Thursday, May 19, 2011

Goals

I'll go ahead and apologize profusely if this post seems a little self-pitying and whiny. That is not my plan, but I'm not having a good day and yesterday was pretty darn bad too. I blew my calories yesterday. I went over by 93 calories. Not a huge amount but I had been under my maximum calorie intake for a week now. Then I had to go and have macoroni and cheese for dinner last night. Serious calories. Then The Hubs and I wound up in an argument which has carried over into today. A stupid argument as well. But I don't really want to get into that. It will blow over, I'm just feeling down right now. (UPDATE: As I was typing this, The Hubs just came by my workplace before going to his. He just wanted to give me a hug. I feel some better. It'll all be okay, just one of those things.)

On the plus side, I did walk an extra mile yesterday. So I did 3 miles rather than my normal 2 and I did them in 45 minutes, which is at a rate of 4 mph. That means that I burned 459 calories during that time. Depending on how hot it is today when I undertake my walk and how much time I have - I usually walk between the time I get off work (3:30 pm) and the time The Hubs gets off (5 pm) but his week I've not gotten off before 4:30 - I may try to walk 4 miles today. We'll see how things work out.

I have decided on a slightly longer term weight loss goal than those I stated in my last post. It's still not completely down to my goal weight, but it is a goal I'd like to reach. My birthday is 26 weeks 5 days from today on November 22. I will be 33 years old then. Since this year on 11/22 I will turn 33 (cute, I thought), I'd like to make the goal of being down to 200 lbs by that time. That means losing 70 pounds in 26 weeks. This is a goal of approximately 3 lbs lost per week. It is a long period of time to sustain that weight loss, but I think I'm up to it. It would be wonderful to be back down to that sort of weight. It will make the 170 I'm aiming for seem much more doable!

I think I'm up to it. I'm certainly going to give it the good ole' Lynn try :D I think it helps me to set real, tangible goals like that for myself. If I have something I'm working towards and a reason for working towards it, it makes what I'm trying to achieve that much more real and important to me.

Now, should I be pregnant by that time, I won't actually hold myself to the goal of being 200 lbs by 11/22 :D That would actually be a much better birthday present! But, in the assumption I have to make based on 7 1/2 years of it not happening that it won't happen, I plan on celebrating my 33rd birthday with a new me of being 200 lbs or less! Now to start planning my birthday party. Anyone up for Savannah in November?

12 comments:

Rebecca Bradley said...

As a fellow slimmer I understand how you feel. You need to try and put the past behind you now and eat for today. What's done is done. Not easy, but the best way to deal with any lapses. I've tried to let up on myself a little. Trying to love myself as I am and as I alter my eating style I hope to steadily lose weight. Lots of luck with your goals.

randomdanni said...

Good luck in meeting your goals! I wish you all the best!

junebug said...

I think your new goals sound fantastic!!! I look forward to seeing you party hardy (unless pregnant, of course) in November. :-) I'm glad the last Dr. appointment went better.

Kristin said...

I think you can definitely do it. Go Lynn Go!

Billy said...

Good luck with your goals!
(ICLW)

C said...

Awesome goals! Wishing you all the best, and looking forward to following your journey.

Corinne said...

Awesome goals! I am proud and jealous that you are able to do this while TTC and dealing with IF issues! I've been a wreck and find every silly reason to eat like poo and not exercise! Shame on me. I'll definitely be stopping by frequently for some inspiration! Keep it up!

Jes G said...

best of luck with your new goals!! hoping it is easy and fun for you!

Laurie said...

Here from LFCA...

I am also (quietly) on the road to losing weight. Do you want a buddy?? :)

modernmedicinemiracle said...

I've also struggled to lose weight while TTC. Good luck on your journey and remember that its baby steps. Each day, go a block farther, do 5 more minutes on the treadmill, do one more rep on the weights. Each day is a step towards that ultimate goal!
If you still do Savannah in November, I'm interested as I am in the area!

Krissi said...

Way to go on the weight loss goals! That's great! I am also trying but got off the bandwagon a bit! Got to get back on! Good luck and happy ICLW!

Ericka said...

I have to admit, I have never counted calories and praise those of you who do it! Your weight loss goals and your plan sounds wonderful! I, too, am working on losing weight (what woman isn't!) and in about 6 months have lost 45lbs, so it can be done...now, if I could just find the motivation to start moving more and lose this last 20 lbs. My end goal is about the same as yours. Good luck! I will be following you. :) (Vising from ICLW).

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