Goals and Accountability

Goals and Accountability

I told y’all last week about the fact that my body has reached its tipping point and it’s time to do something about it. My friend Bonnie has worked up the most amazing meal plan that I’ve been following for a full week now. I haven’t even started the exercises she gave me yet (I know, whoops) and here’s what I’ve got:

Four Pounds Gone

Yup. You read that right. Four pounds gone in one week.

A lot of you will say, “oh, it’s just water weight” but no, it’s not. Well, I don’t think it is. A lot of people will drop 5 pounds just by replacing the dozen Cokes they have a day with water. I have been drinking at least 70-80oz of water a day for years. So there wasn’t that to lose. It’s real weight.

The changes were seemingly small, planning WHAT I eat at particular times of the day but not cutting out any category completely. Unless you count that little sliver on the food pyramid that’s the Snickers category. That’s been cut out, unfortunately.

So right here. Right now. Now that I know it’s working and will continue to work, I’m going to lay out a few goals.

*deep breath*

By December 6 when I go to NYC with my niece — 15 pounds (4 are gone already)

By January 15, knowing that the holidays will be harder for me –another 10 pounds

So yes, I have a 25 pound goal by January 15. Insane? Maybe. Attainable? Sure. If I really put my mind to it, which I plan to! If If I don’t reach them by those dates, it won’t be the end of the world. I’m doing something to change my body and the way I feel in my own skin.

In other news, I saw my doctor and have a referral to a rheumatologist. I’m not terribly excited about this, but I knew this was where I was heading. The swelling and pain in my ankles, knees, wrists, hands and elbows is really getting to me. It shouldn’t hurt to walk up and down your stairs at 35. I shouldn’t KNOW that my body isn’t doing what it should.

I didn’t show y’all the picture of my feet the other day, but I’ll share it here today. This is the difference between the swollen feet/ankles and not swollen feet/ankles. Enjoy! (don’t I have pretty feet in the not swollen picture? they’re my favorite feature.)

Anyway, there’s your update. I’m not turning this into a weight loss blog by any means, but by posting it here, I do have accountability. I NEED that accountability to succeed.

I’d also love prayers that the rheumatologists finds a reason for all of this. I’m ok with whatever is causing it, I just want to know.

Happy Saturday, y’all! I’m going to throw my feet up and watch Vandy try to beat Florida for the first time since WW2 and watch LSU beat Bama!

**For more information about Simple Nutrition and Health, see Bonnie’s Facebook page or contact her at bonniefaske@att.net. Tell her I sent you!

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  1. That’s AWESOME!!! (the weight loss, not the swelling.) I have a goal of trying to lose four pounds before Christmas. I have a lot more to lose, but that’s my first goal. I’ve got your back!
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  2. You do have very cute feet!

    Four pound already?! That is fabulous!!

    You are going to totally rock this.
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  3. I use to be all muscle and little fat, and now I’m all fat and little muscle. (To be clear, I’m not the Stay Puft Man by any means. More like the Pillsbury Dough Boy.) And that makes me all sluggish. So my goal is to tone muscle, burn fat, and if I happen to lose weight or size that’s cool too. Thanks for the reminder to get off my butt and get to work! I need accountability too. (Crossing my fingers the doc can sort out the swelling for you!)
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  4. Good for you for setting goals! The swelling photos are amazing! I will be cheering you on.
    Devan @ Accustomed Chaos recently posted..Tell Me I’m Not The Only One With Days Like ThisMy Profile

  5. I always put things on the internet for accountability too. Because it works really well! Good luck, you can do it!
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  6. Good job sisterbitch! Putting it out there always holds us accountable.

    You got this. Holidays and all.
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  7. congrats on what you’ve lost…keep up the great work.

    Beat Georgia this weekend, That will encourage more weight loss.

    Happy 400th
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