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Sunday, July 10, 2011

I'm Losing 20 Pounds - Want to Join Me?

I’ve decided to lose twenty pounds.  My weight has always been a roller coaster.  In high school and through college, I was always on the high end of a good weight for my height.  (5’8”)  After my third child, I really got in shape.  Then, I got pregnant.   About five years ago, I went on a massive diet and managed to get down to skin and bones. I wanted to see what I looked like really skinny – not so great.

Once we started homeschooling, about three years ago, my life became more still.  We run a lot of places, but much of my time is spent sitting on my bum.  Between schooling, working online, blogging and my penchant for web surfing – I sit A LOT.
So, the hubby and I have decided to get in better shape. 

I LOVE to eat.  My kids and hubby love to eat.  The problem is the kids like kids food, and, for the most part, so does the hubby.  Add to that our hectic lifestyle, and we eat a lot of unhealthy foods.  Besides that – eating healthy is expensive!  We'll have to figure this part out.
But, that isn’t the total motivation – I am always tired and achy.  I wanna see if losing weight and getting more active changes that.

Anyone care to join me?  I thought about a blog hop.  Not a competition mind you, just a way to support each other as we get to our goal weight.  Leave me a comment if you're interested and we'll kick it off next week.
Thoughts?

17 comments:

  1. I am in. I just started another blog about the weight loss journey I will be starting tomorrow. Going to be interesting. Let me know if this is a go. Of course I am need to lose more than 20 but totally up for this. I have not done a blog hop yet so will need some help with how to do it.

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  2. Hi Kim, Great! My goal is for all of us to support each other to whatever weightloss goal we have. I may just do a weekly meme - so that members can link up and then visit each other's blogs to offer support. :-)
    April

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  3. I'd really like to be down at least 20 pounds - Summer is the best time for me to live on fruit and stirfry and exercise every day. I'm in!

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  4. I'm interested! I was actually considering joining WW this week (actually going to a meeting). I've gained 16 pounds since starting this high dose of Prednisone and I really need to lose a lot!

    Christina

    Visit me at Spilled Milkshake

    Visiting from voiceBoks!

    ♥ xoxo

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  5. April, I am notorious for starting memes and not sticking with them:( BUT I am in the middle of having some success with some weight loss/dietary changes right now-so maybe now is the time! I would love to join in:) I need to add some exercise to my goals....:)

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  6. I would also like to lose weight, but I am not comfortable with posting on my blog. Can I still join you ladies?

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  7. April- This sounds wonderful! I need to lose weight in a big way- lol! I am going to try the 17 day diet to get things started as I need to see some rapid progress. I started eating right and exercising and did not lose a pound.:( Lori

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  8. Hello, I am a new follower from Voiceboks. I would love it if you would visit my blog and follow me back at Valerie @ My-2-Cents

    Thank you
    Have a blessed week

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  9. I'm on a weight loss journey with some ladies in my Bible study! I'm forging ahead slowly!!!
    Dropping by from voiceBoks!
    ~Erin
    www.mynuggetsoftruth.blogspot.com

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  10. I'm in as as well... I NEED to lose weight.

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  11. Modest Mama - of course! All will be welcome. You don't have to do anything you're not comfortable with to participate.

    April

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  12. I'm not sure what a blog hop is. BUT that is exactly what I have left to lose. I have lost 20 pounds since last fall but have 20 to go. I'm in!

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  13. Over Yonder, I'm just going to do a Meme (weekly post with linkup) instead of a hop. Glad you can join me! Congrats on the 20 lost - that's a terrific accomplishment. BTW - I'm in NC too... :-)

    April

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  14. Oh maaaaan...I SO want to be in. But I'm afraid to commit...because I have yet to be successful at losing weight. But maybe if I joined you guys...

    Okay Okay...I'm in...

    I think! ;)

    ...danielle

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  15. Danielle,
    I know what you mean! We'll just be here to encourage you. You can do it!
    April

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  16. I'm in! I need to lose more than 20 pounds, but I will focus on the 20 pounds for now.

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