Thought it might be good since I am in losing mode to report monthly rather than every few months. At the time I last reported on goals, I was a bit too optimistic. At that time I acknowledged my weight gain, but hadn’t really faced up to the fact that I had been eating poorly for months and hadn’t been consistent.
My goals at the start of the year had been to cook more and to rejoin the Y and start strength training again. After the end of June, I was giving myself an F on exercise and about C on cooking at home. Despite my somewhat optimistic post, July ended up being mixed and I had to pay at my first weigh in during August. I was 3.4 pounds over my goal weight which was down 1.2 pounds from July, but was still too high.
Despite that, August ended up being a great month. I last weighed in a couple of weeks ago and was barely at 148 pounds (2 pounds over goal) so I was back to free lifetime status. I didn’t weigh in last weekend due to the hurricane. I think Saturday’s weigh in will be good (at least under 148 pounds), but you never know. To put in perspective, I had the highest number of average steps this month and calorie deficit than I’ve had since June, 2015. I had the highest calorie burn since July, 2015 (well, it was slightly higher in July, 2016 but that was due to heightened metabolism after my tummy tuck/breast lift). My average calories eaten per day was the lowest since February, 2015. [Read more…]