Well, I have to be honest, with all of our visitors between February and now, we did get a bit off track.  I did make sure to plan meals for everyone’s visits but when my sister and BIL come, well it’s the drinking that gets a bit out of control.  Thankfully, that’s not too often.  Right before all this, I had lost 5 pounds and I am proud to say that I have kept that off even with all the company.  That gave me quite a bit of confidence.

Then, last week, someone on a message board I frequent proposed a 90 day challenge.  You made up what your challenge was and we’d check in with our results.  We’d do weight and measurement comparisons at 30, 60 and 90 days.  She started on Friday but I waited until Monday.  That will bring me to around July 1.  Now, our beach vacation will fall in there but I can take a week off or extend my end date by a week.  Plus, we tend to eat pretty healthy as a rule, I just know the tropical drinks may be ramped up that week.

I will log ALL food and water.  I will stay within my recommended calories on http://www.myfitnesspal.com/ and I will drink 100 oz. of water and take my vitamins and calcium.  I will count all alcoholic drink points and try to stick to mocktails when I can. I will also try to get 20 minutes of exercise at least 5 times a week.  Luckily we have a treadmill and I have a Wii so I can get some variety.

I have been sticking to my promise of planning meals and going to Whole Foods and the gourmet shop for bulk items, veggies, meat and seafood.  I am going to start scouring my cookbooks, food blogs and web site for new healthy recipes to try.  We both already love our allowed version of risotto, barley risotto.  It’s SO good and SO versatile.  I make a salad almost every night for dinner and I make extra for hubby to take for lunch the next day.  So we have fallen into a bit of a healthy groove which is good.  The farmers market will start getting good stuff now too so we can go there for fruits and veggies.

I think we are off to a good start and I think this challenge is what I needed.  I will try to update weekly and if anyone wants to join in, let me know…maybe we can do an email check in.