Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Waiting for the Water

I've started a new ritual. I will not eat my breakfast until I have had 32 oz of water. I will wait until that huge big 32 oz cup (that I got from WW one of those times years ago that I failed at it) is empty. Then I will eat. I really think this is helping me to start my day off well and helping me also to be able to drink all 128 oz a day that I like (make myself) drink each day.

I am VERY convinced that drinking more water helps in the weight loss. I've experienced it. It's how the fat gets flushed out. It keeps you from holding water in. I don't love having to pee a lot. But it's worth it to me. To see the scale go down..to get closer to my goals.

Speaking of goals, I'm very close to meeting my second weight goal, which is to weigh less than I have in this decade. In 2001 I had lost about 40 lbs right before 9/11. Then the Towers were hit and I said "Who cares, we could die tomorrow!" And I gained every single pound plus some back. I sat down the other day and wrote down what each of my next goals will be. I'll share them here.

When I reach this next goal I will be 229 lbs.
The next goal will be 213 lbs (what I last remember weighing in high school)
The next goal will be 199 (to be under 200)
The next goal will be 180 (where I go from obese to overweight)
to be continued....

I could potentially reach all these goals by the end of the year. Which would also mean that I would have lost over 100 lbs by the end of the year. That sounds exciting. I haven't done goals by amount of lbs lost. I'm not sure why but aiming for a certain number of lbs lost seems to work against me. So I aim for a number I want to be.

My original goal for 2011 (before I started setting mini goals) was to weigh 212 by 2012. (I think). It looks like I will be achieving this! So happy.


  1. You inspire me, so much! Keep at it!

  2. You are doing so great, I am sure you will meet your goals, and rather sooner than later. ^^

  3. Just found your blog through a comment you left on Dawn's blog.

    Looks like you are moving forward nicely with your goals. That will be something to weigh less than you have in over a decade. Me, too. I am now less than at any other time in over a decade.

    I will be following your progress! michele

  4. You are doing wonderfully well! I should drink more water and there's no good reason why I haven't - so I will give it a go!
    You are doing soooo well. You have this incredibly strong and determined mindset which is infectious. I am sure you are going to succeed

  5. Great job on the water! I don't know if I could handle 32 oz before breakfast...but I still drink coffee first thing in the morning.

    You are very inspiring with your goals and how you are reaching them. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Your enthusiasm and determination are inspiring! 128 oz. of water a day is amazing! I try to drink 2 - 3 liters a day, but I should make it 3 or more. I may have to try your 32 oz. before breakfast trick. Keep up the great work & I know that you will reach your goal. Thank you for the kind words!