I did it. I finally bit the bullet and revised my #GoTheDist goal for the year. Not because I’m less active than I thought, but because my initial goal was essentially a math error. I bike at roughly 3x the speed I walk, there was no way I was going to hit what was essentially a bike goal. So the new goal is 500 miles. That’s still highly debatable, but at least it’s realistic-ish.
Here’s my mileage so far this year:
Walking Biking Totals for January 16.28 58.89 Totals for February 20.52 54.15 Totals for March 25.08 37.61
Totals for . . . → Keep Going: Go The Dist: Revised
Loss Since April 7: 1.0
Total Loss: 17.8 lbs
Weigh in for DietBet 1 (Jan 28) and weigh out for DietBet 3 (April 23)
Excuse the bedhead.
I was worried about this DietBet. I hit my number at the two week mark, but then I wasn’t losing any more. I also knew I was going to be away this weekend. Friday when I left, I was half a pound over. I decided to just do my best, make smart choices, and track. I weighed myself last night when I got home and thought I was in a good place . . . → Keep Going: Weigh In: April 23, ISO: DietBet
Loss Since March 10: 1.6 lbs
Total Loss: 16.8 lbs
I could look at that and be disappointed, but I’ve instead chosen to focus on the last two weeks where I got back on track.
I was so good through March 10 but then some things popped up and I wasn’t. I still tracked every mouthful but I wasn’t drinking enough and made some less than ideal food choices when rushed/stressed/out of my comfort zone. Within the last two weeks I’m back in my own environment where I can more easily control my choices, on a more normal schedule (goodbye . . . → Keep Going: Weigh In: April 7 and Accountability Redux
an interesting post, via @LoseIt.
While it’s an interesting explanation of what the pro version of LoseIt offers (which the site itself doesn’t explain as clearly) it’s also a very solid look at the reasons I started to struggle with Weight Watchers despite my initial success with the program.
I had fallen out of love with Weight Watchers, and it was time for me to move on. I still recommend it to people who are new to weight loss, especially people with a lot to lose, but I find that most people end up wanting to move on to something . . . → Keep Going: Weight Watchers vs. Calories
Weekly Loss: 2.6 lbs
Total Loss: 15.2 lbs
Honestly, I’m losing in the most bizarre places. Not remotely complaining, but it’s weird to lose in my face and legs first. Over all, thrilled with progress since I recommitted and this is the longest (42 days since January 28) that I’ve been focused since I started this journey. I have tracked every morsel I put in my mouth since then and it hasn’t felt like a chore at all. I will finish it this year. I am “All In”, no doubt inspired by this weekend’s reading. Speaking of this weekend …
. . . → Keep Going: Weigh In: March 10 and 300
Weekly Loss: 1.5 lbs
Total Loss: 12.6 lbs
And the downward trend continues. Yay.
I’m fibbing slightly. This is yesterday’s number because I fell in a vat of sodium. But I’m glad I WI daily and track obsessively because I know that this morning’s number isn’t real weight. My numbers are slightly out of sync with LoseIt because I started that after I started the first DietBet, but I LOVE DietBet’s weekly reports. I just spent an unholy amount dumping them into excel and analyzing my habits
Stay away from the sodium. OK, that’s not a lesson learned. . . . → Keep Going: Weigh In: March 3
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I didn’t end up as far down as I thought I would because my scale has been all over the map and I did my final weigh in in the . . . → Keep Going: DietBet Round 2: Official Winner
Weekly Loss: 0.5 lbs
Total Loss: 11.1 lbs
A loss is a loss. Yeah, I’ll parrot the official loss of any loss is a good thing, but this week has been bizarre. The scale has been all over the place for two reasons: a little too much eating out and a touch of the stomach flu. Plus, the cold is finally? gone and I have my appetite back.
I made good choices while eating out but holy crap, restaurant food is salty. I am still tracking (down to the 5 chips I ate at the restaurant) so I know the . . . → Keep Going: Weigh In: February 24
WIs for Diet Bet 2 and 3
also known as “I don’t see it in the mirror daily but I definitely see it in the photo.”
This also has to be the first time where the first place the weight (or lack thereof) has shown in my face before anywhere else.
I haven’t officially won Round 2 since weigh out isn’t tomorrow but barring diving into a massive salt vat, I will. WOW. I’m not sure what it was about DietBet that gave me the kick in the ass I needed, but I’m definitely doing Round 3., which starts . . . → Keep Going: DietBet: WI 2