Friday, August 31, 2007

Well, I didn't go to the "mountain idol" try outs last night. Just wanted to stay home and cuddle with my girls. I also figured that I am going to be out all weekend doing the 'gig' so I better get some sleep while I can!

Yesterday was not the best day... ate 'ok' and NO exorcise. But I did get up early this morning and took the girls for a walk around the block. So today is already off to a great start. I have vocal lessons tonight.. practicing all the songs I have to do back up/harmony on this weekend.

Tomorrow is the first of September. Do you know what that means? It means I have been 'committed' to this diet for 8 months (and have only lost 10 lbs). How pathetic does that sound. I should have reached my goal 2 months ago. Well, I am NOT going to celebrate the new year the same size I was this year damn it. So, as I have figured it, I have 17 weeks left before the 1st of January 2008. Even if I only lose 1 lb per week, that will bring me to 188 lbs. Not bad... but is that really going to be a goal weight that I have to push myself to reach? Well, obviously YES... if you look at the last 8 MONTHS... but I think I will raise the stakes a little. My goal for the next 17 weeks will be to lose 2 lbs a week. THAT will bring me to 171, and that will make me VERY happy. So, as of this morning I am busting my ass. I want to see the new year brought in wearing a size 9 dress... and wave goodbye to 34 lbs with toned arms!

What has brought on this new determination and motivation? Well, I watched UFC again last night with hubby... and if you have been reading along for a couple of months now you will remember that THAT was a motivational tool for me. I guess I lost it when they canceled the show for the summer 'specials'... but its back.. and so is my motivation. Its time to bring Tigerlilly out of hiding!

Will post pictures of the gig this weekend on Monday... Y'all have a great weekend and if you have lost your motivational tool, well, go look for it!!


Laura N said...

You can SO totally do this! Consistency is key-- so make every single day count. You are doing that already with a walk this morning. Hope your singing goes well this weekend. Have fun!

Tiffany said...

Have you tried signing up for an exercise class, cardio, step, bicyling, yoga etc? When I was struggling to lose the 30 pounds of baby fat I signed up for a yoga class and just doing that a few times a week got the weight loss process started. Hey if you have to pay for the class it makes you go!

Christine said...

Have a great weekend - hope you had good quality cuddle time at home. That's awesome.

I am kicking myself as well with my journey stats over the last few weeks. I am stuck. I need to get a taste of the motivation that you are talking about.


Groovybabe said...

Congrats on your 10lbs. While it is not as much as you expected to lose, you are 10lbs lighter.

You can do this though, just stay focused. Its easier than we think. The hard part is getting into the routine.

Good luck.

Fatinah said...

I found your post today particularly intriguing. I kid you not - I said almost exactly the same thing to myself yesterday. "Just try to loose one pound per week. 3500 measly calories. You can do this." Well, I happen to think you can too! I think the poster above was right on the money - lets each make every day count.