Saturday, April 13, 2013
I confess...I weigh every day, even though SparkPeople does not recommend it. I post my weight every time there is a decrease...not on consistent days.
My SparkCoach assignment today is to create a weekly weight report blog. What they recommend: weigh on the same day each week, same scale, same time, same clothing. I do all of that except for the once a week thing. So...for the sake of this report, I went to reports and wrote down my Saturday weight. That will be my weigh day for this chart. (still can't promise that I won't step on the scale every day). What I discovered is, what I called some short plateaus through my journey were not plateaus at all. I might have had a stretch of five days where my weight didn't change, but I have consistently lost weight every week. There are only two Saturdays that have the same weight. This will be a good chart to reference, even if I still weigh every day.
My SparkPeople plan projects me losing 50 pounds by June 20th. I set monthly mini-goals.
December 30 - 228
January 5 - 227.0
12 - 225.4
19 - 222.6
26 - 220.2
Mini-goal: 220 - GOAL MET
February 2 - 217.2
9 - 215.0
16 - 212.6
23 - 210.4
Mini-goal: 211 - GOAL MET
March 2 - 209.0
9 - 207.4
16 - 206.2
23 - 204.0
30 - 201.0
Mini-goal: 202 - GOAL MET
April 6 - 201.0 ***my only mini-plateau
13 - 198.6
20 - 198.0
hmmm...there is no way I will lose 5 pounds in a week to meet this month's goal. But I sure am not quitting. Ever onward!!!!
27 - 195.2
wow. Three pounds in a week. I like this weekly report. I probably won't be at 193 in three days, but I am close. I feel good.
May 4 - 194.2 - not at my mini-goal for April, but close.
11 - 192.0
18 - 191.0 - ok, not going as fast and falling behind some. But I am not dispairing. I am losing, and that is what counts. I am going to reset my mini goals. On average, I am losing 7 pounds a month.
25 - 189
Mini-goal: 189 ....yup! goal met and I still have a week in May!
June 1 - 187.8
8 - 188.4 A slight increase, but not as bad as I would have anticipated. Our two year old grandson drowned in a pool on June 1. This week has been a challenge. I have not been on SparkPeople or tracked, but I tried to be careful. I guess I did pretty good. Tracking starts back tomorrow with a new week.
15 - 188.4 I have managed to maintain my weight while having my daughter and family for a week's visit and Vacation Bible School every night. Very, very busy week. I am ready to get back to a regular routine.
22 - 185 - Wow, I didn't realize I lost this much this week. Whoohooo
29 - 184 - not bad. Only two pounds off.
July 7 - Didn't weigh. Was on a trip. When I got back I was 186
14 - 184
21 - 183
28 - 182
When I reach 178, I will have lost 50 pounds.
Ok...this is falling too far back in my blog entries. I am going to close this one and start a new one.
So, for the first 7 months of this year I have gone from 228-182. Now onward to the last stretch.
August 3 - 181
10 - 181
September 7 -
October 5 -
November 2 -
Mini-goal: 148 (this will be 80 pounds lost)
December 7 -
Reach final goal: 140 by end of the year. 88 pounds lost in 2013. (might try to make it an even 90 and go for 138.)