Monday, February 4, 2013

A different me

Well, a lot has changed in my life since we last spoke.  I've lost 12.8 pounds!!  Last year, I lost around 25 pounds, but I gained it all back (and then some).  I was going to the gym at least 3 times a week and really watching what I ate.  But things kind of fell apart.  I didn't have time to go to the gym, no one could watch my son.  I know that sounds like an excuse, and maybe it was, but that's what happened.

I feel like I've changed since then, though.  I just want to be healthy.  I feel like I'm happier, not 100%, but happier than I was.  I know I'm loved, I'm employed, and I know I can do this.

I'm really competitive.  So, knowing that about myself, I set up some goals for myself.  Not just weight loss goals, though.  A few different goals for my whole life.  I downloaded an app for my iPhone called iGoal Tracker and it let me set up a few different goals:
1.  Lose 10 pounds by Feb. 1  -- Done!
2.  Lose 40 pounds by June 8  -- 1/4 of the way there!
3.  Finish editing my book by March 1 -- getting there!
4.  Publish book by May 1 -- I'm looking for a publisher, if not, I'll go with Smashworks
5.  Lose 100 pounds by Jan. 24, 2014 -- 10% there!

I'm planning on adding more goals.  There was a goal that I had before I found the app and I'd like to share it.  I quit drinking soda!  Tomorrow it'll be 3 weeks since I had a soda.  It really makes me feel different to not have a soda every day.  I think that I've had a soda every day since I was about 6 years old.  With the exception of when I was pregnant and for a few months after my son was born.  For a while, I tried drinking diet soda only.  However, diet soda is just as bad, if not worse, than regular soda.  I've just been reading about things to try and make my life better.  Soda is incredibly bad, that's the bottom line.

So, I'm gonna keep moving along, in the RIGHT direction.  I'm a happier person and I want to make my life better.  Not just for me, but for my son, too!