Without obsessing too much about my deviations from my plan... I basically went off plan for every holiday. I don't feel great about it. I think it has taught me not to go all hog-wild on the holiday. It makes me feel guilty, fat, sick and that is not a good way to spend a holiday. Holidays are not about the food, contrary to popular belief. Well, they have been for me... but they don't have to be!
I have not been on the scale in what feels like an eternity. I can tell I have gained by my tight size 20 talls which were at one point getting baggy on me. Still... I started this year off in a size 24 STRETCH pants, tight 3x or size 26/28 tops and now I'm into a size 18/20 on my coat, and 80% of my tops. I even have a shirt that is a size 16/18 and I still can't believe I fit into that one!
Yesterday, I went to Good Will to shop for long-sleeved shirts at a good price... and I was so thrilled! I tried on 12 shirts and only 2 of them did not fit. One was a 2x and it was way too big. I was thrilled!!! The other was a 2x and it's way tight, but go figure. But I'm thinking the latter may have been a Junior's now that I think about it.
To get on with it, I'm back back back! Please bug me if I try not to post... I was tracking for a while there, but then that kind of slacked off with that too, which is uncool and unacceptable in my world. Which I create, by the way. I know it sounds conceited for me to say that... maybe a big egocentric, but it's true. You create your world too and you know it. It's easy to forget, somehow.
This is what I mean. I was having some end-of-the-year thoughts, as I always do, and usually, it's just another year, but this year, I feel like I have a lot to be proud of. I wondered how I actually did things this year that in the past I have sluffed off on, but I really think it all goes back to me putting the right fuel in my body, so I feel better, which makes me do better with my life in general.
This is what I am most proud of in 2009:
- Started low carb way of life on 5-30-2009 and maintained a loss of 40.0 pounds
- Quit smoking cigarettes on 8-8-09
- Got caught up 100% on my back taxes with the IRS
- Raised credit rating 40 points
- Got a dog
Now, for 2010.... Here are my goals:
- Buy my first home.
- Lose 40 pounds.
- Start 2 blogs - one on finance and one on mental health - two of my biggest passions besides LC
- Watch more movies and documentaries
- Walk dog daily once it's nice outside... and do bike until then.**
- Maybe get a date, but I'm mostly afraid of boys.
- Open etsy shop.
**Seriously guys, my Weatherbug tells me that it's 4 degrees outside, but it feels like negative 7 due to the windchill. This is Farenheit, ya'll! I love Michigan, but something tells me it's gonna be a long winter lol. Oh well, it's days like today that make 40 feel like 70.