Saturday, December 31, 2011

365 Days Later

One year ago tomorrow Tiffany and I had this crazy idea. I have to say, I think it was a pretty good one. I weighed myself this morning, and according to my bathroom scale I weigh 222.0 pounds. At first I was kind of disappointed because I was down to about 216.something in November. But then I remembered that one year ago today I was a donut away from 250 pounds. So over the past 12 months I have lost a total of 27.8 pounds. Whoooooooo!

Part of me thinks about the people that drop 50, 60, 70 pounds in a year, but you know what? 30 pounds is nothing to sneeze at! Plus, this season I got to see some people that I only get to see a few times a year, and they all made comments about how much weight I've lost. Ego boost!

So, now heading in to Year 2, I still have some work to do. I need to lose another 50 pounds to meet my original goal. And I need to get back in control of my eating. I may have kinda sorta let things get out of hand over the holidays. Possibly. :-) But, not only do I know what to do now, I also know I can do it. Last year at this time I was thinking "is this really going to work?" Yes, Jen. It will.

This time, I'm going to do things slightly different. I'm going to make a list of things I want to accomplish each month. I love checking things off of lists. I mean, who doesn't? There is something strangely satisfying about drawing a line through a task. No? Maybe it's just me. Anyway, I've gotten off topic. So I'm going to make a list of things to do in January. Some of them will be tasks like "log my eating every day" or "workout 4 times a week," and some of it will be goals like "lose 10 pounds." I think having this visual reminder will help me in the long run.

Alright, I guess that's about enough for this one little post. I got up early so I can go to cycle class at the gym this morning. I haven't gone in over 3 months. While I love working at the gym, usually the last thing I want to do is go in when I don't have to be there. But I miss Ride a lot, so I'm going this morning. I'm going to have to start convincing myself to workout after my shifts. It will be on my list. ;-)

Friday, December 30, 2011

New Year, New Me.....Again.

If that title seems a little depressing, despondent and down then good. (like the alliteration? haha) I'm feeling all of those things.

In my last post I gave all of my reasons/excuses why I've been MIA. The main reason was my heel injury. I was put in a cast for 3 weeks...I got it off yesterday! yay! But over those three weeks was Christmas and our vacation back home. EVERYTHING revolved around food. We had 8 Christmas celebrations/meet ups with friends and family (Jen included!) and 7 of them were over some sort of food. Oy! I haven't stepped on the scale....I'm a little scared. Back to the cast/foot issue. I asked the doctor when I could start running for exercise again and she laughed. Boy, that's encouraging. She explained that, while I feel much better I have a bigger chance of injuring my foot again or stunting the healing process which is still going on. She gave me the timeline of 2 1/2 to 3 I'm looking at March before I can begin a return to running. That means I'll be able to walk for 5 minutes and run for 1 (doc's orders). Now I wasn't running marathons but I was getting 3-5 miles in at the gym before my lameness set in! This is such a disappointment! She suggested I start by swimming and biking which is doable but not what I wanted to hear.

Last year Jen and I made goals, mine was to lose 75 lbs...I lost nearly 30 and then I stopped. I've gained a lot of it back but now that I'm "cleared" to do exercise I hope that since I did it last year I'll have an "easier" time losing it all again and completing my goal. This coming year will be interesting. I'll be dealing with another deployment, which can be a gift from the weight loss goals, because if I'm bored or sad or mad that my husband isn't home I'll just head to the gym. work it out there. So my goal is what it was last year. 75 lbs.


Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas to All..

Wow, it's been over a month since either of us posted. I'm sorry. I guess the holidays just made time get away from me. I always over-do for people at the holidays. I don't know why, but I feel the need to shower people with gifts... but I do that all year, too. Anyway, so with all of the things that I wanted to make for people, I forgot to find time to blog. But I'm still alive.

Somehow, I have managed to stick to my goal of maintenance over the holidays. Purely by the grace of God, given how I've been eating lately. But the focus starts again tomorrow.

Alright, so I have more to say, but I have to be up early tomorrow for work. I will do my best to post tomorrow afternoon. With that, to all a good night.