Monday, November 26, 2007

Game ON!

It's Day One of our six-month Household Healthy Lifestyle Competition...and -- oh, yes -- it is a competition, complete with a monetary incentive to lose weight from week to week.

Coincidentally today was the day of my annual exam, a date that usually leaves me feeling cranky and old and in need of reinvention; another spur to self-improvement. So that was a fitting inauguration.

We are both keeping food journals and both trying to get in at least 15 minutes of daily exercise, for starters. We have an elliptical trainer at The Big House and a Cardioglide at Cold Comfort Cottage, and are checking out going to the local community center to walk when the weather is bad.

I think this will be an enjoyable competition...even though I know I'm going to win.


RuthRE said...


Cathy said...

Rooting for you!
I have my own incentive on my blog - walking towards the Light.

Tom in Ontario said...

Yesterday my oldest daughter and I started jumping rope together. We're both pretty out of shape and she'll be taking Phys.Ed. next semester so she wants to be in better shape before she starts.

I lost 12 pounds on my 18 day tour of Egypt, Jordan, and Israel that I just got back from. I gained one pound back in my first week back.