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. ;-)

1 comment:

  1. I just realized this posted as December 31, but I toatally wrote it on January 2. Weird lol.