challenges, progress, challenges..

I used to have a number of challenges I have assigned to myself. Time to time I wrote about them, the last one can be found here.

Many of them I seemed to have integrated into my life, which is very pleasing. For example, taking the bus rather than the cab; shopping freeze on books (and others; for example I am on a shopping freeze for clothes now till March); limiting the food waste; getting up in the morning and smiling to myself :); increasing my RRSP contribution; smiling during the day for no reason; limiting the bagels with one per weekend day; breathing exercises and stretching; appliying sunscreen+moisturizer everyday and a night cream every night (since the new year).

One thing I could not do is to lose weight 🙂


You remember my healthy life – style journal where I recorded everything I have eaten every single day for some time. You know the story; I could not lose weight and happily (!) I ended the journal.

I have no intention to start that journal, but now that I have done major improvements in my life (e.g. budget, yoga/stretching classes, taking the bus etc.), the time has come to tackle this issue again.

Tomorrow, I wish to start eating better again. My aim is to lose 25 pounds in the next 4 months.

February: 10 pounds; dropping to 200 pounds from 210 (current weight).

March: 7 pounds; dropping to 192 pounds.

April: 5 pounds: dropping to 186 pounds.

May: 3 pounds; dropping to 185 pounds.

Maintenance of weight after that.

Can I do it?

I am capable of doing this with diligence and determination. Whether or not I will do it, on the other hand, is another story.

Wish me luck.


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  1. I had a plan that started last year to lose one pound per week because that sounded easy enough… and well, it just didn’t happen. It was A LOT harder than I thought. Even though I was eating healthy and eating the right foods, I still wasn’t losing weight but then I actually started looking at the calories (though I was still not completely convinced that was the issue). So I ditched some of the higher calorie foods for a lower calorie food that was still healthy (example, I dropped out the peanut butter for a hard boiled egg) and that seemed to help a bit. I also started up with exercising again (since 02/01) and only make myself do 20 minutes on the treadmill (don’t want to burn myself out too soon). For me, it’s a very slow process so I do wish you the best and know that sometimes it just takes a lot of time. 🙂

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    1. thanks 🙂 I think I will have a difficulty in losing weight too. I am not interested in cardio exercise, which is not helping to me, but I will see what I can do. Yesterday was the first day and I ate a lot. I mean a lot.. sigh… so lots of mental work is needed too


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