Monday, February 1, 2010

I accept the Challenge!

I was reading Vanessa's post this morning and saw that she was doing Kristin's challenge. 5 days of exercise, 20 minutes of exercise each day. I am still trying to learn everyones blogs and names, so I don't know which blog is hers, but thank you Kristin! I think it's a great idea, and I didn't really expect that I would do it, but I was just sitting on the couch, and I thought, you know what, you can do this challenge. So I got up right then and did the elliptical for 20 minutes...I know it wasn't a lot, but 3 months ago I could barely do it for 10 minutes. Then this evening I did it for another 20 minutes.

What I am noticing is that I am not gaining weight, but I am not losing either. The scale has not budged since Thursday, and I have been exercising and eating correctly. I am thinking that I was just on the liquids for so long, and then pureed and now mushies, and I have not cheated..but, I think that at first my body was like- what..? So the weight came right off. I am learning that for me..I need to really step up my exercising. Now that I am 2 weeks post op, I am able to do more, last week I could barely clean the house without getting tired.

So my first day of the challenge

2.1.2010 40 minutes on the elliptical

Menu today-
Breakfast: Carnation Instant Breakfast Protein shake with 1/2 banana
Lunch: 3/4 cup marinated tofu, sugar free applesauce cup, 1/4 cup fat free chocolate pudding
Dinner: 3/4 cup minced chicken breast topped with Cream of Mushroom soup


  1. Go for it Athena.. you did great.. Now you have to go post your exercise on Kristin's blog

  2. Bravo on working your way up to more time exercising. Small victories add up to big accomplishments!!

  3. Hi Athena, so glad you're going to join us. Congrats on starting strong!

  4. Thank you Barbara for that link!

    I did see the scale move this morning thank goodness, so even tho I loathe the elliptical, I may just do it again today!

  5. Thanks for following my blog- it was great to read yours....I can't believe that you watched all those medical shows right before you were banded- you are a much braver soul than I am. I can't wait to join you in bandland in April!

  6. I just started following your blog and I love it. You're a doll! I am getting banded in March. You're doing great!!

  7. I just found your blog and love it!! Being banded is awesome!!