Setting goals

I’ve decided that I’d like for my total weight loss on Weight Watchers to be 24 pounds by May 26. That’s my 24th birthday. As of 4/30, I’d lost 21 pounds, but the recent gain has set that back a bit. My total loss on Weight Watchers is now 15 and change. While I think that some of that may have been due to my increased sodium intake from the week prior and can be easily fixed with drinking more water, there might be some legitimate poundage that I’ll need to lose. Since I’m back on track with going to the gym and tracking, I think that in sixteen days I can accomplish my goal and maybe even bust through it.

I have several pairs of jeans which are goals as well. They are jeans that I wore in high school, but by college could no longer wear. I also look for the fitted shirt that I posted awhile back to completely button. Right now, I have to wear it open with a tank underneath. The ultimate goal, of course, is my health. Being able to fit into clothes that I normally would never have been able to wear is just a perk.

My fabulous Weight Watchers leader Jen, is being relocated to Boulder, Colorado for her job. It’s only temporary – through mid-September – but she’s asked us to think of a goal that we’d like to have accomplished by the time she comes back. One woman said that her first thought of a goal is not disappointing Jen. While I do not want to disappoint her, this woman is awesome y’all, the first person that I do not want to disappoint is myself. So, I am going to think of a goal that I can hit. The next milestone with Weight Watchers is my 10% and if I keep on track, I can hit that sometime in June. There are roughly 20 weeks until September 15. If I lose 2 pounds a week, that’s a 40 pound loss. I am going to set my goal of losing 50 pounds. This will be in addition to the weight I’ve already lost on Weight Watchers which would bring my total to around 70 pounds. Let’s do this.

Guest Post: FiT

Hey everyone, Leila here, guest posting at Tasha Gets Healthy! Even though I am on a weight loss journey of my own, I blog about books instead, so you can catch me at Within Pages!

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In late January, the boy and I decided to start the weight loss journey together. We embarked on the Atkins diet and saw immediate and great results. But we found out that wasn’t really the diet for us; he was getting flu-like symptoms with his carb intake and I…well, I had negative repercussions as well. So at that point, we decided that a healthy lifestyle with exercise was the way to go and by March 17th, we were members of Fitness 19.

To make what could be a long story short, we were doing really well with the weight loss, the healthy lifestyle and all that; he lost over 50 pounds and I broke over 30. However, as most dieting fluxes happen, certain things occured and we fell off the wagon for a couple of weeks. He had injured his foot (he had glass in his foot for 6 days!) and I had managed to injure my elbow, so we skipped the gym, skipped the cooking, and didn’t even bother to skip the sweets.

So now with our weightloss teetering at 44 for him and 24 for me, we have started back on the right path. Last night we had our first (and seemingly last) meeting with a personal trainer. I thought it would be a good experience and for the most part it was. He had a lot of information that help set us in the right direction for our own personal goals. However, he worked us so hard that I could barely walk out of the gym that night. In doing free weight squats, I had to do 3 sets of 15; there was no added weight so I couldn’t really make it lighter. And today, I pay the price for pride. It takes all my energy, breath, and effort to sit down or stand up and at some points even walk!

When I finished work, I decided that I would take the rest of the day easy (I didn’t go back to the gym) and I would go to the library and revel in my re-found love of books. But the library brings out my blogging side and I had to share just how much pain I really am in with the world (i.e. misery loves company)!

As an ending thought, I bought a batch of bananas that may quite possibly be the longest fruit I have ever seen; imagine a 11-13 inch banana. And yes, that one was also sexual or so they look! But with this fruit, comes the idea and knowledge that this is a healthy choice and for the first time ever (I am 24 – and yes, I’m serious) I tried raspberries and a nectarine. To these fruits I say blegh. I, at this point, will stick to my apple and bananas. But I’m not perfect, I don’t like a lot of healthy foods that is all part of being…

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