Lost 101 lbs! Gained a job!

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Some amazing things happened last night…yeah, yeah, yeah…I know what you’re thinking “Shut up already Suzi, we get it, you’re awesome!” Well, this is my blog and I can brag if I want to ;P OK but seriously, I feel like this gigantic, awesome package was just placed on my lap and it is filled with pure awesomeness!
We all already know about the amazing news I shared about how I was picked to be featured by Weight Watchers as one of their success stories! I’m still having trouble wrapping my head around this. I am so honored and I just can’t wait to find out more and take the trip to NYC.

Thank you to everyone for the congratulations!! It really means a lot to me. I can’t wait to share this journey with you guys.

Onto the awesomeness of last night….

First off, if you remember from my Lifetime weigh-in, I weighed in at 99.6 lbs. I have been determined to get those triple digits in my Weight Watcher book and make it official and get my final “weight” charm (it’s a washer people, I work for a Fastener company; you can’t fool me with that trickery!). I now have the complete set…


I have officially lost 101 pounds!!!!!!

Here is a shot of me today, 101 lbs lighter....

(One of our outside sales guys was making a joke about balls & crotches as they were taking this photo so that explains the weird face)

Here is where I started, at 252 lbs...


Sometimes when I look at that photo, I dont even feel like the same person.  I guess in some ways, I'm not.

Then something else amazing happened. I had a meeting set up with our Weight Watchers Territory Manager to speak about becoming a leader. I’ve mentioned on here before how I filled out the application, took the nerve racking questionnaire and then got the call last Friday to set up a time to meet. We met right at my Weight Watchers meeting which was terrific! It really made me feel comfortable and it was great for her to see me interacting with my fellow members. Anyways….

I got the job!! I will be a Weight Watchers leader!! I am *SO* excited about this. This really is a dream come true. I never thought myself “hey, I could be a leader” but after the past year I’ve been thinking about it some and with the encouragement of my awesome leader Cathleen and my amazing meeting members, I really started to see that this a job for me! It will be a part time job (but with everything else going on, who knows what doors will start opening for me), but being able to have this opportunity is just amazing and surreal.

And to quote my territory manager (hee hee, I can call her my territory manager. How cool!)...

"Welcome aboard Superstar!"

I look forward to helping to inspire & motivate people to change their lives for the better. I have to be honest, even though this sounds a bit egotistical; I think I will make an awesome leader! I am really looking forward to starting this journey.

Blog Change Note!

Since all of this amazing stuff has happened and I’ve opened up about my blog more to people in real life, I realized that saying the name of my blog and having to write out its long ass url that it was time to buy my own domain.

So, this site is now officially: www.suzistorm.com

I figured it was shorter and sweeter. I know that I don’t really blog 80 times a day, or even 80 times a month but I’ve been trying post more regular and I just figured it was a good idea. I hope nobody has any problems or issues getting to the site!!

So folks, that’s my great news! This past week (Friday to Friday) has been nothing but amazing. I can’t thank all of you enough for your support and for being here on this ride with me. I feel SO blessed in so many ways right now.

Have a great weekend everybody!! xoxo

The Devil Eats Out

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Are restaurants really as bad as we think they are?? Is grabbing lunch or dinner out *really* such an evil deed??

I tweeted today about how my mother invited me and another female co-worker out to lunch at a place called Salsarita’s. This is a “Mexican cantina” and is very similar to a MOE’s. Since my car is broken she had to drive us home for lunch anyways and the only thing I have there is yet ANOTHER salad waiting for me. The thought of eating something different excited my mind, mouth and tummy very much!

When I said that I accepted the invitation, a few people said “No! Don’t go!” and I couldn’t figure out why. I was planning on looking up my points before I went, and I have eaten there while following Weight Watchers. At the same time, I kid you not, 3 other people on Twitter mentioned forgetting their lunch and how they “have to go to Subway for lunch now…again…ugh”. Why does it seem that Subway is the only place people think they can eat if they want something healthy??

