December Weigh-In Results and Workout Progress Report

Another month, another weigh-in! Here’s the results after I got on the scale yesterday, as shown on my weight loss chart:

December-Weight-Loss-Chart

I stayed even. Maintaining my weight is always a win, although to be honest, I was expecting a loss, because my exercise this month has been excellent. (More on that in a bit.) I know it always doesn’t happen that way, and this month reminded me of that.

A weight of 257 means that I’ve lost and kept off 145 pounds. For just about five years. Pretty effin’ sweet.

I had to shift some things in my closet to get this angle of my chart, but it’s worth it. I like my chart. It reminds me of everything I’ve accomplished, and inspires me to keep going.

Weight-Loss-Chart-Full

Next up, my Workout Progress Report. I had an top-notch month, exercise-wise – so I was hoping that might fuel a loss. It didn’t, but that’s okay, because, as I said, maintaining is a win, is exercise is a victory in its own right.

You know the drill: I mark every workout down on my calendar with a big dot, and jot a few notes to remind myself what that workout was. Here’s my November calendar:

November-Workout-Calendar

My ongoing workout goal is to exercise 6 days every week, which is 85% of the time. In November, I worked out 26 out of 30 days, which is slightly above that percentage: 86%! I also took 2 classes at Slimmons and had 5 weightlifting workouts (which is a little low, but I’m not going to sweat it).

I also had a great month for my ongoing Cardio Miles tracking. I log every mile I complete doing any sort of exercise: running, swimming, biking, elliptical, hiking, etc., and I keep an ongoing talley. In the past 2.5 years, I’ve logged 1900.2 miles! Well… that was my tally at the beginning of last month. Here’s my chart for November:

November-Cardio-Miles

I added 73.3 miles – for a new total of 1,973.5 miles! That’s my second-highest monthly total of the year, after July. You might recall that in my last weigh-in post, I set a goal to reach 2,000 miles by the end of the year, and I’m over 70% done with reaching that goal!

One final goal update: In my big-time 2014 Year-End Progress Report, I made the same goal I make at the start of every year: to work out more in the upcoming year that the year before. In 2014, I worked out 296 times. I couldn’t resist adding up my workouts so far in 2015, to see if I was in striking distance of making my goal. And I am. So far, in 2015, I’ve worked out 273 times, which means if I work out 23 times in December, I’ll tie my goal, and if I workout 24 times, I’ll beat it. December has 31 days, and even accounting for rest days, this is completely doable.

And I’m gonna do it.

Keep it up, David!

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3 Responses to December Weigh-In Results and Workout Progress Report

  1. Sarah Van Houten says:

    Nice job! Hard to stay flat during the holidays!

  2. Mell D'Clute says:

    You are inspiring me to work at it as well. I’ve struggled my whole adult life with weight. I have emotional issues which makes me an emotional eater. I’m learning to deal with those issues. I know I have to put myself first. I applaud your momentum. I tend to get discouraged when I work out lots and don’t see any results on the scale. Back in July I had a similar workout success rate that you had. Exercised all but 4 days. I didn’t lose anything at all. I felt discouraged. It was later followed by a deep depression. I need to keep reminding myself of your title of this blog: Keep it up, Mell! Thanks for continuing to inspire people like me. I do appreciate your blogs very much.

    • David says:

      Thank you for such an awesome comment, Mell! I’m honored to have you as a reader and am proud of you for sticking with it, addressing what you need to address, and forging a path towards health.
      KEEP IT UP!

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