Jun 11, 2012

New Goals and Weigh In - Week 53

I've had a wonderful week and a half to ruminate, journal and consider my goals for the remainder of 2012. Now that I've reached the 75 pound mark, I'm ready to continue forward with my weight loss and eventually weight maintenance. Eleventy-million years ago, I was a fit, healthy teen.  I played basketball and tennis and spent about nine to twelve hours a week doing some kind of cardio or weight lifting. During that time, I weighed between 160-165 pounds. I do not expect to ever weigh that much again, mainly because I've aged, had babies and live a completely different lifestyle. However, I think a reasonable goal weight for me at this age and stage of my life is between 185-190.

So, my new goal is to drop 25 pounds by December 31, 2012. This will take me from an original 288 pounds to 188 pounds during an 18 month period. I will do this by continuing my partially raw diet, juicing, and boot camp classes at Positively Fit Lake Highlands. I have another 5K planned for July 15th and would like to also run a 5 or 10K in the fall.

And while we're setting big lofty goals, let's just add my book to the pile! Not only will I drop 100 pounds by New Year's Eve, I'll also have a final draft of my yet to be named "Smaller Sarah" book. This all might sound a little "pie in the sky", but after losing 75 pounds I feel like I can do anything!

So there you have it.
The new plan is in place and I'm ready for the next chapter!

Pounds lost this week: 0
Total pounds lost: 75

The "I Did It" List
Spent 4 days in Zion National Park alone
trekked 35 miles while in Zion
ran 2 miles on my own
20 minutes of boot camp style strength training
attended a 2 hour Kundalini yoga class
attended a 2 hour yoga meditation cycle on Sunday morning 4-6am
ate lots of raw salads
drank LOTS of water
took my son camping overnight for the first time
took my family on a one-mile hike to Kolob Canyon


sbrar said...

You CAN do anything! If there's anything I've learned by keeping up with you're blog it's that we're all capable of whatever goals we set for ourselves.
Sure, there will be stumbles and setbacks but those are just opportunities to learn a little more about ourselves.
I'm so very proud of your determination, passion and honesty. Keep going!
I can't wait to read the book.

Connie said...

Done! I know you will complete this goal and move on to yet another one on January 2nd.

Dina said...

Of course you will do this...and much, much more!! Xoxo

Laine Sou said...

So proud of you, Sarah! You are amazing!

Anklemama said...

The world cannot keep up with you!!