Friday, December 27, 2013

The Truth of 2013

I must say, 2013 was not really my weight loss year.  It wasn't a complete bust, but it wasn't what I had hoped or imagined it to be.

I lacked discipline and motivation to work my hardest.  The scale fluctuated between the same few pounds.

My first weigh in for 2013 had me at 247.50 lbs.

My last weigh in for 2013 had me at 242.75 lbs

That was a grand total loss of 4.75 lbs.  That's less then 1/2 lb each month.  Embarrassing when I write it out like that. 

By the last half of the year, I was even putting in some good exercise, but clearly you can't outrun your fork!

I know what I need to do, but I also need to find a way to motivate myself to put that plan into action and stick with it, because clearly the promise of a healthier me is not motivation enough!

I have set myself a start goal for January 1st.  I know that  everyday is a fresh start, but truthfully, I am off until the new year and I find a steady work schedule helps me keep everything else in balance.  Over the next week, I will do my best to come up with a plan to stick to my goals this year.  I've not decided what my weight loss goal is for sure, so I'll get back to you on that one.

I do have a blogging goal though:

1. Blog more, at least twice a week, and make sure my Tuesday night one is up on time.

What about you?  Do you have a fitness/weight loss goal for the up-coming year?  What are your plans for making it come to light? 


  1. Ahh I think 2014 will be your year! I had a good year, but also it wasn't quite as good as I was hoping it to be. I hit several plateaus and by the end of the year, started slacking off completely. I only lost 30 pounds in 2013. But, we can do this! Time to refocus and strategize and get a plan in place!

  2. I plan on losing 90+ more lbs this year!! The last 6 months i have been doing horrible and I'm ready to succeed!

  3. Come on 2014! You can do it! Something that I learned in 2013 that I think would be really helpful for you is to focus less on cardio (cardio is still important) and more on weights. I started doing weights and I noticed a HUGE difference in my metabolism. I could eat more of the bad things and it didn't matter so much. Plus, I love my muscles and it encouraged me to do cardio since I knew that once I shed the fat my muscles would shine through! I think you might have a ton of success with weight training....