So the first week of the Your Shape Challenge is coming to an end. I did the exercises on the Wii the first day of the challenge. Actually, technically, the second, because I waited until after midnight. Typical.
I had people in my house all week installing things, and the Wii is right next to the kitchen. After doing the Your Shape exercises the first time I swore that I could never EVER do them in front of other people. Not even my kids. I always suspected that I looked like a dork while exercising, but with the Your Shape thing I actually get to see myself on camera and confirm my dorkness. And it’s way worse than I thought. So all week I used the installation guys as an excuse why I couldn’t do it, and then on the weekend my family was home the whole time. I told myself whatever I had to tell myself to get out of exercising.
So this morning, I told myself that I couldn’t write my Weight Loss Tuesday post until I had some good exercise news to report. I was home alone all day. There was no excuse not to do it. But I still didn’t do it.
There is some good news. My eating was great all week, and I lost over four pounds. I’m guessing most of it was water weight – that always happens the first week I start eating less – but still, it felt good to step on the scale. That’s even more amazing considering I can’t really cook without a kitchen sink to wash pots and pans in. I’ve eaten a lot of frozen and take out, but logged all of it in My Food Diary and stuck to 1,500 calories every day but yesterday, when I had a huge diner lunch, but that was practically the only thing I ate all day, so I still stayed reasonably withing my calories. Good week for eating. Bad week for exercise. Better than bad for both.
But, history has shown me that I need to do both. So, this is a new week and I’ll take things one day at a time.
I’ve also been given a challenge by the people behind the Your Shape Challenge, to drink more water. Well, in my case, that would be to drink water, period. I hate drinking water. Pretty much the only time I drink it voluntarily is after I exercise, and well, see the above paragraphs. But I’ve been assured that adding some Crystal Light powder to my water counts, so that will help me get through.
I think telling myself that I was going to exercise six days a week was just setting myself up for failure. This week, I’m going to shoot for three. Baby steps.
So, when I stepped on that scale last week for my initial weigh-in and yesterday for my one-week check, it was a beautiful new scale, the EatSmart Digital Bathroom Scale. It has a really elegant design that makes me want to leave it in the middle of the living room, not hide it away in the bathroom. But since I weigh myself naked, that’s probably not a good idea. :-)
It has a large, back-lit display and turns off automatically to save batteries. I tested it out against my old ugly warhorse of a scale, and it weighs very accurately. Did I mention how pretty it is?
I’m enjoying using mine, and one of you will get one for yourself. To enter to win, all you have to do is go to the EatSmart site and take a look at their products, then come back here and leave a comment stating what you think is the most useful feature on any of their products.
For a second entry, you can tweet about this giveaway (don’t forget to leave a separate comment linking to your tweet or it won’t count; instructions on how to link to your tweet can be found here). Just make sure to mention what the prize is and link back to this post, or you can just copy and tweet this:
Win an EatSmart Digital Bathroom Scale from @SelfishMom http://bit.ly/8FJTbx
So, that’s a maximum of two entries per household, please. The comments will close at noon-ish on Monday, January 25th and random.org will draw the winner. Shipping available in the continental U.S. only. For complete rules, please see my Giveaway Rules page. Good luck!
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