Wednesday, February 13, 2013
I had set an original goal of losing 13 pounds in 13 weeks this year.
6 weeks into the new year, I am down 10 pounds - SparkCoach has made a difference in me staying on track, although you can do it just with the free resources on the site.
I had set a minigoal for Valentine's day of trying to lose 12 pounds, so I came close. Have reset my goals for the 13 weeks (which will end April 1) to lose another pound per week. More importantly, I want to see my body fat percentage decrease.
For Lent I am going to try again to commit to strength training. Pushups and situps daily, and experiment with resistance band exercises.
Went in for my annual physical in January, and my cholesterol was too high. After taking generic Lipitor for a month, it is now below 200 (minor miracle!) and I plan to continue using the medication to reduce my risk of heart disease and stroke. I am genetically inclined to high cholesterol, but will be mindful of my nutrition even on the medicine. It's not an excuse to just eat anything.
I did really well in January, exercising daily. This month has gotten off to a rockier start, but my goal is to continue to aim for daily activity. My FitBit Ultra quit working, and they replaced it with the FitBit One. This is a great way to stay motivated, to aim for those 10,000 steps a day. Yesterday, it even called me an overachiever for passing 13,000 steps!