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2013 goals

It’s the new year – and everyone’s making resolutions.  I’m avoiding the gym for two reasons: 1) until I feel better, and 2) until the January hubbub dies down.

I have several goals for 2013, none of which are really “resolutions”, because I’ve been working on them for a while, I’m just continuing to work on them in 2013.

  • Lose the final 25-ish pounds I need to lose to be at a “healthy” BMI. If I keep going as I’m going, that’ll be somewhere around November; if I really focus on it, it might be this summer.
  • Pay off 3 of our debts: the line of credit, and two of my three student loans. As a reach goal, I hope to also pay off my remaining Chase credit card. With no emergencies, it can be done, but there’s a lot that can happen in a year.
  • Get rid of 365 things – one for each day of the year. Not necessarily one each day, but 365 total. The games/DVDs I have listed on Amazon and eBay won’t count, since I already made the decision to get rid of them.

I’m sure that I’ll decide to have another goal somewhere in the middle of the year – it almost always happens, but these are the three big things I want to focus on.

Weight update

Today’s weight: 180.9lbs
Loss: 3.5lbs
Total Loss: 3.5lbs
Weekly Points used: 43
Activity Points earned: 43
Activity Points used: 43

As you can tell, I was a bit close to my points limits, but I know from past experience that if I don’t use all my weekly points, I won’t lose weight at all. I’m going to try to use less of them (like 75% instead of 100%), and see what happens, but this weekend is our bi-annual trip to Cedar Point, and I know I’ll be eating some not so great for me food, so I’m saving my points for that.

I’ll be going to the gym again on Thursday. Thinking about the “on the ball” class again, which was kinda fun, but pilates is also an option. So I’ll earn quite a few activity points to spend over the weekend as well – and of course, lots of walking around the park and to and from the cabin.

In addition to Weight Watchers, I also keep track of my calories/activity at sparkpeople.com. It’s free! It also syncs with my fitbit, so it’s more automated for me. However, it says I should be eating a lot more than Weight Watchers does, so I’m keeping track of what the differences are and see if sparkpeople will work just as well for me as weight watchers. I’ve not had the best success on it in the past, probably because I didn’t have a good idea of how much I should eat, but I’m comparing this time.

Pretty Picture of the last two weeks of weigh-ins:
Graph of trending weight

Back on the Wagon

The Weight Watchers wagon that is.  I don’t have any extended travel planned for a while (except a few weekend trips), so I’m going to work on losing weight.  I did pretty good while in Europe, I only gained 2 lbs in three weeks, but I’m still flirting with a BMI of 30, and would rather not be.  Wednesday is my weigh-in with WW online (I’m too cheap to actually go to a meeting), so today’s as good a day as any to start again.  I’m 5’6″ tall, and my “normal” BMI range is 115-154.  I don’t think I’ve *ever* been below 140 in my adult life, so my final goal is 150lbs.  My first goal is 10% of my weight: 166lbs.  I also have some other non-weight related goals: to have 30% body fat, and to wear size 8 jeans (in the same style/brand I currently wear). While I was in late high school, college and the first year of grad school, I weighed 165lbs, and wore size 6 jeans (yeah, I was muscular), so I know it’s possible, and I know how much BS the BMI measurement is.

Current Weight: 184.4lbs
Goal Weight: 166lbs
Daily Points: 28
Weekly Points: 49
Activity Goal: 14

Current Body Fat %: 42.5% (this gets as low as 36% when I’m well hydrated)
Current Jeans Size: 16