Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Goodbye April! Hello May!

"Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing
harmful can enter except by your promotion."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Remember that quote above when we are thinking about eating something or going on a binge, or even thinking about blaming someone else for our bad eating!

So a little wrap up of April and the goals I set, and onto some goals for May.

Weight Loss '08 by month

January: Lost 5.2 pounds
February: Gained .2 pounds
March: Lost 1.8 pounds
April: Lost 3.6 pounds

I think overall, the last 4 months have been good. February was rough, I had a bridal shower and a bachelorette party, and I probably had a day or two that didn't go so well, but overall it looks good, and I've lost 10.4lbs. That's awesome!

As for April, I said it was going to be my month to shine, and I really think it was. I set a goal to lose 3 lbs, and I lost 3.6lbs! So I did good there.

I set a goal to get to the gym 12 times. This didn't happen. I ended up sick with the plague and it require two weeks off from the gym. I did still manage to get to the gym 8 times, which I think is pretty good.

So the goals for May you ask?

I would like to (I am almost scared to say this!) reach goal! That means 3.2lbs. It's not that far fetched. My average loss over the past 4 months has been 2.6lbs a month. So I will just have to kick it up a notch. I'm working harder at my workouts lately, and I've been getting activity in on off days as well. So Weight Goal is to lose 3.2lbs.

Activity Goals? I am going to try to make it to the gym 12 times. PLUS I am going to try to go on at least 2 bike rides (which does mean getting that flat fixed on the bike), go rollerblading twice and hiking twice. I am also going to attempt to walk Duke everyday that the weather permits and I am not at the gym (hiking can count as these walks since he does go with me).

I am also going to try to be better about my Bites Licks and Tastes of things. I've been doing better with it, but I want to do even better this month.

Alright so there we have it, some ambitious goals for the month of May! I can hit them, I know I can!

Everything is going good on this end. I'm staying OP, and getting my 8 GHG's in. I'm finding I'm doing ok with the 21 points. I think it's more of a mind game than anything else, but it seems like it does the same to you guys, so that is very encouraging, I know I'm not the only one!

I've gotten a walk in monday, gym on tuesday (2.8 miles, 350 calories in 30 minutes), and I'm planning to get out and take Duke on a walk tonight. So lots of activity, but it's a good thing! I'm not eating activity points either.

Tonight is the night I always "peek" at the scale, so we will see how that goes.

Other than that, not much planned. Tonight a lot of running around to do then the Tigers play at 7:05p and American Idol at 9p. Busy Busy!

Hope everyone is having great days, and staying OP!


Kathy said...

Awesome wrap-up for the first 4 months of the year! You are really kicking some a**!!!

Christina said...

wow wha asteady weight loss, you are really doing well. I totally forgot tomorrow is May so new goals to be posted and admit to goals not reached in April. I am so happy you have been doing so well and you can totally reach goal, I see it already :)

Andrew is getting fit said...

I hope you make it to goal this month. It will make it all worthwhile won't it.

Pudgey Penguin said...

I'm really impressed with your results. Wow!

So you also are on the 21 point plan ;) we should swap daily meals. I'm trying to make sure that I dont get in a rut eating the same things over and over again like I did the 1st time I did WW.

Rebecca said...

sounds like you had a fabulous month as well!!

i wish i only had a few more pounds to goal but unfortununately no... my goal is the next 5 lb installment.

thats ok...i'm trying not to sound discouraged!

how quirky ypsi is right next to belleville...

Fatinah said...

they sound like good goals - can't wait to watch you kick that 3.2lbs' butt!

TB--Milwaukee said...

Good luck with the goal...just don't let it get to your head.

Great progress in the last four months.

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

I think you're doing great! keep it up!

whats the skinny said...

that's right! hello may! hello new month! hello GOAL!!

Steph said...

You are working it girl! I am soooo happy for you - you seem so much more relaxed since you got your house back and you are in such a great exercise groove - I'm a little jealous - LOL!

You gotta get the cookbook - it really is great and if I know you, you will be making stuff from it and finding ways to make it even more yummy. (((HUGS))) to you and I can't wait to see your GOAL pictures!!!

Caroline said...

You are doing so awesome, and I KNOW you can hit your goal in May. Oh my gosh I am so excited for you!!!

Randi said...

great work on those goals! and love the new ones! you're rockin it!