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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Accomplishments for the year and goals for 2008

Well while I have been on a little break you can guess it correctly that Ive gained a few pounds. Im not happy to report it but hey the new year is right around the corner and that is good news for sure because that will get myself back into shape for sure.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and didnt eat too much..haha!

So while the end of the year is coming to an end I just thought I would put my accomplishments for the year...
*lost 40 lbs (ok maybe a little less after Christmas) and maintained that weight off pretty well until Christmas...
*have figured out what works and doesnt and have learned so much about nutrition that all of my family have started asking me what Im doing to lose the weight and even my hubby so its a great feeling
*exercise is not a far out dream anymore but a reality of its happening. I enjoy it instead of dreading it. I can actually walk miles and miles at athletic events and other outings and not feel like Im about to pass out
*I am comfortably in a size 10, wow never thought I would ever see that number again. My other clothes are so big on me that Im going to have to raid my closet and get rid of all my "fat clothes" the only problem is I guess I might have to go shopping for clothes that fit..haha!
*water-I love drinking water even though I still have my sweet tea love as well but Im getting better about it. My hubby always jokes around and says I can chug water faster than anyone he knows..guess thats a good thing..haha!

I feel like I have accomplished so many things this year even though this was a tough, tough year with so many changes but I feel like I did the best with the changes. Job changes, moves * 3 and adjusting to being a first year teacher was tough and I think 2008 will be a fabulous year Ill get down to my goal weight!!

Goals for 2008.....
*exercise more and tone up my flab.......Ive got my elliptical back as well as several fitness DVD's that I actually have space to do both now and I cant wait. We also have a nice park right behind our new house that we can walk to so I cant wait to use that as well. Im also looking to really step up running. Me and hubby started it last year but never made a good dent in it.
*water-need to still work on getting my water but its getting better
*lose 20-25 lbs.....depending on how many I gained during the holidays but I want to get down to 145 by June 2008 as that will be about 1 lb per week so thats definitely doable and then maintain for the rest of the year. We are heading to Hawaii and June 2008 so I want to look the best by then!
*cut down sweet tea....this one still needs a little improvement but as long as we eat in Im good but eat out and its a dangerous thing.
*Eat out less.....this goes hand and hand with the first one but we need to eat in more its much better and now that I have a great kitchen to cook in our new house I think it will get better for sure!

Well I hope everyone had a fabulous Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2008! I doubt I will get back on before then as we are going out of town this weekend and Im still unpacking boxes until then so see you next year!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Less than 20 lbs to go!

Just thought I would come by for a quick post...this week has been great food wise & exercise wise (only walking for now) but we had no internet access all week long so thats why I havent been around lately. There was a major outage and something I still dont know the answer happened with our apartment complex but we are back up and running now thank goodness.

The good news of the week I lost 2.8 lbs bringing me down to 164.2 and less than 20 lbs to go to reach my goal of 145 so I couldnt be happier That puts my WL now at 43.3 lbs LOST and 19.2 lbs to go

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Tuesday Food

Well yesterday I had tracked on paper but we had a major outage in our area so cable and internet (the joys of having them together) were down so Ill skip posting yesterday and post today's instead...

Breakfast: fiber one oats & chocolate, lemonade (8oz)
Lunch: vegetable soup (8 oz.), green beans, garlic bread, water
Dinner: burger (90/10 meat, BBQ sauce, relish, 2% pepperjack cheese), baked sour cream & lays chips (10 chips), water
Snack: banana
Water: 33.8 oz.
Exercise: none

Calories: 1221
Fat: 33
Carb: 201
Sodium: 2541
Fiber: 25
WW Pts: 26.4

I was a little over today but not too bad. I try to stay around 25-27 pts so not too bad at all. I had a decent amount of food but still low in fat, nothing I ate was overly fatty or calorie so Im pretty satisfied. Need to get in more fruits and veggies but two + vegetable soup isnt too bad either.

Also, we move into our house in 16 days I cant wait! I get my elliptical back that Ive missed dearly as I just dont have room to use it in an apartment. Also I have several fitness videos as well that Im planning to start using again. Its just not practical to use them here in an apartment as if I did them I would probably be hitting the ceiling and such so I think moving into a new house and having a pretty decent size living room that I can do my fitness videos + a room to put my elliptical so I can use it again. These two reasons are how I gained a lot more muscle and have honestly kind of lost it so Im working on losing but also need to work on toning up as well because I feel my body is kind of flabby..blah + my tummy is the pits..blah.... but I know Ill get it all back and just cant wait....

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