Today is a Good Day
Monday, June 25, 2012
Today is a good day to get healthy. I will be 40 years old in exactly 9 months and one day and I have to decide what I want to look like when I get there. I want to be healthy and I want to have at least 45 pounds gone. I weighed in a 214.8 today so that wold put me at 169.8 meaning I would need to lose 5 pounds a month. While when I put it in those terms it seems totally doable.
July 26th - 209.8
Aug 26th - 204.8
Sept 26th - 199.8
Oct 26th - 194.8
Nov 26th - 189.8
Dec 26th - 184.8
Jan 26th - 179.8
Feb 26th - 174.8
March 26th - 169.8 - 40th Birthday
Okay, just writing that out has made me very excited. Now I actually have a goal to work towards. Before when I made goals that were always completely out of reach but this is just a little over 1 pound a week. I really enjoy being physically active I just have to make sure each night that I plan it. Before summer time was a really hard time to work out because the kids were home, but belonging to the "y" I get 2 hours a day of child care so I really have no excuse.
I think I've come a long way mentally, because never before would I have been excited about getting to those numbers, but I have to be realistic and stop dreaming because so far that has gotten me no where. When I get to 40 and I weight just under 170 it will be a tremendous victory and I will congratulate myself my getting my hair done, a mani and pedi and a new outfit. I will be proud of myself and it will be the only birthday gift I will need.
45 pounds I am ready to kick your butt. I'm back on South Beach which really does kill my sugar cravings, so I guess I better get off of here, so I can have my devotional and go work out.