2010 was a year of ups and downs for me -
I stopped eating healthy and working out (April – September)
I gained back all the weight I had lost doing TWL (Team Weight Loss) earlier in the year
I did not get selected as the next Future Prior Fat Girl
I let down some friends
I did not eliminate my debt
I left my previous, familiar job in which I was very talented
I cried, fought, kicked and screamed my way through losing 30 lbs - Actually, that is an UP.
I got married to the love of my life
I completed my goal of 12 5ks in 12 months
I started the year strong in weight loss, and am finishing the year even stronger in weight loss
I felt the tremendous love and support from my family and friends
I changed jobs to a new, challenging position that teaches me something new every day
I gave up Diet Coke
I’ve seen a lot of NSVs, and also a lot of SVs
A week ago, I blogged about wanting to hit the 30lb lost mark by Christmas. I must have been good this year, because Santa brought me a gift!! -30.6 LBS!!! I’ll be posting a “charts and graphs” blog next week so you can see my weight loss to-date, and a month’s worth of activity. December was a strong month for me, physically and mentally. Thank you for letting me share it with you!
Yesterday was a significant NSV. I wore my “skinny pants” to work. These haven’t fit since last March – and they were snug last spring. Yesterday, they were a little too big. I felt FABULOUS wearing them –
Lastnight, Jay and I went to the gym and did an hour of yoga. Before the yoga class, I wanted to see how fast I could run a mile. My previous mile time was 12:58. Yesterday’s time was 12:44. My goal is to continue to improve my 1-mile time, especially as I train and get ready for the longer races this year. I burned 600 calories at the gym, and felt fabulous afterwards –
We are getting ready for the Hopeful 5k tomorrow. It’s supposed to be really cold out. But if the race organizer and the volunteers are there, and other walkers and runners are there, we can be there, too. The secret will be to layer, layer, layer. I’m looking forward to starting the New Year with a 5k.
What about my 2011 goals? Well, here are the main ones -
1. Complete 12 races in 12 months, including a 10-mile race and a half-marathon.
2. Become a runner. (See #1.)
3. Continue to live a healthy, active lifestyle.
4. Continue to create myself as the person I want to become.
5. Get to my goal weight.
Yes, I know. Weight-related goals are so…. cliche. But looking at the data, I have lost 30 pounds in the past 15 weeks (A rate of 2 lbs/week). I have 50 more pounds to lose. If I can lose 1 lb/week (which is only half the rate I’ve been losing), I will reach my goal by the end of 2011. That is a totally reasonable goal, right?
I love sharing pictures of my dog. This is what I came home to lastnight –
It was raining when I walked him lastnight. Jay took the opportunity to dry him in the towel. My puppy Biscuit LOVES being towel-dried. The proof is in the picture -
Lastly, I want to take an opportunity to say “thank you” to all my family and friends for the support during this weight-loss journey. Thanks to all my followers and the people who leave such encouraging comments. I go back and read your comments, especially when I am struggling with making healthy decisions. You all help motivate me so much more than you would ever know!! Thanks for sharing in my journey and letting me share in yours, too!
And thanks to my amazing, wonderful husband. Jay – you keep me accountable, you keep me motivated, and you haven’t left my side – even when my pace is much slower than yours. Thank you for being you and pushing me when I need it. Thank you for listening to my cries, whines and complaints. And thanks for calling me out on my BS and being my “engine” when I didn’t have my own. Thank you for believing in me and supporting me. Thanks for loving me. I can’t wait to see what the next year has in store – if it’s any indication of the next 60 years, we are going to have the time of our lives!!
Bloggies – Congratulations on all of your accomplishments in 2010. You all have shown me so much about weight-loss, activity, motivation, success and learning lessons!! I wouldn’t be at this place in my journey without you!! I hope you and your family and friends have a very happy, very healthy 2011!! You are in charge of creating the person you want to be!!