A new month has started. Time to update my weight loss chart! I added my 5-Year Anniversary line and stepped on the scale.
I stayed the same. 247 pounds. It’s always nice to lose, but weight maintenance is also a win. A weight of 247 pounds puts my weight loss at 155 pounds, and the addition of that anniversary line means I’ve been going at this for five whole years, and the fact that I’ve continued to keep that amount of weight off is still a huge source of pride.
My handwriting on the chart this month is a little rickety – I had to scratch out the first time I wrote “247” because it was so illegible – and that’s because I’m almost out of paper and I had to write jamming my hand in the corner. See?
I’m a month or two away from starting my sixth page. Thankfully, there’s room on the other side, so I can shift my entire weight loss chart down the wall. Here’s my whole chart (with the excess space to the left):
The other thing I do at the start of every month is take a look back at my exercise. January was super successful, as my calendar shows:
Each dot represents a workout. I worked out 26 out of 31 days – that’s nearly an 84% success rate! I also took three of Anne’s classes at Slimmons, one Battle Ropes class at my regular gym, and eight of my workouts involved weightlifting.
I’m super happy with those numbers, too. If I had to be nitpicky, I’d say the weightlifting number is a little on the low side, but halfway through the month I buckled down on cardio so I would be prepared for my Seattle and Portland stair races.
Lastly, I also track how many miles I complete doing any sort of cardio. This is a habit that started a couple years back, when I was doing my Cardio to Vegas challenge, and I’ve stuck with it, because it’s easy and I’m a nerd.
I began January with 1,339.1 miles under my belt, and ended the month with…
…1,393.3 miles completed. That makes my January total 54.2 miles! It’s been a while (since August) since I’ve shown on a map what that amount of miles looks like, so maybe I’m due for a Fun with Maps post.
Or maybe I’ll wait until I cross the 1,500 mile mark. That’s a big milestone!
Keep it up, David!