Monday, June 4, 2012

Week 1 Weigh-in and June Goals

Even though it was Monday (and I had to wake up extra early to be at work for an event), I was excited to get out of bed this morning. It was weigh-in day! (I seriously can't remember the last time I was excited to step on the scale. Haha!)

So for the record:
Last week's weight: 225.8
This week's weight: 220.4
Total loss: 5.4 lbs!

YEEEEEHAW! I was somewhat shocked by that number to be honest. I keep reminding myself that the first week back on track is usually a bigger loss, but still -- 5.4 lbs in a week is BIG for me. 

I sort of forgot how cyclical this process is. When you eat crap you feel like crap and then you eat more crap and then the scale goes up and you feel even crappier. When you eat well and work out you feel good and it motivates you to keep eating better -- and when the scale is nice to you, well, that's even more reason to keep going. Today I feel totally jazzed about the whole process. Hmmm, how to bottle this feeling...

On that note, I've been thinking about what my goals are for this month. (I know we're already June 4, but bear with me.)

  1. Track calories EVERY DAY on MyFitnessPal. I was good about tracking this week but over the weekend I definitely had to go back and fill in days. For June I want to log in to the site EVERY DAY. By the end of the month, I want the little message that says "Andrea has logged in 30 days in a row!" (MFPers, you know what I'm talking about.)
  2. Barring extenuating circumstances, bike to work every day. (Extenuating circumstances does not mean 'it's raining' or 'I'm tired'. Think more like 'my bike was totalled' or 'I have to bring in 8 dozen cupcakes and they won't fit on my handlebars'.) This shouldn't be a problem because I actually prefer biking to public transit. 
  3. Blog at least 5 times a week. I seriously think blogging is what's been missing for me the past year or so. It was such a huge factor in my weight loss last time around. It keeps me accountable, it keeps me focused, and it's fun to connect with other people who are in the same boat. This month I want to start finding other weight loss bloggers and reconnecting with some of the people who know me from my old blog. 
  4. Try out lunch-time running. I want to start running again, but I struggle with when to fit it into my day. I thought that I might try doing it on my lunch hour, from work. I bike to work in gym pants anyway (and change when I get there), so it would just be a matter of changing back into them at lunch. It might not work out (I might hate it or find I get too sweaty) but it's worth a try. On that note, must also pick up new headphones for my iPhone. 

Okay, well, I think that's enough for this month. Basically the theme of this month is "BACK ON TRACK", and I think if I can meet all those goals, I certainly will be. 


  1. HI! I used to read when you posted on a cake for a wife... So glad to see you back! I love your style of writing.

    1. Thanks so much Carlee! I'm glad you came by. :)