goals and pictures!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Thanks for all the nice comments on my blog yesterday! It's good to know someone is "out there" reading. :)

I usually try to weigh myself in on Mondays, but sometimes I just can't resist checking in a little early. Let me just say that I think weighing in on Saturday morning is going to be an excellent incentive for not cheating this weekend! If I can maintain that number I saw on the scale this morning I will be at or around 20 pounds gone, yay! That puts me at over halfway to both of my first two goals (10% weight loss and under 300 pounds)!

I have been thinking a little about taking pictures. Normally, as I'm sure many of you can relate to, I don't like having pictures of myself taken. However--I think it might just be good for me to see how far I've come when I get discouraged. So I'm thinking about taking some while I'm still early on in the weight loss journey.

The BMR challenge that we've had going this week has really been motivating me. So far, I have only had two days under 1000 calories burned this week, and no days under 800! The fact that I'm actually enjoying exercise and doing it when I don't "have to" is just amazing to me--like yesterday, I parked my car at the grocery store and walked around the shopping center doing my other errands before heading back up to the grocery store to shop. 6 months ago I would have driven to each stop! I'm also noticing that things like stairs don't make me as out of breath as they used to--and I've only been doing a steady exercise plan for a little under a month!! I can't wait to see what the rest of 2010 brings in terms of my overall fitness.

Now here's one of my more long-term goals. My husband and I celebrate our 10 year anniversary this year, and we're planning to go to Disney World at some point (most likely at the beginning of December) to celebrate it--with our son, of course! All of us love Disney and it will be a great vacation. I am determined to be in good enough shape by the time we go so that walking around the parks is not horrible for me. The last time we went, in 2004, I remember having to stop and rest a lot and being really sore and exhausted every evening (and some mornings!!). I definitely don't want that this time and so I am going to work on my stamina and endurance so that I can really enjoy every second of my vacation!

I am motivated and determined that 2010 is going to be my best year ever. Something has changed in my head this time and I am finding myself able to get back up from setbacks and not get discouraged, just move on past them and get back on track. Now...I wonder how much weight I can lose before December? :)
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    you go girl! I have that same feeling that this time something is different. I've set my mind to my goal - I set mini goals for myself yesterday - 2 pounds a week - and I staggered it out throughout the year. If I can do this, I will be at my goal weight next January which is over 100 pounds lost - crazy to think it's that simple? Okay, maybe simple is not the right word, but I guess I had never reasoned it out before or put it all on paper, and it looks so easy now. Anyway - here's to us and a successful 2010. And of course take pictures please! It will help you to remember where you came from and how far you have gone - Have a great one!
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