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Fired up for 2012

Sunday, January 01, 2012

emoticon emoticonHAPPY NEW YEAR emoticon emoticon

There was a lot of last minute craziness, but in the end I arrived in time to celebrate Christmas with hubby and son. A bit of a scare on the airplane. 35 minutes into our flight, the pilot turned us around because there were indicator lights flashing. We were transferred onto another plane & ended up coming in 3 hours late at 2:30 am Christmas morning.

Something else memorable from the plane ride - the seatbelt. Before, I would try to save myself the humiliation of asking for a seatbelt extender by lifting my belly to put the belt underneath. Not comfortable & likely not safe. Not always possible either. This time, I was surprised to see at least 12 inches of strap left over! Did a little happy dance inside.

A few days of unpacking, a 2 hour trip back into Calgary to pick up son's long-distance girlfriend from the airport and then back to more unpacking, and all that time I made simply horrible food choices:
emoticona litre of icecream, emoticonsuper-sugary cinnamon buns, more emoticon burgers and emoticonfries than I can count. At least I fit a dozen emoticon mandarin oranges in there to round things out.

And in the midst of all that overeating of total crap, I was looking at photos I haven't seen in almost 3 years. The ones on paper (pre-digital) that have been in storage. The ones that show me at my heaviest of 280 lbs. I can barely recognize myself in them. Seems like I always tried to hide behind some unsuspecting child. Who was I kidding? I am huge next to everyone else but I don't remember ever being conscious of it. I knew I was heavy... but I guess I refused to really accept my true size.

So yep, a week of eating crap... but yep, I'm back on track now. 2011 was good to me in many ways and I'm entering 2012 feeling

FOCUSED DETERMINED READY TO KICK MY OWN BUTT

I started 2012 as I intend to continue... with healthy food choices and 60 minutes of moderate to intense activity. The Crustless Spinach Feta Quiche I had for lunch was delicious!

My 2nd sparkversary is March 11th and my goal is to have a healthy BMI on that day. I have 20ish lbs to lose and 10 weeks to lose it. Since I tend to lose 3-4lbs a month, I'm really going to have to pick up the pace to make that goal. I need to face some facts:
emoticon Tracking works. Accuracy matters.
emoticon I have a really hard time sticking to my limit when I bake.
emoticon I tend to track 1 tbsp of evaporated milk in my coffee... but it's probably closer to 2 tbsps and most days I don't stop at 1 coffee like I planned. emoticon As my coffee consumption increased, my water decreased.
emoticon I don't walk as fast as I think I do and emoticon I can't run as far as I could last summer.

If I'm going to meet my goal, I'm going to have to:
Track food, water and fitness.
Bake only once per week.
Stick to 1 coffee per day... or black.
Drink more water.
Push myself harder with my workouts.

All of these things are doable. I have a feeling 2012 is going to be a great one!

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