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Time To Weigh In

I have been struggling with the “Five Pound Challenge” here lately. What about you? I am still gaining and losing the same five pounds.

Since I love to eat and drink AND I love to work out, my main goal in life is to find the amount of exercise I have to do daily, in order to eat or drink whatever I want without gaining weight. A few weeks ago, I managed to work out all seven days in the week, walking/running a total of 27 miles and I managed to lose weight that week. In fact, I felt great! That was very promising to me except the only problem is that I cannot realistically maintain a 7/day per week workout schedule. Sometime life derails our best intentions. What is it about your life that gets in the way of your weight/fitness goals?

For me, I am not sure which is harder on my diet, travelling or staying home. It doesn’t help that we’ve just moved back into our house after a major kitchen/living room remodel. And since I love to cook and have a really nice new kitchen, the temptation to cook more lavish meals has been high. I know I could spend my cooking energy on less fattening meals but where is the fun in that? Of course, it goes without saying that eating out every meal in a restaurant is bad for your diet. Usually I only eat dinner at a restaurant when I am on the road, but inevitably the calories add up and the workout time diminishes.

What is your progress with the challenge? What makes losing weight a particular challenge for you? And have you found ways to combine weight loss  with making your horse life more productive?

Enjoy the ride!




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  1. The harder I try to lose the more I gain. My daughter seems to think it’s the chocolate covered pretzels:)I wish they’d never come out with them. I have no willpower. I work out every day, but evidently not hard enough. Time to go pedal the bike while I watch Julie on DVD.

  2. I was really struggling with the challenge and got an unexpected boost working on the HM crew. Last day of the shoot, I pulled on my last pair of clean jeans (the ones I’d been dreading putting on because they were my “I need to stretch these out for about three days before they’re comfortable” jeans) and they were much more comfortable. I won’t say that they were loose, but they weren’t cutting me in half just breathing either.

    Since that week, I’ve been able to slowly whittle away a pound every couple of weeks and I’ve not seen the scale go in the wrong direction. So thanks for keeping me on my feet and moving for five days; it was just what I needed 🙂


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