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Alayne Avery of Wickliffe is looking for help with healthy eating and is anxious for the accountability of the weight-loss contest.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Already 16 ounces of water down today.  Trying to get closer to my recommend amount of water today.  I've also starting eating within 30 minutes of waking up.  Not sure if it is helping yet or not.  It doesn't seem like it.  Little steps, they told me.  Little steps will keep the momentum in the right direction.  Here's hoping they are right.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Here we are almost to the end of the contest.  I haven't been doing that well except for the first couple of months.  I haven't slipped back into my habit of mindless eating of unhealthy snacks, but also haven't been doing as well with the healthy eating and exercise as I should be.  Here's one thing I've learned throughout this.  If you are on this journey, and find yourself needing support, there is always someone out there willing to at least try to prop you up and get you moving in the right direction again.  They'll give you new ideas of simple things to try and words of encouragement.  I am glad that I stuck with this the entire 6 months even though I've been gaining and losing the last pound for the last 4 of them.  Normally I would just decide it was too hard and I would quit.  This time, it is important to me to at least finish this contest even if the result wasn't as spectacular as it could have been.  Thank you to everyone who has offered encouragement along the way.  I'm very grateful, even if the scale won't show it come Saturday.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Feeling totally unmotivated for the last month or two.  Just maintaining.  Tried something new, signed up for a handful of sessions with a personal trainer, but that's not getting me anymore motivated.  I haven't slipped completely back  my old ways, but haven't been eating terribly healthy either.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Still maintaining.   Seem to lack the motivation to take it to the next level.  Not sure where to find it either.   Knowing that I'm feeling better with eating isn't helping.

Friday, June 20, 2014

I'm back off the exercise wagon.  I'm not eating very healthy either.  I'm not snacking whenever I see food, but the foods I do eat aren't good choices.  Need to get to the store to get some healthy foods.  Just haven't felt like it.  Fustrating thing is that I feel better when I eat better, and I still can't force myself to eat better.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

I'm slowly getting better about getting exercise in on an  daily basis.  Still no measurable change on the scale.  Started weighing myself too often too which was making me crazy.  Must weigh myself no more than once a week.  I'm still horrible about drinking enough water.  Just doesn't appeal to me enough to remember and force myself.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Finally starting to get back on track with my exercise.  I've exercised every day since Tuesday.  So far today, exercise has been in the form of moving some furniture to rearrange a room in my house.  I did work up a sweat.  I plan to get on the exercise bike or take the dog for a walk later as well.  So far, a daily reminder set up on my phone has done the trick.  And when I don't feel like it, I've reminded myself... The time to exercise is when you least feel like it.  The scale isn't as kind to me.  Seems I'm up from last time?  Hopefully more muscle!