I can't say that everything about this year went my way. What I can say is that I am learning more and more about my body and how it works. It was not until earlier this year that I realized that I wasn't in the right mindset when I was losing weight before. I still was in an all or nothing/diet mentality. I feel like I have made some progress with changing my mindset. Although I have been struggling with the same 5 or so pounds for the last several months, I do feel like my mindset is changing. I am not focusing on what I "can't" have or always forcing myself to eat a salad. I am trying to make healthier choices and trying to eat more veggies and fruit. This isn't all or nothing, it's about making changes that last a lifetime. How can I truly do that if I tell myself that I can't have a specific food? I am trying to lighten up my recipes so that I am not making the full fat versions of everything. I am amazed at how this is changing my mindset. Things are definitely changing in my head.
I looked at my weight tracker and I am currently at 189. In order to get to my goal weight of 135, I need to lose 54 pounds. I know this may not be a lot for some, but it can still be overwhelming at times. So my "mini" goal is to get to 185. How am I going to do this? I am setting smaller goals right now. I am planning my meals, using some portion control and getting, at least, some small workouts. I have been doing 15 minutes 5 days a week. However, I'm thinking a challenge for 30 days of a 30 minute walk would definitely kick things into gear for me. I am currently doing WW because I know that worked for me before.
I am working on getting this 4'10" frame into shape. I am proud of what I am accomplishing, even if it may not be coming as fast as I'd like.
Other non-weight related goals? Yes, I have some. I am still couponing and I am trying to get that to the point that I can do some of the stuff for free like some other couponers that I know. I want to get my sewing machine set up and start sewing. My Nanny was a great seamstress and I may not be able to do things quite as well as her because I am less experienced, I am excited about taking on some projects.