Monday, December 31, 2007

New Year's eve

I am finding it hard to believe that 2007 will be over in less than 2 hours! I am excited for the new year because I am going to use it as a fresh start and a chance to be the person that I know I can be.
Although I accomplished 70lbs of weight loss in 2007, and started an exercise program, I still had a hard year and I am hoping that 2008 will be better.
I would like to accomplish many things in 2008 but I will not put too much pressure on myself to succeed, as long as I take baby steps towards my goals I will be fine.
Here are some goals for 2008:
Stick to a budget- I have to stop spending so much money on things that I don't need just because I'm bored or lonely.
Stop obsessing over things I want to buy- I have to realize that I can't get everything that I want, and to be satisfied with what I have and how fortunate I am. (this is a big one for me!!)
Find a new job that pays well- I am hoping that this happens this year sometime.
Have confidence in my abilities and myself- this is big too because the more confident that I am, the more chance of sucess that I have.
Decide which academic path to take- this will depend on if I get into any of the courses I am applying for, but If I don't I need a plan b,c,d, etc.

Some of my weight loss and fitness goals are:
Track everything- instead of just guessing and spinning my wheels
Stop eating takeout- this also ties in to the budgeting goal :)
weigh and measure and follow the WHOLE program!!
Don't reward myself with food, use things I want instead- this ties in with other goals as well!!
On thursday only eat 1 treat instead of having a whole treat day!!
Keep exercising to the best of my ability
Don't be ashamed to try running!!
And of course, eat the best possible foods that I can, not too much processed foods.

This is alot to change in one year, but I know that I can at least start on the path of all of these changes, for once, I have faith in myself!!!
Happy New Year everyone!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Here we go again

Ok so after quite a while of not writing, I have finally decided to update this.
I am still doing my courses and although I am a little behind, I think that all will be well. I am also still looking for a good job, and although I am feeling very discouraged, I am hoping that one comes along soon.
In the next few days I will be making a list of the things I hope to achieve, as well as the things that I would like to change about myself in the new year. I know that there are some things that I am too hard on myself about, but I am honestly going to reflect and look deep inside to see where I want to go with my life.
As for weight watchers, I am down 68lbs and although I have gone off track a little, I am slowly getting back there and I just have to start measuring and tracking again.
So it looks like I'll have a busy few days ahead of me, but it can only benefit me right??
I guess that's all for now!