Well Happy New Year to everyone!
I look back at 2013 and the start of my Get Healthy Project and I realize just how far I have come. Just before Christmas I posted a letter to my 2012 self ( you can read it here if you missed it: Dear Christmas 2012 Me: ) which contained this picture.
That was me at Christmas in 2012 at my Mom’s house pushing 300 pounds. It was one of those wake up calls that, as I said in that letter to myself, felt like I was dumped in the waters off the coast of Antarctica in the middle of winter. I cried for a long time after seeing that picture. I had that hollow pit in my stomach that made me feel like I had been punched in the gut.
Since then I have lost 70 pounds and look like this.
Now granted it isn’t a full body shot. Sorry. It was taken at work, without make up because I’m not feeling well and was rushing to get out of the house. I promise to get a better one posted when I can.
Now I have basically taken November and December off from this journey. November was filled with NaNoWriMo and my daughters birthday and while I still ate decent, with a few exceptions, I didn’t walk like I probably should have. Then December hit and well I don’t really need to tell you why December will usually go out the window.
However, after doing my usual Friday weigh in and punching the number in, I was ready for just about anything to show up on there. After all, I have totally thrown whatever food sounded or looked good into my mouth for the last couple of weeks.
Chocolate: It was a go.
Pie: Oh you bet your knickers there was pie, with Cool Whip and / or vanilla ice cream
Yams: I ate those puppies till I was sick!
Scalloped potatoes: Oh yea!! I ate those babies all right.
Candy Canes: Was it wrong to eat a whole box to myself? Yes, probably. O’well.
More Chocolate: OHHH YEAAA!!!
Ice Cream: You bet cha!
Starbucks: As often as I could get there!
So, yes. As you can see, if it looked good, it was consumed! Exercise? What was that? Ppfffff I’ve sat on my bum for 2 weeks! Therefore, I was ready for a 10-15 pound gain when I got on the scale this morning. Except that when I got on the scale…. that didn’t happen.
I had only gained 2 pounds. In fact, when I looked at my recent progress this is what I found. (Note the time that this screenshot was taken… at 7:17 in the morning, I’m already sitting in traffic an hour from my house. THAT is how late I was running this morning. )
Over the last two months, I’ve stayed pretty consistent. Under NORMAL circumstances, I would be frustrated as heck. That is a serious plateau that has been in the low 220’s for 2 months with not much movement. However, since it was the Holidays. I’m counting this a win.
So what now?
I get back to my routine. I get back to walking … EVERY DAY and get back to logging and watching my food intake.
Here is to another successful year and hopefully a goal of weighing about 150-160 in 2014.
What goals have you set for yourself this year?