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Week 1 - I can see the finish line


Wednesday, January 02, 2013

I told myself in 2013 that I was going to blog once a week like I did a few years ago (before kids). Well I'm bringing it back. It keeps me honest. I like to lie to myself and make a bunch of excuses and that gets me no where.

So here is my first confession. As you may or may not know, I have food sensitives. I'm not allergic to them but my body has adverse reactions to them including weight gain, headaches, GI discomforts, joint pain and probably some other things. Well at Christmas time I gave in and ate a bunch of Christmas cookies that included the big no-no foods for me. It was only 3 days of sneak eating cookies but it was enough to make me gain a bunch of weight. I'm not sure how much because I didn't get on the scale until after 3 days of reigning in the eating and working out like crazy and I was still up 5lbs. So just in that little bit of time I gained a lot of weight.

Today was my first weigh-in of 2013 and I'm at 154.2lbs. I still have 2.2lbs to lose to put me back to where I was before Christmas and I'm aiming to get there by next week. Then on to my next goal weight which is 150lbs. In my SMART GOALS, 150lbs was my ultimate goal weight but I've been thinking about what I want my maintenance range to be. At this point, I want the top of my range to be 150lbs so that means that my final goal weight should be 145 or 147lbs. That is what I'm striving for. I'm going to see how easy or hard it is to get down to 150lbs. I really think that sticking with my elimination diet is going to help me. I was going to start to reintroduce those foods back into my diet next week but after the whole Christmas cookie incident I'm going to hold off until I get to my goal weight.

So yes I can actually see the finish line. I'm giving myself until April to get there. Why April emoticon Because as you get to goal, the weight loss slows down, so I'm planning to lose 1/2lb a week. I'm sure some weeks I will lose be more and others weeks it will be less. I'm trying to be realistic but I know I will reach it and it will be before summer.

I need to come up with some fitness goals for 2013 to keep my motivated. I've starting running and I would like to start doing actual 5ks instead of just virtual ones but I need the weather to warm up first. I'm not fond of the cold weather. I hate even going to the mailbox in the winter.

Another really important thing that I'm going to work on this year is my relationship with God. On Sunday I resolved to Love God, Learn about God and Live for God more. In the end, this is much more important then my reaching my goal weight because my relationship with God is eternal.

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ITSMATT 1/2/2013 10:05AM

    I think you are being smart by expecting things to slow down since you are getting closer to your goal. This helps to avoid unrealistic expectations and all that goes along with those.

I like the idea of fitness goals. That's a great way to stay motivated and on task.

Friday my kettlebell arrives and I'm looking forward to using that as part of my fitness plan. I agree with you - the cold weather is hard to exercise in and so I'm hoping some indoor kettlebell workouts will be the ticket. We'll see!

Make it a great day!
Matt

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