Today is the first of my quarterly weigh-ins. We all knew I wasn’t going to hit my goal, but I’m still posting about it to stay accountable.
Goal weight: 209.5 Pounds
Weight: 225 Pounds
Difference: +15.5 Pounds
Voila, a stone too heavy. Even though I didn’t hit my goal, I do feel like I achieved something in the past 3 months…
3 Month Summary
Start weight: 227 pounds
Heaviest Weight: 234 pounds
End weight: 225 pounds
Jan-March: 2 pounds lost
Heaviest weight-March: 7 pounds lost
It doesn’t sound like much, but it’s good to be losing weight overall rather than gaining! I considered changing the next goal as I didn’t make this one, but I think for now I’m going to leave it as it is, and if I don’t reach the next one I’ll rethink the remaining goals afterwards.
Speaking of which…
28.06.15: 199 Pounds
26 pounds to lose in 3 months. 8.7 pounds per month, ~2 pounds per week.
Now to get cracking on this with some meal planning!
Yesterday I had planned on going for a run. I kept leaving it because I wanted to make sure my food had gone down before going. No-one wants a vommy run. I left it too late and didn’t end up running. I was doing some organizing, and eventually decided to make a daily schedule. Of my life. As Mandrew eloquently put it, ‘instead of going running, you made a schedule about going running’…Yes. Yes I did. I regret nothing. I enjoy making plans and creating visual things I can stick up onto my wall. My schedule is colour coded by activity.
It goes a little something like this:
5am – Wake up
5:15 – Run
6:00 – Breakfast
6:45 – Leave for work
8:30 – Work
12:30 – Lunch
13:00 – Walk
13:30 – Work
17:30 – Commuting home
19:30 – Dinner
22:00 – Bedtime
This is more or less every weekday, with a couple of changes – for example Zumba on a Thursday at 7:30.
Exciting stuff. I want to think I will stick to it, I am going to try to. Some days it will have to be a little flexible based on what else is going on, but for the majority of the week this should be more or less the same.
What I also did – Inspired by Obese: A Year To Save My Life, which I may be a bit obsessed with at the moment – was make a 3 month, 6 month, 9 month and 1 year goal chart, for my one I chose to split this into lose 10% of original weight per 3 months. Here are my goals:
Start Weight: 228 Pounds
21.12.14 – 3 months: 205 Pounds
21.03.15 – 6 months: 182 Pounds
19.06.14 – 9 months: 159 Pounds
22.09.14 – 1 Year: 136 pounds
I’m scheduling these into my calendar so I remember to do the weigh ins for it! Exciting stuff. I will still be doing my weekly weigh ins, and taking monthly measurements as always, so you’ll still be hearing from me on a regular basis!