Monday, March 1, 2010

Progress

Being the first of a new month, I thought I should take a minute to reflect on my recent progress.
I seem to have finally beaten the sturdy plateau I'd been sitting on for so long! I'm still a little fuzzy on HOW. But I guess I don't care too much, as long as it continues! :-) 
It must be a combination of the little changes I've made.. 
being :

• More walking and jogging.  I now try to do 3.1 miles every day I do cardio (which is Sun, Mon, Fri), instead of just a mile or two. 
• Cut out artificial sweetener.  More accurately, I cut out about 95% of artificial sweeteners.  If I am low on calories and have an iced coffee, I'll still use splenda as opposed to sugar. But on a typical day, I use sugar, agave, honey, or nothing.  I have only had ONE diet soda in the past month.

• Positive attitude.  This is still a work in progress. But I'm trying :-)


February 1 
Weight : 230.2
BMI : 34.9



March 1 
Weight : 222.4
BMI : 33.7

-7.8lbs this month! 
(Total loss to date : 45.1 lbs)

Go me!


thumbs up!


Looking forward...

I have some big goals this month.

1. I'd like to lose 5lbs, and hit 217.5, which would mark a 50lb loss.
2. I'd like to be able to run 2 miles straight. (currently, I can only do just over 1)
3. Find something nice about myself.  This is a homework assignment given to me by Debbie. She finds it unacceptable that I really can't name ONE thing I like, physically about myself. So she's working on me to recognize those things.

So tell me, peeps.
Do you have any monthly goals that start today?

5 refreshing comments:

~Oct said...

that pic of you is as cute as can be and I find it hard to believe that you have too far to go Congrats on all the great progress!

Moleman said...

Okay... I'll shoot for 5.0 lbs this month too! See what happens...

Chai Latté said...

Nice dad!! We can do it! :)

100in12 said...

that WAIST! you look amazing shannon!

Beth @ fatbustermack said...

YAY! That's awesome! p.s. I love that top!