Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Other Aspirations/Resolutions/Challenges #1

Contrary to how it has looked on my blog lately, I do have a life outside of stitching:) Actually I only stitch around a 1/2 hour to maybe an hour a day. I would like to stitch lots more than that, but well, I do have a family, though a rather small one, and they don't find my stitching nearly as important as I do!! LOL

So I thought I would list the 3 other things that I aspire to accomplish this year in order to give myself some kind of accountablity. I am planning on posting one per day (though it might not be consecutive days). If anyone wants to join me on any of these, or ask me from time to time how I am doing (or if I am still doing;) any of these things, please feel welcome.

First things first. I NEED to lose some weight. I am a bit over 100 lbs over my ideal weight (and I'm not talking super model skinny ideal weight, but just a healthy weight for me). So my goal for this year is to lose 1 lb a week. I think that is doable and if I stick to it I will be half way to my final goal in a year. Not bad considering how long I have been overweight and even 50lbs gone would do my body a world of good.

My action plan at this point is...

1. Exercise -

I have the Wii Fit, bought a year ago and hardly used:)

I just bought 'Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition' workout video - sadly I thought I could skip level one, but umm, it kicked my hiney!! :) So right now my goal for this is to keep working at level one until I can move up to level 2.

I'm not sure yet, but I may join our YMCA club. It is 25 min away from home though, so I'd only use it when my dd is in gymnastics or swim class, and maybe on Saturdays when I'm in town to do the shopping, but that is 2-3 days a week and most of that time I'm just sitting there anyway.

During the spring and fall I can ride my bike and take walks down our dirt road, but we have really cold winters and really hot summers, so right now I'll stick to indoor workouts.

2.Diet -

Hmm, well, I'll get back to you on that:) We are trying to eat more fruit and veggies and no fried foods, and have been doing that for a while. So keeping with that and cutting my portions down some.

3. Record Keeping

Keeping track of what I eat and when I eat it. Maybe this will help with the diet end of it.

Keeping track of weekly weigh ins - posting monthly weigh-ins on my blog.

4. Rewards:)

I'll have to come up with these as I go, but so far...

10 lb reward - New pair of jeans:) Which I really need anyway, but I'm going to wait until I reach this goal.

20lb reward - Haircut and style. I rarely get my hair cut and done up, so this will be a real treat:)

Well, that is all for this post. Will post another 'Aspiration/Resolution/Challenge' in a day or two.


Shanda said...

Your goal sounds very sensible and I LOVE your rewards!!

Patches said...

I've lost 80 pounds to date. Small rewards really helped me as did specific goals. Good luck

RJ's Momma said...

Patches, that is great that you were able to lose that weight!! Thank you for posting and encouraging me to keep going:)