Monday, December 26, 2011
My New Years Resolution for 2011 was to become more healthy. I'd just bought "The Spark" and had been a SP member for 4 months. I have been resolving to lose weight for probably close to 8 or 9 years. SP was the only thing that was new... and here we are at the end of 2011 & I can honestly say that I made it through the year and I AM a different person. I'm 20+ pounds lighter, 8 inches smaller, 3 pants sizes smaller, but other things have changed too. My energy level has sky rocketed. My stress level has decreased. And best of all, I've found a new exercise that I simply CANNOT live without. Exercise has always been "a chore" but Zumba is just plain ol' fun!! I look forward to moving, sweating & when I'm really stressed, I love trying to wear a hole in the floor!! I take classes 2 nights a week & use DVDs the other 3 days.
So what shall I resolve for 2012? Hmmm, first off, I'd like to lose 16 more pounds. That's only 1.3 pounds a month... sounds very doable. Heck if I actually put a little effort into it, maybe I can reach my goal weight by this summer. THAT sounds pretty enticing!! Besides my weight though, I need to work on my mind. I can be a negative person. I'd like to be more positive. *sigh* That could present more of a challenge than weight loss.
So my goals for 2012 - reach a normal BMI, hit my goal weight, be more positive!
Do you have a resolution for 2012?
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
My husband bought me a new outfit for Christmas because I hate shopping. Yes, I am a woman... but I truly hate shopping. I don't understand either. Anyhow, he wanted me to get something tight & sexy to show off my smaller figure. I, however, am more comfortable in big, baggy, hide the rolls clothing. I was so excited to find the perfect compromise outfit - sexy but not too tight. And the best part..... the pants are a size smaller than what I've been wearing!!!
Here is my outfit:
The reason I LOVE SP.... if I were to put a picture on FB & say that I've lost 24 pounds and went from a size 16 to a size 10, most of the people I know would say mean spirited comments or think I was bragging. Well, maybe I am bragging. But, dammit, I can! I've worked hard to get here & I am quite proud of the progress I have made. I love that I can "brag" on SP & know that the people reading it will be truly happy for me. This is such a wonderfully supportive site & I am thrilled to be a part of it.
My weight loss has been slow & although I'd like to fast forward, I'm trying to enjoy the journey & embrace all that I have learned. I still have a way to go. When I lose another 7 pounds, I'll reach a normal BMI!!! I have 16 pounds till my goal weight. My husband said he'll pay for a tummy tuck if I hit my goal weight. I don't know if that will ever happen but I would be thrilled!! After 2 c/s & a 50 pound weight gain, my body just ain't what it used to be. I do have before pictures but I really doubt they'll ever see the light of day. lol. They're not pretty. lolol.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
What a great day!!
I had a little bit of everything & it filled my plate, filled my belly & my soul. I had a piece of my husband's AMAZING pecan pie & and am content with what I ate. I didn't over do it by any stretch of the imagination but I probably won't need to eat anything else today. lol.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Monday, November 21, 2011
What a wonderful weekend!
I worked 2 jobs on Friday, took the boys to the chiropractor, *attempted* to watch SlimKatie on the Dr. Oz show (she was on while I was out but my mom DVRed it), went to a Tastefully Simple Party. My husband had taken the day off because we were getting a hot tub delivered. He needed the day to connect the electric, fill it up, etc. Well, you know how all well laid plans work. A friend's furnace died over night & he ended up working on her furnace part of the day.
Saturday morning & afternoon he worked on the hot tub, we had a 30th BD party for 2 friends. (I don't feel "old" but I had some trouble connecting with these *young* people. lol.) Ate too much. Drank 2 pony bottles of lite beer. But I hadn't touched water all day!
Sunday morning out-of-town friends popped in at 9 am for breakfast, we went shopping & then ate lunch. Snacking. Wine. Hot tub. Again, no water.
I hopped on the scale this morning & was pleasantly surprised with 158.4. //Frankly anything below 160 is AWESOME.// And then I entered it into SP & it said that last week I was 157. OOOOPPPPPSSSSS. Oh yeah, I guess I gained 1.4. Yikes. LOL.
My new slogan - TGIM! Back on track. It's Thanksgiving week!! Zumba Monday evening, and Tuesday & Wednesday mornings. Who knows what next weekend holds but I'm not gonna think about it. One day at a time!
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