Saturday, December 4, 2010

Oh heck yes. I am SO going to win.


Good news!

I got laid off!

Ok, so that isn't actually good news. But there are some positives.
  1. I get to sleep in.
  2. I get to have naked dance parties.
  3. I get to move around a whole heck of a lot more.

That's right guys. For the first time in a long time, I did not spend 40+ hours in my week sitting in front of a computer.

My blog reading is suffering. But my butt is not.

Thanks in part to this, in part to my much-better eating habits, and mostly because I am a little afraid of Amber's disapproval (have you seen that look she gets?) I have already lost 7 pounds!

No, not in a week. Since we started this round a month ago.

And compared to last season when I gained weight, I'd say that's pretty darn awesome!

I'm still nowhere near my goal, but heck, I'm not complaining.

So thank you guys, for believing in me, even when I was being lame and not living up to my group blogging responsibilities.

And now that I'm finally seeing some results (and I have some more time on my hands) I plan on being a little less lame, and a little more active.

I am feeling very encouraged right now.

And now, for my challenge updates:

Physical Challenge: I added some running to my week. I hate running, but I haven't done it in forever, and so I thought I would give it a try. It was just as terrible as I remembered.

Emotional Challenge: I tried to ask Kurt, but he was sleeping, and could only mutter "your lips" while pushing me away. So I called Amber and Chantel- but they didn't answer. Maybe because it was 2 in the morning?

Who the heck would be up this late...?

Why, Jimmy and Annie, of course!

I was totally right, and they were more than willing to help.

They didn't focus on physical things, but on characteristics that are so much more real.

My intuitiveness, my creativity, my determination and drive. My perspective and advice, my listening skills, the way I notice others and meet their needs.

I was floored.

They each gave examples, and were incredibly sincere. And I realized- these are the things I want to be known for. These are the things that really matter.

So now? I just have to believe them.


-Helena

1 comments:

viewfromdownhere on December 5, 2010 at 1:57 PM said...

I love the silver lining you have there :-)

Dance parties are great ways to burn calories!

z

Annie, age 29

About Annie

With everything I am responsible for at home, my ridiculous work schedule and my health problems, it makes it hard to keep working out on the front burner. But when I heard about this blog, I thought 'why not!'. I'm excited to get started and hopefully I won't die of exhaustion when this is all over!

Heléna, age 26

About Helena

I can't fit into my clothes! After getting married and being forced to eat my own cooking, I started gaining weight. The desk job didn't really help. I gained 30 lbs in the past year, and I can really feel it when I try to get dressed in the morning. I am really good at starting diet and exercise programs; but really bad at finishing them. And that's all about to change...

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