ONE HUNDRED AND THREE readers! Gosh I feel so proud!! But, really it has nothing to do with me at all. I'm so greatful to have you all here to feed my ego and keep me motivated, and call me out when I'm being ridiculous. So thank you VERY much to all of you who are here for the long haul, thank you very much for all of you who posted my link, and thank you newcomers for finding value in what I have done. I hope I don't disappoint you!
At my WI this morning at WW (the official weigh in) I had lost the two pounds I gained last week. It's great to see the scale moving back in the right direction and I know I'll be kayaking before the end of this month! I got to take down pounds 179 and 178 this morning- so just 5 more until kayaking!
I'm doing anything and everything I can to renew my motivation and excitement in this journey. I'm so close I can smell it! I've seen a lot of you post a monthly goal or update. I am still doing the Slimmer This Summer Challenge as well, so now seems like as good a time as any to post some goals. I'm going to post a weeks worth of goals and a summery of what I hope that the next 4 weeks will accomplish.
1. I will exercise 6 days and earn 35 AP's for the week.
2. I will stick to my DP's and not use my WP's or AP's. I will do this by preplanning my meals. This has been very difficult for me lately. So I think I'm going to say that for 1 week, I will not use them, then the next week, I will allow myself to use half of my WP's for the week (25 extra points). I'm hoping this plan will help keep me on track so that I have something to work towards, something to look forward to, and avoid feeling deprived, while still watching the scale go down. We'll see :)
3. I will up my water intake. I even bought a new cup to help me. Drinking is not usually my problem. The problem is that I drink so quickly that refilling my cup has become quite a chore. So, I bought the largest BPA free bottle I could find. It is 64 ounces, or 8 cups. I easily drink 2-3 a day.
4. This week I will be avoiding convenience items (usually Morningstar or Boca products). I have become a bit too reliant on them lately. I need to get back to cooking my meals from with fresh ingredients from scratch. I have three recipes planned to make this weekend for the week that I am really looking forward to.
My 30 day goal is that by August 2nd, one month from today, is simple. I will be in the 160's working my way down. I'm keep my expectations a little looser and less detailed than usual because there is so much going on in my life right now with career changes and 12 hour days and moving and a hubby looking for work. Being in the 160's working my way down will mean I have lost at least 7.8 lbs in the next 30 days. That seems easily doable to me right now, but like I said, with so many other things going on this month, as long as the scale goes down and not up, I'll be happy!
Have you posted your goals? Do you have goals? Well you need some! Go get some!! I'm also going to be working on a vision board. I haven't decided what that means yet, but I'm falling more and more in love with the reading I've done on "The Secret" and how it has been working in my life this past month. This vision board doesn't only cover my weight loss, but also many other facets of my life. So, I'm sure you'll be seeing that from me soon enough.
I hope you all are celebrating your losses this week and your achievement of successfully making it through another month in your journey. Here's to the next 30 days of evolving into the people we want to be! Cheers!