SO Dec. 17th, came and went with no fanfare. My weight on that date was about 306. Officially making my one year mark as -52 lbs. I was hoping for 100. I was hoping for another 100 by Dec. 17, 2012 but I don't know if that will happen either.
Last year, I fared quite well during the holidays since I started MediFast one week before Christmas. This year, boredom with the program, and allowing myself to lapse into bad habits, not so easy, BUT (there's always a BUT)...I'm not sorely disappointed. Yes I've gotten a great start and have learned SOOOO much. I just need to constantly remember what I learned and put it into action daily and again, refuse to let myself off the hook.
I have no GRAND plans for how to proceed in 2012 except that I have set one goal I'd like to hit, and I think I can make it happen, but it'll take a re-commitment to my food and my mindset. I am trying to hit 275 by my birthday, March 3rd. I THINK this is do-able.
As I write this, I'm off to a terrible start, half a sausage/egg croissant, a slice of Margherita pizza, a cinammon roll, and my usual coffee. Oh and did I mention the 1.5 oz. of brie I consumed this morning as well! Goodness. Ah well, I'm aiming for full-disclosure here. I am halfway through my first bottle of water though!!!
In September, I added bootcamp. Two mornings a week at first and now I'm up to three mornings a week. It's 5:30 a.m. and a one hour class. It is a very good class and I've seen some HUGE changes in the overall shape of my body. The best changes have come from feeling stronger though. I have MUCH more endurance and my legs are wickedly strong. I could kick your ankles, maybe even your knees, really hard if I had to! LOL.
So where do I plan to be, by Dec. 17th? I have no idea. Well under the 300 mark, yes. All the way to 175? I doubt it. But we'll see.
My plan for the rest of the day....shake (when I feel hungry again), shake, shake, and then a decent dinner followed with copious amounts of water. Oh and I plan to try an old Jane Fonda workout with the kids.
Starting another blog as part of a 365 day experiment, will include some weight loss stuff, but this blog will remain as the focus of that journey for me. New (additional blog) is: www.irtia.blogspot.com (the URL will make sense when you read the blog title).
Oh and for those of you whining for a new picture. Forget it. I had Rob take some of me last night...too close, wrong clothes, just not what I wanted to show. Give me this week to get my act back together.
I will post something next weekend.
Happy New Year, hope 2012 is good to everyone.