I started thinking that is more of a mental relation to a place than it is about whether or not a particular restaurant is actually healthy for you (or have healthy options for you at least). For me, Salsarita’s USED to mean big, cheesy quesadillas with a side of nacho chips and queso dip. Mmmmm Mmmmm Mmmmmmm.

But I don’t eat like that anymore….well, not most of the time anyways ;). I had to learn the menu and the options that are available to me. I had to learn how to make this place work for me if I wanted to keep going there. I don’t go there often, but it’s nice to have a place I can go to where I know I can make it work with my program.

It’s kind of like using the awesome ‘Reframing’ tool that Weight Watchers teaches you. I had to no longer associate Salsarita’s with big greasy taco’s covered in cheese and sour cream and queso dip. Instead I think of it as the place I can go to get a banging grilled shrimp burrito with beans and veggies….all for 9 Points+! (And for the record…my burrito was only a point or two higher than most of the Subway 6 grams of fat or less options and in some cases, a point or two LESS. But please don’t get me wrong, I do love me some Subway!)

It had:

• Grilled Shrimp

• Rice

• Refried Beans

• Lettuce

• Tomato

• Hot Salsa

• Jalapenos

Doesn’t it look yummy….






You don’t have to be scared to eat out at restaurants, you just have to do your homework about the place a little. I have a “safe” meal for many restaurants, and as much as I hate to admit it, I have “safe” meals for fast food places as well. But this allows to me to enjoy the things I like and have many different options so I don’t get stuck in a rut or bored, or even upset that I can’t join fellow co-workers for lunch…because I can!

Now of course, this doesn’t mean stop making home cooked meals & start eating processed garbage! I’m just trying to point out that you can in fact have a meal out and not be “sabotaging” or “ruining” your day.

P.S. This blog post title makes me giggle so darn much. hee hee hee.

Holy Sh*t!

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Yes, the title of this blog post is Holy shit!  That’s because the news I have to share is simply….well….amazing and just…Holy shit!!

I received an email Thursday that pretty much blew my mind.  When my google alerts popped open a box that showed an email from a woman from Weight Watchers Corporate, my heart started racing a million miles a second.  What could it be?? Was it about the job to be a leader that I applied for??  Was there something wrong with my lifetime membership status??  Was it them asking me to stop telling people I am a Weight Watcher member because they think my beer drinking is a bad influence?? 

NOPE!

It was an email asking me if I would be interested in being featured as a success story and if I would be willing to apply.

Ummmmm, Hmmmmmm, OH! Uh, HELL YEAH I WOULD!!!!!!!!

Needless to say, I got all sorts of teary eyed when I read the email.  I then did the most logical thing I could think of and that was drop everything I was doing at work (sorry boss) to gather all the information they needed.  Priorities people.  I had the forms filled out and the information sent back in less than 24 hours.  BOOYA!

Friday morning, after sending back my information, my stomach was in knots.  All I could think of, and even tweeted was…

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A blessing was sent my way though because I indeed did not have to wait that long….

My cell phone rang at 2:22 PM (no shit people, I have it saved on my phone…Frankies favorite # and his softball # is 22…weird) and it was the lovely lady from Weight Watchers, calling to tell me that I have been picked and will be featured as a success story!

I am going to be featured by Weight Watchers as one of their success stories!

You can say it with me folks…..Holy shit!

I am just in such awe right now.  I seriously can’t wrap my head around it yet.  I don’t know when it will hit me…maybe on my way to NYC, lol.  I feel so blessed and I am *truly* honored.  Weight Watchers means so much to me and has done so much for me and to be able to represent for them really is a dream come true. 

I don’t have any details yet on where and when I will be featured but you know I will share all of that with you guys when I can.  All I know right now is that I get to go to NYC and I will be doing a photo shoot (insert jaw drop here)!  I appreciate all the congrats I got on Twitter and all of your support.  You guys are amazing and without you this journey wouldn’t be as much of a success for me if it wasn’t for all of your wonderful support and inspiration. 

