BUT…..NOT myself!! The past couple of weeks have flown by but things are going great and I’m doing what I set out to do this month. Have success, take care of myself, and see some changes!
One of the biggest changes for this year that I wanted to see is the numbers on the scale to start dropping. I’m am thrilled (and somewhat shocked) that the numbers are dropping at a great pace!
January 1 weigh in for Shrinking Jeans challenge was: 215.8
When I saw that number I started crying! I couldn’t believe how out of control I had let the weight get. BUT…I had decided that 2013 was gonna be my year of success and changing for the better so I started making changes to make it happen!! Tracking ALL my calories in My Fitness Pal and making sure to EXERCISE every day!
I have been successful at doing both of these things….AND I am being successful in the weight loss!
Today’s weight (January 23) : 203.2
I was seriously doing a happy dance!! I was crying and screaming for joy all at the same time! I have lost 12.6 pounds in 23 days and I couldn’t be happier!
Everyone is asking, how? Honestly, I’m keeping the calories and exercise in check. I haven’t gone over my calorie goal the whole month. Sometimes it’s been ONLY because of the exercise but I’m staying within goal and that has made the difference.
I also have a serious thyroid issue that seems to FINALLY be getting under control with the prescription that the doctor gave me. So….with all this working together it appears I will be able to be successful finally!
The other biggie that I wanted to strive for during this challenge (and year) is to take time for myself daily. As a mom I tend to get busy caring for my son and the hubby, and household stuff that I forget about taking care of me, too ! This month I have spent some time every day just for me!! I’ve been reading every evening (except the 19th but I had spent several hours earlier in the day relaxing) and I’m finding I really enjoy reading at the end of the day. I’m reading my 4th book already and I don’t think I even read 4 books the whole year last year!
I’m still exercising in the mornings and (much to my disbelief) finding I am enjoying getting the day started with 30 minutes of exercise. It’s really a great feeling to know that after the kiddo goes to bed I can take care of the things around the house that need taken care of then I can relax and read, instead of trying to squeeze in some exercise!
It’s shaping up to truly being a year of success for me! I’m excited to see where I end the year.
So….how are y’all doing?