101 in 1001 Check

On 5.25.10 I made a 101 in 1001 list. Basically, it’s a list of 101 things I want to accomplish in 1001 days. Click here for the original post. Of the 101 list items, a whopping 53 had to relate to my weight, either directly or indirectly. By indirectly, I mean that they are things I either couldn’t do because of my weight, or wouldn’t do because of the self consciousness my weight creates for me. To see the full list, click here. To see only the weight-related list on the blog, click here.

I’m actually really happy with my progress. On 5.25 I didn’t really have super high expectations. There were several on there that I thought I would fail, including:

  • Start a regular exercise routine
  • Complete a 5K
  • Lose 60 pounds

Nor did I think my perspective would change so much on this one:

But wouldn’t you know it? Those things are now crossed off my list! And I was checking it today and noticed that several more might be gone by the end of my cruise, including:

  • Take a tropical vacation with my husband
  • Go to the beach
  • Go karaoke’ing (hehe- I need song suggestions!)
  • Wear a swimsuit without complete shame (hopeful)
  • Ride on a boat (We booked a jet ski excursion- I count that as a boat, in addition to the ship being a boat…)
  • Get a massage (maybe- depends on prices and schedule)

I’ve had rough patches these past 12 weeks as I got acclimated to actually exercising regularly and trying to figure out how to manage a new routine. There are points when I’ve felt like by making a list like this that I’m setting myself up for failure. How many times have we all said we’re going to do something and then not do it? Same as the post from yesterday: “yesterday you said tomorrow.”

You have to take the little victories. Tonight, even though I’m super stressed with work and trying to get everything ready before I leave Friday, I am hopeful. I am optimistic. I’ve accomplished something big the past 12 weeks and I should be proud. Not boastful, just proud. I need to soak in the accomplishment instead of deflecting it as I so often do. So this will be my goal for the vacation. Try to soak it in that I’ve earned it, and that I’m worth having a great time.  I don’t need to feel ashamed. I am in control and can make smart choices and be proud of them, not mad that I can’t partake in bad food.

Anyway, I’m starting to ramble and I’m tired, so I’ll leave you with this:

Have you made a 101 in 1001 list? Do you feel good about your progress?  And… if you have any good karaoke song suggestions, leave them in the comments LOL 😀

  • Fluffy girl

    Any Nsync song! BYE BYE BYE- lol. Have a great time on your cruise. I went on one 3 years ago and its so awesome, especially if your during excursions.

    • http://www.authenticallyemmie.com skinnyemmie

      Omg, that’s so funny. I could even do some of the dance moves to that! My husband would DIE!

  • http://www.kendrathroughthelookingglass.com Kendra Forrest

    I have to recommend Queen. Anything and everything by them is perfect for Karaoke. Don’t Stop Me Now seems particularly appropriate for you considering how amazingly you’re doing.

    • http://www.authenticallyemmie.com skinnyemmie

      Hm, is it bad that I don’t know any Queen songs??? :/

  • http://twitter.com/laurabeerotten Laura Broughton

    Journey. Any Journey song from Open Arms to Don’t Stop Believin’ to Faithfully.

    And I have a 101 in 1001 list too. I’m doing well so far. I need to keep challenging myself to do more of the small tasks.

    • http://www.authenticallyemmie.com skinnyemmie

      ooh, I could embrace my inner Gleek!

  • Anonymous

    This is a great post. Thanks for sharing. 😀

  • Anonymous

    This is a great post. Thanks for sharing. 😀

  • http://www.twenty-six-to-life.com Kate @ Twenty-Six To Life

    I have 101 list too, I’m really glad I decided to do it because it’s really helped keep me on track, and it’s great to see the progress I’ve made. You’ve made huge strides with your list and it’ll be awesome to check off even more items after your vacation!

  • http://likeunexpectedsunshine.blogspot.com Hope

    Journey-Don’t Stop Believin’! 😀

    Or any 80’s song for that matter. It seems like they make the best kareoke songs!

  • http://twitter.com/FitTwitEmily Emily Rose

    I definitely MUST make a 101 in 1001 list!
    I love your blog more and more everyday. I’m especially fond of the Nike pic that was posted last time. I’m definitely printing it off and putting it EVERYWHERE around my house. That is such a default statement of my own!

  • http://twitter.com/Jessicasjaunt Jessica

    So glad I found your blog! Congrats on all of your success! Cant wait to see your future updates!


  • http://twitter.com/TinaFFF Tina Reale

    You have every right to be proud! That’s all awesome! Every little accomplishment counts. :)

  • http://colormeuntypical.blogspot.com Untypically Jia

    On my cruise we went to karaoke every single night. I sang “Bring Me to Life” by Evanescence and then did a duet with one of my friends “Summer Lovin” from Grease. So much fun! Take lots of pics and video!

  • http://twitter.com/LiveStartled kathleen wright

    No deflection, only absorption of the great things you’ve done. Have a grand time.

  • http://thejourneytofit.wordpress.com/ Danielle

    Bon Jovi “Livin on a Prayer”. No one will ever sing this song well at karaoke, but it’s one of the most fun songs to sing. And usually everyone joins in. :)

  • Anonymous

    You should be proud, you have made a commitment to take care of yourself and you are! Have an excellent time on the cruise. They are so much fun.

  • Cwholland88

    Sonny and Cher, “I Got You Babe”. I love the version that Tim and Jill sang on “Home Improvement”. Get your hubbie to sing with you.

  • http://hotenoughforhenney.blogspot.com/ Hotenoughforhenney

    I always do Bon Jovi “you give love a bad name”. Its easy to sing, not boring, not long and you can throw in air guitar :-)
    I’ve recently made a 101 in 1001, and have already achieved a few things.

  • http://hotenoughforhenney.blogspot.com/ Hotenoughforhenney

    I always do Bon Jovi “you give love a bad name”. Its easy to sing, not boring, not long and you can throw in air guitar :-)
    I’ve recently made a 101 in 1001, and have already achieved a few things.