Competition Goal

Friday, July 22, 2011

wow have i been slackin!!

not so much on the diet and exercise area but in the blogging... and participating in this competition area. Sorry to all of you!!! usaually i'm WAY better than this at supporting and reading blogs etc. I know we all have busy lives so i won't waste time telling you how mine is so much more busy than any of yours.

I have been doign better this month. Hoping to post a loss. I'm still not competing up to the level that I know i can.

Hopefully next month will go much better than this one.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Two years old

My daughter turned 2 last weekend and we celebrated her birthday this Sunday. It was a great party with all of my family present. There have been some family feuds happening over the last year or so that have prevented some of my extended family from being in the room together but for my daughters birthday they all came showed up. All but one at least... my prayer is that she'll follow shortly.

It was SO much fun to watch my daughter turn two. To reflect on all that we've been through over the past few years and to marvel at how much my family has grown and what we've all accomplished together. With that came a reflection of where I have been, what I've been through and how much I've grown personally.

To be honest with you the over all picture is beautiful and wonderful and I've very happy about it all. In the last two years I've been promoted TWICE, started a new side business (Tastefully Simple) in which I am thriving, my husband went back to work after being unemployed and we were able to buy a new home. Our new house has been the most unbelievable gift from God... Truly a dream come true. I walk/ran two half marathons and lost TONS of weight. Those are just the BIG things, there are tons of small accomplishments that I could go on and on about but... WOW just those things are AMAZING!

Not to diminish any of my accomplishments I took some time to reflect on the things I wanted to accomplish and there were a few things that went unfinished. One of which is to lose 100 pounds. I set out a goal after my daughter was born to lose 100 pounds in a year. I didn't do it in a year. As a matter of fact I have yet to get there. I got DANG close but never did get there.

In September it will be two years from my original declaration of intent to accomplish that goal. It will be a BIG stretch to make it there by September but not an impossible feat. So, I'm bringing that goal back. Obviously I missed my one year mark but I'm gonna aim for the 2 year.

My goal is be be down 100 pounds from my post delivery weight by September.

That means I want to weigh in on September 1st at 276 pounds or less. :D

I can totally do this!...

I had better get started. LOL

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

"I'm doing slowly what people do quickly every day... committing suicide."

I heard that on Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss.

It really struck a cord with me. I haven't gained like 20 pounds in the last six months because I was happy and thriving. I gained so much because I was punishing myself ... I've been killing myself slowly, one mouthful at a time.

Seems senseless when I think about it like that.
What would my daughter think?
What will she think if I'm not here for her later in life?
I'm being selfish!