Tuesday, September 28, 2010

goals

Recently, I've been focusing on goals for my life, both long term and short term.

Over the next few days, I'm going to be sharing what those goals are, one by one!

Tonight, I'm going to share about my weight loss goal.

For kicks and giggles the other night, I pulled out my old phone, the one I had pre-iPhone, aka before my life was changed. I was flipping through old text messages from the beginning of the year and eventually started flipping through old pictures. Although I don't have the ability to put the exact picture I'm thinking of on the blog (I have no way of getting it off the phone), I still have pictures from that month... which I believe was the slimmest I have ever been. Check it out here:

{January-ish 2010}

Although I haven't gained tons and tons of weight, I have started to realize the impact that having a sit-down-all-day-at-my-desk kind of job has affected my body. Prior to having my current desk job, I was a server which meant constant activity and running around on busy nights. I didn't realize how much this would affect me. My goal is to fit into my jeans that I wore last winter, very comfortably {which would be about a size}.

Here is what I'm doing to shed a few pounds:

1. running/walking- my goal is at least 3 times a week, if not 4
2. packing lunch instead of eating out every day (which hey, saves money too!)
3. when I do decide on a meal out, order from the kid's menu OR share a meal with someone at the table
4. cutting my coffee intake from 4+ cups/day to 1-2 cups/day. Although a small change, I have noticed a huge intake as I consumed many calories from the flavored coffee creamer I spoiled myself with

Although these are all small changes, I'm hoping they add up and I can slim down before Christmas. I would love to be able to fit comfortably in the clothes I purchases last year. {also planning on dying my hair back to this color for the Fall/Winter as well, as it carried my coloring extremely well}

What are some goals you've set for yourself lately?

Stay tuned this week for another goal!

4 comments:

Katherine-Claire O'Connor said...

Yes-bringing my lunch helps-bean burritos double stacks and fabulous fries vs. a good ole pb&j. It works. Plus I justify all my shopping sprees through the money i save eating out...its a win-win :)

cynthia gayle said...

Love your new goals!! I think you should add a goal: Blog more!! BTW--LOVE the new background!

ManoloChooLou said...

Good luck with reaching your goals! :)
I also need to drop a size (being unemployed for four months led to some weight gain).

One tip I've found that works is to split treats. I need some sort of chocolate everyday. Rather than eating an entire candy bar or cookie, I split it in half right away and give part of it to a coworker.

I also need to cut back on coffee. I drink about five cups a day! Glad I'm not alone :)

Your hair looks gorgeous in that picture, btw.

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