Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012 - Bring It On

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2012!

We didn't do anything this year to ring it in. We watched the IIHF Canada/USA game (Yay! Canada won, beating our biggest rival and keeping an undefeated title!) with Curt and Kristie, then watched some comedy before heading to bed well before midnight. Lame, right? Not really.

I've been sick for weeks now. I've actually been going to bed at 7 or 8 every night. One night last week I even went to bed at 6. I had the flu a few weeks ago, and I just haven't felt right since. I had a few good days, but then I've been battling indigestion and acid reflux and a massive headache. Yesterday, there was a large fire somewhere, and the smoke just hung around town (one of the problems when there is no wind to move it out) and it made breathing difficult. I think my body is just telling me to get my ass in gear and get healthy. So, I will! 2012 better be a good year for weight loss - much better than 2011!

As I told you in previous posts, I have set up some goals. I did weigh-in this morning, so here we go:

Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 213.5 pounds
GOAL: Sunday, February 12 - 203.5 pounds
REWARD: lululemon hoodie

Ok, so this first 10 pounds should be easy enough to get rid of. I have a detox that I'm going to do, and I'm going to do my best for this first week to cut out refined carbs. Might be easier said than done, but even if I can do it for most of the days this week, I should see something decent on the scale next week.

If, for some odd reason, I get those 10 pounds off before February 12, I'll start my next goal from that point. With my starting weight, and my current goal to lose 45 pounds by October, that should put me at 168.5 pounds, which is higher than my ultimate goal, but if I can get there by October, I should be able to lose that last 10 pounds and be in the 150s by December.

We'l see how it goes. I do NOT want to end 2012 as big as I am now. I don't want to see 213.5 or higher  on the scale ever again. In 2010 I lost the weight, and 2011 I gained it all back. No more of that. Time to get down there and stay there!

I hope 2012 is good to all of you. May all of your resolutions come to fruition!!


  1. I'm so excited to follow you with your journey to loose weight! I'm here for you and support you 100%. Good luck on the 10 lbs! YOU CAN DO IT!

  2. I love you Ash! You are my number 1 cheerleader, and I only hope I can be as supportive of you in whatever you do, as you are with me! Man, I wish we lived closer! I miss your face, and your little man, and even your hubby! It's so sad to me that one of my best friends is going through one of the most amazing experiences in life, and I can't be there to share with you!