Birthdays and goals!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Today my baby girl turned 10 years old. I don't know how that happened! I told my mom that there must have been some kind of jump in the space/time continuum because it's just not possible!

But along with birthdays comes food. Usually unhealthy food. We went to Kobe hibachi for lunch. I have no way of knowing the calorie and fat count on that. There's a mountain of white rice fried in butter and a bunch of beautiful veggies, also fried in butter. I had the steak. Fried, of course, in butter. The small side salad drenched in a sesame seed (I think) dressing. The off to finish lunch off with cake (really delicious, btw!) and ice cream (also very good).

It was truly an excellent meal! And one that makes me glad I don't have a large family so birthdays only come up a few times a year.

So I can not record my food today because I honestly have no clue what the nutritional value of my lunch was. Kobe doesn't provide the information and last time we went there I was unable to find it online. It's bugging my OCD a little but I'm okay with this. I know it's not reasonable to expect to go out to an occasion and still keep track of every gram I consume.

It's also a bit annoying that this week I did not have a weight loss at all. I finally put some cardio back into my routine after being flattened by a cold 2 weeks ago. It was only a 24 hour virus but it has taken my a long time to get my energy level back up to functional! I started taking a B-vitamin supplement again and that helps me tremendously. It's absolutely vital that I don't run out of that again!

But I need to get my weight loss back up to 2 lbs per week EVERY week if I'm going to make my goal. I wanted to reach my goal by my birthday. That gives me about 15 weeks to lose 30lbs. I don't know if that's actually possible but I'm pretty flexible on what my goal weight really is. Yes, I want to be at the halfway point of my healthy BMI range. That gives me a little flexibility on being indulgent while on vacation or for a holiday/birthday and some room on the other end to be sick without becoming emaciated. That being said, so long as I'm within 10 lbs of that final, desired number by that date, I'll consider that close enough to be thrilled with it! Of course, I'll still work on the last few pounds but if they don't come off until after my birthday I won't be disappointed emoticon

Now would actually be a great time for me to set a non-weight-related, health centered goal. Upping my fruit and veggie intake? Run a certain 5k? Anyone want to make a suggestion?

emoticon to my not-so-little girl!

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    Humans have no real perception of time without outside influence (a clock, the sun, etc), so it'll always be hard for a loving and proud parent to realize how old their kid is. In your mind, you'll always remember all the milestones over the years as if they had just happened.
    emoticon You'll get there as long as you don't give up. The last pounds are often the hardest to lose, especially compared to the first. Don't lose heart, because the process is clearly working.
    1930 days ago
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