Thursday, June 27, 2013

The return

Last year I told you about how I was losing weight and planned on being at my goal weight by the time I turned 30. Sadly, that didn't come to pass. This spring I suffered an injury that kept me immobile for 2 weeks, and up until about a month ago, it still hurt to do anything strenuous. I did meet my halfway mark, but due to not moving and eating crap for 4 months, I gained 20 pounds back. I've lost some of it, but I also lost my motivation.

I'm ready to get serious again. I have 80 pounds to lose before I'm happy, and 100 until I'm healthy. Some friends and I are planning to do a tough mudder event in 2014, and I plan on finishing the course. Starting July 1, I am back on the healthy bandwagon, and I will give it all I've got. My goal is a10 pound loss per month, which breaks down to about 2.5 pounds per week. I'm also going to try to blog my success about once a week, including pictures. Pictures are a major motivation for me, to see how far I've come. I'm not looking forward to July, but August should be a lot easier for me.

As an extra incentive to help me, I'm also planning "rewards" every month to help me reach my goals. My July reward will be a treadmill, for August, a trip to the beach. A friend is getting married in Portland and if I complete my goal I will take an extra day and head to Astoria. Sept will probably be new work clothes to replace the ones that will hopefully be too big, and Oct I will allow myself to splurge on a cute Halloween costume. Nov will be a tattoo for reaching my new "halfway-to-healthy-weight" milestone, and dec I'm not sure yet. January's reward will be a new computer, and feb will be a new wardrobe. March, I'm hoping to take a vacation to arches national park to go on the trails I couldn't last year, and to take some amazing pictures at sunrise and sunset. April will be my last month if everything goes right. For April, I will get another tattoo, expand my wardrobe, and start saving for cosmetic surgery. I have scar tissue from my csections that is attaching to my internal organs and it causes me a great deal of pain daily. The only option is surgery, and if I'm going to be going in for surgery, I might as well have them do a tummy tuck while they're at it. I might continue to May if I want to lose another 10 pounds and be on the lower side of healthy, but I will decide when I get there.

I'm also going to build up my stomach muscles to have a 6 pak, something I've always wanted. :) I've got a long way to go, and looking ahead is scary. But I've come a long way, and I know I can do it!

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