Loss Challenge: Week 1

Okay, I'm doing it. I'm linking up with one of my fave blog friends, Lindsey and Rachel for their 8 week long weight loss challenge.

I struggled with whether or not to link up because I'm afraid I won't lose any, and I'll disappoint myself and the other girls linking up, but I decided to go ahead and do it.

If I don't lose any, I'll at least be here for support for you guys! :)

So, here goes nothing!

Weight Loss Challenge

Back in high school, I never had to watch my weight. Mainly because I ran cross country, played tennis and was a cheerleader. I didn't even have to watch what I ate. My best friend and I would go to Sonic for cheeseburgers and fries every day after school. Now, I can't even look at a cheeseburger without gaining an ounce.

I know by being more active, it'll definitely help. So, that's my plan!

So, according to the myfitnesspal BMI calculator the healthy weight range for someone my height, 4'11" is between 92 and 124 pounds.

My goal:
Goal weight is 110 pounds.
This week I am currently at 130 pounds. This means I need to lose 20 pounds. I can do this!

My fitness plan:

I will be doing the Couch to 5k program 3 times a week, yoga and pilates at my gym. I do have the Jillian Michaels 30 day shred DVD, but last time I attempted that, I thought I was going to die, and was so sore I couldn't move for days. Any tips anyone?

My eating plan:

I hate diets. I never stick to them, but when I go for groceries, I never buy anything that's terribly UN-healthy either. I already drink water in place of soda, but I do plan to stop eating after 7 or 8 at night. I also plan to incorporate more fruits and veggies into my diet.

I have the myfitnesspal app on my phone, and will hopefully be using that more to count my calories!

I'd love to offer support and motivation for anyone doing the challenge. So let's email or gchat! amber.willmon@gmail.com

:)

25 comments:

moderndaywife said...

Good luck girl, I'm doing the challenge too!!

Ashlee said...

Oh thanks for deciding to link up! This is just the kick I needed to get myself refocused. I'm going to link up!

Laura said...

So you decided to link up after all, well you are in plenty of good company. :) I did the couch to 5K two years ago and really liked it. Good Luck to you.

meghan said...

This is so fun. I want to do it. I'm nervous, though. I'm afraid to post it on my blog too...I don't want to tell my weight...maybe I can just say how much I'm down next week? Good luck! You can do it.

And about the Shred, I just did it. I just dove in and started and didn't think about it. I don't know. I'm on level 2 now and I have to tell you that the first day moving up was death! I thought I was going to start crying. But I have really started feeling a difference...

Nicole said...

haha the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred kills me too!

JessRaquel said...

I use to weight 130 and now Im down to 109, let me tell you.. Treadmill Treadmill Treadmill! I usually go on it for over an hour, running and just climbing on the incline.. I track myself by calorie counter and usually don't stop till I've lost 400 or 500 calories. If I can do it, so can you! Good luck girl!

Meg O. said...

You go girl! I know you can do it!!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Good for you! I just started Weight Watchers two weeks ago today. Like you I NEVER had to watch what I ate in high school, or even most of college. Getting older stinks! :(

Cute blog!

Allyson and Dave said...

I love pilates. I would do it everyday if I could but my gym only has one class a week that works for my schedule. I also love spinning. I go 3 times a week. Just mix it up and you will be successful. You should try P90X. It is an awesome home based workout that has a little bit of everything and gives you awesome results.

You can't trust those BMI calculators. That thing tells me I need to gain 20 lbs to be healthy...that simply cannot be accurate. Or maybe I have hollow bones.

Rachel McPhillips said...

You can do it! I am on myfitnesspal too- rmcphillips The treadmill will be your BFF! :) I am also finding The Shred not as torturous now that my endurance is better from running. Thanks for linking up!

Mr. and Mrs. Smith said...

I'm mlsmith920 on myfitnesspal and I LOVE it! You can do it, girl!! Thanks for doing the challenge!

Meghan said...

Good luck lady! The Shred is definitely tough, but I hope you stick with it! It's a great way to get results (and I love that it's only 20 minutes, ha)! You can do it!

Lola! said...

AMBER!!! I am so excited you decided to link up with this challenge!! I can tell you at 24 and 4'11'' It is insanly hard to keep my weight where it should be as well. its a balancing act. Anyways I am here for any motivation and questions you have! You have my fb and twittter! I am her for you then entire step of the way
The shred is definately hard! PM me on FB!

Neely said...

Tex Mex may not be the best thing haha. But you are SOOOO skinny!

Aubrey S. said...

Good luck, girl. I'm sure you're going to rock it!

Michelle said...

I'm afraid I won't lose either or won't stick to it! I wasn't able to link up yesterday but I think I'm still going to and join next week too. We can motivate each other!!

Michelle said...

I was just about to buy the Jillian Michaels shred and now I am afraid!! I need to join this challenge. I'm scared!

JoJo said...

You are so inspiring! I'm seriously so proud of you and cheering you on! Go Amber go Amber go!!

*Butler, Party of 2* said...

try livestrong.com! you can enter all your daily food & activity in to track your progress, and it will even tell you your daily allowances for your goals. it's my fave weight loss tip! :) good luck!! p.s. 20 lbs is a LOT in 2 weeks, especially since you only weigh 130! i'd shoot for about 10 lbs! (you can totally do it!! go girl!!)

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Megan said...

You definitely CAN do it!! Especially with such great support from blog friends! I hate to diet, too. I am trying to talk myself into just starting to work out...without a change in the way I eat. Maybe that would help me stick to it!

Suze said...

You can do it girl! I found you from the jiggle week 1 link up! I'm hoping to lose 10-15 pounds, it is doable! :) As yours is too! I've been sick all week so me working out was not happening but hope to start strong next week! Hope your having a fabulous day! xx

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Good luck! I'm sure you can do it!

Angel said...

Good luck Amber... I decided to link up as well! I hope you do great!

Emily said...

man I'd LOVE to be 110....that will NEVER happen haha

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