Friday, April 27, 2012

Month 1 Results

Well, my first month tracking my food every day is over.  Unfortunately I didn't meet my weight goal, but it's not for a lack of effort.  Honestly, I've been working out like crazy, eating healthy and allowing myself small splurges here and there.  I have nothing to be upset with myself for.  I'm doing everything right, I'm feeling strong and I'm proud of where I'm at.  That said there's a good chance I won't be at my goal weight by my birthday and I'm just going to have to be ok with that.  As long as I continue on this path I'll still be healthy and at the lowest weight I've been my entire adult life and that's something to be proud of.  So here are my stats for my first month:

Weight - 167.2 lbs = 6.8 lbs lost

Measurements (last done on 1/28/11):
Neck: 12.5 (-0.5 inches)
Bicep: 12.0 (no change)
Forearm: 9.5 (no change)
Chest: 39.0 (-0.75 inches)
Waist: 32.0 (-0.75 inches)
Hips: 40.5 (-0.75 inches)
Thigh: 22.25 (no change)
Calf: 14.0 (-0.5 inches)
Total: 239.50 (3.75 inches lost)

I'm going to stick with shooting for my goal weight by my birthday, but it's likely I will alter that once I see where I end up at the end of May.  For now, here are my month end goals for the next 3 months:

May 25th - 160.4 lbs
June 29th - 151.8 lbs
July 27th - 145.0

Friday, April 6, 2012

Weigh In

Weighed in at 170.6 lbs this morning. That's 3.4 lbs lost since Monday of this week. Not too shabby. I've tracked my food every day this week. I'm doing really well. I'm very proud of this week. I set a new goal date of July 27th, which is 6 days before my 30th birthday. I'm determined to once and for all get to my goal weight and finally be completely happy with my body. I just want to be fit and strong and feel great about myself. To reach my goal I need to lose 1.6 lbs over the next 16 weeks. Here are my goals for the last Friday of each month:
April 27th - 165.8 lbs
May 25th - 159.4 lbs
June 29th - 151.4 lbs
July 27th - 145.0 lbs

As long as I stay on track and continue to track my food daily and exercise regularly, then I think this is completely doable. To help keep myself on track I've reached out to "accountability buddies" on sparkpeople. I've got multiple buddies, which I think will help keep me on track. Plus this way, if any of them stop responding to messages cause they aren't doing well, then I've got the other buddies to keep me motivated. I think the accountability to these people is what will make the difference once and for all.