Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Time for the Sprint

My goal was to lose 36 pounds this year and another 35 next year. OMG, I've been so busy with life that I completely got off track and now I have only 9 weeks to lose the remaining 12 pounds to meet my 36 pound goal by New Year's Eve.

The old me would have given up on my weight loss goal before the first St. Patrick's Day toast. But the new tenacious me remembers all of the other tough goals I've achieved through discipline, sweat and prayers:

  • 1990 - gave up smoking (yes!)
  • 1999 - gave up alcohol and hubby (with divorce I no longer needed the booze)
  • 2009 - gave up my fear of public speaking (with Toastmasters help)
  • 2011 - gave up the green bottle of BVO and with it my adult acne

I have been able to make some very SERIOUS lifestyle changes in the past.  Yes, I've been in a real rut over the past two months. But I can and will get back on track.  So now it is time to make one more huge commitment - I WILL GIVE UP FAT in 2012 so I MUST meet my 36 pound goal by 12/31/2011.  It is time for the tortoise to pick up the pace and make the mad dash.

One of the commentors suggested that I find a way to combine my passion for Toastmasters with my need to lose weight and get healthier. What do you think about these three ideas?

  • Set a 3 pound minimum loss in between speeches. 
  • Ask two of my fellow members who both love to run to nudge me over the next 2 months. Cayce and Ian, I hope that you two marathon runners are up to the challenge!  
  • Take a picture in a bikini and post it on the District 37 Facebook page until I lose the remaining 12 pounds.  What a picture!  There may be some that will tape my mouth shut to make this happen quicker.
All of these ideas are a bit extreme but a tortoise gotta do what a tortoise gotta do.  I can't let Dan beat me across the finish line.  :)  Until next week.

Nancy Johnson


Anonymous said...

Why do you think giving up fat will help you lose weight? Low or no fat has very little bearing on calories. A healthy diet isn't devoid of fat.

msgcraig said...

Losing 24 pounds is an accomplishment. Just keep at it and the weight will continue to come off. It takes time to do it right.

Anonymous said...

How many more posts will be about how you are in a rut and how you plan to change, but never do? Get with the program already. Geez.

Anonymous said...

Why don't you stop making excuses and just do it? And like anonymous 7:14 said, definitely do not give up fat. That's an idiotic fad. The quickest way to lose weight is to simply eat real food. If it grew in the ground or has a mother, eat it. If it can rot, eat it. Otherwise, don't put it in your mouth. I promise you will lose weight quickly and keep it off.