Thursday, December 30

Need a lighter

I need someone to light my fire. I am just kinda coasting along. I'm not gaining, which is HUGE, but I'm not losing either. And I still have 70ish lbs to lose.

I am hoping some time with my fellow bandsters this weekend will help. As will the half-marathon that's in less than two months. As will the new year.

I'm putting together a list of 111 things I want to accomplish in 2011. Some are small (make my bed daily), some are big (find my dream job), and some are in-between (read 13 classics). The one that is most important to me, however, is hitting my goal weight. I CAN do it. I just need to find that fire again.

Coasting was fine. I really am okay with it. But the time for coasting is over. I'm going back to work sooner than later. I had a couple of months to enjoy not being hyper-vigilant. But the time has come for me to get back on the horse and ride it to the finish line.

What really motivated me was watching "I Used To Be Fat" on MTV last night. Gabrielle was 17 and had 111 days before heading off for college. She lost 90 lbs in those 111 days with lots of hard work. She was also finishing up high school and working. I can certainly lose 50 lbs in 111 days if all I have to do is take care of two kids, right? She looked AMAZING.

So, come on, ladies, LIGHT MY FIRE!

ETA: I decided it was unethical to write this post and not DO something, so I just returned from a 2 mile jog while pushing the kiddos in the stroller. Trying to get that bonfire going, Sandy Lee!


  1. what a fantastic challenge!! 50lbs in 111 days!! I also love the goals for 2011. 13 classics!

    I think you are already starting to get re motivated! You can do it!

    Someone else mentioned that show on MTV, might have to check it out!!

  2. I need the fire too...if you find it, let me know!

  3. You can so do this sweetie! I look forward to reading your list!

  4. I think we are all ready to buckle down. Love the bed-making accomplishment. I don't make my bed but my hubby does. If he is away I go to bed and think, crap it isn't made. I think I keep him around just to make sure the bed gets made everyday-it's one of the few things he does around the house.

    We're all here to start a bonfire. That way we will all benefit.

  5. Amen - I think Sandy is right that we need a bonfire for all of us who have been coasting.
    Happy New Year!!

  6. The holidays were harder than I expected... and I don't even live near the cookie/candy queen(My Aunt)...yet. In a few days, we will all lose the excuse to "Celebrate" so much and our routine is gonna hit us like a brick. I have some hard facts that I need to I don't think moderation is in the cards for me. Anyway, I have been milling around 104 pounds lost for over a month... I need to turn up the volume and get back into the groove. I have been doing the Just Dance 2 for Wii every day this week. But my food choices although they aren't horrendous...they aren't great. I know what I need to do... DIET. Which is a 4 letter word for me, literally.

  7. I think coasting can be a really good thing. It shows you that without all that much effort you can stay where you are - and that's a damn good thing to know!

    I'm right with all of you and will gladly add my wood to the bonfire! Here's to 2011!!!

  8. Sounds like a lot of these posts are sounding the same! LOL!
    The holidays are tough - no way around it. Gotta have a goal and mine will be another mini triathlon next year. Hop to it!!! Burn baby burn!

  9. Good for you for going to work out! You can do this, you've done so well this year... just remember: stalls happen.
    You'll figure it out and keep it going!!
    Happy new year.

  10. I love the 111 in 2011 list, do you mind if I do my own verson of it?

    I will also be in the 50lbs in 111 days too. I need to loose more than that to get to goal, but it is a great goal!

  11. I watched the show too! I love shows like that and she did end up looking fabulous at the end.

    You can do it! We all can!

  12. I think I am going to have to join you and Sam in the 50 in which 111 days? I started my 111 list but it is amazing just how many things that really is!

  13. Before I was banded I would gain over the holidays so costing this past month hasn't been a terrible thing. But like you, I'm ready to get back to business and start losing some serious weight. I mean, Summer is right around the corner. If that isn't motivation, I don't know what is.

  14. love it! Great post, and I am all about losing 50 in 111 days!