I actually went out today and bought teeth whitening strips just for the occasion, LOL.  Yes I know, I’m a nerd. I gi

Other good news that happened that day as well (I know, I know)…I got a call from our Weight Watchers Territory Manager about the leader job I applied for.  She is super nice and really wants to meet with me so we are going to chat this week at my Weight Watchers meeting.  How freaking exciting is that?!?!?!

I feel like my world has been turned upside down, in a good way for once!  And I feel like there are so many doors that may be opening for me, and I cant wait to step through some of them.

Another great thing about Friday….my mom turned 50!! We took her out that night and let her get her drink on!  I surprised her by inviting a bunch of people from work.  She had a great time and I’m so happy for that.  She deserved it, and more. I love her very much and I couldn’t ask for a better mother.  Of course, we have our moments like every mother-daughter does, but she means the world to me.  Being able to share the good news on her birthday about the Weight Watcher story was just the best!  She said it was the best birthday present she could ever ask for. 

So yeah….I don’t know how to put this but….I’m kind of a big deal.  Winking smile

I have to take a moment to send a Major THANK YOU to Eve over at *Time to make a Change!*  and Michel at Baby Weight My Fat Ass for bestowing me with the following blog award:

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As a proud recipient I am supposed to follow these rules:

1. Post and link back to the person who awarded you this award- Done, & thank you Smile
2. Share 7 things about yourself- I will try but this is getting harder to do since you all know me pretty damn well by now
3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers (or as many as you can)
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them they’ve won!

So 7 things about me….Hmmmm….

  1. I like beer….a lot.
  2. I like extremely spicy foods. 
  3. I’m a huge New York Yankees fan!
  4. I hate the band ‘Creed’ with a passion.
  5. I’ve never lived in a house. Not even as a child. Always an apartment, or the townhouse I live in now.
  6. I’m half-legally blind.  I wear contacts that come from overseas & take about a month to come in after ordering.
  7. I’ve never been on a plane.

15 Blogs who deserve a shout-out in no particular order….

  1. http://gypsiemeanderings.blogspot.com/
  2. http://spunkysuzi.blogspot.com/
  3. http://www.lowfatpie.com/blog/
  4. http://liveloverunthroughlife.blogspot.com/
  5. http://www.byebyefatpants.com/
  6. http://www.enduranceisntonlyphysical.com/
  7. http://tjstestkitchen.blogspot.com/
  8. http://whenigrowupimgoingtobeapinupgirl.blogspot.com/
  9. http://ihaveashape.blogspot.com/
  10. http://theskinnyjeansproject.blogspot.com/
  11. http://foodfoodbodybody.wordpress.com/
  12. http://allofmywords.com/
  13. http://newsmallerme.wordpress.com/
  14. http://lifelessonaday.blogspot.com/
  15. http://mesohongry.blogspot.com/

 

Thank you again ladies for the award!!  I hope everyone is having a great weekend.  I know I am!!  Now lets all go have a beer to celebrate this amazing achievement!!  *CHEERS*

New Design!

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Some of you may have noticed a weird post from me…sorry about that.  To update my Windows Live Writer it has to post a “faux” entry.

Anyways, I’ve been talking about re-doing this blog for awhile now.  I was a design/IT major in college but most of my skills have left me.  I used what tools Blogger has for now and a few little tweaks I could remember.  I want to have a nice header with a picture but that’s a work in progress.

I know that some of the posts aren't aligned correctly and for that I apologize.  But trying to go back and fix them is REALLY irritating me right now, lol.  So for now, we’ll just have to deal with it together.  :)

But, what do you think??  Do we like the new design??  Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 

Thanks!!

