Friday, January 7, 2011

My personal 2011 goals

My goals for the year 2011:
(updates will be in red)

Well my eating finally caught up with me this week and I gained 3.4 lbs and to be honest I don't feel that bad about it.  I feel like I've been running from a gain for the last 2 weeks and I'm happy to finally get it over with.  Now I can forgive myself and move forward.  I honestly believe my problem is eating to many carbs, thats where the weight is coming from.  I'm going to try to avoid carbs as much as I can this next week and see what happens.  Do I feel like I have my mojo back yet?....NO....Am I ready to give up yet?.....NO....Even though I may have had a gain this week the things I'm doing for my body are making me healthier, maybe not weight wise but physically it is.  Something will kick in one of these days and I will have my momentum back, until then I just keep on keeping on. 

1. Walking Goal:  I figure there are 52 weeks in a year and if I walk 2 miles a day 5 times a week then thats 520 miles a year but just to add in alittle challenge I'm going to say 600 miles. So my new goal for this upcoming year is to walk 600 miles in 2011.  (Only walked 5 miles this last week)

2. Biking Goal:  I haven't really been riding my bike that much but it is something that I want to start doing. I'm not going to set this goal very high since its something new to me and I can always add to it later. I figure 52 weeks in a year and if I ride my bike 3 times a week for at least 2 miles then thats 312 miles but I'm just going to round it off to 300 miles. So my new goal for this upcoming year is to ride my bike 300 miles in 2011.  (Only rode 1 mile this last week)

3. YMCA Goal:  I plan on hitting the gym at least 3 times a week to do strength training.  (Haven't made it to the Y yet)

4. Swimming Goal:  I know the Y has a pool and I would love to add this to my workout. I'm thinking I will try to swim at least 2 times a week.  (Haven't made it to the Y yet)

5. Crunches Goal:  My stomach is a real problem area for me so I'm planning on doing crunches every other day. Right now I'm at a 100 crunches but as I get stronger I will increase that.  (Only did 200 crunches this last week)

I know this seems like alot of working out but this is what I need to do to get my body in shape. We all know that when you lose alot of weight things don't spring back like they should and I can always alter these goals later if they don't seem to be working for me.

6. Weight Loss Goal: I'm still aiming for 2 lbs a week so here are my goals:

January 25, 2011- 203 lbs (Current weight 215.2lbs, gain of 3.4 lbs)
February 22, 2011- 195 lbs (under 200 for valentines how sweet that would be)
March 22, 2011- 187 lbs
April 19, 2011- 179 lbs
May 17, 2011- 171 lbs
June 14, 2011- 163 lbs
July 12, 2011- 155 lbs ( 2 days before my birthday what a wonderful birthday present to myself)
August 9, 2011- 147 lbs
September 6, 2011- 140 lbs ( this would be the smallest I've ever been)

At the rate of 2 lbs a week I should be at my goal weight in 9 months. That may seem like a long time to some but as you get older time flies and 9 months is nothing.

7. Water Goal: I had a goal in 2010 of drinking at least 128 oz of water a day but of course I never hit that goal so for 2011 I'm just going to work on drinking as much water as possible without setting a goal.  (Still not drinking as much water as I should)

8. Eating Goals: The following are my goals for my food intake daily:

Sugar- I have greatly reduced my sugar intake already but its still something I need to continue to work on.  (Still eating to much sugar)

Fruits- I love fruits especially sweet fruits like bananas, apples and grapes but I have learned that fruits have alot of natural sugar in them so you do need to watch how much you eat so my goal is to continue to keep my fruit intake to a maximum of 1-2 servings per day.  (Getting in alittle more fruits daily)

Vegetables- I have always been a vegetable eater but I have had to learn to replace some of my carbs like macaroni and cheese and mashed potatoes with vegetables instead. I am learning to try new vegetables that I've never had before to add some variety into my eating and vegetables really are good for you and help to fill you up. So I plan on continuing to try at least one new vegetable and make sure I get my daily servings of veggies in. (Something I really need to start focusing on is getting in my vegetables, I truly think that is what was helping me lose weight)

Carbohydrates- This is probably one of my favorite types of foods, I mean who doesn't love macaroni and cheese and pasta dishes and breads but if you aren't careful these types of food can put alot of weight on you. So I plan on continuing to really watch my intake of carbs.  (I am eating way to many carbs which is causing me to gain weight so I need to lay off the carbs)

Soda- I have mainly been drinking water but I have been sneaking in a couple diet sodas a week and I want to completely give up sodas again.  (Doing ok at this goal)
Fast Food- I try to pick the healthiest thing when I get fast food but like a friend pointed out to me no fast food is healthy. I'm only picking out the least unhealthy thing on the menu so this is definitely something I need to give up. So my last goal is to completely avoid fast food.  (Need to stay away from restaurants completely but not doing to good at this goal)

Recommended Daily Allowances:
(not really a challenge but something I need to keep an eye on)
Calories: 1760 to lose 2 lbs a week
Fat: 64 grams
Fiber: 25 grams
Carbohydrates: 300 grams
Sugar: 40 grams
Protein: 50 grams
Sodium: 2400 milligrams

I know it seems like alot but it all goes hand in hand with each other and I can always change up my goals later, I love a good challenge though.


  1. Bummer about the gain, but I know you can turn it around. I need to work more on reducing carbs as well. It's no wonder I am diabetic with the amount I eat. It's a hard area for me, but I will focus on it this week.

    Good job on the fruits and soda goals.

  2. Thanks Tammy. I'm getting back on track now I think.