Wednesday, February 06, 2013
February 2013 Goals
I did really great in January. My goal was to lose 4-5 pounds and I lost 4.4 pounds! Right on the mark!
I think I will go back to setting and posting monthly goals. I feel that I have a routine that is working for me. I don't need to make any drastic changes to it at this point.
My main goal for February 2013 is to lose another 4-5 pounds. I am off to a good start already. Today I weighed in at 155.0! I am now down a total of 6 pounds from my starting weight of 161 on 1/1/13.
I will continue to track my food. I still feel the food tracker is very helpful. And it's gotten to be a habit now, so it's not an inconvenience anymore.
I will continue to work on increasing my activity level. In January, I tried to push too hard, too soon and had to back off. This month I will be more careful.
I have a Fitbit One now and it's fun to track my calories burned each day. It helps me figure out how many calories I really should be eating to lose weight. It motivates me to move a little more each day also.
Overall, I am pleased with my performance in January. It wasn't easy. I had a lot of very "frustrating" moments. My feelings go up and down constantly. One minute I just know I can do it and the next I feel like throwing in the towel! Sometimes, it seems so unfair that I have to work so hard to lose even one pound. But "it is what it is" as they say! I am not one of those people with tons of willpower or discipline with food. So it has been a pleasant surprise that I managed to get through the entire month of January sticking to my food plan. I think it is my sheer "Determination" that is getting me through the tough times!
I big "Thank You" to all my spark friends for their support! I know you are all having a positive effect on my journey. I truly appreciate each and every comment and "like" you have contributed!
I know I have a long way to go to get to my first goal of 140 pounds. But I feel I am well on my way. I am so DETERMINED to get there by my birthday in June!
Wishing everyone success and happiness in February!