The Goal: Month 1

Back in December I declared this year my year. I plan to kick its butt and by the time Christmas rolls around we'll be seeing an entirely different version of me.

This transformation is something I'm working on from the inside out. From the job I have, to the company I keep, to what the scale says and most importantly how I feel about the woman looking back at me in the mirror.

As I look at my calendar, I'm in shock that in just a day we'll be thinking pink and all things Valentine's. Is it me or did January fly by? I feel like it was just yesterday that we were all making our resolutions, stepping on the scale and welcoming the new year.

Enough with the blab, blab, blab, let's get to the real reason for today's post. An update on the journey to my goal.

Good news and, well, good news.

I've been steadily losing weight over the last {almost} two months. It hasn't been drastic, but it's happening and that's what matters. Several people have stopped me to take note that I'm slimming down. These people are officially my favorites.

Although my journey began in December, I'll be updating each month of our new year. Hopefully each time with good news.

A big part of my weight loss thus far has been my workday eating habits.

Rather than venture out of the office each day for lunch {and snacks} I've stocked up on healthy choices at the office. In one of my desks, yes I have two, I had a completely empty drawer that is now full of my favorite granola bars and mini rice cakes. These two things alone have been key in my slimming down.

So, today, I thought I'd share this little list of healthy munchies. Because for me, snacking can make or break my diet.

I'm certain that at least several of you have also committed to shedding those extra pounds this year. You'll be surprised how minor changes, like new snacks, can make a noticeable impact.

Go out there and be healthy this week. Your body will thank you.