This is me today:
I still have a long way to go, but I have come so much farther than I have left to go. Twice as far in fact. I have lost 60 pounds and I have 30 left. That means that I have lost 30 pounds twice already, and I know I can do it again. My goal for the new year is to lose about 5 pounds a month, giving myself 2 months to lose 10 pounds. I was looking at my weight chart for last year and it took me about two months every time to lose 10 pounds with a few exceptions. (190 to 180 took me 3 months since that was Julia's wedding and my Birthday were back to back which essentially meant I took a month off of weight loss).
I have a lot of motivation to get me there too. First, at the end of March my Sister-In-Law is getting married and I am bound and determined not to look fat in those photos! My goal is to lose another 15 pounds by the wedding. That will put me at about 137ish. Second, my parents are getting professional family photos taken near the end of April and I would like to lose 20 pounds by this date which would put me around 132. Still about 10 pounds over my ultimate goal, but 10 pounds is a lot closer than 30! Plus, I won't be in the overweight category for the BMI so hopefully I will be looking pretty good.
To give myself a jumpstart on this goal, I have decided that I need to detox my body after all the sweets from last month. So January is going to be a month of no sweets. Exactly the same as my last 30 day challenge (except I don't expect it to turn into 6 weeks this time!) I plan on getting back on track and eating healthy and not consuming any desserts or candy during the month of January. Fortunately most of the country is also doing the same so it shouldn't be too difficult :-)
I meant to post this last night but I was over at my parent's house eating our amazing New Years Meal of Shrimp Curry and fruit salad. I think this is the first year that I have not over eaten a this meal! I had one serving of rice, one scoop of curry, one bowl of fruit salad (which would be healthy if it didn't have whipping cream (we whip our own cream for this fruit salad) mixed in with it) and one bowl of jello. I didn't even have any bread, mostly because I forgot it was on the table. With two kids to look out for I overlooked it, but that was just fine with me, I didn't need it anyway. My sister Chase also made jalapeno poppers. I ate one and then had to use the bathroom and while I was contemplating if I wanted to eat another one, everyone else ate them up for me so by the time I got back into the kitchen they were gone! Well that took the decision out of my hands, and saved me a whole lot of points! (one jalapeno popper is 4 points!) Everything was delicious and I am proud of how I handled myself and the things I chose and chose not to eat. I wasn't deprived of anything and I didn't over indulge. It was a great start to the new year.