Well I am back and unfortunately am hovering around 141-142 pounds. I was doing so well until I went on vacation in April and stopped tracking my meals with MyFitness Pal. I also let my love of sugary treats take over. I’m like Buddy from the movie Elf. I really love candy and sweets. I don’t find I tend to over eat but I allow myself more treats than I should.

I have been pretty on track with fitness, even learning to run earlier this year with the Couch to 5k app on my iPhone. I ran a 5k color run in August and a 6k fun run in September. I have been trying to keep up with running inside on the treadmill ever since the snow has started to fall and haven’t been doing too bad of a job – it isn’t the same though. I am working towards being able to run a 10k at some point in 2014.

I realized though that at the same time I started to up my fitness goals I started to ignore proper eating habits. I figured that if I am working out I don’t need to watch what I eat. ┬áIn order to achieve my goal weight I need to take care of both.

I know that it is probably unrealistic for me to go down to anything lower than 125. Even though I am short and if would be well within a healthy BMI to go lower I just know that it wouldn’t last. I have been that small before and although I looked great it was a constant struggle to basically starve myself and I really don’t want to do that ever again.

So here we are another try. My ultimate goal is to be down to 128 pounds by April. This gives me three months to lose 14 pounds. This should be very manageable.

Also at Christmas yesterday the whole family found out that we will be going on a Caribbean cruise together later this year. We haven’t picked a date but it will most likely be sometime in April or May. I have never been on a cruise before but I know there will be lots of laying by the pool/beach and lots of family photos. I really want to feel very attractive and comfortable for this memorable trip. I don’t want to feel like I need to cover my belly up or suck in or feel like people are judging me for being fat. I want to feel gorgeous.

Goals for 2014

  • Get down to 128 pounds by April
  • Run 10k
  • Participate in an extreme fitness challenge (tough muddier style)
  • Get rid of the jiggle