Before I look at the Second Quarter goal results, I wanted to compare May and June a bit. I was happy with the comparison. My calorie burn was a little bit higher in June, but my eating was less. The result was that my daily calorie deficit (per Fitbit — I know it isn’t exactly accurate but the comparison of the two months is important) was 494 which was 192 calories a day more than May. I showed only a 1.6 pound loss compared to 2.2, but I didn’t weigh in at the end of June since I had weighed in earlier and got to 148 which is within 2 pounds of my goal weight. I don’t weigh in again until my first weigh in during June.
On the goals!
Lose 7.4 pounds to get to my goal weight of 146 – This did not happen. I did get to 148 which means I’m free lifetime at Weight Watchers. I’m not actually unhappy about this. It does take longer to lose weight as you get closer to goal. Setting a weight loss goal by a date certain is usually something I avoid as it is not something I can directly control. I can control what my body does and what I eat, but I can’t control exactly when the loss shows up on the scale. I am confident I will get to that goal weight soon.
Exercise at least 150 minutes a week of aerobic activity – I did great on this. I way exceeded this. I averaged over 350 minutes a week of exercise. That does include my strength training minutes which I started in mid-May. I haven’t broken the two out separately, but I’m sure my aerobic activity per week was well over 200 minutes a week.
2 days a week of strength training – In mid-May, I started working with a trainer at the YMCA 2 days a week. Since then I’ve done at least 2 days a week and most weeks have done 3 days (doing one day on my own).
Eat 5 fruits/vegetables a day and improve my overall way of eating – I did well on the overall eating….but I didn’t get to the 5 fruits/vegetables a day. During April and May, I was almost at an average of 4. But, I was more at 2 1/2 during June. I think the main reasons for this were (1) I overall ate a little less in June, and (2) I focused on increasing protein during June. The increasing protein was good, but I didn’t take the time to still have as much fruits and veggies (which calorie wise I could have afforded to do). I notice that on days that I make a salad, I have no problem getting veggies in, but tend to not do as well on days that I don’t have a salad. And, I got a little out of the habit of eating berries during the past couple of weeks.
Continue better time/activity management – I wanted to work on the decluttering project and better allocate my time. I made progress on this. I got the closet and kitchen organized and made progress on the decluttering. I am doing more to manage my time better and be more balanced in my overall life.
Sleep 7 hours a day – Right now, I’m reasonably happy with this and probably won’t have it as a goal for next month. I have had a few nights I had a lot of trouble sleeping, but overall this is better than it has been in a while.
Tomorrow, I’ll post my goals for the third quarter.