Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Holiday Hoedown

It's started! The new challenge that's going to get us through the holidays without regrets and self recriminations. Unlike the Shrinkvivor challenge, we're going to start as a team and end as a team. I've loved all the people that I've been teamed up with before but never as much as I love my present teammates. For this challenge we got to form our own team and they're all family - one honorary family member - but family just the same.

I get to be on a team with my four daughters, my two daughters-in-law, my granddaughter, and a previous teammate and supportive, loving friend. It just can't get any better than that.

Yesterday I posted my True Confessions and it all seemed pretty dismal because really it felt pretty dismal, but after weighing in this morning, I'm stoked! I'm .6 of a pound higher than on my last Shrinkvivor check-in and while I shredded this morning, I figured out how that was possible after my pathetic eating habits during the last couple of weeks.

I slept too late this morning and almost talked myself out of shredding but I'd seen that our fitness challenge was exercise minutes so I knew this was not the time to skip an exercise session. So I shredded and while I did, it came to me that the shredding helped me maintain my weight while my eating was less than ideal. And then I realized that when I reach my goal weight, whatever that turns out to be, I'll be able to stay there as long as I stay active and don't get crazy with the eating.

As if those revelations weren't reward enough for soldiering through on my exercise, the minute I finished, while I was still dripping sweat and huffing and puffing like a spent racehorse, there was a knock at the door. Fortunately Mr. Right is working evenings this week and was there to answer it. And then I got my second reward for soldiering through on the exercise today.

Wheeee! I'm SO excited. I want to rip open that box and look at all the pieces but I won't. Mr. Right said he'll put it together Saturday so I can wait. BUT, when I looked at this picture, I saw something I didn't see with my naked eye. If you look in the hand carry hole, you can see part of this beautiful bicycle! Thanks again to everybody that helped me win this awesome prize as the Ultimate Shrinkvivor!

Okay back to the Holiday Hoedown challenge. My head is getting where it needs to be, I'm excited about this challenge, and I'm anxious to get in some more exercise minutes today.

Then I'm going to write a post about my beloved daughter, Lori's birthday. What an awesome day!


  1. Yay! That is so exciting! I'm so happy for you and so excited to see it over Thanksgiving, congratulations!! Also, I'm also excited about our challenge and about our team. Go Santa's Little Losers!!

  2. How exciting for your prizes to start rolling in. I wish we lived in the same town so we could bike and walk together. Our plan for walking this summer didn't work out too well. I'm so proud to be on your team with you and your beautiful family. I'll do my best to not let you guys down.


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