Off The Scale

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I mentioned in the last blog post that I wanted to start documenting my weekly accomplishments that happen OFF of the scale.  Honestly, I have always recognized the NSV’s (non-scale victories) and know that they are real meat ad potatoes in this journey.  Our lives are not defined by the numbers on the scale, they are defined by the choices we make and the growth we allow ourselves.

So since I can longer publicly praise myself weekly for weight loss, I can praise myself publicly for being just plain awesome! I guess I will title these posts “Off The Scale”…
  1. I tracked ALL of my food.  Every BLT (bite,lick,taste!)  I tracked all 7 days and this was probably the first time in over 2 weeks that I had done so.  I didn’t track my beers but I will work on adding them back in.  Here’s a snap shot of my week: WeeklyTracker Now, I show a lot of points left on some days, as well as 48 weeklys and all my AP’s left…but considering I drank about a 6-12 pack of beer a night, we now that’s not 100% truth.  That’s *only food* you see up there. 
  2. I’ve been having some issues with running at a slower pace these past couple of months (I know, you want to smack me).  I almost feel like if I run anything under a 10:00 minute pace that I’m slacking and not working hard enough(aaaand now you want to punch me).  I find this HILARIOUS because honestly people, it was only a few months ago where I was begging to run around a 12:00 minute/mile pace!  I average around a 9:30 pace now and that is because I was patient and persistent!  I’ve never rushed into anything with my running and I think that’s why I’ve been able to keep injuries low and motivation strong!  WELL…I proclaimed on Twitter last Monday that I WAS going to make myself do a long, slow run.  It had been a while since I threw a long run in and I knew I needed one.  So that’s exactly what I did!  On Monday I ran 10 miles at a pace of 10:18. Here my Nike+ snapshot:       LSDMonday                                     I also watched the first hour of ‘Julie & Julia’ during this run on my iPod.  Watching a movie about food while you run is kind of like self-torture.
  3. Well since I ran “slow” I had to run FAST right?!?!?!!  You bet your asses I did.  And fast is just what I did…I ran my fastest pace (and 5K apparently, which was 26’52”) yet! I ran a pace of 8:38 /mile!!!!!  Holy shit balls!!  I ran 3.5 miles in 30:13.  That’s INSANE!  Here’s the snapshot for proof:WedFastRun                        Please note that my calories burned is off a bit.  I keep forgetting to update my weight.  This run really made me feel like a super star though.  My Dr. (who has ran the NYC & Boston Marathons…over 300+ marathons total. He’s fucking nuts) has been telling me that I can get down to running 8:00 or under pace.  I thought he was even more nuts when he said this, but maybe he is right.
  4. I signed up for my next half marathon!!!!  I am doing the Buffalo Half Marathon on May 29th with the amazing Jenn from NYC!!  I am *super* excited for this.  I’m excited to be running my 2nd half marathon and going into it with a better idea of what's in store.  But I’m also super excited for Jenn because this will be her 1st half and I am so happy that I can help to be part of it!!  I told her that even if I have to drag her ass across the finish line, she’s crossing it!!  Frankie will be coming with us to help drive our tired asses back to the ‘Cuse!
  5. @BabyWeightMFA featured me on her Marvelous Monday blog post!  You can see the post here!  Thank you *so* much again Michele!  It really wan an honor and I enjoyed being part of your fabulous blog!
  6. And last but not least…my favorite accomplishment of the week…I filled out my Weight Watchers employment application!!!!  After speaking with my leader Thursday night and learning what I needed to do, I went online and filled out the form.  The next day I had to take an online questionnaire which was timed and was a bit nerve racking.  I felt like the questions either made you sound like a stuck up snob or a sissy.  I was so nervous that I forgot what the definitions to some of the words were…like ‘empathetic’.  Seriously?!  Oh well.  I feel like I answered the questions honestly and that I did alright.  My leader told me to not discouraged if I don’t hear anything right away and that it can take some time.  Especially right now since it’s the beginning of the new year and they are swamped…especially with the new program.  I am excited to learn more about this amazing opportunity.  Of course, I am bit scared too but that’s only natural. 
See, I don’t need to weigh-in every week to see how awesome I am!!

