“Losing” my mind

So yesterday while I was at the gym, I was browsing through the magazines and saw an article Title that caught my mind “How to loose 10 pounds instantly” So OF COURSE I picked it up and wanted to read it! And you know what it was about?? if you bet someone, like put money down, to who looses the weight the fastest, you’ll win by loosing the weight and maybe even some money. And it makes since. We humans tend to get more and more competitive as years go on. We love a good challenge. And why not challenge our bodies.

I sort of did something like that with BJ on Saturday. We are going on a trip in August and I want to look my best. I have been struggling with my weight ever since I moved out. I got a sit down job and the pounds followed me there. UGH. I hate it! Anyways, I started a new diet on Monday and I told BJ if I loose “x” amount of weight will you give me money to buy new clothes! (I’m a stay-at-home-mommy. Money and shopping for me is a far fetched thing! So I was excited about this wager) Well, he upped the anty and bet me a tiny bit more weight loss and MORE money!!!!


So far, I’m only 4 days into this challenge. I have a 6 week goal. But right now I feel so discouraged. I am eating crazy healthy and working out a lot more in one week then I ever have! It’s so easy to get discouraged right away. Not seeing immediate results. Not feeling any different. And on top of all of that, I have a world class cold that is kicking my butt. So therefore, I want to screw this healthy thing and go back to enjoying carbs and desserts and sugar and soda!

Ahhh….. oh well… I will survive.

Anyone else on the diet wagon? Anyone else wants to share in pitty with me… hahaha….


5 thoughts on ““Losing” my mind

  1. Brad Ruggles says:

    Eating healthy is tough, no doubt about it. Lisa and I have done a couple of strict diets where you are “ON” for the full 10 or 21 days. The diets I’ve heard though that are the best long-term allow 1 “off” day a week where you can enjoy some kind of treat (without binging and eating a half-gallon of ice cream of course).

    Not only does this give you something to look forward to every week, it rewards your hard work and keeps you from feeling discouraged. It also is better for your body from what I’ve heard rather than cutting it out completely.

    Our bodies were created to enjoy some “bad” food in moderation. The biggest problem in our culture is that we tend to go to extremes. That’s why the gyms are full in January/February after New Years resolutions and are already running membership specials by Spring. 🙂

  2. Kassie says:

    Hey Cherith!
    You’re doing so good so far!!! Remember: you always build muscle when you first start to get back on the “work out wagon”. So you might not see lots of pounds dropped, but it will come, because right now you’re building muscle!!
    Eating healthy IS hard. But it just makes those times when you get to “splurge” a bit even sweeter!! And, (over time), you’ll find that some of the healthy foods become the things your body craves and are some of your favorites!

    Keep it up girl!! You can do it!! 🙂

    • Cherith says:

      You’re so right Kassie! I never thought of my body craving the healthy things! at this moment it sounds impossible!

  3. Mama T says:

    That is awesome that your doing this challenge, that is awesome! I ve been working out since January of this year and when I started I was 183 and now I am down to 166, I keep going back up and back down, but I have not been working out as much as I was when I started, but I am starting to get back into it and hoping to shed some more pounds 🙂 Keep it up girlie! I know you can do it!!

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