When I started this journey, I told myself that I yo-yoed my way up to 302 pounds and I was determined to yo-yo my way back down if I had to. Well…..I’m yo-yoing. And I’m going down. Again.
This time I decided to do a little reading on goals since what I’ve been doing hasn’t been working. I came across “How to Achieve Your Goals” and it just made sense to me.
How to Achieve Your Goals
• Define it
• Want it
• Believe it
• Write it down
• Split it up
• Review it
• Schedule it
• Do it
My goals are to lose 12 pounds by March 31, 2013; sleep 7 -8 hours a night for at least 5 days a week; drink eight 8 ounce glasses of water a day; and meditate twice a week during that time for 15 minutes at a time.
This is a very hard one for me right now. I struggled for months just trying to stay motivated. It was a daily struggle to just log on to Spark People and not give up. But I’m here and wanting it more and more each day!
Again…I am struggling. I tell myself that I am worth losing weight and getting healthy. I tell myself that I believe it is true….that I believe. But then I sabotage myself at every turn. I’ve been thinking about this in depth and see a pattern throughout my life that I will have to blog about at length later. Why am I sabotaging myself?
WRITE IT DOWN:
Yes….I’m writing it down!! Plus I took measurements and before photos.
My rear: (What the??!!)
My fun side:
Starting Weight: 292.8 pounds (Yikes!)
* Waist - 50
* Hips - 59.25
* Neck - 15.5
* Thigh - 33
* Calf - 18.5
* Upper Arm - 18
* Chest - 48
* Body Fat % - 48
* Energy Level - 3
* Stress Level - 3
* Sleep Quality - 3
* Self-Esteem Level - 2
SPLIT IT UP:
Lose 12 pounds by March 31, 2013 – To do this, I will have to lose 2 pounds per week for the 6 weigh-ins. 2 pounds per week loss is a 7000 calorie weekly deficit or 1000 calorie deficit per day.
My BMR is 2018 which means it takes 2018 calories a day to maintain the weight I am. To have a 1000 a day calorie deficit, I will need to eat 1400 calories (618 calorie deficit per day) then burn another 382 calories a day exercising.
Sleep 7 -8 hours a night for at least 5 days a week – I think sleep is as important in weight loss as nutrition and exercise. To get 7 – 8 hours a night, I will have to head to bed around 10:00 pm, stop reading and turn off my lamp by 11:00 pm. This is a tough one for me because I am a night owl and at my peak around 11:00 pm. Since pet sitting sometimes requires me to be up by 5:30 am, I can’t stay up as late as I prefer.
Drink eight 8 ounce glasses of water a day - Since I live in Arizona, it is even more important to hydrate, Hydrate, HYDRATE!! I have a large purple 64 ounce container in my kitchen. I will fille it each morning and have it empty by 10:00 pm per night.
Meditate twice a week during that time for 15 minutes at a time – When I was consistently losing and in a great frame of mind, I meditated almost every day. I felt great, healthy and in such great spirits. This is an important step to getting back to that.
I plan to review (and adjust, if necessary) these goals weekly.
I created a special exercise and meditation calendar! Whoo Hooo!! And my husband is keeping me accountable.
I’m doing it!!!