Week 47 Weigh-in, and updates on my challenges

It is Friday, and that means it is time to get on the scale for the weekly weigh-in. With working on two walking challenges, and knowing that I was diligent on my tracking, I expected to have a good week. The tale of the scale did not disappoint me.

This morning I weighed in at 234.4 pounds. That is a loss of 2.2 pounds since last week. My total weight loss to date is 110.6 pounds, or 32.1% of my original weight.

This is a great number. I am really happy to have crossed another decade threshold for weight loss. I had been in the 100s since November 14. Because of the 5 pound gain over the holidays, it took me 11 weeks to go from 100 to 110.

You can see on my progress chart here, that I am very much back on track after shedding the gains of the holidays.

Daytona 500km Challenge update

This morning I did 6.3km on the treadmill. My total to date is 356.6km. Since last weekend I have increased my pace to 3.8mph when I walk. I have noticed a huge difference in the intensity from that extra 0.1mph. My workouts are a lot better now. Here is my chart for the last 10 days

daytonaOne interesting thing I want to point out. This morning marked the 10th day in a row that I have gone to the gym. I am really proud of that number. I haven’t gone this many days in a row ever during this journey. It felt great to walk in this morning and knock out a great workout.

Extra 1,000 step challenge

This challenge is indeed challenging. Because I only count the excess steps above the Daytona 500km challenge, it is easy for me to want to slow down in the day. I have really had to be diligent to make sure I get in my steps. Yesterday I was very close to not making it, and got in by the skin of my teeth.

stepsSo far I have only had one day where I missed my target of 5,000 steps. My goal was to miss no more than 10% of the days, so I am on track there as well.

The week ahead

January and early February are very busy times in my family for birthdays. Tonight we are celebrating for 4 different people, myself included. My wife asked me what I wanted for my birthday dinner, and I told her I wanted her home made pizza. Since starting this challenge I have had pizza only a few times, and with one exception it was her home made, deep dish pizza. I am in for a treat tonight!

For the rest of the week it will be business as usual. I will be tracking points, going to the gym, and doing extra walking at work.

What is new with you? How are you progressing on your goals? If you aren’t where you want to be, that’s ok, don’t beat yourself up. Remember that every day, every meal, every urge gives us the next, best opportunity to make a good choice. Make the next thing you eat the best thing you eat all day!

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