Starting Weight: 318.2 lbs.
Weight Last Week: 279.2 lbs.
Current Weight: 276.6 lbs.
Weekly Change: –2.6 lbs.
Total Weight Lost: 41.6 lbs.
Good afternoon, friends!
Is it cold and snowy where you are? It definitely is here! I squeezed in a nice little impromptu workout this morning in the form of ice scraping! It took me a good 20 minutes or so to get my car in working order, and my Fitbit activity spiked quite a bit as I was doing so. I was freezing my butt off the whole time, so the extra steps I managed to take were definitely a bonus and a move in the right direction!
I managed to drop another 2.6 lbs. this week, which is very exciting! That brings my total loss to 41.6 lbs.! I’m very close to my 15% target now — I just have to lose another 6.2 lbs. to get there! With hard work and determination, I think I should be able to manage to do that before January comes to a close.
There are some other exciting milestones just around the corner, too! My 15% target equates to a weight of 270.4 lbs. Once I get there, I’ll only be half of a pound away from the 260s! Thinking of that makes me get a little choked up; I’m incredibly, incredibly excited to be so close to those numbers. Hitting my 15% target also means I’ll have lost a total of 47.8 lbs., which is very, very close to the 50 lb. mark! After I hit my 15% target, I’ll only have to lose another 2.2 lbs. to get to the big 5-0!
So all of those numbers are very much on my radar right now, and I really think the next few weeks are going to be good ones weight-wise!
In several of my other blogs, I’ve mentioned wanting to do a walking challenge — specifically, a daily step challenge. I’ve gotten several replies from people who seem to be interested in participating, so let’s get going with that!
I was going to try to get an estimate of where everyone is at step-wise on their own fitness journeys and set targets based on those numbers, but I haven’t gotten any replies detailing step counts (which is totally fine!), so that’s probably not going to work.
Instead, I suggest we do this: since we’re all likely at different activity levels, then let’s just try to strive for increasing our steps by 1,000 every day for one month. You can accomplish this however you would like: take the dog on an extra walk, do a couple of extra laps around the grocery store, increase the steps you take on the treadmill, pace around your house, dance around your living room, whatever! The possibilities are endless! This is your show!
On my best days, I am hovering around 4,000 steps, so my goal is going to be to increase my steps to 5,000 every single day.
The challenge will start this Monday, January 12, 2015, and it will continue until Thursday, February 12, 2015.
I would like this challenge to be ongoing — every month I’d like us to continue to add 1,000 steps to our daily count! We can certainly re-evaluate this number in February, though.
I’ll update my blog every week and pass along the information Fitbit rounds up for me in my weekly progress reports. I just so happen to receive those reports on Fridays, so I can just add that little bit of information to my weekly weigh-in blogs from here on out!
I really, really, really hope some of you guys will join me in this challenge! You don’t have to have something fancy like a Fitbit in order to participate — you can track your steps by any means you would like (including by just downloading a free app on your phone!).
Keep us up-to-date on your progress over on your own blog, or just come and brag here on mine! If you visit my contact page and send me a message detailing your weekly stats and/or providing me with screen caps of your progress prior to Friday mornings, I can even include your stats right along with mine when I update.
I am looking forward to moving more with you guys! Let’s do it! 😀
It looks delicious, and it seems like a pretty perfect way to end my day.
I wish you all an absolutely wonderful week.
Eat well. Be well.