Friday, January 05, 2007
Well, we are coming to the end of the first week of January 2007! I really can't believe that, it happened way to fast. However, I had a really terrific work-out this morning. I started with a new speed interval workout for the tredmill. I'm running at 5.0 - that's amazing for me! Then I added a bunch of new exercises to my routine and shook it up. This is week 22 of my strength training and while working my shoulders with shrugs, I saw the most amazing thing - I actually have well defined traps!!! I'm really happy with the results I'm seeing though, I still have plenty of "flab" left. My hope is that this will decrease as I continue to lose weight. I'm a bit hungry over the past hour and I've been eating too much(good things, but too much none the less). I still have these moments which you would think should be gone by now, but as everyone knows, it's a daily struggle! So, here's to the first week of the new year, and success by April 07.
Thursday, January 04, 2007
Didn't get a chance to blog yesterday due to heavy volume on site and nonsense e-mails from SPers. But today is a good day. I'm very much re-focused on my goal and I feel as if I'm on my way to reaching goal weight. Just thinking about that accomplishment gives me goose bumps. When I make it I'll be ecstatic, of course I know it could take me at least 4 months to get there, and that seems like an eternity, but I'm staying in the here and now. That's been my mantra from the start, to not look ahead too far, and it's worked well to this point, so back to the task at hand. I do seem to experience hunger a bit more frequently, and also slip back into my nighttime snacking issue, but I'm working on it daily. After all if I've learned one thing it's that this is a new battle every day we wake up, and I'm prepared to fight it, because I'm worth it.
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Well, I made it to my first major milestone...living, eating and being healthy for 1 year! I'm so happy to have been so dedicated and focused and to finally stayed with good nutrition and exercise for 1 solid year. I don't believe I've ever done this before. It's truely amazing the person I am today, compared to the one who started this journey on 1/2/06. I thought I was doing this to look better for my daughter's wedding, but as it turns out, there will be no wedding, and yet, I stayed the course. So, it seems I had better motivation than to just look good in wedding pictures after all. I'm doing this so that I can enjoy life, try new things, be a better, more happy person and of course, live longer and more productively. So to any doubters out there, I'm 122 pounds lighter today than I was 1 year ago, I'm strong and active and I feel like I can do anything. I'm very proud of myself for reaching this milestone, but I will not stop here. I am determined to reach my goal weight of 145 pounds. I had hoped to do so before March 1, 2007, but I know that I'll never lose 33 pounds in that amount of time. Each pound is harder to lose now, as I get closer to my goal. I'm finally out of the obese range for my height and I'm looking to move from the overweight to the healthy range in just a few monts.
Monday, January 01, 2007
Well, I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. It's come to a close and I'm a little sad and a little happy. I'm sad because it's always a bit of a let-down once the holidays are over, but especially this year, as it was the last time my family will spend the holiday in the same manner. My son, the second oldest child will be married by next Christmas and spending his first holiday with his "new" family. Though we will see him, no doubt, it will be different, as even at 25 years of age, he still wakes up before the crack of dawn in anticipation of the gift exchange! But, with each new phase we come to find new pleasures in Christmas and I'm looking forward to whatever the future holds. As for my happiness, I'm glad to have no more disruption of my routine, and to get back my focus on my healthy lifestyle. Also, I'm happy to be celebrating my 1 year anniversary tomorrow. It will be one year since I made my committment to lose weight and get healthy. I've come a long way, and I'm very proud of what I've accomplished so far. I know, however, that my work will never be done and that each and every day will be challenging. But, I also know I'm more than capable of doing whatever I need to do in order to remain healthy and therefore, happy.
Sunday, December 31, 2006
until my one year anniversary...I'm feeling pretty good, but a bit concerned as I have found some old bad habits creeping in. I must stop eating over my self-imposed 100 cal limit for snacks. I've let that get out of control a bit, especially in the evening. I will take control of that starting today. Tomorrow is my last weigh in for the year(my year started on 1/2/06)so I'm hoping to keep up my losing ways.
I have a couple of things I need to post today, so bear with me. First I need to write 5 good things about myself. 1.I'm looking much better 2. I'm happier 3. I'm a great mom 4. I'm a good wife 5. I'm very good at committing to something and getting it done.
Next I must talk about an emotional issue that causes me to eat. Although I thought I was over that, yesterday was proof that it can still happen. Once again this Xmas I've overspent. That always causes a domino affect of us playing catch-up with our bills. So our cell phone bill was behind and they shut them off. I got it all resolved and didn't have to pay the re-connect, but I hate having to do that sort of thing. So, I had way too many whole grain pretzels and fruit during the day. I thought I was hungry, but I now realize it was the stress of the money issue that was the real cause. I am going to have to recognize these things and deal with them in a different way. I can do it.
So there you have my daily post. Hope everyone has a safe and happy new year's eve and I'll see you in 2007.
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