October Review / November Goals

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

November 1
Weigh-in: 199 (-5.2)
BMI: 29.4 (-.8) (Officially not obese - 'just' overweight)
Size 16 (but definitely more comfortable fit)

Measurements - Total inches for October 1.75".
Waist: 34.75 (-.75)
Hips: 45 (-.5)
Thigh: 26.5 (-.5)
Upper Arm: 13 (even)
*Should have been measuring my boobs- they have certainly shrunk! LOL!

Just a quick review of my October goals:
emoticon: Sparked daily, weigh-in on Tuesdays, Thanksgiving plan, 1200 exercise minutes, completed first 5k, one-on-one time with my boys.

emoticon: Tracking calories fell off track for a few days, my freggies still need work, although I got up in the morning a few times - I'm not satisfied as it was not consistent, and S/T fell short of my goal too. Lastly, my loss was 5.2lbs not 8lbs - aim high, right!?

Moving on - what are my November goals?

First of all, let me recognize that November is going to be a stressful month for me - I'm working really hard to not stress too much and manage this with regular exercise and support - my hubby will be finishing up a course he's been taking and then looking for work. Praying he'll land something by the end of the month. So I'm not going to challenge myself with too many other things month - my personal challenge will be to manage stress without food.

emoticon SPARK daily! Log on, track meals, blog, check in with others, read inspirational/motivational stories, QOTD email, etc.

emoticon Track calories at least 6 days/week, staying within limits (1,610 - 1,960) -
.... Focus on clean eating, and 350-400 cal breakfasts

emoticon Weekly weigh-in, Sunday mornings to correlate with Project: Make Yourself

emoticon Fruits/veggies, 5/day

emoticon Exercise - this is going to be broken into two parts this month:
1000mins/month - vigorous exercise (running, Arc Trainer, S/T, Ab Blast)
250mins/month - light exercise (yoga, walking, etc)
.... My hope is that if I focus on getting more vigorous exercise for my 1000 minutes then I will see a greater loss.
.... And the 250 minutes for the lighter exercise can be my 10-minute morning Yoga or lunchtime walks.

emoticon Morning Yoga - 4-5 days a week.

emoticon Strength training is a MUST ~ each part twice per week (upper, lower, core)

emoticon November goal loss: 6lbs - my 30th birthday is December 20th (7 weeks from now, and I'd like to be out of the 190's by then, 1.43lbs per week)
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