Spirited Underdogs in Spring!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Hi out there all you precious dawggies! I am really ready for this challenge to begin. In the last challenge I was successful at losing my 5% and I made a lot of new and wonderful friends. I loved the team so much that I decide to be one of the Dawg's ELs - an Extra Leader. So, I'll be here to help you, answer questions and read blogs.
Since the last challenge ended, I have been beset with some real (and new) health challenges. During this challenge I will be having back and knee surgery and two bouts of chemotherapy. I won't be contributing a lot of exercise points, although I have found out that I can count my physical therapy (shoulder, back and knee) as exercise. I will be contributing in lots of other ways:
helping our newbies (our "pups")
cheering everyone on
My goals are a little different but here they are:
Blog 3 times a week
Track all of my food
Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily
Keep my carb to protein ratio at 3:1
Perform physical therapy daily for a minimum of 15 minutes
Work toward losing 5% (10 pounds) while at a minimum maintaining my weight during the surgeries and infusions
Help my teammates achieve their 5% loss!
The Spirited Underdogs is a happy, fun group with unbelievable leaders. I consider myself fortunate to be on the team and to share a little of the leadership responsibilities with the amazing team of MaryAnn, Diane, Moni, and Julee. They each bring unique gifts to the team and they are more fun than a barrel of monkeys...or I guess I should say more fun than a passel of puppies!