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January Progress? and February Goals

Friday, February 01, 2013

I started January with the absolute best of intentions. I set 5 goals for the year.

1. Save $10,000- I have not really made much progress toward this goal. I have been saving money like usual, but I had intended to set up a separate "untouchable" account for savings that I never got around to doing.

2. Do daily devotionals- I have been very faithful with this goal. I did a devotional every day either in the morning or before I went to bed.

3. Attend one meet-up group each month- I did not do this at all.

4. Get 1000 monthly fitness minutes- I finished the month at 1,065 minutes, so I made it, even if it was just barely...

5. Eat in my calorie range 90% of the time- I actually did this! Even though I went out to eat, had friends in town visiting and drank alcohol; I managed to stay within my calorie range 94% of the time this month.

So overall, while far from perfect, I did all right this month. I could definitely have done better, but it could have been way worse, especially with all the crap life threw at me. Weight-wise I don't think I made a whole lot of progress. After hitting my all time highest weight in August 2012, I lost 16 pounds and started this year at about 169 pounds. This month, my weight has been fluctuating. When I weigh myself first thing in the morning, I usually weigh between 165 and 168 pounds. This seems consistent with my weigh-ins with personal trainers. Towards the beginning of January, I was weighing in at 172 (this was at the end of the day) and last night I weighed in at 169.5, so not bad. I think I can safely say that I lost a few pounds, or at least I'm moving in the right direction.

I wanted to put up pictures today, so I could do a visual comparison, but I was having technical difficulties. Maybe tomorrow I will share the pictures.
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    It looks like you've made a GREAT start to 2013!! emoticon
    1965 days ago
    Great!! Feb will be even better!!
    1967 days ago
    I think you are doing great, especially in light of your stress and setbacks! That is really fantastic progress even if you feel you could have done a little better. 1,065 minutes is stellar!
    Keep plugging away and eventually you will meet them all!
    1967 days ago
    Way to go! Congratulations on the weight loss! But continue to give yourself credit for the things you did accomplish in January! Re-evaluate your goals and mistake, then press forward! You can do it!

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    1967 days ago
  • JENAE954
    Happy to hear you are giving yourself credit for all the things you HAVE accomplished.
    None of us is perfect.
    Enjoy your journey.
    1967 days ago
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