Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Mish Mosh

Meet Kristen. She has a goal: lose 40 lbs. by June for her sister's wedding. Now this is someone with a plan! I recruited her (begged her) to be my accountability partner. I'm in a dieting slump and my motivation wavers by the hour...but I recognize this as a problem and I.need.help!

We are going to stay in touch about what we are eating throughout the week, what we are doing to work out, send each other recipes, and just be there for support. Although we just started this week, I can already see a difference in my thinking. Just knowing I am going to have to e-mail her what I ate is keeping me on track. I think about eating something and then I say to myself, "Self, what is Kristen going to think when you tell her you ate a cookie after breakfast??"

It has also been easier for me to recognize my problem areas: times of the day when I tend to munch, days I don't feel like working out, instances when I need to be eating more fruits instead of processed goods. It all seems to become clearer when you type it out and send your information to a stranger. I think that is the key for me. I know if I sent it to my mom, I wouldn't care what she had to say about it. If she told me not to eat a cookie for breakfast, I would tell her, "I do what I want!" But with Kristen, I want to work hard and eat well and be supportive for her.

So...I'll keep you posted!

Tonight is our official Welcome Cocktail for the new members of the Junior League, i.e. me. Hopefully it should be a fun time! The majority of our league is East-siders...which doesn't bode well for this West-side girl seeing as I have to travel all over the city to events. But, I guess it's a small price to pay for free wine and appetizers. Note to self, bring your dieting willpower to this event.

On another note, my dear bloggy friend A NYC H.I.T. presented me with the Splash Award.


This award is given to alluring, amusing, bewitching, impressive, and inspiring blogs. Wow! Thanks friend! I wonder if my husband thinks I'm alluring?? Annoying maybe. Ha!

9 comments:

Lindsey said...

YAY Congrats on the award!!=) You deserve it!

Dollface said...

have so much fun at the drinks... i cannot wait till all of my junior league stuff starts, yay, xxxooo

Kristen said...

yikes! Now that you're posting it to the public I should buckle down! lol Can't wait to hear how your first week is going! :)

Annie said...

i think it's awesome that you have an accountability partner!! my bestie and i used to do this together, i wish we still did. it gave me so much more motivation.
good luck with it! :)

congrats on the award.

Nessa said...

Your partner will be such motivation, i wish i had that some days! Oy..! lol
Cant wait to hear about your progress and congrats on the reward!! :)

Nessa said...

Your partner will be such motivation, i wish i had that some days! Oy..! lol
Cant wait to hear about your progress and congrats on the reward!! :)

Baker's Cakes said...

What a great idea!

New England Girl said...

Congrats on the award, girl!! :) You certainly deserve it.

Brittany Ann said...

Have fun tonight!