No more muffin top

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.

Like Shortmama,

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.

Happy Thursday!


annoyed army wife said...

You go, girl! I'm totally rooting for ya! :)

Anonymous said...

High five! I am jumping on the healthy train with you!

Anonymous said...

High five! I am jumping on the healthy train with you!

Frugalista said...

Reasobable goals! You did it before you can do it again. And 3 lbs over the course of the holiday's is nothin'!!

Los said...

Posting this on your blog should be a good incentive! Good luck!

shortmama said...

3lbs in those last few months is great for a gain!! I was trying to stay under 5 lol but ended up at 6 gained. Oh well. Ive been doing good all week and know I will just go down from here. 20lbs by June is a completely doable goal! I love that you chose a number that was reasonable instead of being too optimistic. I think we often set our sights too high in too short a period of time

Impulsive Addict said...

Hey...I used to have a gazelle! I hated that thing. I ended up selling it in a garage sale for $50. I paid $400 for it. Buying that gazelle pretty much grounded me from buying off of infomercials.

Great list of goals. Good luck to you!

Thanks for stopping by my little ol' blog today. I love new visitors!

♥Miss Brittney♥ said...

Thats awesome!! :) and I love the muffin top picture!! lol

Sandra said...

Nothing more needs to be said, you are an inspiration and you're a go-getter, so go get 'er!...ok, cheesy, I know. Forgive me, it's late, I'm tired.

Mamarazzi said...

embrace your curves...#7 is my favorite!

sounds like you have a good plan!

McDancer said...

Good luck with the rest or your healthy journey~ Sounds like you are on a good path :)

smpruemer said...

Good luck girl! I am going to try as hard as I can to be healthy right along with you.....love from Ma

MiMi said...

I'm glad you're in with us! Seriously, only 3 lbs in the last months? I gained 3.4 in 7 days!! lol

Mrs. Mootz said...

Awesome goals! And great job on the 19 pounds!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Good luck! That's awesome with losing all those pounds!

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

Woo! You go lady!

Anonymous said...

Good luck to you to! And congrats on your weightloss so far!

Christina said...

You managed to keep 19lbs off during the holidays?!? WOW! Go you!