Big goals...trip to Israel!
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Ok. If there was ever a reason to get it together and LOSE. THIS. WEIGHT. it's a trip to the mother land...Israel! We're planning on going around February for 2 weeks. It has been far too long and I miss my home very much. I can't wait to see my family and friends. When we came here in 2005, I think I weighed about 170. At my lowest, and the weight most of my family/friends got used to, I was 125. I know 70 pounds is a LOFTY goal for 5-6 months, but I sure as hell can get as close as possible. I've had a lot of mini "goals" to lose weight for and didn't lose it...only gained it. But this...this is a goal I MUST reach. I absolutely CANNOT go back looking this way - a size 14/16/18! No way. Not only do I want people to tell me I look great, but I want to be happy and comfortable while I'm there, not fidgety and self-conscious.
I've had 4 days off in a row and I'd like to say I was good, but I wasn't. I basically ate my way through the days. But then we talked about Israel and a trip and I lost my appetite pretty quickly, lol. I always get this way before my TOM, so I'm not going to beat myself up about it too much. I had a relaxing few days off. I cleaned out the "junk" from my house - those odds and ends that take up space and that I don't really need or want. I now have a pile about 4 feet high in my back yard that I need to get rid of - no way to get it to the dump, so I'm probably just going to have to get rid of a bit at a time in the garbage once a week. Maybe I can borrow a truck from someone and take it to the dump. It feels good to have that junk out of my house. All I have left is the laundry room - sweep and dump kitty litter. Taking a break for now and enjoying my clean house :)
I am so excited for the fall...I'm already burning those autumn candles and snuggling with the dogs under a quilt. Yeah, it's 75 out, but that's ok, lol.