Monday, December 30, 2013

Hitting goal for 2014?

My goal was to go into 2014 weighing what I weighed on my wedding day. I felt the most beautiful on my wedding day and absolutely love looking at pictures of myself on that day. I feel that I am small and fit and strong. When people look at my wedding photos they're always commenting on my muscles and arms, hahaha.

An example is below... I was laughing with the minister here: 

The way I felt that day is how I want to feel every day. 

I set the goal of weighing 119 pounds when 2014 rolls in. It's not an arbitrary goal or an arbitrary number, but a number I felt amazing at.

So, how's it going?

Well I will say I gained a little bit of weight after the wedding, I fluctuated a little bit. But I never gained more than 5 pounds, I never saw 125 pounds or higher. And I've spent most of September through December around 122 - 123 pounds.

And most of December has been spent at 120 - 121 pounds. I'm 120.2 today, as I've been for days.

I may or may not see 119 on the scale tomorrow. Is it a fail because I didn't hit goal? Not in the slightest!!

I set goals and I reach for goals to keep me on track, to make sure that I don't veer completely off the rails and slowly gain a ton of weight.

And I haven't done that, I've been at or around my goals all year. I've stayed fit and healthy, and it's all I can ask of myself.

I'm happy with where I'm at right now :)

If you read my blog regularly, you know that I don't completely deny myself the pleasures in life. I hope that people who read this realize that it is so very possible to maintain a fit and healthy body and still enjoy life. It's not about hating your life while you lose weight.

Example: I had a big piece of (paleo) pumpkin pie last night, made by my husband:

The crust is almonds, pecans and eggs. The filling is pumpkin, eggs, spices, honey and maple syrup. I knew I'd be eating it that night, so I left around 300 cal free so I could be a little guilt free when I ate it.

Maybe little indulgences like a few glasses of wine or the pumpkin pie are the reasons why I am 120 pounds instead of 119 pounds. But I just don't care. Life is too awesome not to taste it every once in a while. :)

But, also if you read my blog a lot, you know I'm a big fan of balance. I exercise every day. I eat mostly Paleo and mostly clean. And I do track my calories. It's how I know I can fit those little treats in!

I live this way because I've lost the weight and am no longer obese or overweight. I was much stricter and those times because I didn't want to spend one day more than I had to being unhealthy. But here, after weight loss, I'm working on being balanced.

Balance is tricky. It's really easy to go too far one side or the other. I've been on both sides.

I think, that right now, I'm going into the new year balanced. 

Namaste <3


  1. It's all about balance. An that can be really hard sometimes! I struggle to find a normal balance that I can live with, and still lose weight.

    You looked gorgeous on your wedding day :D

  2. You have had an AMAZING year, and I'm very proud of you. Your 119 is just an arbitrary number, after all. You DO look fit and amazing at 120, too. Congratulations!!!

  3. You look awesome period! Whether you're 119, or 124, you're gorgeous!

  4. I love what you said "Life is too awesome not to taste it every once in a while" - that is exactly how I feel. Of course I'm talking about primal treats,not sugary rubbish or junk food. I love my treats every now and then as long as my weight remains stable it's all good :)

  5. You look amazing! I hope I don't sound too dorky- but you are such a great role model for how to eat for living. I hope you have a great new year!

  6. Yes - it is about balance - we all have to choose how we do this.

    You are doing well

    Happy New Year

    All the best Jan