Power of One Week 1 Check-in

Power of One Challenge
This week: +1.2 lbs
Challenge: +1.2
Overall: -25.6

Okay, so that is a plus this week, but I know where it came from – New Years Eve and Day. I’m not going to focus on that part today…instead I want to celebrate the good this week.

Eating: Okay, so this wasn’t as good as it should have been, but I’m happy to say that the fruits and veggies goal that I worked on with the Tinsel Vixens in the Holiday Hoedown challenge has stuck pretty well. I’ve been getting in at least 4 servings nearly every day (yesterday and Sunday being the big exceptions).

Drinking: One of my healthier living goals was to give up Diet Coke (and other diet pop) for at least 2 weeks in January. I’m on day 2.5 as I write this. Instead I’ve been drinking crazy amounts of water (well, crazy for me – ranging from 64 to 128 ounces/day). I also made a pitcher of iced green tea yesterday, which will help on days I want something different from water. My chronic headaches are a bit worse, but that might also be from stress over my dog, who recently had knee surgery.

Exercise: I re-started the 6-week challenge on EA Sports Active More Workouts. I did that Wed, Fri, Mon, and Tues this past week. I also got out on my bike on Saturday! The weather warmed up to 55°, and I just couldn’t resist. That was an 11-mile ride. Plus I did a couple of other cardio games on my Wii Fri and Tues. Grand total? 226 minutes for the week.

Those are the positives – I also started looking into various rides that my husband and I could do this year. Not sure which ones we’ll opt for, and I’m still nervous about doing my half-century as an organized ride because I’m so slow (that, and doing it on unknown terrain). There are several with 25, 30 and 40-mile options, though, so those are a definite possibility.


  1. Kirsten said,

    January 5, 2011 @ 1:31 pm

    A small plus like that is pretty awesome all things considering. Can I tell you how proud I am of you? You are taking these little bumps in the road in stride. You have turned a corner. Knowing that you saw a beautiful day outside and wanted to enjoy it by going for a bike ride? No words. You’re amazing. You’re going to succeed this time. Perspective. You have it. Love you!

  2. Brooke said,

    January 5, 2011 @ 2:20 pm

    great job on the coke! 🙂 one of my major problems is that i don’t like tea, so if i don’t do soda there is no calorie free alternative. i have found some no artificial sweeter stuff that you add to water. i tried it last night and it was pretty good. (although it was a bit expensive)

  3. Tiffany said,

    January 6, 2011 @ 6:12 am

    Great goals Barb and good for you on the soda… I am doing the same thing and it isn’t easy! Keep it up and you will have a beautiful minus sign in front of that number next week!

  4. Tami Q said,

    January 6, 2011 @ 1:45 pm

    I’m glad I read your post. I wanna be more like you (eating veggies and fruit and getting in 226 minutes in a week’s time).

    Yay!! Excellent!

  5. AnnG said,

    January 10, 2011 @ 10:56 pm

    You have accomplished so much this week…don’t worry about the numbers on the scale, sometimes they are just big fat liars!! Keep chugging the water and fruits and veggies and you will meet your goals!

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