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New goals for the new year!

Friday, January 07, 2011

Hello everyone. Time for an update.

My original goal was to lose 40 pounds by Dec 2010. It is hard for me to admit this, but I did not meet that goal.
The last few months have been very stressful and busy, as well I had some unforeseen health issues that impeded my progress.(excuses, excuses) Also, I seem to be stuck on a plateau. I have tried improving my diet even further, as well as upping my cardio and other exercise, and yet the scale has not budged since September. A bit discouraging.

However, I must now focus on my successes;

-I have lost 25 pounds, and I have not gained any weight back.
-I have lost 8 inches from my waist, another 8 inches off my hips, 5 inches from each of my thighs and 2.5 inches from each of my arms.
-My mood and energy levels are consistently better, as is my ability to deal with stress.
-My blood pressure is lower (although it was not bad to begin with),
and
-I have achieved many of the things I originally set out to achieve, such as being able to walk up flights of stairs without feeling out of breath, and not having my thighs rub together uncomfortably when I walk.
-People who know me are amazed at the change, people who have not seen me for awhile are downright shocked.
-I am in probably the best shape I have ever been in my life.

I need to admit to myself that these achievements are remarkable, even if I did not reach my goal in the time I set for myself.

My new goals are to reach 120 pounds by April, keep it off, and further improve my fitness levels. I have confidence I can do this, after all I have come this far.

Best of luck to all of you who are on this crazy journey with me in this new year!
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  • BEARONWALL
    You are doing great, keep it up!
    3499 days ago
  • LADYBIRD82
    I didn't make my goal of 50lbs by January 1, 2011, but I'm almost there now. Its nice to know that we don't have to complete our journey by a certain date or time. The important part is that eventually we will complete the journey. emoticon emoticon
    3499 days ago
  • LADYBIRD82
    I didn't make my goal of 50lbs by January 1, 2011, but I'm almost there now. Its nice to know that we don't have to complete our journey by a certain date or time. The important part is that eventually we will complete the journey. emoticon emoticon
    3499 days ago
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