Thursday, November 11, 2010

Check in

Another great week on the scale - I could seriously get used to this!  I lost 3.2 pounds this week, bringing my total for 7 weeks to 18.8 pounds.  I am so close to that coveted 20 pound mark I can taste it! 

When I started this journey I never really sat down and put to paper what my goals were for this.  I knew in my head the weight I wanted to try to lose but didn't really have anything really set in stone as to how I was going to get there.  I read a few healthiness journey blogs and they all seem to have the same theme - they had a goal, and they had mini goals along the way to achieving the big prize.  So, i have decided it is time for me to articulate my goals, get them in writing and check back along the way to make sure I am meeting them.

Short term Goals:
1. Lose 23 pounds by Thanksgiving.
2. Maintain my weight loss through the Thanksgiving holiday.
3. Get active on a daily basis
4. Lose 30 pounds by Christmas holiday
5. Maintain my weight loss through the Christmas holiday
6. Lose 40 pounds by Valentine's Day
7. Stay active - every day, do something

They are not outrageous, nothing fancy, just some milestones that I would like to stay on pace to be able to hit.  After the first of the year I will add some more based on where I am after the Christmas holiday!

I have not felt this good about my health, my body and the way I look in a really long time!  I know that these changes are going to benefit me but I know the ones who are really going to benefit are my girls.  I want them to see a healthy, fit mom that can play with them and chase them around the yard - not a mom who is overweight and doesn't have the energy to keep up with them.  So, as much as I am doing this for myself, my girls are never far from my mind. 

I started reading this blog called PriorFatGirl about two weeks ago.  One of my friends knows this gal, they workout together, attend blogging events together, etc and she had linked to her site so I decided to check it out.  Well, literally for two weeks every time I was on the web I was reading her blog - I started from the beginning and have finally caught up to the present on Monday.  This girl is amazing, she has lost nearly 100 pounds in two years, she has maintained that weight loss for well over a year and she is inspiring!  She is holding a PriorFatGirl event in January and I am going to do everything I can to make sure I am in attendance.  The support and community that she has gained through her journey is really remarkable and it's a true testament that we can do this, the good old fashioned hard way - eating right and moving more!  Thanks Jen (PFG) for the insight, inspiration and motivation! 

Be well!

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