Thursday, January 10, 2019

Week in review : first week

Welcome to Friday, the perfect day to really dream and look forward to the weekend before me!  (Ok ok ok, so I start looking forward to the weekend on Monday mornings...but on Fridays the dreaming gets serious!).  Friday is also the perfect opportunity to recap my experiences over the week and to check in on my monthly goal for January  and how I’m doing!

I have four basic goals for January....
1.  Track every bite of food
2.  Put money into my savings
3.  Weight less than I do now!  I don't care if it's a measly ounce...I want to weigh less!
4.  Do something active (a walk suffices) at least 3 times a week.


I am so very proud to say that I have nailed the tracking!   And I nailed it good!   I have tracked every stinking morsel that went into my mouth...and I tracked honestly...I didn’t underestimate or anything!  I am so on target with this one that it’s crazy!   I had a minor glitch one night when myfitnesspal was acting the fool and wouldn’t let me add anything....but waiting a few hours and then trying again did the trick!!  (And yes...I was a bit panicked when it wasn’t working because...seriously...this is one goal that I have COMPLETE control over and I didn’t want to mess it up!)

Savings?  Well I haven’t had a paycheck yet this year...today it came in.  I plan on moving some money to savings right off the bat (tomorrow when I sit down and pay some bills)..but it hasn’t been done yet, simply due to timing!  

Weigh less?   So far so good...I lost 1.8 pounds in the first days of January....so I’m on target.    I am watching my weight and I’ve been sitting at the same weight lost all week (maybe one day or so where I had a slight uptick on the scale). I am hoping that the old pattern of weight loss from last summer holds true and that Saturday morning shows a nice loss!!  (I have an official mid week weigh in on Wednesday...that I share that weight with a friend who weights in at weight watchers on that day and that showed down 1.8 pounds...and I have my official official weigh in on Saturday!)

Activity goal?  I’ve failed miserably!  I was sick the first few days and remain a bit congested.  It’s been a tad rainy....a tad cold  outside and sprinkle that with a lot of excuses and you have me having walked/hiked only twice in the last 10 days!  I have honestly tried to do the steps more at work as I had to traverse between two floors at work throughout the day.   And just yesterday I reinstated the climb from the lobby to my work floor (8 flights) on my breaks/lunch. (Starting slow...not every break yet, but I’m starting!  

The weekend looms grandly before me.   I know we will get out (if possible) with the drone.  We finally received the extra batteries so he will have close to an hour of flight time versus 20 minutes.   I plan on going and walking/running while he flies his drone!   We have talked about finding a school track and field to go to for that dual purpose!   It is our grocery week so we have that errand.  But even bigger?  They are forecasting snow.  Just a couple of inches...but since we will both be home and not at work, we SHOULD be able to get outside and play!!!!  It should be a fun and active weekend!!!

So I displayed a mixed bag of victory and non-victories for the first week!   It wasn’t all bad, thank heavens!   The non-victory of exercise just gives me room for improvement!!!  But now the serious work begins....I’m past the newness and easiness of the first week or so of a new plan.  Now is when it gets serious!


16 comments:

Felicity K said...

You have such an infectious smile! You are killing your goals and I'm right here as your biggest fan!

Sarah said...

I'm so proud of you! And happy for you. You are definitely kicking it this week.

jesseybell said...

Awesome 1st week!

I track on paper and not with amounts yet (I figure if I had something like crackers or chips or something else that can easily get away from me I'd track the amount) but I wanted to add in a typical day into MFP just to see where I am at because when I put in my weight and weight loss goal (-1 per week) it had me between 1600 and 1700 calories a day and I felt like that was insane. But when I put in my normal day, it didn't come out too bad. But last night we ended up having pizza not pasta so I wanted to see what damage I had done, when I tried to delete old stuff and add new, it wasn't allowing me. But I also waited a couple of hours and it let me do it then.

I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend!

You only go grocery shopping every 2 weeks?!

*My Stalker Is Fat* said...

I use MFP too, and I also got very frustrated when I couldn't finish my food diary the other day. Come on, I finally remember to log the entire day, and the site won't let me! Finding a track would be a perfect way for him to play with the drone while you run or walk, and it's cool you will be doing something together.

mxtodis123 said...

I track through WW, and I will admit, I'm off and on with it. I can't seem to get it through my thick head that I do better when I track.

Shelley said...

I love that you reinstated your work stair climbing activity - I always thought that was such a great way to get some movement every day and remembered that when I was at my son's three story house over the summer. Not a fan of stairs, but I thought about you and kept climbing.

jen said...


Woohoooo you got it....go girl!!

MaryFran said...

Thanks!!! This is my (our) year!!!

MaryFran said...

I started strong! Gotta keep it rolling!!

MaryFran said...

Yes...I’m aiming for roughly the 1500 mark (I think that is 1.5 pound goal a week. It seems too much sometimes!!!

Yes..oy every two weeks...with careful planning (week two is fresh veggies like steamed carrots and broccoli...because it holds well and doesn’t go bad too fast...fruit is apples not berries.). And remember...it’s just the two of us!

MaryFran said...

I’m glad I wasn’t the only one frustrated with MFP the other night!!!

MaryFran said...

It’s so hard to remember sometimes!!! And it is sooo easy to ‘forget’ to put the bad stuff in!!

MaryFran said...

It’s good exercise...I have been huffing and puffing when I get to the top.

MaryFran said...

Thanks!

Angel said...

Good for you on the tracking and hope you have a good weekend

MaryFran said...

Thanks! You too!!