Monday, February 1, 2016

Goals - January report

January is done! Let's review the goals:
  1. Lose an average of one pound a week - met!  Down 5.2 pounds for the month according to the scale - and the more important version is the "trend" numbers (averages things out so one spike or drop doesn't throw everything off).  I use the old school Hacker's Diet web site to analyze the trends, and for the past month, I lost 1.1 pounds per week, 4.4 pounds for the month. (For the past year, my trend is 0.5 pounds a week - slow and steady, or something?) ;)
  2. Work out at least 20 times a month - met!  29 workouts this month, including two 90 minute classes and two days with two workouts each day.  Of course, that means four days I didn't work out at all, which is fine.  I wish two of those days hadn't been back to back, but husband had to work late and that takes priority!  
  3. Cook one new (and healthy!) recipe a month - met!  I made goat cheese (it was not that great) earlier this month, and on Saturday I made herbed pork tenderloin and roasted balsamic and thyme mushrooms (both tasty and will make again).  Yay!  Not sure what I'm going to make this month yet.
  4. Make an effort to eat clean and healthy the majority of the time - met, mostly ;)  An on-going challenge, of course.  I did cave on the french fries, after one of those 90 minute workouts - In-n-Out, and honestly, it wasn't as good as I had hoped.  Otherwise, I feel like I'm eating pretty well overall.  
I'm happy that I'm meeting my goals, but I must admit that I'm frustrated that I'm not smashing the weight loss goal.  With all those workouts, I'd expect the scale to move a little faster in the right direction -- or at least for my clothes to fit better.  Frustratingly, I'm still wearing the same jeans I wore a year ago.  Lame.  I've got some sore muscles today, so maybe that's contributing to the weight side of things, but I'd like to drop into a smaller size soon. ;)

I'm expecting some challenges in February with my birthday celebration and a Super Bowl party and several kids parties and Valentines party and blah blah blah.  Hopefully I can still squeak out a pound a week!

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