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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Im baaaaaaaaack!

Sorry for the long absence, I'm sure you don't need to hear all my excuses but the short version would be holidays, parties, work, family drama, the flu etc.. etc..

As expected staying OP was tough over the past three weeks. Dec 22-Dec 29 were particularly hard. I did not track at all during this week, I definitely was conscious of portion control but not necessarily what I was eating. A glass of eggnog here, a butter tart there, some gravy and stuffing, a piece of apple pie. But, there was no binging! So I will give myself a point for that!

Water consumption was low - sodium consumption was high so I saw a few scary numbers on the scale. My lowest weight so far has been 208.8 - at one point (Dec 27th I think) my scale screamed 216.8 at me!!!! Ouch!! I started getting back on track and by New Years Eve I was back down to 211. And then the plague hit my house! A nasty flu that knocked me on my ass until today. This morning the scale said 209.0 - not the best weight loss plan, but now that I am feeling better I am glad to start out the new year so close to my lowest weight in December.

I was just filling up a digital picture frame I got for Christmas and I came across a picture taken of DH and I last Christmas. Thought it would be a good time for a comparison. This is what one year and 120lbs less looks like on us!

DH and I are leaving for a two week vacation tomorrow. We are driving from BC to Arizona to visit my parents who winter down there. We are both still have squeamish stomachs from the nasty virus so I am packing our car cooler full of healthy snacks to last us the 26 hour drive down there, so we can avoid fast food and gas station temptations.

My exercise has been pretty much nil for the past three weeks as well, but I have packed my runners and gear and am so looking forward to jogging in the warm Phoenix mornings (with no snow to get in my way). I will post some pictures and an update when we are there.

In my last post I talked about what I accomplished (healthwise) in 2008. I want to write down my goals for 2009 now so I can reflect back at the end of the year.

1. I will reach Onederland - and stay there
2. I will reach my personal goal of 175lbs
3. I will complete a 5km fun run
4. I will reach my WW goal of 149lbs
5. I will fit into size medium clothes
6. I will go bungee jumping (as a reward for reaching goal)

I know what I need to do to reach these goals and I know there will be plateaus, stumbles, and hard times but I WILL tick each of these off my life list in 2009. I can't wait to see what all of you accomplish in 2009 as well!


Anonymous said...

you should both be SO proud of yourselves. You look amazing and your goals are terrific! Enjoy the warmth and I hope you feel better! Your so close to go girl!

Amy @ LiveWell said...

You two look great! Congratulations on your success!

JanetM97 said...

Happy New Year, blogging buddy!

I'm baaack, too after a fearsome holiday of bad eating and inactivity. lol. I did go skating ONCE. woo hoo! I know!

You guys look amazing after a year of fitness! have fun on your trip! I promise to be here when you get back!

Ginger Farnsworth said...

Love your blog. Your photos rock! Keep up the good owrk, I know 2009 will be a great year for you.

Carleen said...

AWESOME... you guys look great!!! I love your goals- I'm verym uch hoping to get to wonderland...and my WW goal this year too!!! maybe we can chear each other on to get there???

Hope all goes well I'll be checking in on you :)
Take Care