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June Results, July Goals -- Back to Basics

Monday, July 01, 2013

What a strange month!

Fitness Minutes: 3232 (almost identical to last month)
Pounds Lost: 2.6

1) Eat a salad a day emoticon I ate salad on 27/30 days of the month.
2) Continue to strength train at least 3x/week emoticon With the exception of the first week, I hit or exceeded this goal every week.

3) Meditate and/or practice goal visualization and mental calm about ten minutes a day emoticon I was really spotty with this and then gave up entirely. I think a regular meditation practice will really benefit me but I have to work my way up to a goal like this. This goal was a bit capricious and subsequently I failed to succeed on this front.

4) Lose at least 6 pounds
emoticon I'm really glad I lost weight this month but it obviously wasn't enough. I was lax in my eating and really went all out for my anniversary. As a result, I didn't lose even half as much as I wanted to. What's more is I started questioning my desire to even lose more weight. From a health perspective, I absolutely want to continue to lose. But I'm really happy with my appearance and I've been allowing that contentment to breed complacency. In July, I need to reaffirm my commitment to my goals. I have 8 more pounds to lose to get out of the obese category and I will do it!

5) Average less than 1400 calories a day for the month of June

Close but no cigar, I averaged about 1450 for the month.

6) Keep the log in, nutrition tracking water intake streak alive emoticon I'm on day 156 of my streak.

July will be back to basics. In June I had too many goals which diluted my focus. Since I'm doing BLC right now, I don't need too many goals -- the challenge will provide extra work for me several times a week. So, I'm going to keep my goals simple, small and manageable. Here they are.


1) Eat clean (whole foods, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, lean protein).
2) Keep the streak alive.
3) Lose 5 pounds.

That's it! Here's to July!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FLDEEZ 7/5/2013 10:43PM

    What a great idea to have monthly goals and then actually go back and review them. Maybe I will start by making a goal to have concrete goals!

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TEMPEST272002 7/2/2013 1:23PM

    I'm glad that you are acknowledging what you did right last month as well as identifying where you could do better. I'm on day 8 of clean eating & feeling great. It's really surprising how quickly my taste buds change so that I can taste "chemical" in processed foods.

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PENNYSAVER2 7/2/2013 12:31PM


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RUNNING_THIN 7/2/2013 6:59AM

    I LOVE the monthly summary!
I think I'm going to start doing this also!

Thanks for sharing!
Great Job!

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MEDDYPEDDY 7/2/2013 1:42AM

    Great achievements! If you are happy with your appearance maybe you should focus on keeping that steady for a month or two and then decide whether to lose more?

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KING_SLAYER 7/2/2013 1:18AM

    Over all June wasn't too bad to you, not a big loss for the month, but a loss none the less! Here's to a great July!

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CAPECODBABE 7/1/2013 7:35PM

    Great goals! emoticon

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FUNLOVEN 7/1/2013 7:26PM

    Congrats on all that you did accomplish ! I like that you cut your goals back. I find that I get way too overwhelmed when I have to many things to try and keep track of. Have a wonderful and successful July !


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MIRMIUM 7/1/2013 6:31PM

    I love the way you are reflecting on the positives and negatives of June. I really think you did do a great job meeting some critical goals like nutrition tracking and eating more salad. These are great and healthy changes to your life that are really going to benefit you!

I like that you've simplified things for July. I've found that it is critical to give myself goals that are almost too easy to meet. Like my calorie range. I tried to make it more strict, failed to do it a few times, and almost completely stopped nutrition tracking. If you are struggling, change it up! For me, I increased my activity level and made my range less strict, suddenly I was succeeding and that was helping me to feel as though I could continue to succeed.

Here's to a brand new month filled with exciting challenges! emoticon

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LIZ324_NYC 7/1/2013 3:39PM

    These goals are totally reasonable! emoticon

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TERMITEMOM 7/1/2013 2:54PM

    Good and reachable goals. emoticon

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AMBER281 7/1/2013 2:34PM

    Great goals you can do this!

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LYNSEY723 7/1/2013 1:48PM

    Great goals! You can do it!

AND... you did AWESOME in June!

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MOONSTREAM 7/1/2013 1:44PM

    thats awesome progress. I'm going to make some July goals too, thanks.

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BIGPAWSUP 7/1/2013 1:37PM

    You're moving in the right direction. I know you can do this.

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