Saturday, October 3, 2009

My 13th Month: September 2009 Monthly Assessment

Here goes the month, Chicas! Happy Saturday - woo!

By the Numbers

Pounds Lost: -1 (117.5 to 118.5)
Highest Weight: 121.5
Lowest Weight: 117.5
Pounds left to Lose: 5.5 (would like to be at 113)
Posts: 17
Days Worked out: 19
Miles of cardio: 84
Injuries: none!
New Recipes Cooked: 17

Interesting Charts

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So carbs are more under control but fat is out of control - eek!

Daily Breakdown: September Calories In/Calories Out

*** = good day! ## = need some improvement
Tuesday, Sept. 1: 1,739 calories in; walked 4 miles at 4 mph; ran 1 mile at 6.3 mph; did chest/triceps/shoulders***
Wednesday, Sept. 2: 1,812 calories in; No Exercise***
Thursday, Sept. 3: 1,690 calories in; No Exercise***
Friday, Sept. 4: 2021 calories in; walked 4 miles at 4 mph##
Saturday, Sept. 5: 1,984 calories in; No Exercise##
Sunday, Sept. 6: 1,609 calories in; walked 4 miles at 4 mph***
Monday, Sept. 7: 1,674 calories in; walked 4.5 miles at 4 mph***
Tuesday, Sept. 8: 1,719 calories in; walked 5.5 miles at 4 mph; did biceps/back***
Wednesday, Sept. 9: 1,891 calories in; No Exercise##
Thursday, Sept. 10: 1,934 calories in; 4 miles at 4 mph; 2 miles at 6.3 mph; triceps/chest/back burned 777***
Friday, Sept. 11: 2,477 calories in; 1 mile at 4 mph; legs and abs##
Saturday, Sept. 12: 1,825 calories in; No Exercise***
Sunday, Sept. 13: 1,446 calories in; No Exercise***
Monday, Sept. 14: 1,807 calories in; 4 miles at 4 mph***
Tuesday, Sept. 15: 1,852 calories in; 1.25 miles at 6.3 mph; 4.75 miles at 4 mph; chest, triceps and shoulders***
Wednesday, Sept. 16: 1,841 calories in; 4 miles at 4 mph***
Thursday, Sept. 17: 1,773 calories in; 1.25 miles at 6.3 mph; .75 miles at 4 mph; legs and abs***
Friday, Sept. 18: 2,226 calories; 1 mile at 6.3 mph; 1 mile at 4 mph; biceps and back##
Saturday, Sept. 19: 1,835 calories; No Exercise***
Sunday, Sept. 20: 1,837 calories; No Exercise***
Monday, Sept. 21: 1,686 calories; 2 miles at 4 mph; chest and triceps***
Tuesday, Sept. 22: 1,849 calories; 4 miles at 4 mph***
Wednesday, Sept. 23: 1,760 calories; 4 miles at 4 mph***
Thursday, Sept. 24: 1,871 calories; 6 miles at 4 mph; 1 mile at 6.3 mph; biceps, back and abs***
Friday, Sept. 25: 2,120 calories; 4 miles at 4 mph##
Saturday, Sept. 26: 2,522 calories; No Exercise##
Sunday, Sept. 27: 1,974 calories; No Exercise##
Monday, Sept. 28: 1,795 calories; No Exercise***
Tuesday, Sept. 29: 1,654 calories; 7 miles at 4 mph***
Wednesday, Sept. 30: 1,815 calories; 7 miles at 4 mph***

A Look Back: September Goals

1. Keep calories under 1,850 on days when I work out and 2,300 when I drink (1 day a week; 2 at most). TRACK AHEAD. So…I had 8 high days (roughly 2/week)… and there were a few days when I had more than 2,300 calories – eek! I tracked ahead some – I think this one is going to be a challenge for me!
2. Walk 84 miles. DONE
3. Do strength training 3 days/week and Abs 2 days/week. I did well with ST, but not with abs. That is going to be big for me next month – I’m going to make it it’s own goal.
4. Decide whether or not to hire the trainer. DONE I decided to not get one yet. I want to see what I can do on my own for the remainder of the year. If I’m still at where I am now, need motivation, etc. – I’ll hire for January like everyone else and their mom. haha
5. Introduce 10 new recipes. DONE – with an extra 7. :)
6. Read 4 books (including audio!).DONE!
7. Have canvas put on backers for green guest room, install shelf/hooks in hall closet and research stainless steel appliances (pricing, brands, etc.) NOT DONE – going to make this a goal for October.
8. Develop 2 new weeks of Strength Training Routines. DONE – really enjoying making up workouts!
9. Develop a meal plan for each week – STICK WITH IT! DONE This is going very well!!
10. Get down to 115. NOT EVEN CLOSE. Got farther from goal. I think this goal was too lofty… I’m going to try to lose 2 pounds this month (get to 116.)

