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How's My January Going, you ask...

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

SO maybe i am an emotional eater...

I started off January 1st weighing somewhere around 274+lbs...lets just say i ate my way through the last few days being home in Chicago...i just miss my ethnic foods! I started a personal BL challenge with 13 friends and i started that on January 6th at 272.6lbs. This morning i'm at 269.4lbs.

Here's the thing. I could have lost more weight. I mean i'm working out like crazy...but we all know if you eat like crap you just won't lose. I burn about 500-900 calories a day...yes! a day. BUT i've been eating between 2500-3100 calories. Why? Because i'm stressed!

Before i went home in December my boss tells me he's accepted a new position in Los Angeles. Great for him...a very great move on his part. BUT they aren't sure if they are replacing him or eliminating the position. WHICH means i don't know if after January i will have a job or not. I get great feedback that i have nothing to worry about, but until its all final i'm i snack...but i am tracking my food and being careful not to go too crazy!

I haven't updated my resume in over 6yrs...boy have things changed!

Anyways, here's how i'm doing fitness wise:

January 2013 Goals:
1 - drop 5-10lbs
2 - stay within calorie range
3 - drink 64oz of water every day
4 - no soda
5 - 100 walking/running miles ...completed 20.21
6 - 100 bike miles ...completed 14.68
7 - 2500 crunches ...completed 630
8 - go to the gym 3x a week
9 - 1500 squats ...completed 560
10 - limit eating out to 1x per week

My goal tonight is to complete:
90 crunches
80 squats
4 walking miles
14 bike miles

overall 2013 goal: to end the year under 200lbs...make it to onederland!

Here's a picture a friend found of me...i just don't remember EVER having this picture taken! It' sfrom about 4yrs ago...

Planned Walks/Runs:
Cowtown 10k - February 23rd (bucket list item)
Dash Down Greenville St. Paddys Day 5k - March 16th
Race for the Cure 5k - April 16 (goal is to beat last years time)
Heels and Hills Half Marathon - May 5th (bucket list item)
JalapeƱo Half Marathon - June 29th (bucket list item)
Susan G Koman 3-Day, 60 Mile Walk - November (bucket list item) (this one is still up in the air)
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    I am sure you will do well on your goals. I really admire your commitment to exercise...that's my Achilles's heel, but you've got that down. Good idea to update that resume regardless. It's better to have some control over your own employment path rather than relying on the 'you don't have anything to worry about' comment. It's your life, and you are taking control!
    1920 days ago
    1921 days ago
    Wow!!! I almost don't know what else to say. You are amazing!!! I admire your commitment & your work ethic. Please just always be safe & don't burn yourself out. It's great to see your goals so planned out & structured. You go girl!!!

    I'm feeling all motivated right now...I might have to go find a 5K to sign up for! :)

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    1925 days ago
    wow you always amase me love but i know you can do whatever you set your mind on.sorry about the job concern hope you hear shortly one way or another. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1925 days ago
    WOOT! emoticon
    1926 days ago
    You are a workout queen!

    Hope all turns out ok with the job situation.

    1926 days ago
    Love your goals, very specific and achievable!
    1926 days ago
    emoticon Wow, woman - great job. You are doing such a good job with your weight loss and workouts. I love the goal list. Keep up the good work. Sending positive wishes to you for your job. I know it's got to be stressful. Hang in there and hold your head high.
    1926 days ago
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