Power of One – Start/Week 1 – The Shrinking Jeans of Thea


January 5, 2011 By thea

Howdy ho, neighbors! Oh. Wait. The Holiday Hoe-down is over. Let’s try that again.


I feel like I am a little late to the game because I was gone last week, so I’m just going to jump right into it.

I didn’t have access to a decent scale last week, so I’m going to use today’s weigh in as my starting point.  This morning, I weighed in at 158.

This is up 1.5 pounds from 2 weeks ago. You know what? 1.5 pounds over Christmas AND New Year’s AND a road trip? I’ll take it.  I just need to get back in the swing of things and start living intentionally.

My weight goal for this whole year is to stay in my healthy range of 153-157 pounds. I’ve started a new ticker (see it over there on the right?) for staying in this range in 2011. In 2010,  I was able to stay in the range for 29/52 weeks.  I know I can do better than that this year.

And you know what’s going to help me get there? Goals. Specific, quantifiable goals. Here’s what I have on tap for this challenge:

  1. 10 minutes of either abs or yoga in the morning before the kids get up.
  2. Run/Walk 3 days and cross-train 2-3 days a week.
  3. One sweet a day, at the END of the day.
  4. Limit pre-packaged foods.

So there you have it! 2011, my best year yet.