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Happy New Year!!! Bring on 2011!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

So.... As you can see, I never posted on October 10th like I said I would... oops, my bad. Things got sooo crazy last fall! I'm still comprehending that it's Januaury, the fall went so fast! Between weddings, parties, football, holidays and stuff breaking, and of course work, I barely had time to breath! But here I am, dedicated once again. I haven't lost a whole lot of weight since the summer, but I have gone down a size officially in clothing. I joined the gym at my place of work and started the spinning classes (I love spinning!) after work 3 times a week. I took the month of October off. I really needed a break. I flew into November with new found motivation, however with all the work parties and holiday parties and visting friends... the diet portion from November to December wasn't very good. But here we are in January, a new year! And new goals!!

So, I just wanted to post publicly what my goals are for this year. I still have about 40lbs I'd like to loose, but I wanted to shift my focus slightly to help me get there. I've decided that I'm cutting out high fat food and fried foods - these are my comfort foods, and I don't need them anymore - for good. The hardest of those are going to be chicken wings, chicken fingers and french fries. But I know I can do it. I just don't really want that food anymore. I'm leaving it behind in 2010! I'm also cutting out pop. I love Diet Pepsi, but I don't need that anymore either. I only drank it for the caffeine and taste. Since I've been working out and watching what I eat, I don't need either anymore! I'm really hoping this helps me be more successful this year.

The other goal I have this year is to ride 30 miles in the Tour De Cure here in Columbus. I'm really looking forward to it. Last year was so much fun, and I can't wait to join the biking/diabetic community here and meet new people. Like I said before, I've been taking spinning classes to help me get stronger over the winter so that 30 miles will be nothing!

Other then my goals explained above, I'm back on track in counting my calories (and of course my carbs). I've also lowered my carb in take slightly for the day. I just have a new found motivation and determination that I can't explain. I hope it sticks around for a long while so I can reach that goal of being 40 pounds lighter and wearing (at least) size 8 jeans again!

I wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous (and successful) New Year!! Keep on tucking and chipping away!!

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    WooHoo for 2011!

    You'll need to join us local riders for some cycling events this next year. Maybe 43 miles at Pelotonia 11!?
    2654 days ago
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