Monday, January 3, 2011
Goodmorning 2011. I'm not a big fan of New Years resolutions. I've done them a couple of years and never had much success. I do think that New Years is a good time for reflection and I have found myself flirting with nastalgia in the past week.
I have also declared my next two weight loss goals as follows:
Total loss of 75 lbs by 4/7/11 (my birthday) and
Total loss of 100 lbs by 8/31/11 (1 year anniversary of the start of this journey).
I think that those are realistic but ambitious goals. I will declare this weigh in my starting point for 2011:
Loss this week: 4 lbs
Total loss to date: 59 lbs
Jean sizes down: 4 (Sz 16 from Sz 24)
It is going to get harder, I know. I've been very lucky that the pounds have continued to sort of fall off my body, despite my general lack of sweating and work. I attribute this to my diet more than anything. I can't say enough about diarying what you eat. It makes you so aware of what passes your lips. It has given me an awareness of nutrition in a new way. I am still on Myfooddiary.com, although, I sort of feel at this point, pretty well educated in what I can and can't eat.
To get down to that 100 lbs lost mark, I know I am going to have to embark on a more ambitious excercise routine. So far, I've done well with the Wii. I am not sure if the gaming will continue to do the job. I've had my eye on an aquatic bootcamp class at a local gym, but I am nervous that I don't have the stamina yet. I am going to see how it goes. If I hit a plateau, I will re-evaluate what I am doing in terms of excercise.
The ultimate goal: to feel great. And I already do. I've got two beautiful toddlers that fight over my lap! I can fit both of them on my lap now... whereas before, I really didn't have a lap for anyone. THAT is what it is all about.