Sunday, February 05, 2012
So I got on the scale this morning to find that I lost 0.4 lbs. I really don't know why other then I binged yesterday and it's still in my body. But the rest of the week I did really well, especially in eating. So hopefully I will show a 3 lbs loss next week to make up for this. If not, oh well. I will still continue on.
I am not going to make it to the gym much this week because I am in training all week at work and I hate to go to the gym before 10pm. It's so freaking busy and my blood pressure rises when I do. I don't like to be around a lot of people like that. But I am thinking about cancelling my training sessions with my trainer so I can just skip all together. I am really not in the mood to put any added pressure on me. So I am going to the gym tonight and will likely not make it back until next Friday. But I will walk around my apartments and do exercises here at home that are exactly the same ones I do with my trainer. So I won't be taking any kind of break or anything like that. I will just not be doing them in the gym.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Just as I love Sundays because it's a new week to start over, I love the 1st of each month because I get to set new goals for myself. Or at least slightly change goals I wanted to change mid-month to better suit me. So that is what I did.
First let me tell you how I did with my goals for January. My first goal was to walk 10,000 steps every day. I unfortunately did not do that. Some days I missed the steps by only about 500 steps because I didn't wear my pedometer and didn't upload my bodybugg to see how many steps it said I took. I learned the hard way. I upload before the night is over to help make my numbers. Anyway, I met this goal about 58% of the time time. That is actually down from December. Not good. I am suppose to be making progress.
My second goal was to burn more then 3000 calories per my body bugg. I met this goal 67% of the time. I can do much better then that. I just need to get up and move more. Unfortunately I will likely not be meeting this goal today see as how I slept a lot. Oh well. Tomorrow is a new day.
My third goal was to eat less then 1800 calories a day. I met this 65% of the time. That is up from 42% of the time in December so that is definitely progress.
And finally my fourth goal was to be in bed in time to get 6.75 hours of sleep. I did really well with this, though I feel like I am cheating the numbers due to the weekend because I get to sleep in, but I met this goal 96% of the time. So on the nights I had to work the next day, I had to be in bed by 12:45am. I am a night owl, so that is difficult for me, but I did it.
Overall, I met my goals 72% of the time. I think that is fantastic. Remember, I am not looking for perfection, just progress. To give you an idea, 72% is up from 63% in December and 55% in November. Those months I started losing my way slightly and while not quite giving up, I also wasn't giving it my all. So I was 72% this month. My goal for February is to be at 75% or higher.
Now on to my February goals. I tweaked them a little bit. My first goal is still to walk 10,000 steps. Since I really haven't been doing well on reaching that goal daily, I am not ready to up the number. So 10,000 it is. I also quit wearing my pedometer and will only rely on my bodybugg to count my steps. This is different and not really a welcomed change, but there is no reason to wear both when they both do the same thing. Plus my bodybugg appears to be more accurate strangely enough.
My second goal for February is the same as January, to burn 3000+ calories a day per my bodybugg. I think that is a good number so I am going to stick with it.
My third goal is instead of eating below XXXX amount of calories a day, instead I want to make sure I have at least a 1200 calorie deficit. So if according to my bodybugg I burned 3000 calories, that means I gotta each under 1800 calories that day. If my bodybugg says I burned 3200 calories, that means I gotta eat below 2000 calories. This is not to give myself leeway in eating more on the days I am more active, but instead if I burn 3600 calories but eat 1900, I think that is still pretty damn good. I am still going to try to remain under 1800 calories because that is my personal goal forever. That will keep my in check, but I know I am not perfect and will occasionally have higher calorie days. I shouldn't "punish" myself for it.
And at last, I bumped up my sleeping goal to 7 hours. So now on the nights before I work, I have to be in bed by 12:30am. Just to give you some ideas on how this is definitely progress for me. When I first started tracking my sleep back in August, I started out at 7 hours of sleep. I only met that goal 29% of the month. I could not do it. Now here in January, I met my goal of 6.75 hours 96% of the time which means I only missed one night. I expect to do well this month on sleeping. It's all about progress.
Here is to a new month and reaching short term goals. We need to practice reaching short term goals so that we are better prepared to work towards and reach our long term goals!
Monday, January 30, 2012
I lost so much last week from having the stomach flu that I expected this week to either maintain or gain weight. I am happy to report that I maintained. I weighed in at the exact same weight as I did last week, down to the ounce.
Other then that, I don't have much to report. Except maybe that I am officially a size 20. I had to buy some workout pants and went with the 22/24. I also bought some pajama pants and did the same thing. When I tried them on, they were too big. So I went down to a size 18/20 and they fit perfectly! Woo hoo! One step closer to single digits.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
So I did really well this week. I have four 4 star days this week which lead me to a weight loss of 1.8lbs. So my current weight is 261.6. Now I am only 2.6 lbs away from reaching my next goal of 259. I wonder if I can lose that this week? I don't know, but I am going to try.
Five days this week, I ate under 1800 calories. Unfortunately, on the days I went above 1800, I went above by 500 calories. No more of that this week. My birthday is in 7 weeks. If I want to get down to 246 by then, I need to step up my game and get it done!
Yesterday we went to Monster Jam. That is monster trucks for people who don't know. We did a lot of walking. I had clocked 8,000 steps before the show even started. By the time we got home, I was at 11,000. We had a blast and I got to meet one of my favorite drivers George Balhan. I am posting pictures in my photo gallery if anyone wants to see. I may even post some pictures from when we went two years ago to see if there is any difference. I don't know what I weighed 2 years ago, but I know it was more then I am now. Hopefully next year when we go, I will look completely different. lol
Anyway, Happy Sparking!
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