Gift of Fitness & Health Challenge: Week 5 Check-in

Are we having fun yet? : )  This week, in addition to checking in, I'd love to hear if you've been doing anything OUTSIDE that you hadn't done before?  Have you been outside and walking for fitness?  Have you been biking or hiking or roller blading or anything else that has kept your activity up OUT OF DOORS?  Let me know!

And I have been struggling with food this weekend - - - unfortunately there was a ton of food left over from the birthday party I held for my Mom's 85th birthday and I ended up bringing some of it home with me.  (Believe me, I gave away all that I could!)  I should have just tossed it all because I have been nibbling here and there and - - I *cannot* nibble.  Once I get the taste of sweets and know there are more in the house (not candy - - sweets like desserts), then I want more... and MORE!   I'm purging the kitchen tomorrow night (garbage night in town) when I get home from work to get rid of what I don't take to the office in the morning! 

Usually what I do when I feel like I'm going to start eating uncontrolled is go for a walk... but having a need to walk in the late evening when it is pitch black out isn't good!  So I need to come up with an alternative... any suggestions?

Looking forward to reading your comments to see how you're all doing!  Let's make week 5 a really awesome week and keep the momentum going!!  We are SO worth it! : )

Dream. Believe. Achieve!

Jan / Healthy Loser Gal


Emily October 25, 2011 at 2:26 PM  

I've been trying to find family activities that get us outside. In the past couple of weeks, we've done the zoo (DC zoo, basically one giant hill!), apple picking, pumpkin patch, bike riding and soccer.
I've also been really trying to go for a walk for at least 20 minutes during my lunch break.
I'm dreading the cold weather!
-Emily (

ff12a October 26, 2011 at 3:30 PM  

I am pretty active in general outside so nothing new for me, just a lot more of it:) Like today, I don't have to go into work until later so I grabbed the dog and we went for our walk earlier today instead of when I get home later tonight.

As far as food for you... try drinking lots of water, like to the point where you are full. Maybe that will help with the wanting to nibble. Another really good trick esp around Halloween - leave the wrappers sitting on the counter. If you grab a quick piece of candy or anything else leave the wrapper sit there and do not throw it away right away so you can physically see just how much you are eating. Maybe that will help. The one thing I know for sure if you have a craving do not deny it, even if you take one bite of it and throw the rest away. If you deny yourself we all know what happens later on, you overindulge. Good Luck. As for me well you know about my health issues so I am doing my best to stay focused. Usually this is when I become most focused- when I am faced with adversity. Hope everyone is having a great week!!