WELLNESS CHALLENGE BLOG: Ashley Fitzwater - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX


March 9, 2018

Hello friends!!! I can't believe it's already been another week since my last check-in. I went walking this weekend with my husband around our neighborhood and was surprised that it took us no time at all, to hit a mile. 

We were both tracking how many calories we burned and wouldn't you know it he was like 10 or 15 calories ahead most of the time. Ridiculous! ;)

SO my competitive side came out and I decided to pick up the pace, and left him in the dust! I also burned A LOT more calories doing that, and we walked the same distance! Win, Win! 

You better believe I'll be doing the same next time. So don't judge my power walking skills if you see me out and about. ha! 

Temptation has been over the top this week!! From ooey gooey cinnamon rolls, cookie cake (my downfall), pizza, and some of the best homemade chocolate chip cookies around! 

I did say No to some....and yes to others. 

On the plus side, our Election Night tradition of eating pizza was replaced by Jimmy John's Sandwiches. They were great and GUILT free! Thanks, James!! 

My real test is coming next week...FAMILY VACATION and MY ANNIVERSARY!! Wish me lots of luck, I'm going to need it!  

March 3, 2018

It’s the blog entry I’ve been waiting to post! After a few weeks of no progress on the scale, I’m down 2.5 pounds!! Yay! 

We did a lot of painting and moving last weekend so I’m sure that helped burn a lot of extra calories. Ha! 

If I’m being honest, this challenge has been exactly that for me. A Challenge. But I’m so thankful for a supportive husband and Dr. Turner and the girls at her office who keep cheering me on!

I’m also looking forward to going on a bike ride this weekend. I think the hardest thing is still my late snack snacking. So if you have any favorite sweet low-calorie snacks I would love to hear from you on my Ashley Fitzwater Newschannel 6 page.

I know Samantha has a yummy peanut butter and chocolate treat! I’ll have to get the recipe and share ?? Here’s to another week of being the best me! 

February 23, 2018

Another week another weigh-in! YIKES! These things come too fast! ha! 

A TRIUMPH this week is a 4-mile walk I enjoyed and completed with my fellow challengers! Go Me! ha! 

So truth be told I thought it was going to be a 2-mile walk, and when we got to the lovely spillway I was expecting us to be done, but No! ha! That was the halfway point. 

We had to turn around to get back! ha! But I tell you what I was proud of how well I did. Until I walked into my house and hit the couch. I was DONE.

I wish the ice would've stayed away this week so I could've gotten out more but it's not over yet! So here's hoping a lovely comment left by a Facebook viewer comes true!

February 16, 2018

Got Health's Dr. Turner says "Weight loss is a journey and not something that happens overnight." 

Oh man, isn't that the truth! After coming down with what felt like the flu, it was a rough start to the Wellness Challenge for me, but I'm BACK!! 

Problem is my first check in was not what I anticipated when we first kicked this off, and I was the only one in the group that had a setback. 

Agh! Instead of giving up, I'm pressing on!! 

It's been a pretty good week and to my surprise, I've stepped up my water intake!  Whoop, Whoop!

Not to what Dr. Turner wants it to be, but better than last week. Ha! Did you know we are supposed to drink a GALLON a DAY?!?! 

So thankful for my hubby who has been making me scrambled eggs and cheering me on. Support and accountability are key for me to be successful so I'm also planning weekly visits for check-ins to keep me on track. 

I'm also grateful for all the kind comments on social media and in person and see now that what often feels like a struggle to be the best us, is something more people face than we realize. 

My biggest thing is not completely giving up the things I love. If it's a lifestyle change it has to work for me. I will always return to the things I love to eat so learning to enjoy them in moderation is my goal! 

You know just one cookie, or 2 fudge dipped strawberries from the Pecan Shed on Valentines Day! Seriously the BEST! 

So this week I considered it a win when I had a kids burger during a dinner celebrating a friend and a kids meal when I had to stop by my favorite fast food joint.

Pretty sure I need to cut back on my Chick-fil-A Sauce though. It's so good but the calories are not. So wish me luck! 

Well as I work on that and so much more I'm excited about the victories off the scale and the next part of this journey to becoming a better me. 

February 7, 2018

When I was in my 20's I remember the soup diet was my go-to! I could eat 3 cans of Progresso soup a day and drop 10 pounds in 5 days flat! CRAZY! If I tried that today I would just starve, and probably gain a pound. ha!  

My momma always told me the older I got, the harder it would be. I didn't believe her, but now I do more than ever!

How is it that I can splurge one weekend and gain 4 pounds, but it takes 2 weeks of eating right to lose 1 or 2 pounds? Oh, the struggle is real! 

So while I'm told this challenge is about so much more than dropping a few pounds, I'm excited, scared, nervous and I guess ready or not for the next 6 months. 

Being a mom, wife and working a crazy schedule doesn't make it easy, but makes the journey to be the best me, that much more important! 

So here's to finding the ENERGY I never have and going down a size in Spanx! ha!

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