Well, technically there is still one day left to our (Susie, Erin and myself) April challenge to lose 10 pounds. I'll assume that my numbers won't change too drastically so I'll make my announcement now. I'm down 2 pounds from last week (yay!) which makes my loss for April 6 pounds.
Yes, I would love to have said that my loss was closer to 1o but I'll take my 6 quite happily. I have learned that it's much harder to take off the weight than it was a few years ago. I've been watching what I eat and exercising my little patootie off. I've started running and that is something I would have laughed at if you'd told me I'd be doing it (I always said that you'd only see my run if something large and furry with very sharp teeth was chasing me!)
I have been watching my fiber intake and learned last week that too much fiber is not my friend. So, while "they" say you need 24-32 grams a day, for myself I prefer to stay between 20 and 24. It's also harder to recover from those little binges we have every now and then so I'll definitely be keeping those to a minimum. I also feel better if I get some form of exercise into my day. I've had 2 days off and am feeling rather sluggish. I hope that my run for week 6 tomorrow will be a good one.
So, it was fun ladies. Let's see who gets to 10 first as a continuation of the challenge. Anyone out there have any ideas for another challenge? I feel that this one really kept me in line and I'm glad we did it.
As a footnote, today's flower is a David Austin rose that I have growing in my garden. It's called Graham Thomas and it has a lovely fragrance as do all the old fashioned roses in this series. I almost always get 3 bloom periods from it so that's a big plus.
I hope that everyone had a great week and that this one may be even better. I'll be checking in on you all throughout the day.