Oh, by the way, I haven't forgotten about the Shake-Weight review.  I got pretty sick with the flu around Christmas time and I wasn’t doing it regularly.  I kind of slacked on doing it this week as well, so I’m going to try and get back into the groove and right up my report. 

Have a great week everybody!!

Scale Schmale! (pronounced: shhhhh-male)

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You know what’s great about losing weight?? LOSING WEIGHT!! 

The feeling you get when you hop (or gently step on, whatever your personal preference is…maybe a run & jump??) on that scale and see that number has gone down…DEFEAT!  YOU WIN!  GOBBLEGOBBLEGOBBLE <----that’s my pacman sound effect.

And being able to get on the blogs, Twitter and what have you and share your success, well that’s just the best!  Getting the praise and awe and being told that you are the best thing to ever live (I’m pretty sure one of you told me that once) give you such a feeling of accomplishment that it helps to bring you to NEXT weeks accomplishment.

So what happens when we stop stepping on the scale??  What happens when we are NO longer TRYING to lose weight??

I’m stuck in limbo right now to be honest.  As a lifetime member of Weight Watchers (still feels *SO* strange to say that) I only need to weigh-in once a month.  Now of course, I can weigh in anytime I want and as much as I want but I don’t want to be “that” person. 

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By “that” person, I mean one who is owned by the scale.  Sure, I step on the one I have at home every morning (and yes, that is my preferred method…stepping on).  It helps to keep me in check.  It gives me a guideline if you will, of maybe what I can or cannot splurge in that day.  But I don’t let it own me nor do I let it define my success!

But it’s difficult in a way to not get weighed in “officially” every week.  Sure, I COULD step on the scale every week, but am I just going to beat myself up for the weeks when I am up??  Am I really living on the plan or am I still trying to hold onto to that losing weight feeling??  I’m still learning how to just *BE* at this weight.  At my Lifetime weigh-in I was .4 ounces shy of officially hitting the 100 lbs lost mark.  I say officially because I know I’ve lost about 109 lbs total.  About 4 months prior to going back to meetings I started doing Weight Watchers myself with the knowledge I knew from going previously and lost about 11 lbs on my own.  There is an ENORMOUS part of me that wants to get my 100 lb charm and put that shit in the books!

And you know what…I think I will do that! Of course, I weighed in this past Thursday (my first Lifetime weigh-in) and I was up 2 lbs but I expected that.  Not that I haven't been on program because I have!  And I earned the most AP’s (activity points) I ever have before…49!!  But I’ve also been having some other body issues and I think that might have contributed.  I’m still 6 lbs under my goal weight and am averaging right around where I did during the maintenance phase.  Truth be told, I feel great!! 

So how am I going to do this…I’m going to work on hitting the 100 lb mark first off.  So I guess you can say that the scale WILL be controlling me in some aspects for the next couple of weeks.  Technically I don’t have to weigh-in again till February and maybe I wont.  We’ll play this by ear.  To be honest, I don’t think I would want to maintain the 100 lb mark because I like where I am right now.  So this needs some more attention mentally I think. 

What do I do after that??  I say “SCALE…SCHMALE!” (pronounced: Shhhhh-male)  I start to learn to focus on the important things I do for myself that are not based on what the scale tells me.  Sure, I wont be able to send my Thursday night tweet telling you all how much I am up or down.  And sure, I wont have you guys praising me for hitting another 5 lbs lost of anything else like that.  But I still have a lot of great things to do for myself!  I have many things to accomplish and be celebrated!! 

Maybe that is something I will do.  Instead of weekly weigh-ins, I will do a sort of weekly-accomplishments type of thing.  My dear friend Sheryl, aka, *bitchcakes* does this, as well as many other great bloggers out there and they always inspire me to sit down and really think about all the great things I accomplished that week.

