Friday, December 30, 2011

My Weight Loss Goal

I was reading this post and got to thinking how maybe I need to be more specific about my GOAL of losing weight.  Not just some want, wish or resolution!  So here is my goal for 2012:
I want to lose 50 pounds by the time Bug has
her baptism

In our church people that are raised in the church are typically baptized at the age of 8.  She is set on getting baptized.  She talks about it randomly out of nowhere.  Her birthday is at the end of June.  With baptisms come family.  With family functions come pictures.  With pictures come Sassy not happy with herself.  I can't stand my picture taken with me at this current weight.  I know that might sound weird. but I seriously am not happy right now with my weight. 

So Bug will be baptized in either July or August I think.  We will have to work on the real details of this.  I have plenty of time.

I have a long way to go to get myself to where I want to be, but I am going to work really hard at this and keep my goal.  How do I plan on getting to my goal weight of 135 pounds?

For starters, I am going to cut out soda completely!

I will admit that this is going to be so hard for me.  I have a great love for Mountain Dew.  Nothing pleases me more in the morning than that sugary tingle on my tongue from my beloved Dew.  After all I would Do the Dew!!  ;)  No more though!  Dew is out.  Water is in.  Mountain Dew has unwanted calories.  I don't want them on my waist.  So long, Dew.  It has been great knowing you.  It is over.  Get your stuff and move out, why don't ya!  Sassy is tired of seeing you.  (Okay seriously seeing this picture on here of the Mountain Dew brand makes me want one so bad.  I can tell this is going to be harder than I thought.  I thought it would be smoothe sailing from here.  Not so.  Oh what a shame.) 

I am going to replace Mountain Dew with water and drink lots of water.  It is much healthier and keeps you full longer.  Best part of all- NO CALORIES~!!

I am going to start walking and exercising.  Back when I was good and lost all that weight (and kept it off for such a long time even after giving birth), I would walk and exercised.  I loved walking.  We would walk around the park and just go!  It was such a great stress relief.  I loved it.  In addition to the stress relief, I felt so great by the time I was finished.  I would go home and shower, drink more water, unwind and soon I was ready for bed.  I just felt happy and content.  The biggest thing I need to do right now is put an exercise routine together.  It is time!  I need this.  Whether it is walking, cleaning, yard work, exercise videos (don't get me started on how many dang work out DVDs I have just sitting around collecting dust like the dust is in fashion or something), or hiking, it is time to put them in place.  It has been too long.  I have to stop making excuses.

I plan to make sure I get 8 hours of sleep.  Did you know that getting 8 hours of sleep somehow revs up your metabolism?  I was reading some article somewhere on weight loss and it stated that.  Considering I have been running on less than that for a while, maybe it is time to start working on that.  That can't be too hard can it?

I have to start eating more fruits and veggies.  Okay I will tell the truth, a lot of days I won't eat any at all.  I know that is horrible!  I have to really work on that.  It isn't that I don't like them, I have just been too lazy.  Pure laziness. 

Above all things I have to really cut back on my portions.  Let's face it- I am a total foodie!!  I love fooooooooood!  I just can't get enough. 

My coworker and I were discussing this and she said, "Being a foodie is fine.  You just have to make sure you are burning the food off afterwards." 
I said, " Let me rephrase that!  I am a lazy foodie."
She laughed and I guess she thought I was joking.  Unfortunately, I wasn't and I'm not.  I am serious.  I have to get really serious about this though.  I have to start exercising and I have to cut back on my portions really.  It isn't unheard of for me to eat big plates of things and go to town on them, only to go back for seconds.  (Sassy covers head and face in total shame.)  I know; it is really bad. 

I am a snacker.  I like to have my meals, but I like to snack in between.  Unfortunately, I reach for unhealthy things for snacks- chips, candy, cookies, cake, nackos, peanut butter filled pretzel nuggets, or anything else within reach of my fast hands.  Finishing off an entire bag of flaming hot cheeto puffs can be chalked up right to me.  (Dang it- I can't blame it on anyone else but me.)  Sad huh?  I love them!! 

I need to replace those bad foods with good ones.  I need to start having string cheese, yogurt, fresh fruit, veggies, nuts, granola and other healthy, filling foods within reach of my hands.  What can I say?  I am really bad about this. 

I need to plan healthier meals out and stick with it.  The laziness just takes over sometimes, I swear it.  I can buy some healthier things to make meals with but without sticking with it, it just goes unused in the fridge, when in turn I reach for the easy and lazy things to make.  Can anyone say Ramen or Macaroni and Cheese?  Spaghetti-O's anyone?  Oh you're tired of that?  Ummmmm how about some...  some.... some...... uhhhhhhh...................................uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....................... microwavable burrito?  No?  Ummm.... go find something for yourself then.  ;)  So I have to get real serious about making better foods AND STICKING WITH IT AND MAKING IT!!! 

(I am such a terrible mom sometimes.  By the time I get home I am so beyond tired to the point that I just want to crash out and sleep.  It doesn't help when you have a boss who screams and belittles everyone at various times.  It would be one thing if he was consistent, but I swear this guy is bipolar.  One minute he is nice and joking with everyone.  You think everything is going great.  Then suddenly he is screaming over something that is not a matter to be screaming.  I swear if this economy was better I would be out of here in a heartbeat.  Unfortunately, as we all know, the economy and job market are stinking.  Peeeeewww what is that stench??  Oh wait, it is this dang job market and economy totally stinking up the place.)

Back to this whole goal thing though--- I am going to stick with this!  I have to.  By family pictures for Bug's baptism, I need to have myself down to size.  Then maybe I can start fitting in my old clothes.  (Yes, I am guilty.  I have held onto them because I wanted to be back to that size and didn't want to part with my clothes.  I am such a hoarder.)

So what goals do you have in place for this next year?  I can't possibly be the only one here who plans to actually follow through and do something with this new year.

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