Saturday, August 24, 2013
My goals for BLC22 were:
*To reach (again) the weight of 190.
*To succeed on the 12-week exercise streak.
*To fit comfortably into specific pants and tops that I can't now wear.
The short version of this evaluation is that I didn't achieve any of my stated goals.
The more involved version is this:
# During the past 12 weeks I bonded with a great group of people called the Midnight Mustangs.
# I stepped way out my comfort zone by taking a strength training class with a personal trainer where there were 4 students and I was the oldest and heaviest --- BUT not the weakest!!!
# I did great on the 12-week streak until I became sick and missed 3 days of exercise in week 7. Since then I have again exercised at least 5 days per week.
# I got some great advice about the fact that FITBIT replaces lost devices (I had lost my $100 Fitbit on my first hike last October). I called the company and got a NEW ONE!!! It has motivated me in so many ways during the past 2 weeks that I have had it!
# At this moment I am down 5.5 pounds from the start of BLC. That is 7 pounds shy of my original goal, but I figure that every loss is a gain!
# I am in a MUCH better place mentally and emotionally than I was 12 weeks ago.
# I am ready for a great BLC 23!!!