Saturday, January 1, 2011

2011- New Years Day

Today is the beginning of 2011 and I wanted to weigh in to record my beginning weight.  Mr.Scale showed 161.5 this morning and shows no gain/loss.  New Years Eve was spent with my husband and  two granddaughters, we bought them a few fireworks but the weather was wet and foggy. 

Before I speak of my goals and challenges for this New Years, I thought I would reflect on  my New Years day post for 2010.  In a nutshell I wrote:

"I have so much to look forward to in 2010. My new Healthy lifestyle, rebuilding our home and retirement. It is my plan to finally retire from my job this year and become a fulltime grandmother. Also, we have two wonderful cruises planned this year."

Healthy Lifestyle -On New Years Day 2010 I weighed 185lbs, having lost nearly 25lbs following my banding.  I had  little restriction yet, so much of that loss was from my own healthy eating and exercising.  Today I am now 50lbs lighter and in maintenance.  Maintenance is more difficult for me than the weightloss because I still have the fear of regaining as with all my other diets.  I am still learning an have gained 3 lbs since Thanksgiving.  I am still suffering from reflux, I hope to get another small unfill to help with that reflux, it scares the hell out of me because of my fear of regaining.  I have learned much over the last year.:  I log all my food intake and exercising, it has become 2nd nature to me and I see no stress from continuing to log.  Blogging has been reduced to once a week when I weighin, keeping me aware of my weight fluctuations.

2011 Healthy Lifestyle goals~~exercise 3x week, weights 2x week, water 64oz, 1 fruit each day.

Rebuilding my Home~~We had planned to rebuild our home which was destroyed in Hurricane Katrina.  It was not meant to be, We were cheated by a unscrupulous contractor of a large portion of our monies and have now decided to stay where we are.  We are an hour drive to any of our children/grandchildren and are happy with our decision.

Retirement~ I did retire from my Job on August 1, 2010 and am now a full time Grandmother.  It is the best job ever and while I still miss work sometimes, I know it was time to move on.  My husband is our Personal Finance expert and assures me everyday that our finances are fine. 

2011 Finance goals~ As of today, no more credit card purchases.  My card will be used for travel reservations only and any travel charges will be repaid before end of billing cycle.

Travel~~we did have two fabulous cruises in 2010.  Hawaii & Bahamas.  Both were absolutely wonderful.

2011 Travel goals~~We have 2 cruises this year, cruise #1 Disney Dream-March and #2 Alaska both with the grandchildren.  We plan to visit Canada & the Northeastern states in October also.  I also hope to include a New Years eve cruise (still in the planning stages).

Happy 2011 to everyone!


  1. Ooooh, and Alaskan cruise. My parents went on one sometime back and count it as one of the really great things they have done in their long lives. I wish you and yours a very happy and healthy 2011!

    Polar's Mom

  2. 2010 sounded awesome and 2011 even better! Enjoy.

  3. I'm jealous of your travel plans.
    Happy New Year!

  4. I'm so jealous of your cruises. I love the cruise too and Disney does such a great job. Can't wait to hear all about it.

  5. So much happening for you. I think 2011 will be a great year for you. HAPPY NEW YEAR xxx

  6. I love reading your blog because you are so consistent and accountable. I really think that has been driving your success and will drive your maintenance. Your vacations sound awesome.


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