Welcome back!

I had an awesome week this week.  Not only because I lost some weight this week, but I feel really good at being back at it and moving forward again.  It’s a great feeling.  The new process seems to be working out pretty well.  Adding to this blog everyday and looking at what I accomplished each day is helping me stay focused.  Weighting things by their importance to me also seems to be working out better for me mentally.  When I miss something, I’m not beating myself up as much.

Let’s break it down:

Sunday C-

I logged all of my food, hit my calorie deficit and drank tons of water.  I forgot to weigh in this day (probably because I knew it was going to be ugly), I gained 12 pounds on my little two week vacation.  OUCH!  I was pretty lazy today, I didn’t move very much at all.

Monday A-

I did much better at getting off my but and moving, I didn’t hit 10k, but got in 7,500 much better!  Logged all my food and drank all the water.  I made good meal choices and had a 700 calorie deficit, NICE.  I hit 9 out of 12 on my 250 steps per hour goal.  This is going to be a tough one to hit because of work meetings,  I don’t really have any control over that, unless I stand up during the middle of a meeting and walk in place.  Not sure how well that will go over =)

Tuesday A

Great day!  I hit 11 out of 12 of my 250 steps per hour today.  Not so many meetings so I was able to get up and move.  I didn’t hit 10k today, but I got up to 7,811… improvement!  Logged all my food and had a -635 calorie deficit.  Still haven’t hit my maximum water goal, but I am well hydrated.

Wednesday B+

I fell a little behind on my water today, not sure why.  Maybe I should set myself some sort of reminder for that.  I hit 9 out of my 12, 250 steps per hour.  Lots of meetings today.  I fell behind on my steps today too, 5,800.  I did manage to log all my food and hit my calorie deficit.  Win!

Thursday B

Bad day on the steps, meetings all day again and a little frantic getting things done at work.  I did manage to get in 6,300 and only hit 7 out of my 12 steps per hour goal.  I logged all my food and hit my calorie deficit.  I did better on my water today too.  I will be so glad when this week is over… it’s been nuts!

Friday C+

Bad day for steps.  I worked from home today to get the furnace worked on and that took half the day.  I did log all my food, but only a 400 calorie deficit today, still pretty good tho.  I’m so glad it’s Friday, I really need the weekend.

Saturday C

My day started out strong, I got up early and ran all my errands and did chores around the house and was moving pretty good.  Then in the afternoon, I fizzled.  I managed to get in a little over 4,800 steps.  I could have done better.  I didn’t get my adventure day in either this week.  Boo!  I did drink all the water, log all the food and hit my calorie deficit.

Week 16 Goals

  • Stay hydrated: 180 ounces per day
  • Log all of my food every day
  • Maintain a 500 calorie deficit every day
  • 10,000 steps per day
  • Get up and move: Hit my Fitbit 250 steps per hour from 7am to 7pm
  • Meditate 4 days per week
  • Reflect on my goals every day
  • Post in my Facebook groups every day
  • One adventure day per week
  • Lose 1 pound per week

Not too horrible for my first week back at it.  I achieved a B for the week!

I’m feeling really focused and driven right now.  I think my new process is going to help me to stay more focused and accountable.  It is more work, but I think it’s worth it.  Going to try and step up my step game this week.  Even tho I have been drinking a lot of water, I need to be drinking more.  I lost 3 pounds when I weighed in this morning guys!  So I know I am on the right track.  Thanks for looking in on me, I will see you all next week!