2012 Will Be My Year!!
Sunday, January 01, 2012
Well - A new year ALREADY??? I cannot believe how quickly time is flying. 2011 will definitely be a year to remember. There were some very low points....and some very high points too. I lost my job of 12 years....and two months later DH husband lost his 0f 14 years. How terrifying is that? Food, clothes and gas just to name a few have skyrocketed to the point of being ridiculous - am I right?
But on the flipside - Our youngest graduated college and went immediately to work. Our son and his wife blessed us with our first granddaughter. And within weeks of each other - DH and I found jobs that we absolutely LOVE!!
Unfortunately - stress and poor decisions also led to significant weight gain. No excuses---I know what I am supposed to eat and how much exercise I should get. I know that in order to be successful I need to remember that this is a lifestyle....and a lifestyle is a habit and it's forever. There was a significant period of time in 2011 that I set all of that knowledge aside!!! Adding insult to injury - I TOTALLY stink at maintaining my weight. I can gain....heck I can lose with the best of you....but I have yet to master maintenance!!
SO - Goal for 2012-- Lose the weight....AGAIN. I gained 18 pounds last year. I am refining my goal weight by a couple pounds and therefore I have decided that 15 pounds is what I need to lose before I attempt maintenance again. That will put me at 125 pounds and since I will soon be turning 49 - it seems a good weight for me.
To accomplish this goal I will do the following:
Join the SP Jumpstart Team - Check that off - it is done!
Follow SP's calorie recommendation specific for me. No more....and No less!!
Exercise twice a day 6 days a week.
Eat a minimum of 5 freggies each day
Drink 8 glasses of water daily
Get 8 hours of sleep on week nights.
If I do these things I should be down to 125 in 4 months at the latest.
That's it...that's my plan. No special pills or diets or magic. Just sensible eating, healthy exercise, common sense and a healthy dose of determination. Well -that and all my SP friends that I know will help me stay accountable!!
I feel so blessed for so many reasons at this point in my life - but one of the best things that has EVER happened to me was finding this website on a quiet August day in 2009!!
Now - who's with me on this part of the journey????
Happy New Year Everyone----Make 2012 YOUR year too!