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 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
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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
that’s the new name of my game. I have maintaining down to a science. This year, I’m going to get the rest of my way to goal. Here are some small and big picture things I’m doing to achieve this accountability:
Blog. Yeah, we’ll see how that goes. But when I was losing, I was blogging. So we’re going to try it again On the writing theme, I’m tracking. I was a master at tracking way back when and it’s time to go back. I don’t see what my road block is here. I face the foods when I see . . . → Keep Going: Accountability
with today’s workout complete, Q1 of the #GoTheDist challenge is as well
Q1 mileage: January: 114.23 bike / 4.01 walking
February: 62.18 bike / 8.61 walking
March: 62.57 bike / 31.24 walking
Total: 238.98 bike . / 43.86 walking
Although only the ~239 miles counts for #GoTheDist, I’m very impressed with those totals. While it looks like I wasn’t any more active in March than I was in a (sick & traveling) February, it’s more that I walked home a lot more. Not as strenuous as the gym, but good activity and good for the head.
Thought about adjusting . . . → Keep Going: #GoTheDist: Q1 Complete
and I’m mostly still on track.
I had a slower start to exercise then I wanted because I started off the year sick. Still, I made myself go to the gym on both Sunday and Monday and even a short workout is better than none at all.
So far, I’m in a good place for #GoTheDist. 21.41 miles out of a goal of 750 for the year and 175 for Q1. I think I can do it even when I switch to more walks over bikes when the weather is nicer. Speaking of nice weather, it was 13F . . . → Keep Going: so a week into 2012
no, not involving blogging more. I randomly have the best of intentions which then fade fast.
Challenges of the activity variety. Back in February I mentioned a challenge that seemed interesting. Of course, I did nothing with it. Lately, I’ve been watching Fat Girl vs. World’s #GoTheDist challenge and I decided if I didn’t join I wouldn’t do it. So I signed up. I tracked nearly 520 miles this yr. of exercise from April to December. I think I can do 750 next year. Maybe my knee will even strengthen to the point where I can get past the . . . → Keep Going: Challenges
what a difference a year makes
I was thinking a lot today about why I’ve been struggling since September. Well maybe struggling isn’t the word, but losing focus. I’m still basically where I was in September but there has been a lot of up and down and a lot of crap food choices causing the ups in that up and down . Where on earth is the focus and commitment I had from March to September? And what can I do to get it back?
While at the gym on the recumbent bike and watching Notre Dame play Miami . . . → Keep Going: goal vs. Goal
% Pounds Lost Date 10 20.9 4/27 WI 20 41.8 7/28 WI 25 52.25 30 62.7 33 68.97 40 83.6
When I first joined Weight Watchers I was curious how they set mini goals as percentages. I shouldn’t say I like absolutes as I still haven’t set a goal, but I really don’t like %s. They don’t mean as much to me when I have to do the math. I guess I prefer to think in decades. Still, I decided tonight to think about the percentages. I had no idea how close I was to 25% until I did the . . . → Keep Going: It’s all about the percentages
I’m not calling it a 6lb loss, but I’ll certainly take the numbers. Brings me to 48.2 overall.
Part of the reason last week’s gain was as bad as it was was that I knew the week was a lost one from half ass tracking and poor food choices, so what did I do on WI eve? Chicken burger with avocado, fries and a ton of salt and then dessert when I got home. Not the best decision and I didn’t track it, but I moved on.
The previous week had been up .2 so it was really nice to . . . → Keep Going: -6? Um, wow