To be an end, there must be a beginning. The end of a weight loss struggle begins somewhere.
Instead of making New Year resolutions, I'll be marking the beginning of this year (2011) so I can see my progress at the end of the year.
Where I am right now:
Old scale: 185
New scale: 192 I'll be following the new scale
Clothes: size 16 jeans though I can get in a size 14
size large shirts
size 8 shoes
Height: 5'7" not that I expect that to change
I can run a mile straight...maybe further. I rarely push myself. This year I did run 3 miles straight.
I've biked 13 miles but haven't tried to go further yet.
At this point I am insulin resistant, have high level of testosterone, PCOS, high blood pressure and sometimes little problems with depression and anxiety for no reason at all. Low iron and Vitamin D levels.
December 31 I will revisit these stats and see how far I've come. By that time, I'd like to be at a healthy weight and be able to bike 25-30 miles and run/walk a half marathon.
Right now my greatest desire is to lose this weight as quickly as possible and prevent the onset of diabetes. My doctor has warned me and I listened this time.
Today is January 3. I am happy even though my weight loss has been erratic even when I give it my all. So I'll try harder. No worries. I'm a tough chick. :)
I'm also going to be seeking adventure this year. Canoeing, zip lines, hikes, camping, etc. I want to do things that make me feel alive.
This is what I look like today:
Chuck was being silly with the camera and we were having fun. "Now pout for me..work it" LOL
I'm extremely optimistic and even a little excited about my plans for getting in shape. It's going to be fun to look back on this at the end of the year and see how I've changed and what I've accomplished.
In 2010 I.....
ran my first mile
tried Zumba for the first time
got a cat
got a bike!
met Shelley (a fellow blogger)
ran in some 5Ks and walked a 6k with my family
had my 20th wedding anniversary
graduated Couch to 5K
lost some weight/gained some weight
dropped from a size 20 to a 16
completed my own challenge of completing a 5k per day for 30 days
Here's to a new year and a new me.