Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year all!

I realize that it has been almost a month since I posted, and there is probably a lot to catch up on, but I am still going to try to keep this post somewhat brief.

There are many reasons that I haven't posted in so long, but let's just go ahead and chalk it up to pure laziness.

Also something we can chalk up to laziness is the fact that I've gained back a pretty significant amount of weight in the last few weeks. Considering that I don't feel much different, and my clothes are still fitting the same way, I'm going to go ahead and hope that some of it will fall off rapidly.  It just goes to show how important food choices are though, as I continued to work out through the holidays, but basically allowed myself to eat whatever I wanted. 

That changes today, and it seems an appropriate day to do so as well.  Last year on January 2nd was the day I began this journey, so today is perfect to recommit myself.  Thankfully I can already tell that my mind is already back in the game, and I have Sakief at home to keep me motivated constantly. 

As disappointed as I am in the weight that I've gained back, I am still commited (recommited, whatever) to losing this weight, and I'm going to choose to focus on the positives of the year, instead of the negatives of the past few weeks (which were actually pretty amazing).

So to sum up:
**I lost a total of 60 lbs or approximately 5 lbs/ month.  That's pretty awesome if I do say so myself.  And a great number to be at after a year.

**I went from a size 22/20 to a size 16. 

**I have a lot more confidence.

**I wore shorts for the first time in years.

**I am exercising regularly and *gasp* actually enjoy it!

That's a lot of positive change, and I can't wait to see what 2013 has in store for me :) Hopefully a lot more good! 

My goal right now is to reach my goal of 100 lbs lost by my birthday (which I think I mentioned before).  I feel really good about getting that done.  I am also becoming even more confident that I can actually take off more weight than the 100 that I want to lose.  I guess we will see when the time comes, don't want to make any big predictions yet!

I'll be back to my regular Friday weigh ins starting this week, and plan to get back to blogging on a regular basis as well.  With Sakief moved in we are back to cooking together (sort of, our current kitchen really only fits one chef at a time).  However, we already have plans for new recipes and other fun things (I hope) that I can share with everyone here. 

Sakief bought me a hand weight set for Chanukkah, so I'm planning to start a weight lifting program before work, and be doing cardio after work.  Gym time has been/will be hard to come by since apparently I don't have guests passes on my account, so I can't always take Sakief with me (bummer) but I know Erin will help get my butt in gear.  He also starts school soon and will have access to the UT gym, so I won't feel as bad about leaving him behind when I work out after work. OnceSakief and I move at the end of the month we will have a great apt complex gym, which will be much more accessible (and I may give up my pricey gym membership), and I have big exercise plans.  More on that later.

I wish nothing but wonderful things for all of you in 2013.  Let's make it a good year!

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