Weight Loss, 2013, Resolutions

This weekend, and the first anniversary of mom’s death, have come and gone. Friday night was difficult, but I had a lot of love and support pouring in from friends and family but that made it easier to deal.

2012 is ending, and 2013 is beginning – JUST IN CASE YOU LIVE UNDER A ROCK. I’m not a huge believer in resolutions, because I have made several over the course of the years and have not really kept any. I feel sometimes that making resolutions just sets a person up to fail, especially if those resolutions are things like “LOSE ALL THE WEIGHT” or “RUN FIVE MILES TWICE A DAY” or “MEMORIZE THE HUNGER GAMES AND RECITE IT IN ITALIAN WHILE LEARNING TO PLAY THE FIDDLE”.

I mentioned in a past post that my last doctor appointment showed that I weigh the same as I did when I had Nellie almost 3 years ago. Seeing that number on the scale triggered something inside me, and since then I’ve used MyFitnessPal to track my daily calories and exercise. With the exception of a bit of calorie-overage during the holiday weekend (and really, it wasn’t MUCH calorie overage), I have been consistently under my daily calorie allowance for almost two weeks. This is the best I have done so far in my efforts to lose my baby weight. It seems that my resolve is stronger this time than it ever has. I have also been seeking support and encouragement from the website/app LifeKraze. The community there is full of really positive people who love to give virtual high-fives and support.

I am trying to take it slowly with a goal of being 20 pounds lighter by my brother’s wedding June 1st. This goal is completely attainable; in the past, I have lost 20 pounds in just under two months’ time. I am being realistic about the rate at which I can lose weight now – I do not have the free time nor energy to lose at the rate I used to. So 20 pounds in 5 months is my first goal. My ultimate goal is to reach the weight that is pretty healthy for me: 160 pounds.

I have a long road ahead. Losing 50 pounds is more weight than I’ve ever needed to lose before. I’m determined to do it, though. I think this time my resolve is set.

The first month of 2013 will bring exciting things. I turn 29 (WHAT THE EFF? How did my 20s go by so quickly?) on January 9th, my daughter turns 3 (again with the WTF) on January 20th. My brother and his fiancee are coming for a visit. I’m looking forward to what 2013 has to offer. 2012 went by in the blink of an eye; I know that sounds like a cliche, but that is exactly how it feels. It was January, I closed my eyes, and when I opened them my daughter was opening Christmas presents.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year celebration. I will be spending it with a quiet evening at home with my family. Here’s to a happy and healthy 2013.

Comments

  1. You can totally do it. If you believe in yourself, others will too. But talk and action must go together. Often, that’s where we all fall. We say all the things we know we should be saying and in the moment it’s all “Yeah, woo!” and then, when it comes time to doing the work, it’s like, “Um, I’m tired…I’m busy…I need to look out the window…I need to clean these windows…etc.)” I’ve heard of My Fitness Pal, but not Life Kraze, so thanks for sharing. Good luck! And whoa, you’ve got some January to look forward to — you, 29 years old, the wee-one, 3 years old, your bro and fiance visiting…enjoy it all. P.S. Girl, I can’t even remember 29. It’s all a blur. Have a Happy New Year when it comes!
    Brainy Pint Sizer recently posted..Looking Back: 2012…What a disappointment.

  2. Your weight loss goal is totally attainable! And, most importantly, it’s HEALTHY (and just in time for swimsuit season). I’m hoping to have most of my baby weight off by June as well, but people keep telling me that’s a bit ambitious. I think, with breastfeeding, it might work…

    And happy birthday!!!!! When I turned 30, everyone kept telling me that their 30s were the best years of their lives. The 20s are a little hectic, you’re still “getting to know yourself,” but in your 30s, you have more confidence and still look pretty good too :)
    LDiggitty recently posted..New Years Eve 2012 = quizzes & pajama taxis

  3. Its really good that you have made a new year resolution to lose weight, but you have to give your 100% efforts to achieve your desire target. To lose weight you have to be honest with yourself.

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