Happy New Year everyone! Wow, it’s been forever since I last posted. There hasn’t been much to write about – between Australia, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years, I have been doing very little cooking and WAYYYY too much eating. As a result, I am 6 pounds heavier than I was at the end of October, before I went to Australia.
I’m not too upset about it. I mean, what was I supposed to do, diet while I was on vacation? Not partake in the amazing Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts? No way!
But now I am committed to getting back on track. For last year’s resolution I said that I wanted to lose 15 pounds and then try to figure out how to change my lifestyle so I could be done with yo-yo dieting once and for all. Well, that didn’t happen – I weigh more now than I did a year ago!
So once again my resolution is to lose 15 pounds. I have a few events coming up, and I know that if I don’t lose the weight, I will be very depressed.
The first up – and most important – is my birthday. I’ll be 35 on February 15 (how did this happen?!?). I don’t have any plans yet, but I’m sure I will be dressed up and I do NOT want to look in the mirror that night and be unhappy with what I see. It’s 5 weeks away, so if I eat right and go to the gym at least 5 times a week, I will definitely lose 8-10 pounds.
Then I’m going to a wedding in New Orleans at the end of March, and I need to look great for that. There are also a few other things where I’ll have to be trying on dresses, and again, I do not want to be unhappy with myself when I’m trying on dresses in the dressing room.
So yeah, I am GOING to lose 15 pounds over the next two months. Because staying at this weight and being unhappy when I look in the mirror is NOT an option.