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Have you started thinking about your resolutions or goals for 2009? I hope so we are just under a day away from the start of the year!

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I wanted to set different goals for myself for the next year, small ones that can be easily met and then move on to the next goal. I’m sure I’ll be rewriting my list as time goes on but I really want to make this next year a year of getting and staying healthy and losing weight. I’m disappointed that I gained back the weight that I worked so hard to lose, I haven’t gained any of the five pounds I lost during December back, but wish I lost more then I did.

Here’s how I feel – I was so happy about losing twenty pounds and just about quadrupling my wardrobe because of it being in storage when Chris was in his various schools. Now since I gained that weight back (I’m up five pounds since we moved here) I don’t feel comfortable wearing all the clothes that I have. Which is not fun to have a closet full of clothes and not want to wear any of them!

So my first goal – get back to the weight I was when I left Montana at the end of June. I am going to do this by watching what I eat and exercising daily. I want to follow the “Body for Life” program and hope that I can, however I’m not going to hold myself to this (other then not eating a bunch of junk food!). I don’t foresee that I will not follow the program, but we are going back to meal/menu planning so we’ll see how I do.

Yesterday was the first day I went back to working out in a couple of weeks – and afterward I felt great! However, once I got home I felt like I wanted to eat all day. It felt like no matter what I ate, I was still hungry. But I had a strange headache most of the day so maybe that contributed to feeling hungry? I’m not sure. I am going to work out again this morning andmay not eat that great because we are planning on appetizers and hanging out with friends tonight.

What is your first fitness goal for 2009? Let’s do this together!

  • First goal – lose five pounds.
  • Second goal – lose 15 pounds (on top of the five, so 20 total)
  • I want to be able to wear all the clothes I have in my closet which are two sizes below what I’m wearing now. I can do this!

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We are at week 8!

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I have lost 20 pounds! That was a couple of weeks ago when I was last able to jump on a scale (thanks Target for keeping your scales in a private area so I could check without other shoppers checking me out). I am still wearing my size smaller and the clothes are fitting me perfectly. I went shopping early last week to get a few things to wear when I went to see my husband. I discovered that when he was packing our things, he gave our elliptical machine to our neighbors. That did not make me happy but on the other hand it’s okay because I know they will put it to good use and now I can get a treadmill!

I just got back last night from Rhode Island where my husband was attending his school, graduation was last Friday. We did a lot of walking around and I tried to continue to eat well. We did do as much walking as I wish we did – it was mostly while we walked around town vs going for a walk once we got back to where we were staying.

I’m excited to keep this up! My next goal is to lose 15 pounds.

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I found out just a couple of hours ago that I have lost a pants size!

This has not totally sunk into my brain just yet. I ran to Target real quick with my brother and the kids (his and mine) with the intent of buying a couple of tv shows on dvd and looking for sandals for Alice. Of course they had nothing I went for and we walked out with flip flops, not sandals. I’m not that thrilled because we are around all boys – she and I are the only girls since my brother has all boys – and they are outside all the time. You can’t really play all day in flip flops. I’m sure they will be a wear when we go somewhere or when we are in the house kind of shoes.

Anyway, I grabbed a pair of pants to try on – a size smaller then I’ve been wearing – and tried them on real quick. And they fit. So thrilling!

I still haven’t been able to work out at the gym but I am going to start walking around more. My Dad has a large yard and I could go walking around that – the kids are still playing the walking game we came up with a few weeks ago and I’m sure they’d be happy to have a new one.

I’m not sure how much weight I’ve lost as I haven’t been on a scale in a couple of weeks. I finally remembered how much I weighed when we left the south and since we have left in the middle December I’ve lost 17 pounds, as of that couple of weeks ago. I’m sure I lost a few more pounds since then and I look forward to going to the gym in a few days to verify that!

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