May starting weight: 197.6
Weight as of 5/23/11: 197.6
Well, I didn’t lose and I didn’t gain this past week. I think it’s safe to say I will not be meeting my goal of losing 4 pounds this month. But if I’m honest with myself, I haven’t earned it.
Abstain from soda and chocolate candy and limit chips to one serving size. DONE! I was hoping that by giving up soda for 3 months that I wouldn’t want it anymore, but so far that has not happened. I am still REALLY wanting a soda and look forward to being able to drink one.
Exercise 3 days a week for at least 30 minutes a time. I exercised twice, for 35 minutes each time. I started week 4 of Couch 2 5k this week, and I’ve already gotten in two exercise sessions. I feel certain I will meet this goal this week.
Track all of my food either on SparkPeople or on the computer. 6/7 days. I have found the SparkPeople tracker to be kind of tedious to me recently, so I’ve been keeping track of my calories in a note on the tracker. It’s much faster, and I still get the calories recorded.
Drink at least 64 ounces of water a day. 100% DONE!
I did better in some areas this week, but I still have a long way to go. And even though I haven’t been terribly successful, these goals really help me to have focus. I am already thinking about how/if I want to change them for June. I know I need to make one of my goals specifically about staying within a certain calorie range. Right now I have just been trying to get into the habit of logging everything, but it doesn’t do me much good to eat 2000+ calories, whether I log them or not!
We’re in the last week of May now, and I know it will be a challenge to be diligent with my goals since it’s a holiday weekend and we will be traveling. All I can do is try my hardest!