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A New Goal to Focus On and A New Paleo Recipe

Sunday, July 21, 2013

I've spent the last day thinking about what my next goal would be... and I've decided that the next goal will be ONEderland.. and what better day to achieve ONEderland than ONE ONE FOURTEEN - 1/1/14 - New Years Day! New Year - New Me!

I worried about two things: 1) I wondered about the goal because I do not know what my healthy weight will be.. I know that I want to be a size 10... I know I want MUSCLE!! This picture illustrates what I'm talking about.. ALL of these women weigh 150lbs.. but look at the variation!!

(If you'd like to see the picture larger follow this link

I do know I want my body fat to be "normal".. so I'm shooting for 25%.. I think it's possible.. so, with muscle, a size 10 might be 200lbs or it might be 180lbs or it might be 210lbs.. I just don't know.. I did find this model named Anowa from Nigeria.. they call her "The Powerhouse".. she's 5'10" and 200lbs.. wears a size 10/12 and is FIT

So, I'm going to start moving towards my new goal of ONEderland by 1/1/14 but I will keep all my other data points in the picture as well.. measurements.. size.. % body fat.. lean muscle mass.. my ability to lift.. everything.. I am PUMPED!!

2) My second worry was is a 56lb loss reasonable in 164 days or 23 weeks? It comes out to 2.5 pounds a week.. and contrary to what feels like EVERYONE else who usually start out losing bigger amounts of weight and then it tapering off.. I have averaged more weight loss in the last 10 weeks than I did in the previous 10 weeks - 3 pounds/week - not coincidentally the same period I've been building muscle! So, I do think that 2.5lbs/week is possible.. yes, it's a stretch.. and I will have to PUSH to get there.. but I really do believe that I can do it!!

I want to start 2014 in a healthy, strong body... and REALLY celebrate New Years Eve! WOOT WOOT!!! So here we go!


Today I wanted to try a new recipe... something different.. and I LOVE breakfast foods.. so I made Flourless Sweet Potato can find the recipe here

They were yummy.. I used a Japanese Sweet Potato.. next time I will add some cinnamon to the batter.. they were very filling.. but I warn you.. if you are eating sugar, you will not like these because they won't be sweet enough unless you drown them in syrup.. which I didn't.. I just ate them plain.. kinda like cookies.. LOL

My coach is gone to the CrossFit games all this week... so, I'm on my own.. but I am SO glad he was here to celebrate me making my goal.. cuz I really thought I'd hit it while he was gone.. anyhoo.. I'll be starting my day with CrossFit tomorrow.. and I'm taking a friend who's never done CrossFit.. This should be fun!

164 days and 56lbs til ONEderland (1/1/14)
I got this!

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    1697 days ago
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    Believe you can do it and you are halfway there!!!!

    Good Luck!!!! emoticon
    1700 days ago
    Love the goal
    1700 days ago
    Here is to one-derland!
    1701 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    emoticon for the recipe!

    I lose fragments of a pound but I am not doing much activity. You definitely "got" this!
    1701 days ago
    I love this post! I'm 5'2" with an athletic build. I definitely know that weight looks different on me! It's great to be reminded that the number on the scale is not really the measure of progress that I should get excited about! You've done such a great job with your weight loss and level of fitness! I know you'll keep progressing toward your goal and be happy with faithful good choices that result in changes to your body and outlook on life! Keep it up!
    1701 days ago
    You have definitely got your head screwed on straight about this whole thing. You have a great goal to work toward, and you understand that the number on the scale isn't everything, it's about building a healthier you the whole way there. You are building muscle every week, and you know it's about how your body feels more than anything. As always, I'll be cheering for you!!!
    1701 days ago
  • -AIMIE-
    Great blog! I know you can make your New Year's goal!!! Great visual regarding the muscle too, very motivating!
    1701 days ago
    Thanks for that picture of the women all weighing 150#. Amazing what muscle can do! I have read that we lose 10% of our muscle mass each year we age over 30 years old ( I think that is what I read; you have to be careful about us oldie but goodies remembering - LOL ). It is something we don't realize. I never thought I felt any weaker in my 40s than I did in my 30s, etc. So then I have to wonder - if we lose 10% over 1 year, does it take us 1 year to build 10%? And why is that people who really work on ST and building muscle are frequently heard to be saying "It didn't take long to lose my muscle strength" after they were unable to ST for only just a short period such as 1 week or so ? I'm very curious about this. Maybe your coach can tell us the answers when he gets back.

    BTW, Annie, I miss seeing your count down to Africa!

    1701 days ago
    I think you've already found the 'new you.' I recall the journey from a point in time where you would not be going to sweat like you are now. Seems there was a girl who didn't like to sweat!

    So I think you are a new & improved Annie, and I think that a shift, a change has happened. If you want to weigh 180 or 191 or whatever, I think that now, you will.

    It's been super interesting watching you on the journey!
    1701 days ago
    emoticon I bet you can reach your goal with no problem! Keep in mind, even if you don't, if you are building muscle, it weighs more so even though the scale may show a higher number than you are looking for, you may actually be smaller. When working out a good amount I sometimes find that body measurements are a better indicator of success than the scale but like everything on this journey it varies with each person and each day.

    Keep up the GREAT job!! I love your motivation!!
    1702 days ago
    2.5 per week is possible but inadvisable. At that rate of loss, you're going to be losing a lot of lean along with the fat -- wasting away the muscle by maintaining too high a deficit for too long a period of time. It's better to aim for a slower loss and maintain more of that all important muscle! That'll help you get to your body fat goal. Good luck!
    1702 days ago
    Thanks for the visuals. The variations are so different. I wonder what size each wears. Ummmmm.
    1702 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    emoticon You'll reach your goal! You are a great inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing your journey!
    1702 days ago
    Totally cool goal! I think you're right that it's doable by New Year's, but even if it isn't you'll still get pretty close to it.

    Your picture of 150 pounds got me thinking and googling and I stumbled across this site:


    I plugged in my current goal of 177 and was actually surprised at how NORMAL they all looked! I'm still programmed to think of that as substantially overweight for my 5" 7" height, but it's really not. Especially if I build muscle along the way. I love the title of the site: What Real Women Look Like. A little reality check for all of us!
    1702 days ago
    As long as you are feeling good and building muscle, that is what is important! Go Kaleo is 170 lbs, by the way... have you checked her out? She's awesome!

    1702 days ago
    Awesome display of the difference height and individual bodies can make. nobody believes when i tell them how much i weighed and how much i have to lose. Great goal setting, i have now set the same goal. yummy pancakes by the way!!!! You can totally pull off onederland by 1/1/14, and yes, YOU GOT THIS!!!!
    1702 days ago
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