Another week has passed. I’ve been keeping this goal in the front of my mind and I feel a heck of a lot better. I weighed myself at 190 earlier this week but I’m not sure when I’ll weigh in next. I’m confident that I’m making healthy decisions, and my clothes are fitting better. I think I’ll give it another week until I step on the scale again.
For the past two weeks I’ve not been drinking any alcohol (seems like a no brainer, I’m not sure why I didn’t give it up sooner) and I’ve also been fairly strict about limiting dairy and processed grains. My body feels so good as a result. I think any of the three can contribute to bloating, puffiness, sluggishness, and similar issues; I’ve noticed a significant improvement in energy as well.
Last Weigh-In- 190
Goal- 165 3 months ago
One week since returning to this goal, and I have not lost any weight. On that same note, I have not gained any weight either and there was a massive party at my house this weekend. I stuck to the plan all week but I admit I overate at the party. In the upcoming week, I’m doubling my efforts to make up for lost time. I consider the past week to be a step in the right direction, and I’m moving forward. This is my new years resolution, and I intend to achieve it.
goal 165 4 months ago
In the planning stages of tiny house transition. Not sure if I want to buy or build, leaning toward building. Looking at plans between 500 and 600 sq feet, which is more of a “cabin” size, really. 4 months ago
The past 6 months have been rough. A car accident, my grandfather passed away, broke up with the man I thought I’d marry, the list goes on and on. I was diagnosed with what most people call manic depression, no big surprise there. My weight has been bouncing all over the place, as high as 199, but sometimes as low at 185. Today I weighed in at 193. I’ve been working hard to eat well, and I’m trying to stay active (though, I haven’t dedicated as much time to exercise as I should) I’m rededicating myself to this goal.
It’s only 28 pounds to go. A little over a pound a week and I’ll be there for new years. 4 months ago
4 weeks into my ASL 1 course. Loving it! 10 months ago
Even with changes to improve my diet, I’m still at 188. So, i’m going to begin to incorporate more gym time into my plan. Hopefully this can jump start me, I need to play a bit of catch up on this goal. 10 months ago
I’ve got a lot going on. School, Work, Weight loss, The Budget Project, it’s not overwhelming, but it can be hard to be consistently attentive to many different goals, different, assignments, or even just customers at work.
The idea of clean week came to me when I was reflecting on this challenge. I remember thinking “if I could get everything right for just one week even, I’m sure it would motivate me to continue. It was called clean week in its infancy because initially I was focused on giving up drugs and drinking in efforts to “clean up my act,” so to speak. The idea of clean week has evolved, it’s definitely still about being clean in a physical way, but also in your behavior. Clean week has come to be an opportunity for me to put aside bad habits, poor decisions, and devote 7 days to behaving with integrity, treating my body well, and consciously living as the person I aspire to be. It’s really like sending myself to a mini mindfulness bootcamp.
So, I’m going to give it a go, and decided I’d put it on here. Rather than dropping an entire year on my plate, I’m just focusing on this week, one day at a time.
The goals of this clean week:
Log my Points, commit to a week of no diet cheating.
Attend to my budget, Buy as little as possible (discluding gas, coffee, or books)
Don’t smoke any weed.
Go to the library and do school work or read in my free time.
Be consistent in morning practice.
Crochet daily. 10 months ago
Weight as of Thursday 1/17- 188.6
Well I am back where I started. I’ve been terrible for the past week, which is why I’ve been delaying my update. I think the main culprit for this gain has been sitting around the house all day. I’m in a strange time where work is slowing down after Christmas and school hasn’t resumed yet. I’ve haven’t had much to do, so I’ve been eating.
If I look at my weight struggle, this sort of self indulgent snacking is always the biggest hurdle for me. If I can manage to stay busy enough, I can skate through the day with very little temptation, but that is not how I want to live my life. I need to take myself in hand and commit to this endeavor.
This morning I am going to be breaking out the motivational tools; I am coming to the table with a firm resolve to succeed in this goal. It will be done. 10 months ago
I have somehow resisted temptation for an entire week. I have not taken any money out of savings, even when faced with serious temptation. I’m proud of myself! 10 months ago
35- Stash: white chai
36- Mighty Leaf: vanilla
37- (brand unknown) assam breakfast
38- BIJA: echinacea elderberry 11 months ago
I’m enrolled in ASL 1 this semester. I am on course at last! 11 months ago
I opened a savings account yesterday, and so far there are a modest one hundred and twenty five dollars in it. As a rule, my savings will never be allowed to fall below this opening balance.
I set up the account to automatically take $25 from each of my paychecks, thus growing the account by an average of $50 per month (sometimes $75, on 3 pay months!)
I imagine if I have the will power to leave that money be, I will thank myself profusely in the future. 11 months ago
It’s been over a week, and I’m still writing down my purchases and saving all my receipts in a file. I’m far from calling this goal “accomplished” but It’s a good start.
At the end of the month, I am going to review my receipts and write up a budget to try for February (after all, it’s the shortest month of the year, what better time to try something new?) 11 months ago
Weight as of Tuesday 1/8 : 185.8
I started Weight Watchers, I’m not sure how much I like the program, I have been forgetting to write down what I eat, but it does make me more conscience of portions and how much I should be eating throughout the day, I find the points value system extremely cool. 11 months ago
Joining weight watchers today, My mom and I are going to do it together. I went on weight watchers when I was still in middle school (which is sort of why I’ve always had a bit of a complex about weight, I think) and I had great success. So, we’ll see how this goes. 11 months ago
I put this goal on the back burner for a few months. I did manage to quit smoking in that time (which is why I decided not to focus on losing weight, and rather spend my attention on kicking the habit)and I haven’t gained any weight while doing so which is a big surprise and a mini celebration in itself.
I put up my calendar today; if I lose a pound a week beginning now, I’ll meet my goal just before my birthday. I’m going to start walking in the morning again, it’s such an easy way to burn a few calories, and a great way to get my day off on the right foot. I find my eating is so much better if I’ve already inveted time that day for exercise. It’s as if I can say to myself “Was that walk this morning for nothing?! PUT DOWN THAT COOKIE!”
Here’s to a new year, good luck everyone! Yay!
Goal: 165 11 months ago
This goal may be a bit ambitious. 27 pounds isn’t a small goal, but I am comfortable with it.
Today was a good day. I’ve decided to weight in every Tuesday, because it’s not only the first day of the year, but it’s also the same day as my birthday. So, the official weight for today is 188. I don’t think the first week will be hard, I will probably be down a pound within two days, because it’s just high from over eating on NYE. We’ll see. 11 months ago