There’s 60 days left for 2012. (Give or take a few hours, of course.) I have 60 days to finish up whatever I want to accomplish for the year, and I have 60 days to decide what my 2013 goals will be.
In short, here is what I hope to see on January 01, 2013.
· 160 on the scales (loss of 8 pounds in 60 days – will be a total of 80 pounds for the year).
My mother told me the other day that if I get any skinnier than 160, I’ll just look gaunt and sickly. I have news for all my family who think you are helping out by giving your opinion – you’re not. I did this by myself. I think I should get to decide when I’ve lost enough weight. Next year I’ll be incorporating 6 days of exercise with the maintenance plan, so it’s going to take some getting used to. I don’t even know what weight I should be, but I think I should be given some freedom to experiment with that on my own. And let’s face it – I can think of worse fates than having to add a protein shake or two a day to gain weight. I don’t think I’ve ever had that problem, haha.
· Some good freaking starting progress pictures and measurements.
One of the biggest regrets I have on this JOURNEY J has been the fact I didn’t start out with good measurements or pictures. Looking back, I realize how easy it would have been on the 1st of the month to just take five minutes to measure and picture myself. But I didn’t do it. Now that I am moving into the maintenance and toning phase, I really want to be able to see the muscles grow, and I think it will help motivate my lazy ass to exercise.
· Have read Refuse to Regain (by Barbara Berkeley, MD) – thanks Karen. One of my biggest fears is regaining this weight, or returning to my old ways. This really seems like a book that will be very beneficial to me.
That’s it – that’s my list for the last 60 days. I am still formulating my New Year’s Resolutions. A lot of people think setting those goals are hokey – but it was a New Year’s goal that set me on the path I’m on now, so I think I’ll stick to it.