Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Look Back, and Forward

Here's December 2010:
That was a size 24 jacket.

Flash forward to December 2012:
A size 18 blouse. And look how much Buddy the Elf has grown!! LOL

So, it's the New Year! I normally don't set goals, but I feel so empowered since my LapBand surgery; I'm gonna give it a try!
    Reach  my goal weight (150 lbs) by my one-year Bandiversary: July 20.
       To achieve this goal, I've got to continue to:
             a) exercise/get a sweat on at least 3 times/week
             b) eat 1/2 - 3/4 cup portions.
             c) eat protein first, then veggies
             d) healthy snacks if hungry: fruit or nuts or low-fat cheese
             e) stop eating when full/ always listen to my gut
             f) keep surgery-office visits at least monthly
             g) get a good night's sleep
             h) ignore the number on the scale during TOM
             i) don't beat myself up when I slip/get back on track ASAP
             j) continue blogging/(it really is free therapy!)

I've eaten my sauerkraut on New Year's Day, which is sure to bring me luck this year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season! Thanks for reading my blog!



  1. You are looking great. Well done.

  2. awesome pics! great progress. and your Elf is too cute for words!

  3. You look so great! I love the pictures! You have great goals in place. We shall succeed!!