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May Has Arrived! - Week 3

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Alright, that's it. Say goodbye to fair April and hello to a wonderful May!

Weight last month: 416.2
Weight goal for beginning of this month: 412.2
Actual Weight beginning of this month: 403.0
Actual Weight lost in April: 13.2 pounds!
(only counting the last two weeks of April, when I started this journey and started SP on April 18th)

Today was weigh-in day. Down another 3.6 pounds and feeling better every day. Still exhausted much of the time, but that's to be expected for the next two weeks. A lot of things to do before I'm donezo! Graduation will be a blessed day!

So, for the start of May, I want to set some goals for myself.

emoticonWeight Loss Goal
Be down to 395. That's 8 pounds for the month and completely doable. Plus, I'll end up hitting my alternate goal of seeing the 300s again. If goal is reached I will be down 20 pounds total!

emoticonFitness Goal
Work out every day for at least 15 minutes. At the end of the month it would be 39 days out of the 100 goal I set...that's 39% done. It will be over 500 fitness minutes for the month...this doesn't include the days I'll work out 30+ minutes and do Strength Training (3 times a week).

emoticonFood Goal
I want to learn to cook healthy all the time. I hope to get 4-5 servings of fresh fruits and veggies every day. (I picked the pineapple because I had some fresh pineapple this morning for breakfast.) I also want to try new foods and find healthy foods I can incorporate every week that my family enjoys. I'd like to eventually have a dish from each country...we really like cooking by geography. Already have Italy, China, America, and France. I'd like to learn to make Sushi at home if I can find the right ingredients somewhere around here.

emoticonHealth Goal
Of course, this is the month to end my smoking addiction. I have only until graduation, and then it's over...no excuses!

emoticonPersonal Goal
I want to see some changes in my appearance. I usually see these before others do because I tend to investigate the areas where my body changes first when I'm losing weight. I'm trying to stop this focus on appearance, but I really do want to see the results. (Perhaps my goal should be to STOP studying myself in the mirror...another issue for another month.)

emoticonOther Goal
Finally, and most exciting for me, I will head this month to the lake/park and get back into hiking, rowing, swimming...all those outdoor activites that I absolutely LOVE and that make "working out" feel like a fun and exciting experience! I just cannot wait for this!

emoticonMay - the month I graduate from college! This month is looking to be an awesome, amazing, wonderful, unforgettable month!!!!
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  • BRANDI0074
    Way to go! That is so awesome. I was once also over 400 pounds, most people don't understand what It is like and how long our journey really is! Keep up the great job, you are doing wonderful! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4024 days ago
    That is AWESOME!!!! I'm so proud!!!
    4025 days ago
  • ALG5171
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    4025 days ago
    You have done so well in such a short period of time...Congrats! You are obviously committed to this journey...setting goals that are going to help you in ALL aspects of your life...ones that are going to help you establish healthy habits for a lifetime...ones that will help you achieve your utlimate goal...to live a healthy lifestyle for the rest of your life! Be proud of yourself, have a great weekend and, as always, Stay Strong!!
    4025 days ago
  • no profile photo LUCY1992
    Fabulous - keep it up...
    4025 days ago
  • DLEE27
    Love it! Great loss this week!!!
    4025 days ago
  • no profile photo CONNIE1-11
    you can and will do this !
    4025 days ago
  • no profile photo CONNIE1-11
    you can and will do this !
    4025 days ago
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