Thursday, November 3, 2011

One year........

I have officially been with working on my weight loss journey for ONE YEAR.  I have had my ups and downs and also been just plain flat too!  I look back at this year and I can't say I am super thrilled with my results, but then I think wait a minute...YOU LOST 25 LBS AND HAVE MANAGED TO KEEP IT OFF!  Could I have done better?  SURE.  But I have had many obstacles get in my way and I know it's my choice to change these, but I am doing my best and I am happy!  My whole goal at the beginning of this journey was to 1) Lose Weight & 2) BE HAPPY!  I have actually accomplished both of these goals.  They are going to continue to be my goals because I am no where near my ultimate goal of weight loss, but I am happy and I just want that to continue! 

Another month has passed and I had to get new shoes in the middle of it due to my previous ones dying.  They are good shoes to wear around, but not for walking/running.  I was getting shin splints shortly after starting every time I worked out and that made me not want to do it because I was in so much pain.  I got new shoes and I have only been out walking twice :(  Not very good.  I did not make my goal of 52.4 miles and I think a lot of this has to do with my shoes.  If I would not have lost so much steam over needing new shoes I think I could have gotten my miles in. 

However, because I had to slow down it made it so easy to say I didn't want to do it.  The weather changed and the nights are much shorter also.  I know these are just excuses and you have to find a way to work through them and right now I am trying, but these are the ones that always kick my butt at this time of year!  I really do try to not let these things get to me so much, but it is what it is.  I could be made, upset or just frustrated and disappointed in myself, but instead I am happy that I have done what I have and know I will get back to it eventually.  Right now I am working on getting the gym with my friend. 

I have been trying to make better choices in food, not always the best, but better.  I also am trying to be more aware of portion size and not just overeat.  So far I feel like I am being more successful with my eating.  I find I am not searching the kitchen as much also when I am home. 

I am looking forward to this new month with fresh eyes and hoping to find some success this month.  The holidays have always been difficult for me, but I really want to do better.  I have researched and found a 5k in Billings, MT on Thanksgiving day.  Billings is about 90 mins from John's moms house so I am considering it.  Just depends on our schedule for when we go over there.  I really want to do it because that would mean I will have completed a 5k in 4 states this year! 

I know I sound happy and sad at the same time in this blog, but overall I feel successful!  I have a positive attitude moving forward from here and know I can keep doing this!  If it means I will "only" lose 20-25 lbs per year, I am OK with that!  I don't really care how long it takes, I just want it gone! :)  Thank you for following me through this journey!

~Chat Soon~

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