I started changing my life on April 2, 2009 so I’m less than 6 weeks away from my one year mark. And I’m on track to lose 100 pounds in my first year. How awesome would that be? 🙂
Regardless of whether or not I reach 100 pounds by that date or not, I’ll continue moving forward. I have a long way to go, and I’ll celebrate either way. But I do think it would be kind of stellar to celebrate my first year by being 100 pounds down. And all I have to do is step it up just a little!
In order to lose 100 pounds by my weigh-in on April 1, I will have to lose an average of 2.6 pounds per week for the next six weeks. If you look at my weight-loss log on the left, you’ll see that I lost 3 pounds this week, 2.4 pounds last week and 3.8 over the two weeks during my trip to Las Vegas. That means that over the last four weeks I’ve lost 9.2 pounds. If I continue at that pace, I will come very close, but it won’t be quite enough to hit the target.
But…there’s an outside chance. If I step it up, I can do it. I’ll be traveling again during the month of March so I’ll have to make a conscious effort to exercise in Aruba because, unlike Vegas, I will spend my days basking in the sun. I love to lay on the beach in my swim suit (yep..at my size..even at almost 100 pounds heavier too hehe) with big sun glasses, a book, my iPod and sunscreen. Of course, I do cool off in the water so I’ll make an effort to splash around, do more flips and swim more than I did last year. Not having a broken foot this year should help. 😉
Jeez…do you think I’m ready to go on vacay?! The truth is…I’ve been ready since I got home from Vegas less than two weeks ago. 😉 I’ll just have to stay focused and make better food choices than I did in Vegas if I want to reach this goal. And that’s my plan.
Wish me luck! =)
Tomorrow I’ll share my strategy.