Tuesday, December 30, 2008


I've made terrible choices over the 2.5 weeks & now it's time to deal with the effects of it all. My official weight is up 2.5 lbs from my low point. Considering all that I've consumed & how little I've moved - I'm ok with this. Don't get me wrong, I'm not happy that I did this to myself. If I'm honest with myself I know that I COULD have gotten some form of exercise in, even when my class isn't meeting & that I most certainly COULD have not splurged quite so much on all the holiday fare. That being said, what is done, is done. Now it's time to pick back up, refocus & recharge. I've decided to join Scale Junkie's Healthy You Challenge this year, so I'm starting my weight tracker over at the bottom of the page. So please, don't think that I've gained it all back or anything - but I'm setting a new goal for a new year & a new me! I've also decided to join Sparkpeople since I've heard a lot of good things about it - any of you who have experience with this, please feel free to jump in & share.

What I'm still happy about? I didn't gain as much as last year. I had more self control than last year. I'm not quitting! As they say, if at first you don't succeed, try, try again. My philosophy on all of this is that I'm trying to change my life permanently, not just lose some weight. Of course, I want to see the weight come off, but mostly I want to be healthy & teach my girls by example how to be healthy & active. I am determined to be successful!


Amy S. said...

thanks for all of your encouragement. I like the idea of restarting a weight loss ticker. I might do it myself...Happy New Year!

Mama Bear June said...

I'm way up from my low. So I'm right there with you on NOT quitting! Here's to a Happy and Healthy New Year.
Path to Health

Lana said...

You've got the right idea, Andrea! Just don't quit...keep on trying and you'll get there. I'm having to hop back on the wagon too!

Wei Sic Meow said...

Good for you for starting the new year with such a positive attitude. Good luck with your goals. Happy new year!