Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Monday again!

Hello to all my BFC Sisters!

Well, Here it is...Christmas week. I can hardly believe it! Where has the time gone...the year gone?? Why after all this time passing dont I look a day past 25?? (hahahaha! yeah, right! I wish!) As another year is coming to a close, and it makes me melancholy. So many things happened this year, some very good that made me so happy ,and it seems quite a few things happened that I will be glad to put int the past for sure. But one thing I am happy about, I will be ringing the new year in @ a weight I havent seen in 6 yrs!! 6 yrs!! Every new years I have felt so sad because I never hit my weight loss goal for the year. The goal has always been the weigh what I weighed when I got married...161.

So once again, my goal will be to weigh 161 this next year. To get healthier, to exercise more, to be happy with myself. To be proud of every pound I lose and not beat myself up when I have a slip up. To look in the mirror & like what I see but to also love the person staring back at me. I havent been able to do that for a very long time. To forgive myself for the many many attempts I have had at dieting in the past that have failed where I have told myself that I am also a failure. This year, I am going to find ME again!! I feel like I have been lost & wandering aimlessly for so many years....I am going to be 45 yrs old in Sept. Half of my life has passed me by and I am still unhappy & overweight. NO MORE!!!! I am reclaiming my life in 2011!! I am going to do nice things for myself like get my nails done, get a pedicure or massage because I am worth it!! I hope that each of you will join me as we ring in this new year in a couple of weeks with a BIG goal for yourself. I truly believe that this IS FINALLY going to be my year!!!

I have decided to make monthly goals to make the big goal of 161 easier to attain. They say you cant eat an elephant in one bite, but you can eat it piece by piece. So my goal for Dec is to get into the 190's. I dont care if it is 199.5...that is the goal so another 2# by Dec 31st....totally do able! Then my goal for January is to get to 189.5. OMG...I cant tell you the last time I weighed 189.5!! I want to leave for my cruise on Feb 12th @ 185. It may seem lofty to reach for a 16.5# weight loss by Feb 12th, but I am gonna do my best to make it happen!! I want to feel good in my bathing suit. I dont want to wear my size 18W suit...I want to wear my 16...or better yet my size 14 swimsuit. So thats what I am reaching for and I believe that I will do it!!

All of the stress I have had in November & December definitely added to my loss of appetite & rapid loss of about 9# but it was a catalyst to give me the push I needed to get going. It has breathed belief in me again! My husband and I were laying in bed talking last night & I told him these same things I just wrote. I told him that I am going to once & for all lose this weight because it has been a demon I have been fighting all my life.
He has been very supportive and there has been such a change in how he treats me & how he treats the girls. I feel like peace has been restored to my life again....and it is a wonderful feeling to have that back.

Well, look at this post! Geez Louise....sorry its so long but I wanted to share my thoughts. I would love to hear your 2011 goals for yourself. Please be sure to post them in the comments & we will cheer each other on!!!

Have a great evening!! 
Love to all & warm fuzzy ((HUGS))


  1. I pray your New Year is filled with many blessings and happy memories.

    My goal for next year is to get to my goal weight of 120 lbs. I'm approximately 20 lbs. away from that goal, so I expect to be able to reach it. I have some potential health concerns that I might have to face this coming year. I didn't want to spend my Christmas getting bad news, so I'm waiting until after Christmas to see the doctor. If I do get a diagnosis of some sort, that will change my focus for the upcoming year. I'll keep y'all updated on that.


  2. My goal for December heading into January is to get through these boring 160's that seem to want to stick around and not leave my bod. Think they just love the Holidays while I just want to get past them. Then my goal in January and Feb will be in the 150's club. Then from Feb to March the 140's. I may have missed my goal to be 135lb. by my Birthday on the 9th of March but I will try. I am working out again so it may just happen sooner than later. Blessings for 2011, hope it's filled with love, hope, joy, health, goals, more happiness, and more love...and may we all have faith that our bods will catch up to our dreams for ourselves.

  3. Sherri, You wrote everything I was feeling. I just wrote a blog on spark about making small goals and how important I feel they are. I want to look in the mirror and like what I see and I really want to get more sleep. I need to start getting 8hrs instead of 5-6 hours a night. Drinking my water and getting my excercise in. Of course I have a weight loss goal I want to make but have not figured it out yet. Since I have thyroid disease I dont want to set it to high and then get disappointed so I need to try and figure how much I think I could lose in the next 3 months. Hope your New year is blessed to the fullest. You are deserving!

  4. Great post Sherri, all these things are felt by alot us. I think we should all make mini goals and then list a reward with each goal that we make like a gift to ourselves. I think it will help motivate us. My new year's goal is to focus on losing at least 10 lbs. per month. Right now I have also had alot of stresses in my life, that I am trying to get through. But I think with the guidance of God and my strong will, I will pull thru.

    We are so proud of you Sherri!! :)