Sunday, January 3, 2010

My Resolutions

OK, cliche much? But really, I have some resolutions, or shall we call them goals...

I set these goals at Weight Watchers, and have some short term ones and long term ones. I am also about to share my weight with you all. That takes a lot of courage, but in order to share my goals, you need to know the truth.

For the last few years, I haven't been about how much I weigh as much as I've been about how my clothes fit. And obviously, they were getting tighter. And then I got pregnant. And now I've lost 14 pounds and weigh less than I did before I was pregnant. And that is great! But I still have a lot of work to do.

I need to reach my healthy weight. I haven't been happy with my body for the past 3 years. I was a size 4-6 when I got married five years ago. I now wear a size 12. That just doesn't cut it for me anymore. I am over wishing I could look like I used to. And instead of doing something about it, I would eat. I'm a very emotional eater (who isn't?) I eat when I'm happy, sad, stressed, celebrating, etc. It's not that I wasn't eating healthy so much as it was the amounts of what I was eating. But trust me, I was eating the shit out of some cheese, chocolate, bread, pasta, peanut butter, and the list goes on and on. Since joining WW, I have started getting happier with myself.

Now I am on a quest to not only lose weight but to get healthier! I am exercising, which is a big deal, and I am eating right. Portion control-try it, it works.

OK, so back to the resolutions/goals.

1.) I will weigh 160 pounds by Valentine's Day. That is nine pounds off in six weeks. (So, you can add-I weigh 169 pounds-I am 5'8"-I need to get to 145 lbs.) This is one of my hardest short term goals-that is a little over one pound a week. I don't want to get too ambitious now.
2.) I will weigh 145 pounds by June. That is 6 months away. 24 pounds off in 6 months-4 pounds per month. I can do this!
3.) I will work out 3 times per week minimum. Monday, Wednesday, Saturday. I will make this a priority.
4.) I will work on being a better wife. No explanation needed-I need to stop being Miss Bossy, take it out on husband when I have a bad day, sweeter wifey.

I think I have enough to work on. How about you, what are you resolving to do differently/better in this new year?


  1. You can totally do it, girl! I have a similar weight loss goal and I will be right there with you!!!

  2. Ahhhh you're back! I have missed your blogging! I am very impressed and excited about all your WW progress cause you really look great! If you meet all those goals you are gonna have to start going our nekkid! But srsly you should take some before and after pics and do a big reveal at the end of the year like Perez Hilton!

  3. Totes agreeing with LG. I will brave it and do before-afters with you, I have a horrendous picture from 07 (I think hubs has it) and can post that.

    SOO GLAD YOU'RE BACK! Happy monday, lady!! XOXO

  4. Good for you setting goals that are realistic for you!

    I shared some pictures on one of my last posts of 2009 & showed how I looked last New Year's Eve (2008) & compared it to how I looked when Mr. Potts & I went for our cruise. Major difference!

    I'm proud of you!!

  5. These are awesome goals! Good work! I know you're going to meet them! I'm thinking of you!


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