Monday, April 7, 2014

100 Days - Starting Fresh, Starting Over

There is nothing quite like starting over again. One of the great things about dieting, being able to start over when you need to. No matter how many times I need to start over, I can! Losing weight isn't an overnight sensation, and I'm not ashamed of starting again. =]

So, my husband and I have decided to make a plan - 100 days. No drinking (hubby), no sweets (me!), staying under my calorie goals, eating healthier, being more active, no eating out, sticking to our budget, saving money.. For a straight 100 days. We started this past Friday, April 4th. Our 100 days are up July 12th. That means we are sticking to this for both of our birthdays too! Mine - June 15th and Brian's - July 7th. And we're both good with that! We realize that unless we're willing to make these big changes every single day, nothing is going to change for us. And we're so ready to make changes!

This past Thursday, I started with a haircut. =] I cut my hair shorter and dyed it back to dark brown. The closest it's been to my natural hair color in YEARS. I'm not a big fan of the dark, but it's going to be easier to grow it out now that I'm not dealing with a definite line of root color growing out. I'm not going to cut my hair for AT LEAST the 100 days, I'd actually like to really grow it out now. We'll see if I can have the patience for that now.. lol

I'm working on not biting my nails during this too. It's a really bad habit I'm trying to permanently break. I've had phases in the past when I've been able to stop, but I always go back to biting. Working on that too!

With starting over, my goals have changed too. I didn't hit my anniversary goal weight, and then we had over a week of eating whatever we wanted, so I gained weight back. So, new goals! I have a goal amount of weight to lose by the end of the 100 days. 25lb! I weighed myself Friday morning, I'm back to weighing myself every Monday morning starting today. It hasn't been technically a week yet, so I think my first update post will be after 10 days, but it's progress! =] I'm updating my goals now that my starting weight has changed again, plus adding in the 100 days goal.

Starting Weight - 257.8
Current Weight - 253.4
Lost - 4.4

I'm not going to consider this an update weigh-in, more like the progress report. Next Monday I'll post a week one update, with my starting weight and that day's weight. I weighed today more just for me and to get in the habit of doing it every Monday. But it's great to see progress already just from eating less and healthier! =]

Goals for Me -
Birthday weight -06/15 - 238
100 Days weight - 07/12 - 233
Halloween weight -10/31 - 215

My goal weight is 180, but I'm only going to have these 3 goals for now. As I hit them, I'll update and add new goals as I go. =]

During these 100 days, I'm also doing 100 Happy Days on instagram, one picture a day of something that is happy or makes me happy. =] Check it out HERE!

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