In 2013, I Will… {UPDATED}

It Sux To Be Fat 2013 Goals

UPDATE:  2013 is in the books.  Another year has gone and I didn’t reach my goals.  I had some unexpected changes happen with my job and things did not go as planned.  However, it was not a total wash.  I will post what I learned in 2013 in a different post.  Now, I just want to update you on these goals and talk about them so I can be more mindful when I post my goals for 2014.  See the update in bold next to each goal!

New Year’s Resolutions…we all have ’em, most of us don’t stick with ’em more than two months.  I get it.  However, I really think that something is different this year.  There is just a sense in the air that people are fed up with being overweight and sick and tired of being sick and tired!

Are you?

I sure the hell am!

So, I am claiming this year as MY year.  No more wishy-washy-non-committal-BS.  This is my year to be pro-active and reach my goals.

I am going back to the basics. Back to 2009 when I lost 75 pounds that year.  I am going to tackle this weight loss goal once and for all!

So, here they are; in 2013, I will…

Not eat any sweets.

Costco Chocolate Cake

My husband and I are really on the same page with this one.  Back in 2009 when I joined Weight Watchers, I went the ENTIRE year without one sweet thing.  No cookies, no pies, no fancy lattes, no Valentine’s Candy, no fro yo, no summer popsicles, NOTHING.  And I didn’t have cravings after the first month or so and my sugar addiction was non-existant.  So, for the ENTIRE year of 2013, I will say no to sweets.  I think this will be easier because I will have my husband supporting me by saying “No” also!

Well, I don’t really remember how long this one lasted but it wasn’t for very long.  The funny thing is, I was planning on doing that again this year.  I might just have to rethink this one for this year.  Obviously cutting out ALL things sweet is not attainable anymore.  Let’s see…

Exercise more consistently

Jen finishing the Georgia half marathon

I have found that I am more consistent in exercising when I am training for a race.  This year, I want to change that.  I want to workout at least three times a week no matter if I am training for a race or not!  I just want to walk/run because I know it is good for my body.  I am only saying three times a week because I know some weeks it will be harder than others.  Three times is feasible for me and realistic so that is what I am going with!

I actually did exercise more consistently this year…well, for the first 3/4 of the year.  Crossfit really helped me with this.  I need to get back in gear now that it is a new year but I could say that I pretty much accomplished this goal.

Post more Recipes on ItSuxToBeFat

Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake

I know how much people love recipes.  I love recipes and I want to offer you some great ones to try.  This year, I want to try to post a new recipe at least once every two weeks, or two a month.  One of the issues I have had in the past is I refuse to post a recipe I don’t love.  So, I will try new recipes and not post them because I don’t love them.  That just means I need to try at least four a month to get two good ones.  At any rate, I want to post more recipes for you to enjoy!

Didn’t do so well with this one.  Recipes just aren’t my forte.  Maybe I need another blogger to help me out with this.

Track, Track, Track!

Weight Watchers Tracking App

You want the secret to weight loss?  I know it.  I have known it for the last 4 years…It is so simple yet so complex at the same time.  It is to track.  Track every single thing I eat.  I have to do it.  I just have to.  I want to track at least five days a week.  I can take two days off from tracking but I really want to track at least five.  It isn’t difficult.  There are a bajillion apps that make it so easy.  My favorite is, of course, the Weight Watchers app but there are tons of free ones you can use if you are not a Weight Watchers member.

FAILED on tracking again.  Maybe that is why I ended the year weighing more than when I started the year?!?  Why is tracking so difficult?  It is so easy yet so difficult all at the same time…

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It Sux To Be Fat

This year, I want to add some additional authors to ItSuxToBeFat.  I would love to add more people who love to write, have lost weight, and have things they can add to YOU, the reader.  I would really love to add some authors that are different from me (LOVE to try new recipes!). Look for more information coming out if you are interested in blogging with me.

I did add one more blogger, my sister Katherine.  This year, I truly want to do this.  I already have someone in mind that I think you are just going to love!  Keep your eyes and ears open for this one.

So, what do you think of my goals?  Attainable?  I think so.  Specific?  I think so.

What are your top three goals for the new year?

I am very thankful that 2013 has come to an end.  The end of the year has been full of stress and emotional eating and I am just ready to move on to a new year.  Look for lots of posts coming your way!  

Oh, and if you are wanting to get started losing weight, no better time than NOW!  We have a Dietbet starting tomorrow!  Click HERE and sign up!  You won’t be sorry!

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About Jennifer Swafford

Jennifer is an elementary school teacher who is trying to lose 100+ pounds. She has certainly learned how much It Sux To Be Fat and is here to motivate you to live a healthy lifestyle.