January 2011: A fresh start

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

I'm not proud of these pictures, but this is where I am.

Starting Weight (1/3): 275.2

Start Measurements:
Chest: 51
Waist: 55
Hips: 57

My goals for the new year:

1) Make a budget and stick to it. I want to buy a house in a year and this will help me get in the financial position to do it.

2) Make a menu of sound, healthy meals that will work for me and my children so we're all eating healthy. Usually when I diet, I cook for the family and myself separately. I need to start feeding them more healthy foods so they don't end up like me.

3) Go to counseling. If I'm ever going to be successful in weight loss, or any other area of my life for that matter, I've got to take care of the underlying problems. I think a counselor will help me be able to work through some of it. I'm very self-aware and know my problems and where they stem from. I just don't know how to fix them. I want so much to figure things out and turn it into a real life change that will stay with me forever.

My goals for January:

1) Drink at least 8 8oz glasses of water daily.

2) Stay within my calorie range by eating healthy foods with an occasional treat.

3) Exercise at least 30 minutes daily.

January is all about starting to establish habits. I want to make these things a part of my new healthy lifestyle forever.
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    Awesome! you can do it! emoticon
    3862 days ago
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    Fantastic start. I need to take some pictures myself. You are going to be amazed at the changes, internally as well as externally. Your so right about making this a “forever” life style too, not just a fad. I wish you well!
    3863 days ago
    I think it is great that you took before pictures! Make sure to take more pictures throughout your journey. I know you can do this!
    3863 days ago
    I was seeing a counselor earlier this year because of trauma that hit our family. So, in the end they didn't fix everything but did give me a new way to look at it, to quit casting blame on myself. I highly recommend counseling, it really does help for the most part, especially when you have one who listens and gives you options of a new way to look at things.

    Second, I am so proud of you for making this lifestyle change for the family as a whole!!! I have been doing this myself. First, why cook 2 meals, it is too much work that can be dedicated to spending more time with our kids! Second, our kids need healthy just as much as we do! Just remember to look up the nutritional guidelines for your children so that you don't under or over feed them. I believe they are different than a standard adult diet, it has been a while since I took a childhood health class...3yrs! Honestly, I think a couple more classes for the teaching professionals, (besides most of those teeny bopper 18yr olds in my classes won't have kids for a while, so instilling this in them with more than just one class will not only benefit them while teaching nutrition but when they have to eventually feed their own kids!) wouldn't kill anyone! LOL

    Okay, anyhow enough of my 1am ramblings... I wish you luck with all these changes, they will certainly benefit you...and your kiddos!!!
    3863 days ago
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