Hello dear Shrinkers!! If you have been hanging around the ‘Hood a bit then you know what it means when the calendar says Wednesday! It’s time to hop on the scale in your birthday-suit finest and weigh in!
We have just completed Week 1 of our Spring Fling Weight Loss Challenge. How are you doing? Are you working hard for those tank top arms you know you want now that we can all (hopefully all!) shed the sweaters and parkas of winter? Are you enjoying the warmer weather and getting outside? Are you moving, moving, moving? Yes, that is a lot of questions. Hey, what can I say, I was a newspaper reporter in a past life (true!).
Last week’s mini-challenge was to walk a mile every day. Did you? Walking is the ultimate way to squeeze in activity into your day. It’s a no brainer! Plus, it reduces stress and anxiety and in light of recent events, it is probably safe to say that we all could use a little help in that arena.
This week’s mini-challenge is to keep a food journal for seven days. You can go the old school route on this with pen and paper, or use a free app or website such as MyFitnessPal or Lose It!. Whatever works for you. Studies have shown a food journal is a key tool to successful weight loss.
Don’t forget, we have some events going on or coming up that will help that scale head in the right direction! It is not too late to sign up for our DietBet game. I was late to the party on this one myself but anted up my $30 and am keeping my eyes on the prize! The pot is over $4,800!! To play, you put your money into the pot and if you lose 4% of your body weight by May 8 and you will win money for those cute tank tops and sundresses!
Another reminder: The Run the ‘Hood Virtual 5k and 10k takes place on June 2. This is a run or a walk, whatever YOU want it to be!
OK time to get down to business. Hop on those scales and share in the comments how you are coming along. We share the good, the bad and the ugly! Let’s hear of your successes and also let us know if there is something you are struggling with or just need a nudge about. We are all here to help each other!