Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sunday Thoughts.

So it's February 12 and I'm down 15 pounds since returning from Christmas vacation.  I'm glad!  I gained 25 pounds in late 2011 due to self pity and gorging, and there are only 10 pounds of that left to lose!  I can't "weight" to be back down to where my lowest was, then moving forward on to the coveted "onederland."  I know it's within reach, and if I continue to lose approximately 2 pounds a week, I'll be hitting my goal weight of 169 (exactly half of my starting weight) right around my 32nd birthday on August 28.  I've never been as motivated in my journey as I have been in 2012, and the work is paying off!

I've spent much of 2012 traveling for work, and I'm proud of my ability to generally stay on track with my caloric intake plan (no more than 1,600 calories in each day), my daily burn goal (at least 2,600 calories per day), taking my daily vitamin and getting my water intake (at least 8 glasses a day).  The "no excuses" theme of this season's "Biggest Loser" reminds me each week that traveling, a busy schedule, daily stresses, etc. are no reason to make an excuse.  I go to the gym, even if/when I don't want to.  I travel with my workout clothes, tennis shoes and MP3 player...because every hotel has a gym.  I choose healthy foods, even though restaurants offer a variety of unhealthy choices.  Overall, I'm proud of what I've done so far in 2012.

The ultimate goal, of course, is to make healthy choices and exercise a habit in my daily life...I think I'm on the road to being there!  I'm reminded that although some of my former food choices may be delicious, the temporary "mmmm, yummy" isn't worth the weight gain or former/current state of my body.  I'm in this for ME, and it's about damn time I take responsibility for my own journey.

My boyfriend says he's never seen me so motivated in my diet and exercise (he's know me since right around the time I got my initial consultation for my LapBand surgery), and I'd have to agree with him!  I don't know what exactly has kicked it into high gear and focus for me, but I'm determined to keep it!  I can and will reach goal weight in 2012.

I can't even IMAGINE being in onederland, let alone hitting my goal!  I honestly don't remember when I was last under 200 pounds...but I'm going to guess it was sometime in high school...I'm pretty sure I hit 200 then.  Wow.  I'm going to look BETTER than I did in high school!  Completely.  Insane.  Not only will the size be smaller, but the cardio and strength training will mean that I'll have a better and healthier body than I did in high school...it's so within reach!  And?  It's still absolutely staggering for me to think about.

1 comment:

  1. Joia! You're doing so awesome! Keep it up! I know traveling for work and eating healthy is so hard! I know you will reach your goals!

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