33 and weekly reflections: 3/2 – 3/8

change in weight (3/2/21 – 3/8/21): –0.6 LBS

I turned 33 on Sunday. Hurray for making it another year. It dawned on me earlier that I basically spent all of 32 in lockdown and that is just wild. An entire year with little contact with my friends, family, and coworkers. A full year of unknown and waiting. But it was also a year of dedication, grit, and work. I put my head down and crushed it. 32 was a year to hang my hat on and I plan to make 33 the same.

My 33rd year around the sun will include more dedication to my health, more attention to my family, more success with work, and more appreciation for what I have. I am driven to succeed and despite how proud I am of the past year, I am not done.

Last week I mentioned that I hoped to drop below 290 for my weigh in this morning. I did fall short of this goal but not by much. I weighed in at 290.6. I am okay with this because there was definitely some indulgence over the weekend for my birthday. I have now dropped for 4 straight weeks and have lost 3.2 pounds in that time. Slow and steady. Slow and steady. I will take that progress to the bank any day. It is important that we remember to be proud and claim our victories when we get them and to not let perfection be the enemy of good. I really needed to turn around my plateau with a few weeks of success and stringing 4 weeks of losses together is just how to do that. Do you ever let perfection be the enemy of good?

I have not had much time for exercise but I got my first run done in months the other day. It felt so good. I did 3 miles of intervals and felt surprisingly good. Now that the weather is improving, it is reigniting my desire to run a couple 5Ks this year and to also run my first 10K.

Thanks again for following along. I hope you all are doing okay!

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Action Plan:

Every day goals:
1.Drink 10 cups of water
2.Track every bite
3.20 Body weight squats

Daily goals

WalkWalkWalkWalkNo WalkWalkWalk
Low impact RideUpper body Strength and stretchPower zonePower zoneStretchRideStretch and recovery
Meal PlanMeal PlanMeal PlanMeal PlanMeal PlanModest takeoutMeal Plan

Meal plan denotes sticking to pre planned meals we shopped for.

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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
1/25N/A – no weigh-in
2/1-0.6 lbs
2/8+1.6 lbs
2/15-1.2 lbs
2/22-0.4 lbs
3/1-1.0 lbs
3/8-0.6 lbs

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


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