Monday, June 11, 2007

SOS Challenge

Monday night. Today is the start of eDiet's Summer of Success (SOS) Challenge and I have just joined. Basically, you have to eat according to whatever plan you're using, exercise a certain amount of days and time according to your fitness level, drink at least 64 ounces of water, check in with your teammates, and perform weekly challenges that are designed to address current bad habits and/or build healthy new ones. Back in 2000, I lost 100 pounds with eDiets by participating in their various challenges and I was really happy with the methodology, so why not give it a new shot?

I've printed my weekly menu and shopping list, so I'm basically ready to go. Why do I feel this sort of "scared" feeling? This is nothing radical, nothing I haven't done many times before...this is not unknown territory for me. Perhaps it's because it feels as though I'm running out of time. I'll be 40 in October (yikes!!!) and losing weight will not always be as easy biologically as it always has been. My husband's gone, so no worrying about having to eat with him. I have lots of supportive friends. I have a treadmill at home as well as Yourself!Fitness, so exercise needn't be a problem. I nearly always drink at least 64 ounces of water a day, if not more. Let's at least give it a shot.

5 comments:

Rhonda said...

Lots of luck. You are so right about as we get older it being harder to get the weight off. I struggle with this issue everyday. You can do it!!

M@rla said...

Baby, go for it! What the hell. I also like your WATP plan. You know, 'cause I've been walking for an entire week now, so I'm an expert.

I agree about the getting older thing. I wouldn't discourage anyone from embarking on a fitness plan no matter what their age, because you can have amazing results whether young or old, but there is no doubt that the metabolism becomes stupider and more stubborn every year...

Bluegrass Mama said...

Good luck, and keep us posted!

Felicia said...

Good Luck! I wish you the very best! I'm going through the same thing. We girls need to stick together.

Trish said...

Lots of luck Denise!