A Look Ahead: October Goals

1. Keep calories under 1,850 on days when I work out and 2,300 when I drink (6 high days or LESS).
2. Walk 84 miles, and take Reuben on 3 neighborhood walks.
3. Do strength training 3 days/week.
4. Do abs 2 days/week.
5. Introduce 5 new recipes.
6. Read 4 books (including audio!).
7. Begin tracking cardio and ST in Spark People to utilize the new calendar tool.
8. Develop a meal plan for each week; track food the day BEFORE.
9. Wear my new HRM at EVERY workout.
10. Get down to 116 (i.e. lose 2 pounds)

I feel good about these goals! I think the walking, strength training, cooking and reading is kind of under control (like last month) – and now meal planning is going well, too. My big focus is calories + abs – this month will be all about doing it! Just getting better, tracking in front, and not forgetting to do abs! I’m also ready to start walking pupper in this beautiful weather. (the walks will be very short as he’s a tiny baybay – and they won’t “count” towards my mileage if you will).
I'll update yesterday and today tomorrow - so far i've been to a work friends lunch, a happy hour, a 30th birthday party, and now i'm about to nap as we're having friends over for football at 3:30 p.m. - WOO! Fun weekend - looking forward to it! Hope you're all having great days!

14 comments:

april said...

Your goals sound awesome! Keep up the good work!

intheskinny said...

I love looking at your goals and seeing what you accomplish each month - great job! You really keep yourself accountable.

Meredith said...

This is so interesting! It makes me think back to my month.

Erica said...

Again, I think its so cool that you are able to keep track of all of this information. My favorite of your October goals is to Introduce 5 new recipes. Can't wait to see what you make

angieinatlanta said...

Girl, you ROCK! I love that you set goals and recommit yourself every month to a healthy lifestyle!

And 84 miles last month? AWESOME JOB!

Whole Body Love said...

I think it's awesome that you've tried so many new recipes!

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

I get asked this question many, many times: "What is the best way to stay motivated?" My answer to them is exactly what you are doing. Set specific goals - not just for weight, but for health and life! I'm really impressed.

Thanks for sharing your goals. You did great, and October will be even better!

Mica said...

Ah, I love how organized you are. It's so impressive!

Best of luck with October!

Walking outside with Reuben sounds like a lot of fun. I bet everyone you pass will be jealous!

Paige@ Running Around Normal said...

Wow! You are super organized! I would love to have some of those org skills! Keep up the good work on all those miles, lady! :)

beforeandforever said...

I really need to get in the habit of setting some goals - its really good practice and I can see how it keeps you focused. Hmm.. I'm going to think about those tonight!

fittingbackin said...

April: Thanks!!

Intheskinny: Thanks, girl!

Meredith: thank you!

Erica: Thanks - me too! I haven't picked them yet! haha

Angie: Thanks so much!

Wholebodylove: I love it! Although I do get pretty sad when they don't pan out! haha

Diane: Thanks so much! yes, I used to only do goals around weight/calories/etc. - then I was like hmmmm am I neglecting other stuff? now I try to keep them more well-rounded. :) Thanks for your comment!

Mica: Thanks! I thought it would be a fun goal! Now that my #1 allergen is dying off and it's getting chilly i'm all about it!!

Paige: Thanks, girl!! I heart organization!!

Beforeandforever: It helps me out so much! Nice to know what i'm trying to accomplish.... especially when I get that lazy bug!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

As always, great goals and great recap. I know I have said this before, but I TRULY admire you for analyzing each goal at the end of the month and taking action! I know that's what we all should do, but it's so much easier said than done...

Morgan said...

I am overwhelmed withe all these stats! You are a tracking machine girl!!! Good job on all your progress! Can you come organize my life!!! LOL! :)

Morgan said...

I am overwhelmed withe all these stats! You are a tracking machine girl!!! Good job on all your progress! Can you come organize my life!!! LOL! :)