Monday, November 02, 2009

I will not be a statistic!

Well, at least a bad one! I can't remember who's blog it was that posted this (sorry), but he or she (sorry again!) was having the psych evaluation in anticipation of having surgery and one of the things that was brought up was that after 2 years of hitting goal weight that *most* people gain back 20% of the weight that they lost. (Dang, I sure wish I could remember the blog, so I could get it right and ask about it!)

Anyhoo, seeing that has helped me to recommit (the funniest things seem to trigger me) and motivate me to keep on track and within my goal range of 138 - 142 lbs. I have not been on the scale since 'candypalooza' as Thursday is my official weigh in day. I figured I might as well just stick to that and *maybe* I'll luck out and be within range when I weigh in on Thursday. : ) And - note to self - If I am not, I only have MYSELF to blame from candypalooza.

(Yikes, my goal weight was 149lbs. If I gained back 20% of what I lost to get there (85lbs), that would be 17lbs to bring me to: 166lbs! Uh, no way jose.)

So, my immediate goals for November (thanks to all the people that have been posting monthly goals - that also has triggered me!) are as follows:
  • Post a blog entry once a day.
  • Workout at least 20 days this month (5 days a week).
  • Workout a minimum of 60 mins each time.
  • On Thanksgiving (November 26), target weight is 138 lbs - low-end of target range.
  • Setup a cool virtual route like Julie.
Exercise so far:
  • November 1 - uh, none (Not a good start! But Sunday is usually a rest day for me.)
  • November 2 - 65 mins (4.6 miles - in anticipation of setting up virtual route.) - 19 workouts to go.
  • November 3 - 65 mins (4.6 miles) - 18 workouts to go


julie said...

Setting up a virtual route is a lot easier than I thought it would be. I use Google Earth. There's a button at the top that looks like a ruler. When you push it, a box with two tabs opens up. The path tab allows you to create a path by clicking all along the road until you've reached however many miles you traveled.

First, pick a starting point and final destination. I used mapquest to get directions. I use an Excel spreadsheet to track which days I exercise, what I did for exercise, and how many minutes/miles/and calories burned. At the end of the month, I total the miles and travel that distance on Google Earth. I use the push pins to keep track of where I ended the previous months and to keep a running total of how many miles I've traveled.

There are different ways to do this, of course, this is just how I do it.

Good luck! I'm looking forward to watching your "trip"!

Melanie said...

Good luck with your November goals. You'll be fine I'm sure.