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2014 is MY year!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Boy, oh Boy, was 2013 a rough, exciting, crazy year! I completed my master's degree in December and have been living of that high :) Now it is time to focus on the future.

I am back above my starting point last time - 240; which is very depressing. But I am not going to let it get me down. I have lost the weight before, and I will do it again. I tried to pinpoint where I went from losing to gaining, and it looks like right around the time my favorite dog, Sgt Tibbs was put down. Makes complete sense to me, he was my best friend and I still miss him nearly 2 years later. He was 16 years - we got him when I was 7 - he is a part of all my childhood, teen memories. Definitely threw me back into a "I don't care" mode, but now I DO CARE! Its my year, my future and I know I can lose the weight, gain the self confidence and have a fabulous attitude throughout the journey.

I have done a good job recording my food throughout this week and have decided to set some weekly goals for myself. I have been eating better, but have been struggling with fitting exercise into my schedule - today, I finally made it to the pool and I feel fantastic.

Weekly goals:
Record food 5 of 7 days
Go to the rec center 3 times per week
Drink 100 oz water per day.

Baby steps are the key. I don't have a time frame to goal but I would like to be able to fit in a particular dress by the middle of May as one of my best friends from high school is getting married and it will be my first time in 5 years to see a bunch of the people that will be there.


Mid Year resolution...

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Boy have I been struggling lately. I blame it on being busy with school and work, but its more than that. I have lost all motivation to do anything for myself. To improve my well being is not on the priority list and i don't know why.

So I have decided that I need to set some goals for myself - including finding motivation to get there; for the rest of the year.

I turn 25 at the end of November - on Thanksgiving in fact. I am also finishing up my masters right now. So there is a lot going on this year to celebrate. :) I would love to be in the right mind/body set for this time. I am currently 221 - almost back to my starting weight of 238 when I began this journey in 2009; back up from 165. I would love to get back to my low and finally reach my goal of 155. Its doable. I just need to stop giving up or giving into the temptations that are all around me. Right now my issue is a lack of time. I am working full time and interning as part of my masters program. Easily working 70 hours a week and the last thing I want to deal with when I am home is exercising or eating well. I've got to come up with a plan for both me and my sister who is struggling as well. We live together and we feed each others bad/good habits, just need to focus on the good habits.

My sister has agreed to go swimming with me 2-3 days per week at the local rec center. We just need to take the steps. I also have a kettlebell series that I have used in the past with great success. Just need to stick to it.

Menu planning and sticking too it has also been a challenge. I am a great cook and baker. I love it! Its one of my passions but most of what I cook is old school comfort foods/meat potatoes kinds of meals. I know I can cook healthy, I have done it before just need to make the switch in my brain.

Weekly Goals for me:
Find time to workout 2 days per week initially - work up to 5 days.
Plan a menu for the week and stick to it.
Drink 80 0z of water per day

We are visiting family in December for Christmas - I would love to be back at 170 by that time. (50 lbs - a little more than 2 lbs per week) Doable but will require focus and motivation.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ERINLINDSAY83 7/12/2013 4:13PM

    Great job on setting goals! Another thing that can help busy people is snacks. Prepare yourself a bunch of healthy low-cal snacks for the day. A bag of raw brocolli (yum! unless thats not your thing, but you get my drift.) If you snack a lot on super healthy low cal snacks, you will be less likely to binge on the unhealthy foods.


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    Great goals - good luck!!!

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87BERKEBILE 7/9/2013 10:48AM

    emoticon You've taken a big step and set some goals!

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Plugging along

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Slowly but surely I am getting back into the swing of things. I have been entering my food for the past few days, which has been great.First thing in the morning I am on here figuring out where I stand and making a plan for dinner. Yesterday we had pizza at work and had a meeting after work but still did ok.

The final weeks of the semester are kicking my butt right now. I have three big projects to do, an exam, plus a couple little quizzes, plus I am getting ready to start my internship this summer and working full time at the same time so I really want to find time to organize my apt and my life so I can make the transition as smooth as possible...

Goals this week - log everything each day this week and exercise 3 days per week...


A journey that continues...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Well, I am back and ready to do this again and maintain it.

I feel like I am finally in a place again in life where I can find balance again. The last year has been very "different", not sure why, it wasn't good, it wasn't bad. just mah. I am ready to rock 2013 and make the most of it.

After graduating college in 2010, I took a job which was detrimental for my health-the stress, the attitude and the constant food only led to bad things - thankfully I was only there for 6 months but the damage had been done - I had ballooned up to 230 again, basically where I was before I began this journey with sparkpeople in 2009. Since leaving that job for a job in the office where I was an office aide in my undergrad, I now enjoy my work again and really like my working environment most days. I have also since started working on my masters degree online in ag extension education which I hope to finish up in August. Then I am hoping to start a second bachelors here too.

I feel like I am finally in a place to pursue my goal weight again and actually accomplish my goals. I am currently sitting at 204. I would really like to bust through the 200's soon.

By my 25th bday (November 28) I would like to be at my goal weight of 147. I feel like with commitment and a little luck I can do this again.


Back and needing to get back in the swing of things!

Monday, September 12, 2011

So this summer has been an eventful one, full of ups and downs. I started the summer off by applying to grad school for the fall in extension education. Got into the program! :) So working on that now while working full time. Then went to Iowa for my grandpa's 80th birthday and surprised him! It was great! They didn't have a clue that we were coming until they showed up at my aunt's house and we were there. There was never a routine this summer and I really struggled as a result. i quit my job at Wyotech and got a new one at the University. Very exciting! I think this will help me get back on track as the crazy hours and demands of Wyotech will no longer lead me to stress binging. Plus I worked in teh same departemetn I am working in now at the university as when I was still in school, just taking on more duties and getting benefits.

Now it is time to refocus on what is really important! I am back up to 220. Really depressing but I have been here before and know I can get back down to where I want to be. My short term goal is to be down to 195 by the time my mom graduates in December and my grandparents come out. That is 25lbs in 14 weeks. I know I can do this!

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ZAINABB 10/16/2011 11:21PM

    Of course you can emoticon

I noticed we're near the same place? I started as 102 kgs and secretly I want to reach 60 kgs!

ONE step at the time , and if you need motivational help or just a good cut it out talk, I'm here =)

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