Can you believe it’s 2012? I sure can’t! December absolutely flew by. Monday,
the last day of my holiday binge the beginning of my recommittment to health and weight loss, I seem to find myself at a slightly higher weight than I was just a few short weeks ago. My 61 pounds of weight loss has gone down to just 57 pounds from where I started in 2010. That’s ok, because I’m ready to DO THIS!
Here it is. The masterful plan. What? It sounds like a gazillion other people’s new year’s resolutions? That’s ok…because this time next year I will be bragging about how well I’ve done. Right? Right!
1. I will drink more water. I will drink 8 glasses of water EVERY DAY! I will not have a
beer or margarita, sip of anything except coffee until this is accomplished. (*Edit – I am allowed a Coke Zero during that afternoon slump at work. I tried this on my first day back to work, and couldn’t survive without the caffeine! Maybe a 2013 goal will be to cut down on caffeine….)
2. I will exercise, regularly, every week (even on vacation). I am excited about my new Zumba class at the gym, and will do it along with my existing Tues/Thurs class. The new exercise challenge over at http://shrinkingjeans.net is for 3 days of vigorous exercise or 5 days of moderate exercise. Until it warms up and I start the C25k again, I will focus on 5 days of moderate exercise for 30 minutes. I believe it may be time to try out the new elliptical my husband bought!
3. I will refocus my diet. No more cheetos and doritos! They will not win with their magical powers over me. My poor 2 year old may go through withdrawal along with me! I will start back with my meal replacement shakes (that I somehow still have left and should have been all gone by mid September) for breakfast and lunch. We need to do some family menu planning to pick some healthier options for family dinners. Somehow we have completely lost track and had too many dig in the pantry and find yourself something not too healthy type of meals lately.
That’s it. 3 simple weight/health goals. The current challenge is for 8 weeks. How will I do in just 8 weeks time? Lets see this weight fall. Wouldn’t it be nice to be at 170? Hell, that would be fabulous!!! I think my target will be slightly higher at 175 (10 lbs). LET’S DO THIS!!!
The first weigh in for this challenge is today – and I am down 1 pound so far – at 184. (58 pounds total weight loss). 🙂