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I’ve been kind of in a slump in the blog-writing and for that I apologize, and this post might be kind of bland and all over the place but I think it’s a good reflection of how I’ve felt the past couple of weeks.  I’ve spent the past 2 years of my life LOSING weight.  Now I’m here and I have to just be, and that is not as easy as it sounds.  Just like many told me, the real journey is beginning.  So not only do I have to learn how to live my day to day life as someone who is no longer losing weight, I also have to learn how to write a blog as someone who is no longer losing weight.

So what are my accomplishments of the past week right….well you’re gonna have to wait a day or two for that because my beer is empty and this post is far too long already Winking smile

You know you’re a beer runner when…

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Beer Run•ner: Someone equally devoted to fine beer appreciation and an active, healthy lifestyle. –  (definition courtesy of Tim from @TheBeerRunner)

One thing that many of you may not know about me is that I love beer.  OK…take a few minutes to let the shock of that news die down…

Better? OK…another thing you may not know about me is that I love running.  But can beer loving and run loving really co-exist?? HELL YEAH IT CAN!!

Now, saying that you are a “beer runner” doesn’t mean that instead of water or Gatorade in your hydration pack you’re packing beer (though this is a fabulous idea!).  I don’t condone excessive drinking and that’s NOT what being a beer runner is all about!  The definition above couldn’t be more perfect about what being a beer runner is all about.

It’s about having a strong desire and a deep love for being healthy and active all while allowing yourself to have some fun!  Because that is what life is all about people.  Having your beer and drinking it too!

You know you’re a beer runner when…
  1. A delicious ice cold beer sounds like the perfect way to start a run!
  2. A delicious ice cold beer sounds like the perfect way to end a run!
  3. You follow @TheBeerRunner on Twitter & he follows you back
  4. You’ve been interviewed by @TheBeerRunner and featured on the @DraftMag website
  5. You’ve been named One of the 12 Beer Runners to watch in 2011!!
  6. Somehow or another, a can of beer had placed itself into the “water” holder on the treadmill…People, let me point out that there is no label that says WATER so therefore I can put whatever the hell I want in there!pfah(Please note…I really don’t encourage drinking beer WHILE running as a hydration substitute.  I only had a couple sips left & didn’t want it to go warm. I wasn’t really drinking a beer on the treadmill so please save the emails about how I should be attending AA instead of WW)
  7. While searching for any local races you check some of the local breweries to see if they are having any of their own. (Sadly, I have yet to find a local “beer run” in my area, even though a Budweiser plant is 15 minutes away from me)
  8. While searching for races you check to see if “beer” is listed in the post-race party description.
  9. You went outside at 8:30 in the morning to take this picture…in front of your house…in front of your neighbors: (Yes, that me with a 30 rack of beer…a beer in my hand…running down my road) phone7310 175
  10. You stage your very own Beer Run like Claire from Will Run For Beer did in NYC. (If I had friends, and friends who lived near me who ran I would totally be doing this!)
  11. Some days you run purely for the fact that you want a beer but don’t want to feel guilty about the added calories. 
  12. You look happier in your post race pictures when there is a beer in hand.  For example:  Post Race Pre-Beer Picture:100_0335Post Race WITH Beer Picture:100_0337
  13. You see a news headline that reads “SCIENTIC STUDIES SHOW THAT BEER MAY HYDRATE BETTER THAN H20”…And that’s all you need to know! No need to click on the link or read the article, it’s science…it says so right in the headline!
  14. You have health/weight loss/fitness blog that has the word beer in it :)
Being part of the beer runner clan is quite an honor!  It’s nice to know that we are not alone (and also not full blown alcoholics LOL).

So next time you head out for a run, whether it be before or after, grab yourself an ice cold beer and say to yourself…”I drink, therefore I run”.

