I would like to get back into the habit of doing a weekly post on thursdays on how my “Getting stronger/healthier” Goal is going, it really helped to know that if I had that extra something that I would have to report it, to find the time to get that third walk in so I meet my goals for the week etc.
So in 2010, I lost just over 50 pds in total, slowly over the past year, I have been fairly stable, but slowly about ten pds had been gained back, sometimes I would lose a few pds and then hold, and then gain a couple.. but it would be very fair to say that I took off 40 pds and held stable at that for most of this year, which is good but I really need to get back at it, I want to lose at least 50 pds from now to the end of 2012, anything over is a bonus.
So last week I started getting busy on making a few changes, in truth not that many different changes, just cutting portions, and moving back to my herbal tea’s instead of enjoying once a day hot chocolate, hello, Hot chocolate 240 calories per cup, vs tea 30 calories per cup. No Seconds allowed period! Checked the blood pressure this week and I am still optimal in my results on that.
So when I got on the scale this morning, I was thrilled to see that I am down 3.2 pds, that’s awesome! and a great start.. so only 46.8 pds to go!
Got a new pair of really good quality walking/light hiking shoes, wow, I have not had to buy good shoes in awile, I tend to wear mine out before getting more, they are REALLY getting up there in price, and the brand I picked had odd sizing, but I found a pair that fit really well, and I can’t wait to break them in and enjoy getting in some extra fall walking time.
Goals for the coming week.
- Eat breakfast within the first hour I am up.
- No seconds on anything
- Only three desserts for the week
- Eat a little more protein and a little less carbs on the main dinner meals.
- One extra cleaning project per day for extra workout
- One small upper weight workout per day
That’s enough to try and do in the next week, so any of you working on gaining more general strength? Or wanting to get a little extra walking in? or working on trying to get a few pds off at the moment? If so, drop a note and let me know how its going for you?