Monday, August 2, 2010

August Challenge Day 2 & other stuff

August Challenge
Day 1 of the challenge stunk to high heaven!!! Had a terrible food day, did not get in my water, barely journeled my food and did not exercise. Oh and I had 2 brownies!

Day 2 I did a much better job! Did 40 minutes on the treadmill, 20 minutes on the bike, and did weights with my trainer. Calories are within range and I got all my water in. So good to be back on track!!!

Liar Liar
Correction!!! Last week my trainer measured me and I thought I had lost almost 6 inches....well I actually lost 5 inches. Geez my mind wants to have more! I have lost a total of 15.75 inches since 3/8/10. Is that good?

I get tickled over the weirdest things. The other day I was ironing my shorts. Well I had to, they were a wrinkled mess!!! Anyway, I could not get over how little they looked on the ironing board. They were so light and there was hardly anything to them (they are size 18's), unlike my old size 24 shorts. They looked so big, I used to think that if we had an emergency, I could stake them up and use them as a tent. They were huge!! Can't wait for size 16's!!!!

When we were camping there was a young boy there who looked miserable! He was about 75 pounds over weight and really out of shape. It was in the upper 80's and very dry. So it's super hot and he's so lethargic that he can't even move. He spent his entire weekend, either in the car with air conditioning on or under a tree, sweating profusely because he would not take off his shirt or get into the water. There were kids everywhere having a blast in the cool water and here he sat.....all alone, all day long, fat, hot and stuck ~ all because he's over weight and out of shape! So sad!!!

When we were at the lake, I saw so many people smoking. Families with young kids running around and smoke was everywhere....To me smoking is....

Too expensive
Unhealthy ~ Causes Heart Attacks and Strokes
Pregnancy Risks - Low birth rate
Image Killer


Well I think that's enough for the day. I'm on a roll! Geez.....



  1. Thank you for visiting my blog. I feel so bad about the boy in the car. Don't you just want to go up to him and tell him how he has his whole life ahead of him and to change his life now ... it doesn't get easier. Hope he has some support in his family for when he decides to make the change.

  2. How sad about that boy....I'll pray that he finds the strength to get some support and get on the right path!
    Sounds like you really turned it around on day two! Good for you! Keep it up!!

  3. Go Joy!! You have been doing awesome so far! That poor kid and to think about how poor his quality of life is right now. Sadly, he is becoming the majority rather than the minority.

  4. You are on a roll! ;) Sounds like you're having a great week.

  5. Congratulations on day 2. You pulled it together. That is what matters the most.