Sunday, December 30, 2012


While there are many things that I do consistently, there are other things that I am not so good at.  I have episodes where I overdose on fats and sugars and because I don't make sure to vary my diet I many not be getting some of the essential nutrients to keep my body healthy.

My main priority is to increase my fruit and vegetable consumption, eat more starchy carbohydrates such as wholemeal bread and pasta, eat less processed food, and drink a litre of water every day.

Skin, hair and energy levels suffer from poor eating habits.  Once I establish good habits of eating I should see an improvement in my skin, hair and energy levels.

Lastly, but not any less important, I need to add some form of exercise.

With all these things in mind, I have written my 2013 Fitness Goals:

  • Eat breakfast every day
  • Eat 5 or more portions of fruits and vegetables a day
  • Limit Chips & Burgers to less than once a week
  • Use fruit as a snack
  • Drink water or herbal tea (lemonade is okay)
  • Incorporate mil, cheese & yogurt in daily diet
  • Exercise at least 3 times a week
  • Cover up when out in the sun
  • Wear sunglasses every day
  • Exfoliate no more than once a week
Two more days before I weigh-in.

BTW: when I weighed myself this morning I was at 182.6 lbs

Thursday, December 27, 2012


As you know, I work for The Cheesecake Factory Inc.  I started July 16th, making it almost 6 months.  Some of the benefits of working for them is the bounty of food and beverages.  As a result I have gained nearly twenty pounds.  THIS IS NOT GOOD.

Last week a communication went out to all staff members at the Corporate Center announcing the 2013 Fitness Challenge.


The competition will run from January 2nd through March 29th.

Weight will be assessed by percentage of total loss.

The initial weigh in will be Wednesday January 2nd from 9:30-10:30 am in the galley.

The mid-way weigh in will be on Friday, February 15th and the final weigh in will be Friday, March 29th.

**There will be prizes mid-way and at the final weigh in**

I have made a commitment to myself to participate in this challenge.  There are two reasons:

1.  I need to get fit and healthy enough to participate with Allisa on the Washington DC trip scheduled for the end of March.

2.  I want to look healthy and fit.  When I have been my healthiest I looked great and felt good about myself.

It's time to start taking care of me so that I can do more.

Come join me in this journey.  Comments are welcome and I would love to get status updates on your journey to a healthier you.