Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Who's With Me?

Friends, I have a proposal for you all. I've been consumed, since last night, thinking about what I can do to help myself and my fellow trying-to-get-healthier family and friends. Yesterday I stumbled across a blog of an old friend of mine. It was set aside specifically for those who wanted to join her in slimming down in a healthy way, and staying healthy. Unfortunately, the blog wasn't kept up. It started, it was a family goal, and when the date came, I think the blog went. I was really disappointed because I really wanted to join in on the challenges. That's when I decided to do it myself. But, I need to know if there is anyone else out there interested in joining me on a mission to healthy life. Because not only do I want to lose some weight, but I want to be healthy. Sincerely, I want to live a healthier life, avoiding a lot of disease and illness that we have control of -- I want to have more energy -- and come on, I want to look good, great in fact. And, I don't want to do it alone.

Here's what I want:

* A support group. We all join together, push each other, encourage each other, and share our goals, challenges, and successes. I decided I need at least 5 others who want to do it with me.
* Commit to change. When a challenge is issued, you commit to it.
* As this will be a committed support group, we all vow to comment so it's not just me on this thing. Mostly I'm interested in comments that reflect your week in regards to health. Have you lost weight? Have you gained weight? Are you at a stand still? Do you have a good tip? A good recipe that you discovered? This is good because we all hear each other's successes and challenges, but it also gives each of us some kind of accountability as we need to report. I doesn't have to be as personal as your weight, but you get the idea. (This was taken from Lesley's blog. I just think it's a really good idea.)

These are some of the thoughts I had last night...as well as some challenges for us to try through the weeks to come. But I need to know, who's with me? Who wants to change their lives for the better and do it with friends? As far as I can tell, most of us are doing this alone right now anyway. Why not join forces and do it together?

Comment if you are interested.

10 comments:

Danette said...

oh, you know I'm in...

ryan, maren and leah said...

i'm in. i actually don't have any goals to lose weight because i am finally at a point where i'm happy with my actual weight, but i'm always looking for ways to eat healthier, be more excited about exercising, being fit and just staying healthy. so, i'm in.

and hey, my family has a cabin in washington and we're probably going next summer...can I visit you!?

Paige said...

I'm in. I only have 3 pounds of baby weight left, but I've been looking for some motivation to just be healthier & to exercise! I'd love some help & support instead of trying to figure it out on my own...

Jessica said...

I'm hoping I won't be losing weight for about three more months. :) I'll be keeping tabs on it though. Oh, hey, here's the info I want. What are some ways to entertain your kids without tv? I need some good ideas, especially for the upcoming winter months!

Ames Family said...

I'm interested. I'd like to lose a few fat pounds and gain a few muscle pounds. I need more energy for my kids and don't want to feel like an 80 year-old when I'm 30.

Heidi Ashworth said...

Count me in. I was JUST thinking about this today--how it would be good to be part of a group for the purpose of motivational weight loss, etc. But, you have been looking so great! Anyway, I don't know how I missed three posts! I have memories of that house, too--I stayed with the Green's for a week in March the year they lived there, lured there by promises of a trip to Canada and the Victoria and Albert museum. Instead I ended up typing Lee's school papers. I was sick and it was freezing. AND, there was a poltergeist in the house--Bryan's baby bottle was going empty during the night oh-so mysteriously and a few other things that I can't remember at the moment. Good times, good times!

bostonroms said...

Yo Jen. I would LOVE this. I'm already doing "booty camp" with Leese, but could use the extra oomph. Plus, I need every possible motivation to exercise so I actually will.

bostonroms said...

PS - I'm especially interested in the recipes. Have lots to share, and would love to get more.

Courtney said...

I'm TOTALLY in. That would be so great to keep me motivated and make me feel accountable.

Brian and Jessica Swendsen said...

Jenny - Count me in too. I haven't posted any updates on my blog, but I am coming nearer and nearer my goal every day! Its been great - though I haven't been working out as much as I wanted. This might be the extra motivation I need to get out there and do it. Thanks for getting something going!

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