Sunday, 11 April 2010

Lucy’s Giveaway

Over at Diminishing Lucy, the Lovely Lucy has a giveaway in progress. It finishes soon on Tuesday 13 April to be exact.

The prize consists of a box of things to help you on your way to diminish yourself and to be eligible you have to follow her and comment on the giveaway post with your best and most honest reason.

So I’m doing a post to actually put it out there that I want to lose weight but at this point I am not committed just interested. Read Lucy’s post on this here.

Anyone who has actually read the things on my Day Zero Project (yes I will put up a page for it soon, maybe) will know that I do have a few weight and fitness related goals.

    Do more exercise at least 3 times a week for 3 months (12 weeks).
    Drink more water 5 glasses to get up to at least 1.5 litres daily for 30 days
    Lose 2 kgs
    Lose 5 kgs
    Lose 8 kgs
    Lose 10 kgs
    Lose 12 kgs

    Keep weight off for at least 6 months.

    Try Zumba at least 5 times
    Have a Chocolate free week 6 times
    Cut back on caffeine. Try to get down to 3 or less a day (any caffeinated beverage) for a month
    Start the Couch to 5 km run thing.
    Complete the Couch to 5 km run thing.
    Take vitamins for 1 month

Some of these things I have achieved and marked off my list but they were the relatively easy ones: drinking more water, chocolate free week and cutting back on caffeine.  Unfortunately over Easter I fell off the wagon with the last two.

What you may not know is one of the reasons I want to do this stuff.  There’s the standard I want to get fit and healthy, be a good example to my children, etc but my main goal is a very selfish one: To be able to fit my wedding ring by our 15th anniversary. Sep 2010.

You see  I haven't actually worn my wedding ring since I was pregnant with Girl Child in 2003.  And it’s the ring that my grandmother wore when she married her first husband - my mother and aunt’s father.  So it has sentimental value no just for our wedding but also as it is a family heirloom I guess.

It’s etched so I can’t really get it resized without damaging the pattern not that it’s a pattern that it would matter with but I would know and that would make me sad.  I know I need to get my head in the right place but at the moment I really don’t know how to get it there.  I have had it in the past but it’s currently lost.

So that dear readers, is why I would like to win Lucy’s giveaway. 

And even if I don’t win the giveaway, I have put this put there for everyone to read now. So maybe, just maybe, I will move from interested to committed and feel accountable to you all.


Lucy said...

You are so lovely, and honest. And I sense that by just writing this post, you are moving yourself from "interested" to "committed".

E, have you read this other post here: Believe? It may be of help too, perhaps?

Stacey @ Say Something Stacey said...

You can do it! If I can do it you can do it!!

Kakka said...

What a lovely goal to have to motivate you on this journey. It is so personal, it is not about anyone else, just you and your hubby and the sentiments attached to this precious ring. I have faith that you can do this. If you need me to help motivate you in any way, shape or form, just let me know. Thanks so much for sharing this post, I feel honored to have read it. xxx

Jen said...

I agree terrific goal to motivate yourself to achieve. Good luck with both the giveaway and the acievements you want to make :) . I have an award for you.. which I see you already have but you definitely deserve to get it again :)

Anna said...

I agree with the others, what a wonderful goal to have! I reckon you can achieve it!! It is amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it!

Joanie said...

Best of luck with your goals! I have no doubt that you can achieve them! Hope you win the giveaway!

E. said...

Thank you everyone.

And to everyone who offered help, I accept!


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