A few posts ago, I admitted that I needed the help of a friend in some areas of my life. Well, there's a reality of working at home - it's often lonely. I don't have the companionship of co-workers (except for my wonderful husband who also works at home). I don't have small kids home any more, which eliminates that commonality with other moms at home. Most women in my stage of life (older kids) work outside the home.
So my great goal at finding someone to help keep me accountable to exercise and lose extra pounds isn't very realistic at this time. That why I'm calling this Fearless Friday. I'm going to take a big risky leap of faith, and see if anyone reading my blog would like to take a challenge with me. Between now and January 2 (8 weeks), I would like to lose 8 pounds.
I realize this is a difficult time of the year to try this challenge, but if not now, there will another excuse later.
Every Friday, I'm going to weigh myself, and post my actual weight on my blog. If you feel as desperate as I do, I invite you to post and share your weight. Then we will encourage each other to press on.
I've been in Weight Watchers enough to know the temptation to NOT go to a weigh in when you know you haven't lost weight, hoping to make up for it the next week. But then you miss the whole accountability benefit in good and not-so-good times. So I'm going to post my weight even if the scale goes up instead of down. And I'm going to weigh myself at the same time each week - Friday morning before coffee.
I may be the only one who needs this weight-loss challenge, and that would be wonderful. If weight isn't your issue, but you'd like accountability for something else, then I'd love to be here for you. Just use my blog as your place to be open and share what you'd like to work on for the next 8 weeks. I will be praying for everyone who posts and shares.
The cyberworld of bloggy buddies can't ever replace the real thing. But God has allowed us this means of developing relationships we never could have imagined 10 years ago. So I'm going to enjoy your friendship while I have it.
Okay - here's what I weighed when I got on the scale this morning: 165
It's about 20 pounds above where I should be to be in the middle of the healthy weight range for my height. So 8 pounds is a good start.
That's it for today. That was hard enough.