Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!!!

What are your resolutions this year?  I am assuming like you, you are resolved to lose weight.  Obviously I will officially declare that losing weight is one of my resolutions.  More specifically I am resolving to get back into the pool.  Swimming laps has always been a great way for me to get in the cardio and keep it low impact.  Years ago I was able to swim 60 laps (25 meter) 3 x's a week.  I haven't been in the pool on a consistant basis in 3 or 4 years.  Goggles (check), Swim cap (check), lap counter (check), cute little waterproof ipod shuffle mp3 player (check).  I am all set!  

Today, I took a nice walk around the neighborhood ... burned quite a few calories and have walked my steps to meet my daily goal.  One day down ... 6 more to go :)  I will admit to being naughty yesterday ... but I logged the calories as much as possible.  I did very well while out to eat, but late at night I was craving dessert and gave in (I blame the mimosas). The holiday's are officially over, thank goodness, and so are the rationalizations!

My next "holiday" will be my birthday in March.  Until then, I am focused on my goal to lose 36 by my 36th birthday.  I started this leg of my journey on 12/10 and am down around 10 lbs (official weigh-in Thursday).  Feeling very refreshed and motivated. 

Good luck to you all and Happy New Year!!!



Anonymous said...

My weight loss goal is to lose 50 pounds by Thanksgiving 2010. I will still be 20 lbs over my target weight, but thought 70 was too aggressive for me. Who knows, I may decide to go for the whole thing if I have early successes. A related goal is to re-teach myself that it feels good to be hungry or satisfied -- instead of stuffed.

My food plan will rotate every few weeks, but currently I am having 4 HMR shakes and one entree a day, supplemented with 2 veggies and 1 fruit, a high fiber bar and a bag of 100 cal popcorn.


Allison S. said...

That sounds like a very familiar plan! For some reason I have moved away from the shakes ... and I think that has been a mistake. I have several boxes on the way ... so I will go back to honoring my personal goal of 4 shakes a day. I LOVE to use my HMR 70's as pudding at night.

I miss popcorn as a snack. Last year I started having severe abdominal issues and I am scared that it was the beginning of diverticulosis ... so no popcorn for me :(

Do you find it easy to exercise? That is the hardest thing for me...I would much rather sit in a comfy chair and watch an NCIS marathon or read rather than get up and take a walk. Part of my problem :)


Kelly! said...

ah! thats awesome! 36 pounds for your 36th birthday! My birthdays in march too...i'll try to lose 36 pounds with you! that would be nice!