May 3 Weigh-In: Down 3 Pounds

Awesome! For the first time in weeks I feel back on track. This is what happens when you track your food!

Awesome! For the first time in weeks I feel back on track. This is what happens when you track your food!

After a week of successfully tracking my meals, my weight started moving in the right direction once again. I dropped 3 pounds this week. I do plan to celebrate…by going on a run.

I now weigh 214 pounds, for a total weight loss of 111 pounds. I did set a short-term goal to weigh 200 pounds by the end of May. I hoped to reach the 200-pound mark by the end of April, but thanks to a plateau, that didn’t happen.

So I pushed that short-term goal back to the end of May. It’s a tall order after the 5 pound gain over the last couple of weeks. I’ll need to lose an average of 3.5 pounds a week for that to happen. I’ll do my best, but I’m not going to starve myself.

Overall I have 74 more pounds to lose to reach my goal weight of 140 pounds. I think it’s realistic for me to reach goal by year’s end. Keeping my focus and not cutting corners with my good eating habits are key.


I’m Down 3 Pounds And Closing In On Year-End Goal

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With my 3 pound weight loss this week, I’m now down a total of 86.6 pounds!

Woo hoo! I lost 3 more pounds this week, bringing my total weight loss to 86.6 pounds. Back in October I set a year-end goal of dropping about 20 pounds by December 31. As of today, I’m about half way there with 10.9 pounds to go in just a little over 6 weeks.

Clearly I didn’t do much math when I set the goal, because I’m just 13.4 pounds away from losing 100 pounds since this little journey began. Holy cow!

Well with Thanksgiving on the horizon, I’m not changing my 3-month goal now. Instead, I think hitting 100 pounds lost on my birthday (early January) is an awesome bonus!


Weekly Health Goals – October 13-19

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Setting weekly goals keeps me focused on reaching my 3-month goal of losing 19.5 lbs. Image courtesy of chanpipat and FreeDigitalPhotos.net

I didn’t hit all of my goals last week. I am a pound closer to hitting my 3-month weight loss goal of 19.5 lbs. But I missed my targets on the nutrition and workout front.

Thanks to a super busy week that featured lots of eating out, I missed my goal of eating 20g of cards for 4 days.  My first 3 days were great.  Then it all went down hill. This week is less hectic, so I’m attempting this goal again.

As for my workout goals, it turns out I can’t do a plank without falling on my face. I just don’t have the strength. So this week’s workout goal focuses on my upper body.

October 13 – 19 Goals

  • Workout – Continue with 30-Day Push-Up Challenge; Do 3 Upper Body Workouts
  • Nutrition – Eat a max of 20g of carbs/day for 4 days this week (repeat)
  • Other – Work on new make up skills this week
  • Reward – Treat myself to manicure