Thursday, February 19, 2009

Not so Special K....

It's been 4 weeks since the start of the Special K challenge I chose to embark on and I'm sure you're all waiting with baited breath to see if it was at all successful..........




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Um, yeah, I suck at challenges! No I did not succeed at 6lbs.

I started out good, stuck with the plan then started to deviate from my snacks leading into the oblivion of veggie sticks and protein water. Cereal got old (as I am not a breakfast person to begin with) and about 2 weeks into the Special K challenge I dumped the cereal breakfast and just stuck with a modified diet of carrot/celery sticks, cereal meal replacement bars and a regular dinner.

I lost about 3 lbs up to this point and was convinced I would succeed. Then crap hit the fan and I wallowed a bit in my bag of Hershey's cherry cordial filled kisses (can you say heaven in a little piece of foil?) I reverted back to my favorite drink of choice...coke...and slid all the way back down the hill I'd so diligently crawled up.

So here we are - to the day I must admit, I sucked at this one and have not gained anything over where I started, I am 2 lbs lighter than when I was but we are not going to count that.
I'm not happy with the results, I am not happy with how I look...but I am getting there - I just wish spring was here already and this dreaded coldness would leave!

Instead I'm going to get the rewards I promised in the mail and look for the next challenge.


Any suggestions???

8 comments:

tootie said...

Don't worry! At least you know now that cereal is not your cup of tea. (How's that for a crazy metaphor ;)

I have faith that you'll do awesome in any future challenges you do!

Jen said...

What about a "me time" challenge? I know you're always doing for others--your husband, your kids, friends. What if you did a 30-day challenge where you had to take 30 minutes to do something for yourself every day? The something could be a bubble bath, an exercise video, preparing a healthy meal that YOU like, calling a friend--the only requirement is that it has to be something YOU WANT. My two cents!

Hugs,
Jen

GoteeMan said...

First of all, I must say you were never overweight to start with...
"Ideal" is in the eye of the beholder, so maybe you need an "eye adjustment" instead of a goal...
Secondly, I agree with Jen - take time for yourself, and be good to yourself... You're terrific... So send yourself some positive reinforcement and some positive love energy...

J/ (goteeman.blogspot.com)

the cubicle's backporch said...

I'm on Weight Watchers and they encourage us every week to set a small goal for us to accomplish. Sometimes my goals are to drink one glass of water a day (b/c I'm bad at drinking water) or to work our for at least 20 minutes a day.

I couldn't do cereal for 6 weeks and I love cereal!

Heather said...

I'm actually kinda glad that you failed cause I told you if you won, I would totally try this and I'm not a big fan of cereal HAH!

that being said, I can't wait to see what you're going to challenge yourself with next! :]

Kori said...

Ugh, cereal. I like it on occasion, but not every day by any means, because cold cereal gives me heartburn. I don't know why.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

none - I'm still stuffing my face with chocolate peanut butter cups!

Zandria said...

I think it's hard to stick to something if you don't have enough variety. Especially if you don't like cereal all that much!