A couple of years ago, I set a fitness goal for myself. I wanted to make the weight on my drivers license true. It had been true…when I got my license at 16. At different times I have had anywhere between 20 to 30 pounds to lose to get there. Well…I am proud to say that since last week, I weigh less than my license claims. I have lost over 20 pounds and I’m still losing.
When I moved back home, my mom had already lost quite a bit of weight and her healthy habits inspired me. Now, she and I both count calories and work-out. (If you want an easy way to count calories, check out myfitnesspal.com. It makes everything pretty simple and easy to complete.) Thanks Mom for the inspiration!
To motivate myself, I went to my local doctor’s office and asked if they could tell me how much I weighed in high school. The woman who helped me was very accommodating and wrote down all the weights that clinic had recorded. (I know now how much I weighed when I was three.) Ummm…Talk about motivation! I weigh less than I did the fall of my junior year, which is kind of awesome…if I do say so myself.
If you follow along with me here, you know that this past fall I started 101 Goals in 1001 Days. Well, with this weight loss means two more completed goals. The first was to lose 20 pounds. And then, as a reward for getting to this weight I bought something off of Etsy, which was something else I wanted to do. I have been waiting for an excuse to spend money on this mug…and a weight loss goal seemed like the perfect excuse!
I ordered it this weekend…I’m so excited for it to arrive! The text is from my favorite paragraph of my favorite Austen novel. Hooray for accomplished goals.