what do you want to read about? and weekly reflections: 1/12 – 1/18

Change in weight (1/12/21 – 1/18/21):  0 LBS

This week I held steady. Steady on the weight but a bit volatile in my brain. We are doing a lot of preparation for some upcoming life developments and I am trying to stay focussed. With all the responsibilities at work and at home, I worked 4 nights last week and then forced some R&R towards the end of the week.

I know I have been cryptic lately, but I still struggle a bit with how much to share on this forum. I try to be very open and honest about my efforts around improving myself, but there are times when certain things cross the line between me and broader personal topics. Regardless of this, I will have some updates soon.

shirts are getting looser and smiling for the camera remains just as awkward

What I would like some help with from all of you with is how to expand the content I present on this blog to be things that you and others would want to read. It has been very inward focussed, as I use it to keep myself accountable, but I would love to be able to help others who could relate to some of my realities. What are some topics you would like to read or you think others would be interested in? Some thoughts I have had are the following:
-more healthy recipes that work for me
-a semi regular post series on ‘moderation’ goodies or activities that help with the joy of life, but may need to be practiced in moderation
-more content on workouts/fitness
-some lists and steps for exercise, weight loss, and other topics

Do you mind commenting below on what you think would be most beneficial and interesting to others?

To some up last week, I had a bunch of outdoor time with the girl. That was great. I am trying to push through some busy work, but the end is near. There was too much takeout and cheat meals, which balanced out 4-5 days of good planning. I know it and I own it. I am ready for another week. This week I am hoping to incorporate more strength and start a series in Peloton called powerzone training. I have high hopes and strong goals, but how else do you move mountains?

Leave a like or a comment. I would love your feedback on what I should write about. Don’t forget about following my instagram @a_better_ben

How did I do on last weeks action plan?:

  1. Drink 10 cups of water ☑️
  2. Track every bite ☑️
  3. No takeout
  4. 20 Body weight squats ☑️
Walk☑️Woods Hike☑️Walk☑️No Walk☑️No Walk☑️Walk☑️Walk☑️
30 Min Ride☑️rest night. stretch☑️45/60 min ride☑️30 min cool down☑️Strength☑️30 Min Ride☑️30 min ride☑️
Meal Plan☑️Meal plan☑️Meal Plan☑️Meal Plan☑️Meal PlanMeal Plan☑️Meal Plan
Meal plan denotes sticking to pre planned meals we shopped for.

Action Plan:

Every day goals:
1.Drink 10 cups of water
2.Track every bite
3.No takeout
4.20 Body weight squats

Daily goals

WalkWoods HikeWalkWalkNo WalkWalkWalk
30 StrengthPowerzone into ridePowerzone day 2 rideRest day/StretchPowerzone day 3 ride/10 min strengthPowerzone day 4 ride30 min strength
Meal PlanMeal planMeal PlanMeal PlanMeal PlanModest takeoutMeal Plan
Meal plan denotes sticking to pre planned meals we shopped for.

Please stay tuned for more updates. If you have been enjoying this, please become an email follower or a wordpress follower. Having this public audience has been a positive motivation for me to continue working towards my goals and so I really am thankful for all of you!

DateChange in Weight
12/2*-5.4 lbs
12/9-5.4 lbs
12/16-3.4 lbs
12/23+2.8 lbs
12/29-1.2 lbs
1/6-1.4 lbs
1/13-1.6 lbs
1/20-1.4 lbs
1/27+0.4 lbs
2/3-1.2 lbs
2/10-4.6 lbs
2/17+0.4 lbs
2/24-1.6 lbs
3/2-3.2 lbs
3/9+1.8 lbs
3/16-3.2 lbs
3/23-0.6 lbs
3/30+0.4 lbs
4/6-1.6 lbs
4/13+0.8 lbs
4/20-1.8 lbs
4/270 lbs
5/4+2.4 lbs
5/11-5.2 lbs
5/180 lbs
5/25-1.0 lbs
6/1-1.2 lbs
6/8-0.4 lbs
6/15-0.8 lbs
6/22+0.8 lbs
6/29-1.4 lbs
7/6-2.4 lbs
7/13+2.4 lbs
7/20-1.6 lbs
7/27-0.4 lbs
8/3-1.2 lbs
8/10+0.4 lbs
8/17-1.4 lbs
8/24-1.4 lbs
8/31-0.2 lbs
9/7-0.6 lbs
9/14-1.4 lbs
9/21+0.2 lbs
9/28-1.8 lbs
10/5-0.2 lbs
10/12-1.0 lbs
10/19-1.0 lbs
10/26+0.8 lbs
11/2-1.4 lbs
11/9+2.0 lbs
11/16-1.8 lbs
11/23-0.4 lbs
11/30+0.2 lbs
12/7-0.2 lbs
12/14-1.2 lbs
12/21+1.8 lbs
12/28+0.8 lbs
1/4-1.2 lbs
1/11-0.4 lbs
1/180 lbs

* I first weighed myself on a Sunday night and began the regular weigh-ins the following morning


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