Eat less, Move More

I think I really am making this whole weight loss thing too hard.  All these different diet plans and such.  When I really need to concentrate on my portion sizes and getting exercise.  So, my goal from here on out is to EAT LESS AND MOVE MORE!


It Worked!

I ate my 500 calorie meal around 5 pm Thursday night.  But I was still ravenous and I ate again.  However, I got on the scale this morning and it has budged two and a half pounds.  What?! I wonder what it would have been if I had really stuck to it.  I’m finally back  to the weight I began the year at.  Yay! Now to really get this weight off.

Friday was the last day of teacher appreciation week and they served a Chick-fil-a breakfast.  I had a chicken biscuit, fruit, and juice.  Since, this is supposed to be a normal eating day, I think it’s okay.  I thought we were getting served lunch instead of breakfast.  So, I didn’t pack anything to eat.  I figured it would be easier to skip breakfast and have lunch.  But it isn’t so easy to eat breakfast and then skip lunch.  So I had school lunch.  The portions are tiny, so  I wasn’t worried.  I got on the scale this morning and I was down a half pound.  (I promise I will stop weighing myself everyday!)

Today we were to have a busy day.  My church was to have a huge yard sale but it was canceled because of the forecast ed rain.  My youngest had his testing to get into the private school.  Since, the yard sale didn’t happen and the car was already full of stuff I planned to sale.  I headed over to my favorite thrift store to donate the items.  Now were home.  There is a bit of down time before the t ball game this afternoon.  So, far it hasn’t rained.  I hope it doesn’t because two games this week were rained out that we will have to make up soon.  After that I may be able to get some relaxation in before our busy day planned tomorrow.  Since, tomorrow is Mother’s Day, I want to spend some quality time with my sons. After church, we are going putt putt with another mom and her kids.  It should be fun, the kids love that place because it also has motor boats, bumper cars, and an arcade.  We figured we may  just eat pizza there instead of dealing with the crowds at a sit down restaurant.

What are you up to this weekend?


I have this thing about goals.  I like to set them but if I don’t accomplish them, then I feel bad.  I’ve been setting weight loss goals since middle school.  But there are only two times I’ve been really successful with my weight loss goals and both were in college.  And one time I wasn’t even really trying.

Now in the nine years since I graduated college, I’ve been able to lose 20 pounds here and there but never able to successfully keep it off more than half a year or so.

I’ve been kind of scared to set goals lately.  But I’ve decided that  want to set some mini goals.  My 31st birthday is July 8th.  On my 30th birthday due to circumstances it wasn’t very eventful.  This year I’ve got a whole trip planned the weekend before my birthday.  It’s a family reunion, so I know it will be fun and eventful.  I last saw my extended family over the Thanksgiving holiday.  This trip I want to wow as much as possible.

I know it vain to want to hear people say you look good.  But it encourages me and makes me want to keep going.  So, the goal is to lose two pounds a week until the trip.  Which is ten weeks or twenty pounds.  That would at least get me back into my “usual” size and rid my body of all the weight I’ve gained this school year.

My second mini goal is to continue to lose two pounds a week for the rest of the summer.  For eight weeks or sixteen pounds.  But to round it out and make it an nice even number, I want to lose an additional twenty pounds over the rest of the summer.  I hope to drop two dress sizes between April 27 (start date)- September 3.

Of course I will still have more weight to lose and will take until October to get to onederland. My third mini goal is in 18 weeks to the end of 2013, to lose another 36-40 pounds.  My ultimate goal is to lose 100 pounds.  I hope to accomplish this fourth mini goal by the end of  April 2014.

So, basically this should take me an entire year and May of 2014 I can go into maintaining what I have accomplished.  It’s scary to put this out into the universe.  But I’ve had these goals in my head for a while and I want to get it into writing.  This time I WILL accomplish my goals and I want to have some thing to look back on and to see how far I’ve come.

I think these goals are obtainable.  Two pounds a week is respectable amount.  If I lose less one week, there is still time built in to make up for it.  So, those are my goals.  Hopefully, I can stay consistent and finally accomplish my goals!

Do you make goals?  How do you feel if you don’t obtain them?