Goals: Daaaaaaaaaaang, I looked good!!

I never wanted to be one of those people. You know, the ones who let themselves go once they get married.  I don't think I did that per se intentionally; but, I definitely didn't get myself in check year after year that I gained weight.  As I said in an earlier post, eating just an extra 100 calories a day can lead to a 10 pound weight gain per year. 

That's about right... 7.5 years of marriage x 100 calories a day = BAM.. 75 pounds!!!

But, enough about the past.  This post is supposed to be about goals and the future.


  • Reach my wedding weight.  139lbs (so, minus 40 from today's initial weigh-in).  I would like to reach this by the end of this year, Dec. 31st, 2012... which should be TOTALLY doable. Because, daaaaaaaaaaaaang, I looked good!!


  • Get into the healthy BMI range (instead of Overweight) by May 1st.  This translates into a weight of 166lbs (so, minus 13).  I will need to lose 1.5 - 2 pounds a week to achieve this... again, should be TOTALLY doable.
  • Work out for at least 20 minutes a day.  Time for a confession again.  I don't enjoy hate working out.  There I said it.  But I know I "should" and I know it will make a difference in whether I meet these goals or not.  SO, I will commit to at least 20 minutes a day through May 1st.  I plan to accomplish this differently each day, so some days I will do a workout video in the evening, some days I might run up and down the stairs in my office building over lunch, some days I'll take the dogs on a long walk in the neighborhood, and some days I might split the 20 minutes into two 10 minute chunks.  But I will do something cardio or weight-lifting related for 20 minutes EVERY DAY.
  • Write a blog post every day. I have a lot to say and by golly, I just think this is FUN!!!!... so I hope you check back often!

And, to end this post, I'd like to share one more wedding pic that I've always been particularly fond of.  I just look so skinny-minny from the side :)  And look at those thin svelte arms... ahhhh... :)

Here's to an exciting journey ahead!!