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December Recap & January Goals

Monday, December 31, 2012

November 30th Weight: 177.5
December 31st Weight: 178.5

Well, up a pound, not the best at all, but considering I was up at least 4 more lbs earlier from eating and eating, I guess it's okay.

Here are my goals for the new year:
I would like to lose about 50 lbs to weigh around 130ish by November 2013. I will do this by
- 45 minutes of exercise (30 cardio; 15 ST)
- eating no more than 2100 calories
- planning the next day's menu every day
- getting 8,000 steps (not including my exercise above)

- eat out 1x or less
- burn 4,000 calories in cardio

incorporate a new "wellness challenge" for each month.The
only one I'm sure about is January, the others, I have to plan
on a month by month basis depending on what is going on that
month (Travel plans, vacations, etc.). The plan is to do the behavior
every day for the whole month in hopes that it will become the

JANUARY wellness challenge: ONLY EAT AT A TABLE. If eating
out of the house, make sure I'm sitting down and not doing anything else.

OTHER MONTHLY CHALLENGE ideas: climb 10 flights of stairs per
day; no coffee in the morning; 7 freggies per day (I did this for December,
it was fun, but I started mid-month); getting to sleep by 10pm; no ipads/TV
in the bedroom; 10,000 steps per day (not including exercise), etc.


1) No MORE SODA! I can do this, I'm almost 90% there, I just have to commit
to myself.
2) No more baked goods (cookies, cakes, pies, etc.) except in the following
- planned in advance AND
- the item in question can be finished by my family in ONE sitting

I am adding this because I notice that I tend to BINGE and BINGE big when
there are packs of sweets lying around. I can't have just ONE cookie, I just
can't, I will have a whole sleeve and a half, even if it makes me sick. I'm
generally okay if we only have a small serving in our house of chocolate
cake (the servings here in EUROPE are tiny!!! Perfect for my family of six
where everybody gets a taste, and it's only like 200 calories), once it's
gone, it's gone, and I'm fine. But if I have a pack of cookies and I'm the only
one at home and I get a craving, I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO HAVE JUST ONE,
NO MATTER WHAT I TELL MYSELF. That's why I'm adding in the planning
part, we'll see if it works. It's been a tough holiday season, that's why I'm
adding in this resolution.

ETA: I did my math wrong!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I with you on the sweets. My kids joke about having to hide sweets from me. They say, "If it's sweet, and it's here, mom will eat it." Sadly, they are correct.
    1994 days ago
    Great goals! I'm am so with you when it comes to not having great control on cookies!! This is my biggest downfall. I'm also gonna limit my eating out to 1x a week or less. Need to go back to brown bagging my lunch. emoticon
    1996 days ago
  • DEBRA0818
    I'm with you on the dessert type products. I just sent myself spiraling backward with the cookies I baked for my party. I put way too many in my mouth before, during and after the party. So, in 2013, only wheat-free, sugar-free things I make myself with almond flour and only a small portion at a time. I have a few exception days that I've mapped out, but even those days will not see the kind of baking I did this year. I believe we can do this and...Happy New Year!

    1996 days ago
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