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Report Card 2014.03.08: (D)

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Weight: still above 205 = (0.0)
BodyFat: = 23% = (0.2)
Exercsise (1 Pilates, 1 weight, 1 reg, 1 boxing, 3 walks) = (0.7)
Eating = 3 fruits/vegetables average = (0.3)
Total= 1.2 (D)

Exercise (0.7):
Got most of my exercise in the first and last two days of this week.

Eating (0.3):
Only tracked the first few days, so the number was low.

Body Fat (0.2):
Did Pilates yesterday and ate out yesterday. Those each individually usually results in a 1% loss.

Weight (0.0):
Still above 205. Once I go below that, I will give myself 0.1 point for being below, 0.2 for being below 204, etc.

Total (1.2) D
I know that it sounds harsh to give myself a near failing grade, but the fact of the matter is that letter reflects my life from a health perspective.

I know how even minor increases in numbers motivate me. In the case of these 4, I know that the actual health benefits and life that will result from the B+/A- numbers will match the letters.

If I had tracked my eating, I would have eaten more fruits/vegetables and this would have probably gotten me a B-. If I had taken two more walks, I would have scored a B.

I have tried to "love" myself and "not beat myself up". The one consistency of doing that for the last 5 years is that it hasn't worked.

I got a lousy grade this week because I did a lousy job this week. I earned it. This upcoming week:
- 5 walks and four workouts (0.9)
- at least 7 FVs (0.7)
- 23% Body Fat (0.2)
- Hope to crack 204.8 (0.1)
This will yield a C.

Wish me luck.

-TD Out!

Grading Chart:
0.0 to 0.4: F
0.5 to 0.7: D-
0.8 to 1.2: D
1.3 to 1.4: D+
1.5 to 1.7: C-
1.8 to 2.2: C
2.3 to 2.4: C+
2.5 to 2.7: B-
2.8 to 3.2: B
3.3 to 3.4: B+
3.5 to 3.7: A-
3.8 to 4.0: A

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  • PICKIE98
    I think that your method is great:honesty and accountability from the most important person:YOU.
    Report cards are just that: not the final grade, not graduation, just a report for a certain time period. You test yourself every time you need to eat, drink or exercise. Good job Trent!

    1562 days ago
    Interesting indeed. I think the idea of grading yourself is definitely a different way to think about things. Thinking outside the box can be great though! Best of luck!
    1563 days ago
  • JAROL7
    Interesting report. If you are serious about losing weight, you have to track, measure, and budget every calorie. Exercise is important but tracking is far more important.
    1563 days ago
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