Monday, August 05, 2019

Not So Secret Weight Loss Goal: The results

OOOPS...here we are at the beginning of the month....the 5th to be exact and I havent talked about my July goals OR talked about my August goals!    AND I need to share my official weekly weigh in! I'm soooo excited to do that!  

I am sharing here and through my weekly blog on YouTube.  So read...watch or do both...whatever your heart desires!  


If you remember, last month I set my monthly goals.  I was vocal about them and was transparent.  But that was a lie.  I had a bit of a secret goal.  Ok, a BIG goal....for me!  I was secretly determined to lose 5 pounds for the month of July.  I was really skeptical about my goal. First because I know how fickle the scales are.  I can do everything right and still not lose weight.....we have all been there. But,  mainly because in June I had not even managed to lose 2 complete pounds.  So 5 pounds seemed like a huge stretch!  Well.....I can't wait any longer...I HAVE to share!  I have been dying to share this for a few days now! (If you are inquisitive, you may have already found out because I updated my weight loss progress page a few days ago!)

            I LOST 8.8 POUNDS!!!!!
I couldn't be happier!  I was sweating about it right around the middle of the month.  The first two weeks of the month I lost a 4.8 pounds and then my weight stalled and I had a week of NO LOSS!  I struggled with despair, sure that my body would NOT cooperate to give me the measly 0.2 pounds that I needed to reach my monthly goal.  But my body came through with a spectacular last weigh in for the month!  (Can you feel the excitement oozing through my words????)


So let's take a look at July and see how I did with my goals!!!!

1.  Track every bite of food!  SUCCESS! EVERY bite was tracked!
2.  Put money into my savings.   No Problem!  Victory!!!
3.  Weigh less than I do now!  I don't care if it's a measly ounce...I want to weigh less!    TOTAL VICTORY!!!!!
4.  Do something active (a walk suffices) at least 3 times a week and aim for at least two bike rides a week.  I didn't 'manage two bike rides a week....an injury and sickness happened.  I also didn't walk at least three times a week.  BOOOOO
5. Keep my eating in check for at least 6 days a week.   No problem!   I kept it in check EVERY day of the week!
7.   Walk at least  of 5 k steps a day at least four of my work days.   Weekends...I need the steps OR a bike ride!  FAILURE ALERT!!!!!  I didn't walk on my lunch breaks.....I struggled with my steps!!!
8.  Transparency with my weight...even if it goes up!!!   No problem there either!  Success!
           Secret Goal:  Lose 5 pounds.......VICTORY!!!!!

So out of the 8 (9 if you count the secret goal) goals, I had success on everything but 2 things. I call July successful!
For August, my goals are similar.  They are still very loose and 'easy to achieve' (except for that pesky step goal!!!!!!!!  (Stupid Desk job and long commute to and from work!)   I have changed it back to an average to at least give me a 'chance' to reach it and have success (and let me tell you, on Saturday morning I pulled up my stats for Friday from my Garmin watch and I just groaned  I missed the 5K steps by a whopping 24 steps!!!!   But it's an average, so I have not lost the success yet....I just have to make up those 24 steps another day!  (And THAT my friends is why my goals are still hard enough that I have to work for them, but loose enough for me to achieve.....because if I had left it as 5k steps a DAY, no averaging allowed, then I would have just given up by August 3rd because I had already messed up...by 24 measly steps!)   

1.  Track every bite of food!
2.  Put money into my savings. 
3.  Weigh 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 and aim for at least three sessions of formal activity (bike ride, run, hike) a week!  
5. Keep my eating in check for at least 6 days a week.   
7.   Walk and average of 5000 steps  per day. (total monthly steps divided by the days in the month....bike ride days on the trail are exempt from the 5K step goal...cuz it's hard to get  steps when you are riding)
8.  Transparency with my weight...even if it goes up!!
         My Not so Secret Goal:   Lose 5 pounds!

So yes, I have set  my goals for the month of August.  Even with the amazing victory of losing  8.8 pounds in July, I don't feel comfortable with setting my weight loss pounds goal as a definite one.  I really do like to keep my goals things that are within my control.   BUT, you can see I still have a five pound goal listed.....and even more secretly, I hope for another 8.8!  I know that I can smash these weight loss and healthy living goals for the month of August!!!!!  It's time to do it!  I have belief in myself and I am accepting NO EXCUSES!

11 comments:

jen said...

Wooohooooo what an awesome month, well done to you.

Amy said...

That's a fantastic result! Sounds like you are on the right track!

Shelley said...

I am so happy for you, Mary Fran!! You've been plugging away at this for so long and you finally got a huge reward - yippee!!

*Wonder Woman in Training* said...

8.8 pounds is so awesome! You did a great job in July. Keep it up!

MaryFran said...

I was/am so excited!!!!

MaryFran said...

I just need to keep the momentum going!!!

MaryFran said...

I just need to keep the loss rolling now! I haven’t changed anything so it should keep coming off!!

MaryFran said...

Thanks! I’m going to do my best!!!

jesseybell said...

Awesome, fantastic job!!! Here is to a wildly successful August!

MaryFran said...

Thanks! For both of us too!!!

Kerstin - The Reluctant Cook said...

Fantastic! So nice to see movement, isn't it? 8.8 lbs is a great loss! :) xo