In January of this year I wrote about my goals for the year. One of my goals was to lose weight. It is now mid-April and I am four months into my journey. I have lost a total of 14 pounds so far. At first my goal was to lose 20 pounds, but I have moved that to 30 pounds- just about half way there! I am not overweight, but having 4 kids in 8 years does something to one's body, and I want my old body back!
You may be wondering how am I doing it? There are several things- diet and exercise!
We joined the YMCA- I love that they have a child watch program for all my kids. My older girls get to go play in the Adventure Room, which they love, and the younger two go in the nursery- they also like it, but they love the Adventure Room more. So four times a week I am getting my exercise in and some "free" time away from the kids!
As for the diet, I am not dieting, I am changing my eating habits. When we lived in Texas we ate out alot- I mean ALOT, several times a week, plus the kids and I would go to Chick-fil-a for lunch a few times a week- they don't have Chick-fil-a here in New York (sigh) so we are not eating out as much. Also I have cut back the soda (another goal). Dr. Pepper is my favorite drink, they don't serve it here in New York very often, and they have a dumb tax on sodas, so I am being cheap and not buying it. This has really helped me with unnecessary calories, as I was drinking probably 3 glasses a day of soda, now it's water, water, water.
So there you have it, diet and exercise - the key to me losing half of what my goal is for the year 2010. Now my only problem is my clothes aren't fitting, and I hate shopping, and now I just may have to go to the store *sigh*.
If you made goals for the year I would love to hear what they are and how you are doing!