Sunday, August 29, 2010

Weight Loss Challange...on a budget

Now many of you know that over the last 8 months my husband Eric has made a HUGE change in his life. Right before Christmas he committed himself to a healthier lifestyle and it's paying off. To date he has lost 72 lbs! You can read his blog here.Now I'm a "healthy" girl (we will not say the "f" word in this post!), but what kind of wife would I be if I let my husband get skinnier than me!?  Along with my vanity and not wanting to be the only "healthy" person in my house, there is also the health side of this. I have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) which causes all kinds of "fun" side effects with the biggest two issues being difficulty with fertility, weightloss and basically I have "fake" diabetes. My body produces stuff that looks like insulin, acts like insulin but doesn't effect my sugar levels like insulin but provides all the bad stuff like higher risk of heart disease, cancer, heart attack, etc. Crazy I know!

So combine the fact that this is good for me with the challenge our Pastor Dustin issued the other day about "Bringing Sexy Back" (you can listen to that message here WARNING! ADULT CONTENT) by pledging to get fit and donate to a mission trip our church is supporting (long winded I know!).........I am jumping on the weight loss band wagon! Eric and I have both pledged $1 per pound to the mission.

So what is my plan? Well, besides the medication that the doctor which helps with the PCOS my goal is to just eat healthier. Cut back on calories, nothing drastic just a gradual change. Aim to eat more natural foods, when we can afford it and somewhere in this crazy, hectic life of mine fit in some exercise between being a housewife, raising two kids, homeschooling and writing this blog! That's it! Plain and simple.

What can you expect from HOC? I'll be researching more deals on healthier food when I can find it on sale! That's harder than you think!

So what do I want you to do with this information?

#1 Join me! Find something in your life that you can work on and DO IT! Doesn't matter what it is weight, addictions of all kinds, budget, etc.
#2 Find someone to help stay accountable for what you are trying to change. I'll be posting weekly about my success/failures so all of you will help keep me accountable! Weigh ins will be on Wednesdays.
#3 If you want to take part and participate/donate to the mission sponsored by Mosaic Church go here. Our church is debt free so feel assured that every penny donated goes towards missions not bills!


  1. Hey girl! I think this is great! I also have PCOS and it's very difficult to lose weight! I will look forward to reading your post about this bc dieting can get expensive! :) Good luck!