Friday, June 26, 2009
I decided to start completely fresh. I switched my SparkDiet stage back to FastBreak. Back to square one, ladies. I just figured it'll do me good to start over and remind myself why I want this so badly and how this is really done. After all, I want to really learn to lead a healthy life now and in the future so that I won't have to find myself in that horrible situation ever again (the situation being the moment I realized that I had gained over 60 pounds). It's back to basics and I'm loving every minute of it. I got lost somewhere along the way and I need to start over. I'm not giving up. Ever. I know this has been a setback but I'm not going to let it get me down. It's only human to make mistakes. I'm just going to do my best to learn from them and become a stronger person.
I also updated my goals. Since I'm not in a hurry and since slow weight loss is the best way to go, I changed my weight loss goals so that I have more time and less stress about meeting my goals in time. Tommi and I are going to Greece in June 2010 for two weeks and I really want to be bikini ready by then! It only seemed natural to select June 1st 2010 as my deadline: my goal is to get down to 120 lbs by then. This means I get to eat a little bit more and only have to lose less than a half a pound per week. Since I'm not in a hurry it sounds good to me. (And if I lose weight faster I won't mind!). I really want to take this time to focus on myself and learn to avoid setbacks (and cope with them when they occur) as well as possible. I'll work out and tone up my body while I'm losing weight to make sure I'm losing fat and not muscle. I'm excited and confident. Now I just need to get my momentum going again!
Today was another beautiful summer day. I woke up around 7.30 am (which I'm so very proud of!), put on my make-up and had a light breakfast (delicious watermelon!). Then Tommi and I went for a little walk and enjoyed the sunshine. We had fresh tomatoes with feta cheese and some bread for lunch and then got ready to do a little shopping before we went to the movies. I bought a shirt and a beautiful pair of shoes and Tommi bought T-shirts and shorts. Then we went to see The Hangover which was SO FUNNY! You definitely should see it if you haven't already done that! I laughed so much. :)
Tomorrow morning my mom, Amanda and I are going to Turku for a couple of days. My train leaves at 8 am and I'll be in Turku around 11. Turku is such a beautiful city in the south coast of Finland and I'm really looking forward to going there! We'll do lots of shopping and eat delicious meals in cozy restaurants by the sea... It'll be great! I won't be able to update while I'm there though. Next update will be taking place on Sunday evening then!
Okay, ladies, I better get ready for bed now. I have to get up really early tomorrow! Hope you're all doing fabulous!! LOVE YOURSELVES BECAUSE YOU ARE AMAZING AND BEAUTIFUL! Remember that! :)