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Monday, June 13, 2011

Birthday Goal Accomplished!

Weigh In - 169.5.  -1.5 last week.  Wahoo!  First, I'm in the 160's which is just so flippin' awesome!  Second, I have hit -18.5 lbs down since I set my birthday goal.  Can I get a heck yeah?!?!  Feeling pretty good about myself this week.  LOL.  I hit my birthday goal which is HUGE.  Those of you following for awhile know I don't usually set weight goals for myself as they can sometimes be deflating for me so I set a modest yet challenging goal for myself and I'm happy to say I hit it.  I'm also only 1/2 lb away from 60 lbs lost which is fantabulous in my book.  Great start to the week.

I got my fill on Friday.  I also have some stats about my band that I never had before.  Turns out I have a Standard AP band that holds 10 cc's.  Doc added .5 cc's to my band on Friday which gave me a total of 4.5 cc's.  Seems low to me but the amount of restriction I've had seems to be working for me so I'm not going to stress over it.  This is also only my 4th fill and I've had my band about 10 months so it just shows that everyone's different in what works for them and that we shouldn't get hung up on statistics.

So the plan for this week.  Maybe Bullets?

  • NO FAST FOOD.  I've gotten really lazy about this rule I set for myself at the beginning of this journey.  While I don't eat it nearly as often as I used to, I have certainly fallen back into some bad habits.  So I'm recommitting to this one this week.  (Of course, Chick-fil-a is still exempt because the cows on those commercials are just too darn cute).  Next Monday, I'll report how many times I ate fast food this week...answer should be ZERO.
  • Limit Starbucks to once a week.  I remember we once had a debate about whether or not Starbucks was fast food.  I'm not looking to reinvent that debate but sufficed to say that I love their fancy, shmancy coffee drinks (I say "coffee drinks" because their regular coffee is too strong and bitter for me and I hate it but I love those sugary blends they come up with) and if you're not getting food with it then the whole "food" part of "fast food" is irrelevant.  It's my rationalization...let's move on.  The fact is I've been having convenience coffee far too often (be this a cappuccino from Circle K or a $4 beverage from Starbucks).  Not only is this not helping my weight loss but it ain't too good for my wallet either.  So...I'm bringing my own coffee every day to treat myself to Starbucks on Saturday morning.  
  • Exercise.  Yep...GOTTA do that.  Only 102 days until my Mud Run and so far I haven't trained at all for it.  I'm finding my new schedule to be a challenge.  After working 10 hours, the last thing I want to do is work out.  So my goal for the summer (then my schedule changes back to 8 hours) is 3 times a week.  One day during my work schedule (I'm aiming for Tuesday), Friday mornings (I'm off) and then Zumba on Saturday.  
So those are my challenges this week.  Next week is going to be somewhat different in that I have my daughter's (and my own) birthday to contend with.  Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  And so here's the Monday DEMotivation for this week:

13 comments:

Leslie said...

Those are great goals for the week. I find setting myself weekly goals works really well.

Congrats on meeting your Birthday goal!!

Nora said...

Ah, weekly goals. I might have to start this. Congrats on accomplishing your birthday goal!

Rachel said...

You are doing great. Your bullets should be my bullets for this week too!

Amanda said...

Wowowowowow. Can I request a picture. Please? I am so flipping proud...and jealous too.

~Lisa~ said...

"Heck YEAH" for YOU!! Congrats on meeting your goal!!

Hey, I need to steal those bullets too!! I think I may just have to snarf them for my week as well!

amandapriss said...

Congrats on meeting your goal! I am going to start setting some goals myself. I think they keep me more accountable!

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Ronnie said...

Yay for meeting birthday goals! :) I know you can do the no-fast-food, I'll do it with you! (Umm, does pizza count? ;))

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

Way to go!!!

christy said...

Let's give a big "whoop whoop" with that "heck yeah!" Good job getting to your birthday goal. Keep up the hard work!!!

Lee Ann said...

congrats on hitting your goal! 160s! wow, that's great.

Lyla said...

We are band twins.

Congratulations on your birthday goal! That's so awesome.

Jen said...

frickity-frack-yeah for making the bday goal! Great ideas to stick to this week, it will keep your loss momentum going :)

Kristin said...

Awesome job on the birthday goal, girl! Rock on with your bad self.