Thursday, January 24, 2008

Down 0.4 and was "helping"

life has been very very busy this week...I managed to pull off a 0.4 loss even though I've been slightly neglecting my healthy choices.... I've had very little time to even be on the internet let alone check blogs... I actually came home sick form work today so I could spend the afternoon for myself..
I've managed to get on 4-40 mins walks this week....
Last night re-motivated me as I was getting my training as community helper at the meeting...I weighed people in and provided information for those at the scale...it was AWESOME...

I'm totally not letting myself get discouraged with the small loss this week- only a motivation to do better next week.... hope your all doing well- I intend to catch up with you all today... *hugs*

I apologize for the late check-in on the healthy you challenge...My WI is wednesday and I don't have a scale at home...

wow- just opend my google reader and I have 429 posts to catch up on...its at this point I wonder if I should bow out of the challenge and go this alone..... I'll do my best to check them all and then make a decision to leave or stay....I really truely have enjoyed meeting you all but I need whatever free time i have to exercise and meal plan not sitting for hours on my butt checkin blogs....

now 2 hrs later and 1 load of laundry.. I'm at 338 to read....
now 1 hr later (and another load of laundry) and I'm at 312 to read...but filing through Mr Linky...I"m thinking I'm going to abolish google reader and then just do the Mr Linky checkin for all my fellow challengers....I usually scroll back a couple of messages on there blogs to see what is going on... we'll see
hope your all doing well...

20 comments:

Lidian said...

i know what you mean about the Google Reader - I am feeling overwhelmed too. Not sure what to do...

40 by 40 said...

I hope you are feeling better. I know it's so hard to keep up with all the blogs..but they can be very helpful and motivating. I try to get stuff done..then read blogs..then work..read..Don't put too much pressure on yourself...no worries.

Beth said...

WTG on the lost. I hope that you are feeling better. That is cool that you have community helpers. I hope one day when I make my goal to work for WW. I want to be able to help motivate others. I hope you have good week!!!

Amanda said...

Yay! Down despite stress. I'm proud of you. Keep it up!

Heather said...

I also had a small loss the past week so I understand, but I still think its great! a loss is a loss!

I know how you feel about the challenge..I feel like I have a 2nd job as a blogger! and I dont think people even bother to ever read me so I dont know why I bother trying to go around and note everyone.

sandy said...

Every little bit adds up. Good job! As far as all the post, I only read Mr Linky ones. Otherwise, I would never get to exercising.

Holly said...

Good for you for getting in the walks! And hey, any loss is a success, right!

Cherry Dolphin said...

I mostly catch up with blogs on the weekend... maybe one or two a night during the week. I love the support :) I'm happy for your loss, and great job on the exercise!

Lauren said...

yeah, it can be overwhelming. But if it's too overwhelming, you can always just clear them out quickly and start from scratch. We seriously don't mind. or only read every third one or something.

Hanlie said...

Hi Carleen, well done on the weight loss! I agree with you that exercising and spending time with your hubby are more important than reading blogs. But on the other hand, the support is so valuable. It's a dilemma, and I'm sure you'll find a solution that works for you!

Great to know that you handled the stress!

rupa said...

Thanks carleen for dropping by and the warm words..congrats on the loss...though its been a hectic week...we'll surely know each other better as time rolls on...wishing you all the best :)

lifeshouldbestereo said...

Hiya. Every loss counts, so well done you! Blogging does take a lot of time, not just the writing but mainly reading and commenting. But it's worth it I think.

Linda said...

WELL DONE on the loss this week....GO GIRL!!...WooooHooo

Hugs xx

Scale Junkie said...

I'm using Mister Linky to check in on everyone too, I'm using google reader for all of my "other blogs" Don't put too much pressure on yourself to read them all, just do what you can, when you can. Its Friday and I'm finally getting around to everyones blogs because I've had a busy week so that should tell you that you aren't alone. The most important part is your commitment to a healthier lifestyle first and foremost.

Mary said...

Good job with the loss! Even a small loss is a loss.

The challenge is a bit overwhelming. There is no way to keep up with everyone's posts since there are so many of us! But I just try to read a few a day. :)

GeorgieGirl said...

OH I hear you on the google reader... so many blogs, and really not enough time to respond to every single post. But there is so much great encouragment and motivation in there. I hope you don't bow out...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a message. I really appreciate it!

4 - 40 minute walks! Way to go!

Have a great week! I hope you feel better soon.

Cammy said...

A loss is a loss, so well done on continuing to move in the right direction!

I hope you'll stick with the challenge! If any group could understand the need for focusing on yourself, it's this one.

Julia said...

Yay - well done! I know what you mean about the time it takes to check everyones blogs! Just visit the ones you can and don't let it bog you down... I dont think the idea is for us to spend hours everyday on our butts reading blogs, we are supposed to be out and about, living healthy lives and keeping active!!!

Carolyn said...

You do what you need to do! I think about you often, and appreciate your comments! But I understand how busy you must be. Just relax! I'll thikn about ya, and wish ya the best!!!

Linds said...

Congrats on the loss!! I hear you about catching up on blogs... it's hard sometimes! But I'm thinking people are pretty understanding!

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