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Wednesday weigh-in

Posted May 4, 2011 10:27 a.m. EDT

It's Wednesday and if you are participating in our weight-loss challenge, that means it's time to jump on the scale and measure your progress. How did you do this week?

I lost 2 more pounds for a total of 18.5 lbs. lost since the challenge started 8 weeks ago. My goal was to do at least 30 minutes of exercise every day in the last  week. I was able to get in 30-45 minutes per day for 6 days in the last week, so I am pleased.

If you are new to the Wednesday weigh-in, a number of us are doing a 25 lb. weight loss challenge. Even if you only have 5 or 10 lbs to lose or you have 50 lbs to lose, please join in! It's never too late to start taking better care of yourself.  As we all know, it's more frugal to be healthy than to deal with all the medical issues (and medical bills) associated with obesity.  

I am not following any special plan that requires packaged (ie expensive) meals, calorie/point tracking or any other packaged weight loss program. I am just eating better and exercising more. Less food, higher quality food, more raw food, less processed food and more movement. It's a pretty basic formula and is working like a charm.

I am setting a goal for this week of 6 days of exercise (mostly walking).  What are your goals for the next week?

Let's hear it - how did you all do this week? How much exercise were you able to get?