1/2/13

Weighty Wednesday -- What is YOUR Goal?

For the last two weeks, I've missed my Weight Watcher's meetings. The first week was simply because they were closed for Christmas Day, and yesterday, well, they were open for business on New Year's Day, but I managed NOT to be able to attend.

Why?

A couple of reasons, really.

One, I gained a serious amount of weight over the holidays. I'm pushing the top end of my +2 pounds above my goal weight--without the added weight of clothing. And I was almost 4 pounds BELOW my goal when I started the holidays!

Two, I haven't had a chance to exercise. Bronchitis, you know.

And to tell you the truth, it wasn't the horrible eating habits that I reverted to so much as the lack of exercise that packed on the pounds. Again, this is one of my constant observations about my weight gains over the years--when I'm active, my weight is held in check. When I'm NOT ACTIVE, the weight coats my body like an extra layer of fat on a Harp Seal. Yes, I'm that pale during winter.

As I feel like a role model in that group, I want to get a handle on this weight gain--well, actually, I want to put it in a choke hold and beat it into submission--before I face the reality of my meeting next Tuesday.

Weight gains happen. It's a part of the ups and downs of life, which is why we need to have a plan of how to deal with the inevitable.

I hadn't planned to gain weight, but then again, I hadn't planned to be coughing up lung puppies for over two weeks either!

Today is January 2. It's the perfect time to come up with a weight goal. Do you plan to lose weight or stay the same? Or for the one or two of my non-overweight blessed friends, do you plan to gain weight?

Whatever your goal, how do you plan to accomplish it?

I like to be on the leaner side of my goal weight, so I plan to go into weight-loss mode until I get to my natural size again, which means, I need to lose about 5 pounds. Then it's back to maintaining, which still has it's ups and downs. Walking figures heavily in this equation!

Here are the top two goals on my goals list for the year:  
  • ·        Continue healthy lifestyle by portion control, more fruit and veg, and walking
  • ·         Live in the moment--technology can wait, but family and friends can’t
My other goals are writing-related, so I won't bore you with them. Unless you want to see them, then I'll post them tomorrow.

As I once again discovered, exercise MUST be a part of my daily regimen. And no, I don't go to the gym if I can help it. I simply walk about 4 miles outside. But on those yucky winter days, I have a new toy to play with--actually, it's my daughter's toy but she'll be at school and won't know I'm using it--Just Dance 4 for the WiiU. I can try to match the moves and keep my body going for a great workout without even leaving the house. I can mess up, look like a goober, or whatever, I don't care because I'll be getting my moves on.

So, what about you?

Have you figured out your health related goals yet?

3 comments:

Margery Scott said...

Margaret, I plan to lose 20 pounds this year. I planned to lose it last year, too, but that didn't happen. At least I didn't add any, so that's something :)

No more chips, cookies and popcorn. Those are my downfall.

Margaret Golla said...

Losing weight is a good start, Margery, but the key to losing weight is to figure out what works for you!

I need the structure of Weight Watchers--even after I reached my goal--I have to be held accountable. Oh, I "knew" all the right things to do, but had to have the incentive.

Marilyn said...

I counted on exercise/activity for a long time to keep my weight under control, but creaky joints are making that impossible now. I lost 9 pounds last fall measuring, weighing, giving up wheat and logging. When I stopped doing that, I gained back 3.

So back to portion control for me.