“Action is the foundational key to all success.”
– Pablo Picasso
Best case scenario, I can help to inspire someone else to stay on track to reach their goals. Worst case scenario, I’ll suffer from a term I’ve recently coined, “Bloggers Remorse,” by sharing more than my comfort zone wants me to.
Here are my goals for getting healthy and a recap of my progress so far. I will update this post weekly after weighing in.
You’ll notice that while I am tracking my weight because it’s a measurement to tell me how I’m doing, my real objective for this post is to track my activity. I can’t control when my body releases weight, but I can control the amount of exercise I do and the quality and amount of food I put in my body.
This chart below does not include the days I’ve walked instead of going to the gym. I’ll be sure to track that information for future weeks. I’m also going to start tracking the number of days I’m tracking my food to help me stay on track.
The graph shows my weight loss progress so far. I’ll update it regularly as well.
What are your thoughts about tracking goals and measuring your progress? Do you track activity or results?
Please share your tips/thoughts in the comments below.
- Attend a Weight Watcher’s meeting every week no matter what the scale says.
- Swim at least 2 days per week.
- Weight Train at least 2 days per week.
Weight Loss Progress
|Activity||Weigh-In Date||Weight||Amount +/-||Total Lost|
|Signed up for WW||5/2/2013||307.8|
|Week of BlogHer 5K Travel for Work: 7/25-7/29||7/31/2013||289.8||2.0||18.0|
|Walked 5.6 Miles||8/21/2013||284.8||1.8||23.0|
|Lake Geneva 5K||8/28/2013||286.6||1.8||21.2|
|Started Masters Swim||9/4/2013||283||-3.6||24.8|
|Women Rock Chicago 5K||9/25/2013||280.4||1.6||27.4|
|Started Weight Training 1 Hr Personal Training||10/2/2013||276.4||-4.0||31.4|
|Two 1 Hr Weight Training||10/9/2013||276.4||0.0||31.4|
|Two 1/2 Hr Weight Training||10/16/2013||276.4||0.0||31.4|
|Travel for Work 10/17-10/20 One 1/2 Hr Weight Training||10/23/2013||270.4||-6.0||37.4|
|I Pink I Can 5K on 10/23/13 One 1/2 hr Training||10/30/2013||269.2||-1.2||38.6|
|2 Killer 1/2 hour Training Sessions. Swimming 6 days. Focused Tracking.||11/6/2013||265.4||-3.8||42.4|
|2 1/2 hour training sessions (conditioning). Swimming 5 days. Adding more carbs.||11/13/2013||267.4||2.0||40.4|
|2 1/2 hour training sessions. Swimming 4 days.||11/20/2013||267.4||0.0||40.4|
|Goal, weigh 250 or less (missed it)||12/25/2013||–||–||–|
|Started Squat & Crunches Challenge–Results of 5 Christmas Celebrations…||1/1/2014||263.6||+1.8||44.2|
|New Goal: 355 by Valentine’s Day (Fell on ice and hurt rib: light training this week)||1/8/2014||263.4||-.2||44.4|
|Trainer gave me a challenge: No Chocolate until Valentine’s Day||1/15/2014||261.2||-2.2||46.6|
|No Swimming (medical reasons) Walked track during swim time instead. Increased training sessions.||1/22/2014||257.0||-4.2||50.8|
|Walking this week: Romance novels good distraction from working out boredom!||1/29/2014||256||-1||51.8|
|Goal 255 by Valentine’s Day! (Nailed it one and 1/2 weeks early!) (Swimming again)||2/5/2014||255||-1||52.8|
|Swimming 2 days, training 2 days: Started back on squat & plank challenges (Set new goal to be 240 by my 40th birthday)||2/12/2014||254.2||-.8||53.6|
|Training/Swimming/Tracking (FB group accountability)||2/19/2014||250.2||-4||57.6|
|Training/Swimming/Tracking (Lost 20% of starting weight & passed the 60 pound mark!)||3/5/2014||247.2||-2.6||60.6|
|Training/Swimming/Tracking (Re-upped no sugar commitment.) **Crunch Time!**||3/12/2014||245.8||-1.4||62|
|I’m turning 40 this week: Goal of 240 by 40 (gonna be a stretch, but I’m going for it anyway!)||3/26/2014|