Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Observations/Goals/New Commitments

Happy New Years Everyone!   I hope you all had a great NYE and a wonderful Christmas holiday with your friends and family. 

I haven't posted in a while due to being busy and having a bit of writers block.   However I have been reading and commenting on all my favorite blogs and in the past few days it has really gotten me thinking about my life and plans for 2013.    

I have been reading A Merry Life for  the last several months and I really enjoy her writing and her honesty.   She recently wrote a post about being embarrassed about showing her before and after pictures because she is still not where she wants to be.  I personally think she shouldn't be, because it shows how far she has come and I am glad she kept the pictures up.  You go girl!   Because of her I decided to post pictures monthly of myself sporting my lululemon sports bra and booty shorts.  I got my lovely boyfriend Rob to take the pictures.  It is hard to see the pictures but I want to be brave and I believe this will be a great way to show my progress along with my monthly weight in.  I will put the pictures in a tab but here is a preview, please be kind.  One day I would love to rock this outfit in a yoga class.

January 2013

January 2013

January 2013
Another thing I would like to write about is The Scale! In order for me to do the  December Challenge I needed to borrow my sisters scale I usually weigh myself on the Wii.   It has been interesting to have a scale in my apartment.  I have been weighing daily sometimes twice once in the morning and once at night.  I was curious to how much my weight can fluctuate during a 24 hour period.  Boy oh Boy my weight sometimes can fluactuate 5 pounds from the morning to night.  Which I found to be shocking!   I am not sure if this is normal or not?  I know one to two pounds is but 5!  Does anyone else have this problem?  I find weighting daily keeps me more accountable.  I am not a slave to the scale and I am trying to make sure the numbers on the scale doesn't define who I am.
The past month I  have eliminated bread, chocolate, ice cream, donuts,  and pastries by default I haven't eaten any pasta until two days ago.  It is not one my trigger foods, it is something I just don't eat very often.   Anyways after I ate it I felt okay but the next morning I felt bloated and my face was all puffy!!   I had a reaction to the pasta and I will not be eating that again and it makes me happy to me more aware of my body. 
2012 Recap of Goals
1. Ran two 5 km Races
2. Travelled to NYC and The Dominican Republic
3.  Can do 20 half push ups
4.  Have more definition in my arms
5.  Tried Golf for the first time
6.  Paid off three of my debts I still have a long way to go but it is a start! 
7.  Completed a 100 miles in a month
8. Tried Yoga outside for the first time
9.  Had my one year anniversary on my blog
10.  Getting closer to dealing with my emotional eating. 
 Goals for 2013
1.  To weight 199
2.  Cross off 5 things on my long term goals list
3. Pay off 5000 towards my debt
4. Complete my biology course
5.  Get accepted into nursing
6. Take more yoga classes (once a week)
7. Read 40 books
8. Run three 5 km races
I have noticed a lot of my follow bloggers have been also doing a recap and setting new goals.  It is so great to see!  
What is your number one goal to accomplish? 




  1. Be careful about the scale! I used to weigh every day until it became an obsession and determined how I felt about myself for the day. However, weighing is important for me in order to stay accountable. I now weigh once a week at the same time of day.

    Best of luck to you in 2013! You can do it!

    1. Thanks for advice Liz and I think I will be giving my sister her scale back soon. lol Back to weighting once a week :)

  2. Good for you in setting goals AND posting pictures! You'll be so happy you took those when you've lost the weight! :)

    1. Thanks you :) It was super hard to post because I feel so gross :( But your right. I wish I took pictures like this when I lost my 40 pounds so I can compare.