Monday, March 10, 2008

Weight In #9 - Early Healthy You Check In

Better early then late, right?

First things first, I'm a happy girl today!! I weighed in -2.0 lbs today, which takes me officially out of the 240s!!!!!!! The only time I remember being in the 230s in the last 8 or so years was a very brief visit in Fall of 2006 at my 6 weeks post partum check up after baby K was born. I'm one of the weird people who tend to gain weight when breastfeeding, not lose so it was a very brief visit indeed. I'm also so close to the -25lbs mark that I can taste it... and for me, that's another milestone in itself. Whenever I've tried to lose weight before, I've never lost 25 lbs. I got to about 23-24 lbs once, but never 25. And I will do it this time, probably within the next few days. I'm also SOCLOSE to my 10% goal (2 lbs to go!). My original plan was to hit it by the 15th, but seeing as that's not my official WI day, it can wait until next Monday. I plan to take some progress pics to celebrate the occasion.

As you can all read, the title of my blog is "This is my Year". I know for a fact that it is. The most amazing thing has happened within me this time around - I don't feel like quitting or giving up. When I screw up (and trust me, I do often), I'm never ready to throw in the towel. I'm just not quitting. I don't feel like quitting. I don't even think about quitting. It's just not an option. Even though I wasn't able to work out much in February (or yet this month really), I'm not giving up. And maybe this doesn't seem like much to some of you but this is ME - Holly - the ultimate quitter. In the past, any minor thing would be an excuse not to eat right or not to exercise. Not anymore. I cannot even begin to explain how good it feels to be successful. To stick to my goals. To believe in myself. To finally know and accept that yes, I can do it. And if I can do it, anyone can.

Well, the other reason I'm a happy girl is because finally my election job has come to an end! We finished packing up the office today. Life can get back to normal now. Although, I think in a sense, I will miss the job. I feel slightly lost in regards to my employment because I've got to figure out what I want to do next. Do I look for a job? Do I continue with my work at home stuff? And it's also a little bit of wait and see because I sent in my application last week for nursing at MRC and I could potentially end up going to school full time in the fall. But first things first, I've got to catch up with some things that I've let slide for the last month or so and get re-organized. And maybe squeeze in a pedicure somewhere too :)

As far as my March goals go...
  • Hit my 10% goal by March 15 (4 lbs to go!!) I'm on my way! 2 lbs left
  • Get in 3 C25K workouts each week Even though I've got a bad cold, I put baby K in the stroller and squeezed in two sessions this weekend. I start week 2 tomorrow morning.
  • Do 1000 minutes of cardio in the month of March Well, I'm at 215 minutes. But work is done now so I'll have more time for the Y.
Today's menu:
Breakfast: 3.5 points
WC Oatmeal, 1/3 cup skim, 1/2 banana, 2.5 oz strawberries 0 points for all those strawberries too!

Lunch: 7 points
Mr. Sub small ham sub w/lots of veggies, small bag Baked Lays

Dinner: 10 points
4oz steak, 40z baby potatoes and 5 spears asparagus roasted in 2tsp olive oil
2 tbsp light sour cream

Dessert: 3.5 points
grapefruit, fat free vanilla pudding w/2tsp slivered almonds

Snacks: 4.5 points
London Fog (1 cup skim)
Annie's hunny bunnies



Hanlie said...

It looks as if that elusive "something" has finally clicked for you! I am so pleased! Well done on your loss and the reneved motivation. You're doing great!

Shirls said...

congrats!!! 10% and touching 25lbs gone is a freaking huge, huge deal!! I love your attitude, reveal in the success you've earned it big time :0)

Cammy said...

You are rocking and rolling now! I'm so excited for you! Giddy, even! :) Keep up the great work, but most importantly, keep up the great attitude. You'll be at 10% before you know it!

Felicia said...

WOWSERS congrats!! You are doing just AMAZING!! So inspiring!! Keep up the wonderful work!!

Have a SUPER day!

Lynn said...

Sounds like you're pointed in the right direction for Your Year!!

HappyBlogChick said...

"quitting is not an option" - good for you! It's that attitude that's going to make you a success. Heck, with that attitude you're already a success!

sauchagirl said...

Lots of big goals looming. You are doing great. Keep it up!

Heather said...

hooray! that is so awesome! you are right, it is your year. between your loss and being close to your 10%, Id say this is your month! I know each month will get better and better for you and you get closer to your goal.

Trisaratops said...

Congratulations! Having that determination to not give up is crucial - I'm so excited for you that you're doing so well. Rock on! Here's to getting that 10% this month!

Scale Junkie said...

WOW you're doing a great job! It IS your year! What an inspirational post!