Monday, 17 September 2012

Summer Goals Revisited {Weigh In & New Goals}


I lost 2.5lbs this week bringing me back into the 240’s. Not too bad of a loss, I was hoping for more, but it was enough to get me back on track.

In June I decided to join the Lose a Marathon weight loss challenge. The goal was to lose 26.1 pounds from June 18 – Sept 17th. I started this Summer off at 257.5lbs and I’m ending it at 249lbs.  That’s a total of 8.5lb lost. That’s a very slow loss over that past few months. I know I could have done much, much better. However, I’m not overly disappointed about my progress. I had one of the busiest summer’s I’ve had in a long time and one of the best. Almost every weekend was full of bbq’s, day trips; get togethers, parties, beach days, concerts, family visits and so on. Not only did I manage to lose weight during all of this, but I enjoyed every minute of my summer!

My wardrobe during the summer months is mostly capris pants, skirts and dresses (i.e. loose fitting clothes). I can clearly remember the past few Septembers when it was time to wear jeans or fitted dress pants and I had to squeeze myself into them!
But not this year! This past weekend I wore jeans for the first time all summer – they fit like a loose glove! These are the same jeans that gave my severe muffin top last winter. This morning I put on my go-to black dress pants and they’re about 10lbs from falling right off me – woo hoo!

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I’m happy with my weight loss this summer, but I’m even happier that I stuck with running! The heat this summer was almost unbearable.  There were many days where I ran jogged in 105+ degree temperatures. It was hard, so hard! But I stuck with it and yesterday I ran the Terry Fox 5k and this coming Saturday is the Toronto Zoo 5k. I’m proud of myself for sticking with it and I have every intention to continue running throughout this coming year.

Woot 5k!

Crossing the finish line!


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Now that the Lose a Marathon challenge is over, I think it’s time to hammer out some new goals. I initially thought that I would set some goals to reach by Christmas (only 15 weeks away!!), but I think that the month of December needs it’s own goals, which I’ll plan closer to the date. Instead, I’m going to set my goal for November 30th – the day before my sister’s due date and the day my parents will be flying back for the birth :)

This gives me 11 weeks. To break it up I’m going to set a few smaller goals in between.

11 week challenge: (starting weight: 249lbs)
  • -       Lose 2lbs per week
  • -       Reach 35lbs (244lbs ) lost by Thanksgiving weekend (October 7th)
  • -       235lbs by Halloween
  • -       Run another 5k race
  • -       Continue running at least 3x per week
  • -       Lose 22lbs (227lbs) by November 30th


I was supposed to take progress pictures and measurements at the end of the Lose a Marathon challenge, but I’ve only lost 2lbs since the last time I took them so they likely haven’t changed too much. I will take my measurements and pictures again on Thanksgiving weekend and hopefully my progress will be better by then.

I think these are realistic goals and if I reach my final goal of 22lbs, I will have lost 50lbs to date, which would be amazing!

I’m going to set up a new page in my navigation bar and I’ll be sure to track my progress during the next 11 weeks! Feel free to join me in my 11 week challenge! 


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7 comments:

  1. Congrats for sticking with running. I hope I continue to stick with it also. In the past iI tried but gave up. This is the longest I have stuck with it... and I am still loving it. (most of the time hehe)

    Congrats on your loss! :)

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    1. This is the longest for me too and it feels so good!

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  2. Congrats on your loss! Who made your blog header? I love it.

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    1. Thanks, I made it :) I'm a graphic designer by day lol

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  3. I really like it. I had someone design my blog, but now I'm falling out of love with it quick.

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    1. Thanks! I've never designed a self-hosted blog, but if you want help with some Graphics I'd be glad to help!

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  4. I thought when I was losing weight that sort term achievable goals really helped to keep momentum going. I've only read a couple of your posts, but I like your style!

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