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Post-Holiday Reality Check and December Goals

Sunday, December 01, 2013

My size 8 jeans don't feel so good anymore.

Since starting my new job, I've had a tough time making it to the gym.

Treats and temptations abound at the office and I've been giving in more than saying "no."

I could not have celebrated Thanksgiving with more gusto.

So, what am I doing today? Am I crying? Lamenting? Beating myself up?

Well, if I'm honest, I'm doing a bit of that.

But I'm also:

1) Taking reality check pics
2) Taking my measurements
3) Weighing in
4) Making goals
5) Going to the gym (!)
6) Menu planning and preparing for a healthy week
7) Refocusing on my longterm goals

By the way, the side by side photos of me in July and me now were . . . ahem . . . heart wrenching. Ten pounds goes a lonnnnng way, especially when you haven't been working out diligently.

Here are my December goals. I'm going to meet them.

1) Work out at least 3x/week (starting today)
2) Lose 7 pounds
3) Eat clean (sugar free, simple carb free, coffee free)
4) Alcohol-free save three "free" days (my actual birthday, family birthday celebration and NYE)
5) Track nutrition daily (starting today)
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  • ASHESS85
    I think most of us had a hard time avoiding temptation around Thanksgiving! haha Great goals, I'm sure you will rock December!
    1509 days ago
    Great goals!
    1510 days ago
  • KEELIE21
    Love the goals! Clear and doable. I have no doubt those jeans will be slipping on easily again in no time!
    1512 days ago
    Yes! these are good goals, and achievable. BTW, when is your BD? I'm the 12th! And yes, will celebrate, but within moderation.. Happily, no one bakes me a cake, so if I have any it will be a single piece at a restaurant! (family is 150 miles away) And really trying to eat more fish, less of the other proteins. (and I love pork and beef!)

    Keep your spark burning, and you will get thru this month!
    1512 days ago
    You and I know how much effort it takes to stay on track. Learning to live the healthy habits that we preach is one of the hardest things I have ever done. And I'm not doing it very successfully myself right now. Also, you have been under sooo much stress in recent months with all that has been going on in your life.

    The important thing is that we don't give up. Try not to panic over the past. Know that each day is a new day. Life should be getting calmer for you somewhat. Your goals sound like a lot to me, but I know how successful and strong you can be. emoticon
    1512 days ago
    It's often hard after losing a lot of weight to truly believe that you can't go back to eating the way you used to. I think that's why most of us end up yoyoing. We SAY we've made a lifestyle change, but we look so good...and the bad habits sneak up on us: a brownie here, a skipped workout there, an extra drink with the girls. Before you know it...those size 8's are history!

    I'm glad to hear you getting back on the wagon NOW, before you decide size 10s would be a little more comfortable while you are getting ready to lose the excess pounds...well, you know where that would lead!

    You can do it girl! Now don't forget to blog often -- you KNOW it keeps you accountable!
    1513 days ago
  • TLG71567
    Good job! Just get back on track now. Someone on here said not to let yourself get more than three pounds away from your goal. I like that idea. Three pounds seems very doable and we're much less likely to throw in the towel. It's great that you are catching it now and doing the right things to get you back to where you want to be. Remember, nothing tastes as good as healthy/thin feels. Have a great holiday season.
    1513 days ago
  • _BABE_
    I couldn't have said it better myself! emoticon
    1513 days ago
    Sounds like you have a good, do-able plan in place. You should be fine!
    1513 days ago
    1513 days ago
    You got this! And those jeans will be fitting like a glove again soon!
    1513 days ago
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