Happy New Month

Isn’t there something hopeful about a new month? My last entry has sparked some new motivation in me and I feel very hopeful about the month of July. I got on the scale this morning and it read 275.5 (eek) and I don’t feel bad about it, which in itself is progress. I think part of me instinctually would have said “oh fuck it, where’s the cookies?”, but in reality I know that most of it is water weight fluctuations in part with some bad food decisions this week (pad thai anyone?). With better care of what I eat and exercise I will be down to 266 by the weeks end, which is what I’m aiming for.
260 = a 50 lb. total weight loss since moving to nyc which is pretty awesome

I have a few goals for this month and just some things I’d like to do/keep in mind for the month:

-Enter the 250’s by months end (259 will do)
-Not wasting away my weekends in the house cleaning and organizing, by maintaining a schedule and some sort of order in the house during the week (house=apartment…I know this isn’t weight related, but it’s a huge factor with my mental health)
-Be better prepared for days when I know that I will be faced with tempting foods
-Plan flexible menus for the week ahead every Sunday
-Continue weekly weigh-ins (record them)
-Record Measurements at the beginning of the month (today) and compare on the first day of the next month
-Keep active: at the gym (continue kick box class and strength training, and with creative projects)
-Avoid bringing stress home
-Try at least two new things that may be frightening
-Keep a small hand written journal for venting and positive thoughts
-Record all food every day in blog
-Spending free time working on projects instead of watching DVDs from netflix

So there you have it, I’m really excited about this month for some reason. I feel like I’m awakening my perspective in a lot of ways and becoming a more positive and thoughtful person.

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Blogger Krissie said...

Happy New Month!

50 pound loss is INCREDIBLY awesome! Great for you!

I love your monthly goals. I may steal some of your ideas for my own New Month.

Happy July!!

7:15 PM  
Blogger KBeans said...

Hey Lorrie!

I hope all is well with you! Good luck on your new plan for the month. A friend and I gave up sugar yesterday ...I think I'm going to win ...she gets stressed easier than I do...
We should hangout when I make it down to NYC!


1:04 AM  
Blogger Glossy said...

What a great post - you sound so positive. I think I need to make a list myself of things to do this month and stick to it.

2:14 PM  
Blogger xo said...

What a great attitude for the new month. Best of luck!


9:47 AM  
Blogger Verity said...

Hi, just discovered your blog. I am on a weight loss journey myself at the moment so it is always good to read about other people in the same position.

Good luck, hope the motivation stays with you.


10:29 AM  
Blogger Shireen said...

I just came across your site and really enjoyed reading about you - you are very inspirational in your quest for weight loss!! Keep up the good work :)

7:24 PM  

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