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Progress and Goals

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Since the scale is moving slowly for me, I figured it is time to take stock of my Non-Scale Victories (NSV) and set an updated set of goals. I don't intend for this to sound like a bragging blog, my goal is just to write these milestones down to keep track of progress easily forgotten and to set my mind in the right framework for the next set of goals.

I had RNY Surgery on July 11, 2012. I lost 25 pounds several years before the surgery and was able to maintain that, but despite exercise and diet efforts I was stuck and discouraged.

I have lost 60.5 pounds since July. This puts my weight at 199.5. YES! I have hit onderland! My body is so happy about this that it is planning on staying at this exact weight for a while. emoticon

Although my wight has stayed the same for several weeks now, the size 16 petite pants that just fit are too big emoticon and I will be taking them in this weekend. I've also dropped 1/2 of a shoe size. I plan to do a little bit of clothes shopping this weekend to see what my new size is. More on this later!

I can complete a 45 minute heavy-duty workout on the elliptical - this is at high speed and high resistance and using tabata intervals. emoticon

I am able to row 1,000 meters in 6 minutes. emoticon

I can do 5 X 5 squats on the "squat machine" set with 100 pounds of weight. emoticon

I can do 40 sit-ups in 1 minute.

My injured knee -Miniscus (? Spelling) Tear is healed. A combination of strengthening my muscles and hauling around less weight. Also, the general overall achiness and soreness is gone. Sore feet - gone! Moving without pain - priceless!

I can do the 6 long flights (it is an old building with 25 steps between each floor) of steps up to my office and although I'm huffing and puffing a bit when I get there, my recovery time is less than 1 minute! emoticon

I stop eating before the food on my plate is all gone. Not because I am on a diet, but because I am satisfied. emoticon

I meet my daily protein goal (80 g); my daily water goal (80 ounces) and at least 80 minutes of moderate - very active status on my fitbit.

I pull clothes out of my closet that didn't fit before. These are just slipping on. Some are too big and I'm taking 1-2 lage bags of clothes to Goodwill each month.

I caught a glimpse of myself in a store window and thought "Wow, that's me!" emoticon

Next set of goals - over the next three months, I will:

Run a 5 k in May 2013. Yes run! emoticon

Put my house on the market so we can move closer to our work in Madison.

Add an evening walk around the neighborhood and weekend gardening to hit 15,000 steps on my fitbit at least three days per week and continue my goal of 10,000 steps each day the rest of the week. emoticon

Increase my daily stair goal to 20 flights.

Lose 15 pounds. This is 5 per month. I'll admit, I'd like this goal number to be higher, but I also want to be realistic. I am working with a personal trainer to make certain my weight loss is from fat loss and not muscle loss. We measure my body composition each months so I'd like my body fat ratio to be about 35% by May 31, 2013.

Here Goes!!! emoticon

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