Heading into '11

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I’ve spent the past week thinking about 2010. Wow…what a year it has been! I think I can officially say that it has been the best year of my life in many ways. I accomplished *SO* much…much more than I ever had any other year. I set out to embark on a list of “goals” for 2010 & to my own amazement I conquered all the ones that were truly important to me.


• I lost another 50 lbs! .4 ounces shy of hitting the 100 lbs lost mark with Weight Watchers, but knowing what my weight was 2 months before going back to the meetings officially, it’s 109 lost total.





That’s some pretty heavy stuff to accomplish in just a years time. There were so many new and exciting things I tried (foods, workouts, clothes) and while sometimes it was scary to break out of the mold I had been building around myself for so many years, I broke free of it and let myself become the person I truly wanted to be, all the while never letting myself change the roots of who I really am.  

So what now?? I’ve been reading all of these amazing Tweets & Blog posts about what’s in store for 2011 and all these resolutions and goals that are being made.

But what do I have to get excited about in 2011 when 2010 was such an amazing year?!?!

I was sitting on the couch with my BFF Kimberly last week while she was visiting and she asked me “have you set goals for 2011 yet?” and I said to her, “no, I think I just want to be.”….how fucking lame is that?!? I just want “to be”…what the hell does that even mean?? And Suzi, how the hell do you go from being a rock star in 2010 to becoming a bathroom attendant in 2011 (I mean no disrespect to any of you who are bathroom attendants by the way)….the answer is, YOU DON’T! This was the conversation/argument I had with myself in my head as soon as I uttered those words to her.

Sure, I don’t have so many BIG goals like losing another 50 lbs or working my way up the Weight Watchers member success ladder (I’m already at the top baby!), but I still have a few big things I would like to accomplish as well as little things. Those little things will add up to the overall picture of who I am and they should count just as much!

I haven’t sat down and made a concrete list yet of what I will work on in 2011, but there are a few of things I know I *will* be doing in 2011:

• I’m sure many of you remember my post about my decision to run a full marathon in 2011. Well as of today I am officially registered! On October 2nd, 2011 I *WILL* be running 26.2 miles :)


• As I stated above, I’m .4 ounces away from getting the 100 lb washer at Weight Watchers. I’d like to lose .4 to make my 100 lbs that I’ve lost “official”.

• Maintain my weight. This doesn’t sound as glamorous or as exciting as losing weight is, but I think it just might be the hardest part. It will take some getting used to & there are sure to be many ups & downs (on the scale & off I’m sure) but I’m determined to stay below my goal weight for my once a month weigh-ins!

• Run at least 1, if not 2 half marathons before the big full one in October.

• Run a 10K in 60 minutes or under. I’ve only done one 10K race ever & I wasn’t in the best shape & came in around 70 minutes. I run much faster now than I did then.

• Get into the corporate side of Weight Watchers. For the last ½ of the year my leader talked to me about working for Weight Watchers & about how I would be an amazing leader. This is something that my meeting members have also expressed to me so I am really interested in pursuing this. Of course, it will have to be part time because I’m pretty sure I couldn’t make a living doing only Weight Watchers, but if I could, man…that would be amazing!

So maybe to me it doesn’t seem like I have so many goals that seem crazy monumental or anything, but that’s just being silly. I’m running a FULL marathon in 2011! I’m working on MAINTAING my new weight in 2011! Those *are* big goals & they ones to be celebrated just as much as losing weight was.

I don’t know if I can make 2011 any better than 2010, but I do know that I can work on making it just as good! Whether your goal is to run a full marathon, a half marathon or just finally finish that damn Yoga DVD all the way through, it is a goal you should cherish and work really hard for! It is these accomplishments that matter & shape us into the individuals we want to be!

So lets all make 2011 a *GREAT* year together!!

I almost forgot to state what is probably my most important goal for 2011…drinking lots of beer of course! That’s a resolution that I never forget about ;)
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