Today, I'm linking up with Shortmama @ Family of Shorts for her weekly weight loss link-up, "Journey from Muffin Top to Skinny Jeans".
Last year I jumped on the weight loss train on March 17th. By October 21, I had lost 22 pounds.
I pretty much ate whatever I wanted during December. And sat on the couch. A lot.
As of yesterday, I was still down 19 pounds from what I weighed last March. At the 19 pound mark, I have lost a little over 10% of my body weight. (Go ahead and do the math if you'd like.)
Am I happy about this? Hell yes I am.
Do I want to continue losing weight and feeling better? You bet your sweet tail I do.
This week the prompt is all about health goals for 2011. So for 2011, my goals are as follows,
1. Exercise. Ride my Gazelle 4-5 times a week. Work on the weekends.
2. Eat Healthier. For me, making baked fish, grilled chicken, or salad every night just isn't going to be an option. I mean, I could for me, but there is no way Matt would eat healthy every night. So if I can't eat healthy, I'll just have to eat less.
3. Soda. One of the main things I think that helped me lose the first 5-10 pounds was quitting drinking soda. Over the holidays, Pepsi became my friend again. That has to go. I've only had one this week. And that was only because work was totally lame and I was about to lose it.
4. No sweets. For me, this one isn't too hard. I'm not really big on sweets anyway. The only time I have a problem with them is when sales people bring them into the office, it usually seems like a good idea to have a cookie or doughnut for a mid morning snack. (This happened a lot over the holidays.) That's gotta stop.
As far as numbers go I would like to:
5. Lose 20 pounds by June 4th. (That equals .8333333 pounds per week.) Matt and I are both in a wedding this day. I want to look as close to smoking hot as humanly possible.
6. Lose another 10 pounds after that. Then keep it off. I know I'll never weight 110 pounds again, nor will I ever be a size 3 again. My hips and ass are too big for that.
7. My ultimate goal is to be comfortable in my own skin and not have to worry about not being 110 pounds, or if my arms are a little flabby.