Thursday, November 1, 2012

60 Days.

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.


  1. People told me "not to get any more skinny!" when I was 150 pounds... uhhh. I am 125 now and I would DARE anyone to tell me I look gaunt or sickly. I look like a healthy woman. It is sabatoge-like behavior when people say stuff like that... I hope you can put it out of your head and do what is best for you!

  2. You are so right!!! Even though I am so far away from my goal people already started to tell me to remeber to STOP my weightloss before I look sick!! There is no way I would look sick because I get under 170 lbs!!!

  3. LOVE love love point #2 (when I want your opinion, I'll beat it out of you)...and your JOURNEY is a major awesome one!

  4. Love a plan... otherwise, it's just a wish, and as someone famous said (was it @Norma?) you can't wish yourself thin/fit/healthy.

  5. You are welcome , Rae Rae. You've got the right mindset for long term maintenance. You'll learn what you need to learn with lots of trial and error. With quick corrections and the right mindset, you'll make it!!! So happy for you.