Thursday, October 27, 2011
Goals of all sorts.
I haven't done so well on my October goals. I've tried one or two new recipes, but not the 1 a week that I had planned for. And the cleaning? LOLOLOLOL yeah, its a nice goal, but my follow-thru hasn't been so good. And I may or may not hit 1200 fitness minutes. (I'm over 900 right now...and the Marine Corps 10K is this Sunday, so... I dunno.. its in the realm of possibility I guess.)
That said I am not feeling like a "failure" like I would in the past. I'm doing my best -- even despite an awww [expletive delted] week I had awhile back. It was like the spark dimmed but didn't go out. And THAT is definitely a victory.
Yearly goals... at the beginning of the year I had set two health related goals: to end the year weighing less than I had at the beginning of the year. On 1/4/11 I weighed 221.8... as of this past Tuesday I weighed in at 191.4. So that goal is met. My second health related goal was to rack up at least 10,000 fitness minutes in the year. I didn't work out yesterday at all but despite that I'm at 9,898 for the year. So I will *definitely* make that goal, easily. (and wonder now if I should change it/up it??)
I like having goals...but I've learned against setting weight goals with a deadline. For instance awhile back I *had* been averaging 5 lbs/month....so I had hoped by the time MCM rolled around that I'd be at -75 lbs down. Well, -61.8 isn't shabby by any stretch of the imagination!!
But.. my birthday is 7 weeks away. (Dec 13) Its not a milestone or anything - I just turn the answer to life, the universe and everything. (Geeky reference! LOL) But I'm wondering if I should try hit a certain weight/lbs lost by that time. Not that I'd beat myself up or consider myself a failure if I didn't get it..but just as something to shoot for. You know?
Why not. I think I'll shoot for a modest 1 lb a week. If I achieved that (or greater) I'd be at 184.4 -- which I can tell you right now would be simply AWESOME because I'd be at 29.8 BMI for my height.. over weight VS the obese I am now and *morbidly* obese I was at my heaviest.
I'm trying to decide what if anything I'd like to get myself if I hit the goal... I'll have to ponder that.
As far as ultimate weight goal.. well, the range for my height at least as far as weight watchers is concerned is 124 to 155 lbs. I have never in my life (expect maybe pre-puberty lol) been as low as 124. I can't even begin to imagine it. The first time I did weight watchers I got down to 135.
I've decided to set my official weight watchers goal at 153, because that would be a little over 100 lbs (I want that 100 lb charm for one thing!), but then after maintenance was over I'd like to maybe get a bit below that.. how much lower I'm not sure. 140? maybe 135 again? My primary care physician doesn't think I could get that low..but I am sorta wanting to prove him wrong.
We'll see how it goes.