Good morning. Before I get into the headline of this post, let me tell you where I am weight wise. Tomorrow is my next weigh in, so there will be a full update then. The last time I weighed in was Week 83 (October 2), and I was at 212.6 pounds. For week 86, last Friday, I was 212.0 pounds. In between I was up and down a bit.
After losing 133 pounds, each pound to lose is more and more difficult. In addition, I have found myself a bit complacent in recent weeks. I haven’t been doing my Weight Watchers tracking, and I have been skipping workouts. This morning I got up and did 3 miles on the treadmill and hit on an idea. I need a challenge.
I have always responded well when I set a challenge goal for myself. Last winter I had the Daytona 500km challenge, and since then have done step challenges, miles, minutes in the gym and so on.
As of this morning there are 56 days until Christmas Eve. If I walk 3.6 miles / day in that time I will reach 200 miles. I am setting that as my challenge goal, to walk 200 miles between now and Christmas eve!
To get to 200 I will have to average 3.6 miles per day, including weekends. I think that having this challenge over my head will get me up on more mornings, have me stopping at the gym after work, and getting movement on the weekend.
So, here goes. My first update of the chart: