Friday, August 10, 2012

Day 25 - Meet Barb - Tips and Tricks for Friday

OH YAY, I'm so excited about this post. It's Friday, you see, and I've decided to do something AMAZING today - and every Friday for the next trillion years or so.

Enter Barb.

Barb is a new friend of mine that I met in Philly while attending the casting call for Biggest Loser. We actually met the night before at a wonderful meet 'n' greet, hosted by another fab new friend (more on that some other time OR you can wait for the book, geesh).

ANYway, Barb is part of our little group of go-getting weight loss champions on Facebook (hosted by ANOTHER fab new Philly friend - stay tuned for my post about Steffie soon enough, too) and Barb began a wonderful challenge for us, nearly 3 weeks ago.

Lose 1000 pounds.

WOW. That's a lot of butter, folks.

But what a great way to share support and encouragement. 15 of us signed up and we are well on our way - with 118 pounds lost so far - to saying ADIOS to those pesky 1000 pounds.


One of the BEST parts of Barb's challenge is that she sends out a daily tip, Monday - Friday, to each of us in the challenge. These tips range from what to eat to how to stay focused; and are really helpful in keeping us all on track. Members of the challenge can then respond with their input and because we are all different, with different ways of doing things, it's really been AWEsome to see what everybody is doing to help us reach our goal.

So now that we have a good two weeks worth of tips under our belts (and tucked away in a special folder at my email) I have decided - with Barb's blessing - to bring these tips to all my readers.

We'll do it once a week, on Fridays, so all of you can learn what's working for us, which will THEN help you be successful too. YAY!

Ready for Barb's first fabulous tip?


FITNESS TIP #1:  Make YOU a priority.

Life is busy...practically crazy at, a job, community involvement, playing taxi driver...
But as you embark on this new journey into better health, you need to make YOU a priority.  Let your family and closest friends know that you're serious about losing weight and that you need their support and help.  Are there things that you currently do that you can let someone do for the next couple of months so that you can give your weight loss a strong beginning?  For example, maybe you don't like how your hubby loads the dishwasher, but would you be willing to let him help with some of the chores?  Or perhaps you're involved in an organization or hobby that consumes a lot of your time. Consider stepping away from it for a few weeks/months.


Making YOU a priority is ABSOLUTELY KEY to your over all weight loss success. So go on, do as she says: share your goals, ask for support, lessen your focus elsewhere, and ....WAIT a minute...

I can't let Gary load the dishwasher. I can't do it. He may be good at a LOT of things, but loading dishes isn't one of them...unless that's been his evil plan all along...

Acck, sidetracked. 

ANYway, you've got it, this first tip. 


Thanks to Barb for a GREAT first tip. See you all next Friday for Barb's Fabulous Fitness Tip #2. 

Till next time!


August 100 Miles Challenge Update: 

Sandi: 22.25 miles

Anna:  24.6 miles

Kathy: 22.55 miles

Steffie: 27.30 miles 

Bernie: 4.3 miles


Remember, if you want me to track your miles for August, just shoot me a note and I will add you to the blog. If you are here already and I've got your numbers wrong, just shoot, no, just let me know and I'll change it. I'm good with that. Cheers!


I am a Priority