Updates: Book Club and Push Ups Challenge!

Hey guys! A couple HG updates:

Crave: Why You Binge Eat and How To Stop won the poll for our first HealthyGirl.org Book Club pick. We’ll start officially reading and discussing next week—go ahead and get your copies (or you can wait a few days…Morgan and I are trying to get some free ones from the author or publisher! We’ll see how that goes.)

And, about the Push Ups Challenge, are you guys still doing it? I am-haven’t noticed any strength improvements yet, but I was getting incredibly sore, so my husband and I both went back and re-started Week 1 instead of moving on. No reason to hurt ourselves and pull something or God knows what.

Happy MLK Day, and I’ll talk to you tomorrow (answering a Q from a reader about whether it’s actually possible to try to lose weight and work on healing from binge eating at the same time. A toughie!)


9 Responses to Updates: Book Club and Push Ups Challenge!

  1. Gayle says:

    Today starts week 2 on my push up challenge. I been using the iPhone app to help me out. Granted, I’m doing them standing up against the wall but seriously, my arms and shoulders and feeling stronger. Thank goodness for muscle memory!

  2. Sunny says:

    Excellent! We’re all gonna be so strong. :) A friend of mine did this challenge and worked up to being able to do 40 REGULAR push ups. Not on her knees, regular ones! I don’t know if I’ll ever get there-I’m just excited to see what I ca do.

  3. I am admitting temporary defeat on the push-ups. I am going to hurt myself if I am not careful, and I just have too many extra pounds to increase reps at the rate they ask for. So! For now, I am going to stick to low reps until I lose a few pounds (I am about 50 lbs overweight). Not giving up … just acknowledging that now isn’t the right time. I did take up yoga, though, so that should increase my arm strength a bit.

    • Sunny says:

      Leslie-you’re doing the smart thing. There’s no reason to push too hard and hurt yourself, you know? Even just doing a few a day is more than none.

  4. Gorda says:

    I just ordered my copy of Crave online and I’m really looking forward to the Book Club “meetings”. I’m sure many of your readers, like me, don’t own this book yet, so… Can I suggest you give us ten days to two weeks before discussion starts? This way everybody would have time to buy the book, borrow it or check it out from the library.

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  8. Kate says:

    A little late to the party, but I’m on week 4 and I can already do 24 full body pushups. Up from the measly 4 in the initial test and the embarrassing single negative several weeks before that.

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Sunny Sea Gold is a media-savvy advocate and commentator specializing in binge eating disorder, cultural obsessions around food and weight, and raising children who have a healthy body image.