Sunday, January 29, 2012
This will be short and sweet...
TODAY, I'm praising God because I've reached the 3/4 point of my weight loss journey!!!
I have 5 pounds to lose before I reach HEALTHY and my wedding-day weight! I have 15 more pounds to lose before I reach GOAL!!!!!! What?!!
Honestly, this kind of scares me though...especially right now. You see, February is a celebratory month. Every year, I gain about 5 lbs the first week of February and I keep that 5 lb gain for the entire month. I have not yet figured out how to prevent it.
One reason is because our 30-day spiritual fast ends on February 1st. Start eating...start gaining. It's inevitable. My husband and I and a few members of our church have been fasting for 30 days in January for about 5 years now and I've still not come up with any good strategies for breaking the fast that don't result in an initial 5 lb weight gain. But, I will, again, TRY my hardest.
The other reason is because it's my son's birthday month and it's my birthday month as well. There will be lots of restaurant meals as my friends offer to take me to dinner to celebrate. After 30 days on liquids, it's hard NOT to indulge. Your mind has desired everything but the kitchen sink. So, it's very hard, but I know it's not IMPOSSIBLE. No excuses.
So, with 3 days of the fast remaining...maybe I'll lose 1 or 2 more pounds to buffer the 5 lb gain....maybe I'll be able to hold on to this milestone of being 3/4 of the Way to Goal.
Fingers crossed AND hard work PLANNED.
Stay tuned..... :-)
Thursday, January 12, 2012
At the end of 2011, I wrote a blog and I proclaimed to you all:
"I'm not gonna talk about my goals. I'm not gonna blog about my goals. I'm just going to report that I've achieved them. My motto has become, "Less Talking, More DOING!" In 2012, I'm all about the SHOW!"
So, this is the show.... this is my celebration of Milestone #1 - 40 lbs GONE! I am soooo happy! I can't even hide it. I'm on cloud nine today!!
I hit the 30 lbs. weight loss mark around this same time LAST year. Who would have thought that it would take me an entire year to lose and keep off 10 lbs so that I could get my 40 lbs weight lost trophy! I surely didn't. I came so close, so many times in 2011. I got down to 153 lbs. at one point. I thought I had it in the bag. But, I allowed myself to climb right back up and ended up closing 2011 out back in the 160's.
So, I never could reach the 40 lb. weight lost mark in 2011. BUT THAT'S NOT THE STORY FOR 2012. Nope. That's not the story for THIS YEAR.
THIS YEAR... 40 LBS WEIGHT LOST MARK... HIT!
ALONG THE WAY...
Thanks for stopping by to celebrate with me!!
Saturday, December 31, 2011
2011... what a year!
As I report my mere 9 lb weight loss for the entire year, I would have to say that those are pretty dismal results... BUT, I CAN'T say that it was a disappointing YEAR. I just can't say that. My health and fitness journey for this year cannot boil down to weight loss only.
I've had a great year! In fact, although I lost more weight in 2010, I had more personal successes in 2011.
* I walked in my first official 5K (SGK Race for the Cure) - 6/4/11
* I completed my own personal 40/40 Exercise Challenge (40mins of exercise for 40 days) - 4/28/11
* I fit a size 10 dress! - March 2011
* I reached the midpoint of my weight loss journey (30 LBS GONE!) - 1/12/11
* I moved from Obese to Overweight - 1/5/11
Those are my own personal victories... the ones I saw fit to record anyway. That's no small stuff--not for ME anyway! And, I can't wait to record my meaningful personal victories for 2012. I just anticipate soooooo many. I'm excited about 2012!!
So, while I wish I would have lost more pounds in 2011...and I wish I wasn't ending the year at 162 (a weight I had long left early on in 2011), I CAN'T be disappointed. I have no reason to be disappointed. The pounds I lost reflect the choices I made and the effort I put forth. That's my reality for 2011. But, that's okay. That's over. I'm looking forward towards 2012. I know that if I put forth TRUE, CONSISTENT effort and make BETTER, CONSISTENT choices in 2012, the scale will reflect that too. That's an encouraging thought and one that I am completely relishing in right now. I'm excited about 2012!
One of my most inspirational Sparkfriends, Sarah (BIGBOOTYBETTY) wrote recently, "Remember, if your goals aren't frightening you, you are underestimating your ability. AIM HIGH!" That's exactly what I'm going to do in 2012. I'm aiming HIGH. I'm scaring myself. LOL But, you won't find my scary goals written anywhere here on SP. I'm don'e with that. They are written and the action plan thought out, but they won't be shared.
One of my favorite quotes from 2011 is by Antone (finalist from the last season of The Biggest Loser) when he had his last weigh-in on the ranch. John, the other finalist, was talking A LOT of trash about what he was gonna do and how he was gonna do it. (I hated to see him ultimately win the show.) But, anyway... Antone stood on that scale and told Alison Sweeney: "I'm not gonna stand up here and talk about what I'm gonna do... what I wanna do; I'm just gonna show you what I do." I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THAT QUOTE!! When he said that, I FELT IT!
So, that's what I'm gonna do. I'm not gonna talk about my goals. I'm not gonna blog about my goals. I'm just going to report that I've achieved them. My motto has become, "Less Talking, More DOING!"
In 2012, I'm all about the SHOW! And you won't have to be a "Peeping Tom" to see. I'll leave the windows, the blinds, the shades and the curtains WIDE OPEN. LOL
2012... Here I come!!!
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