Woke up this morning to a 2 lb drop! I am now down to 273! This puts me at my very first journey's starting weight in 2011.
Here is the picture from Sunday that I never posted. My weight stayed the same yesteday, too.
and here is today's.
I was not too upset about going up from 275.0 to 276.6 because I knew exactly what choices I made that led me there and was determined not to let that derail me. Of course I wasn't exactly pleased with that number either. However, this morning seeing the huge difference I made in progress throughout Monday, I was ecstatic to see such a large shift! It motivates me so much more to see the scale going in the right direction. Today I played more volleyball with my students and did jumping jacks in between them running after the ball and my turn to hit it. This evening after I got home from work, I found out that my daughter's soccer practice was cancelled due to the coach's illness so I dressed her up in her shin guards and cleats anyways and brought her out in the front yard to practice with her one on one. We did warm up stretching, practiced passing drills and learning to stop the ball with her foot. I let her try to shoot some goals past me while I played defender on the little tikes goal we have. We also ran a couple laps around the trampoline.
I am so close to my 3rd goal (in the sidebar!) I am hoping to reach it by the end of this month, but we shall see... I got a great idea from Katie at Runs for Cookies the other day. She says that she decides how much weight she wants to lose by a certain date and calculates exactly how many pounds she needs to lose each week in order to be at her ultimate goal by that date. My sidebar goals are kind of random but I think this way of setting up a weekly short term goal to meet seems a lot more reasonable.
Let's see, My best friend Ashley is getting married in October and I will be her maid of honor and wearing a floor length black dress. Her date was originally supposed to be the 14th but her venue double booked and so she rescheduled it for the 21st. I think that is a good deadline to reach at least a good portion of my goals. I don't want to be all the way at goal weight of 150 by then because that is a lot of weight to lose in such a short amount. It could be done, but I'm not sure I have the time to dedicate that much to losing at the moment. Ideally I would love to get as close to goal as possible, however I remember getting down to 171 and feeling absolutely amazing between that and 180. So lets aim for the higher, and make it 185 even. 34 weeks from now. 273-285=88lbs to lose by her wedding. If I divide 88 by 34 that makes it roughly 2.5 lbs to lose each week. Not easy by any means, but not extremely out of hand to try and attain either. I like knowing that I have a very simple short term goal of reaching 2.5 lbs by the next week. Plus: If I can make that 2.5 lbs by next Tuesday, I will also reach my sidebar goal before the month ends!
Little black dress, here I come!