Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Pink Wednesday, a bet and better health.

A delightful Pink Wednesday to you!! Thank you for peeking in! Can you believe it's March already? Whew! Where does the time go?! I guess for me, it goes into the many projects I have going all at once. And, in the midst of it all...Bill and I have embarked on a whole new project. Better health.

Yepperoo. We're taking baby steps, concentrating on whole foods and eliminating processed food. Just a simple thing as that and Bill has lost 10 pounds and me five in just over a week. Is that cool or what?!! And, we're not starving either. Three meals a day and two snacks. We even eat out twice a week!! I kid you not.

The next step is exercise!! This one is a little harder to tackle. Though we're both active, busy people, we just don't exercise regularly. We've gotten into that same rut so many people dinner, watch television, go to bed. We have to make ourselves the priority rather than sitting and watching a favorite television program. There again, baby steps. We're looking into different exercise options.

What started all this? A bet. Yep. A bet with Bill's sister and her significant other. Money is a great motivator. Hey, whatever works!! Largest percentage of weight loss through July 28th wins the pot. How much? Enough to get us off our behinds and get serious about achieving a healthier lifestyle!! I'm thinking that by the end of July these changes will be ingrained in our daily life so we won't ever get back to this overweight sendentary place we've embraced for far too long.

Anyway, now it's out there. I'm accountable.....and I'm determined to keep Bill and I on track. Losing in this case is win/win!!

Happy Pink Wednesday hugs, Aleta


Naija said...

everybody on the net seems to diet..I just say stop diet eat normal exercise more..remeber that muscles weight more than fat..dancing and sex is excellent exercise that burns a lot

Sarah said...

Naija's comment was saucy! Ha ha.

Anyway, don't lose too much weight, or when you stand sideways no-one will see you.

Healthy hugs, Sarah x

Nancy said...

Hi Aleta...Best wishes to you and Bill on your healthy new way of living! You two will win the bet, hands down...or weight down!!

Love you little bassinet...just adorable.

Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Nancy

Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Hi Aleta! Hope you guys win (lose the most). Here's a tip/secret: I have found that a $10 step-counter or Pedometer at Wal-Mart is a great way to keep track of your day. A typical day is 10,000 steps. If you add 2,000 more steps (paces) you are suppose to lose weight. Just keep moving . . . I bet you do! I found it worked. Karen

Amanda said...

Good on you both. I joined a UK slimming club many years ago and lost 70lbs. I've kept it off for 10 years now. It was and is based on normal, filling food and lots of it! I still enjoy my wine etc but for my main diet/meals I love fish, chicken salad and veg. Makes me sound a saint, I ain't! LOL But I love these foods now. Good luck with it all.

krys kirkpatrick said...

That bunny I do believe we made here at my little bunnies by the bay. First one I have seen on a blog.
If you have time...check out our new bunny-log and my own tell me what you think!