Sunday, January 3, 2010

2009 Reflections and 2010 Goals

I'm back!!!!!!!! Did you miss me??

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.
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  1. Welcome back. It's good to see you back blogging again, and I wish you all the very best for your goals for 2010. I too have let things slide a little over the holidays so I am doing my best to get back into the low carb groove!

  2. Thanks, Judith!

    Yeah, I think the holidays were a little rough for a lot of us.. but luckily, the new year leaves a brand new slate... in this case, a whole new decade!

    Best of luck with those cute little piggies... They look like they will make some killer bacon! hehe


  3. That's the idea! And all organic and free range. And to answer your question on my blog, yes, I eat butter, cream, and full fat full fat milk.