Since busting through the 30-day mark, I’ve been giving some serious thought to my goals, both long-term and short-term. I’m still not totally set on quantifiable long-term goals, but at my height (5’1”), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute pigeonholes me here:
|Height||Weight Range||BMI||Weight Status|
|5′ 1″||98 lbs or less||Below 18.5||Underweight|
|100 lbs to 132 lbs||18.5 to 24.9||Normal|
|133 lbs to 157 lbs||25.0 to 29.9||Overweight|
|158 lbs or more||30 or higher||Obese|
My current BMI? 61.2. Off the charts. Also, does it seem crazy to anyone else that someone who weighs 133 pounds is overweight?
At this point, I feel like I would settle for just being overweight! Ultimate, end-game goal? 150, but subject to change. Total weight loss of 203.4 pounds. It makes me sick when I think that far ahead, so I’m focusing on short-term goals for the time being.
- Get moving! Work out at least 4 days per week in September: I was pretty lax on working out in month 1, so my big goal for this month is to truly implement activity. I have a pretty extensive fitness DVD collection, and there’s a ton of stuff on Amazon Prime, so I am definitely covered in the content department.
- Post one recipe per week: I cook a lot, and I like to cook a great variety of things, but I’m not always good about photographing my food before I devour it (tonight, we had perch! There’s no photo of it.). I want to make a concerted effort to blog more recipes.
- Hit my 10% (318.1) goal this month:3 pounds to go! As a reward for meeting this goal, I’m still stuck between a new slow cooker (I HATE the Crock-Pot I bought a few months ago to replace one that had cracked) and a FitBit Flex for my reward.
- 15% (300.4) by Thanksgiving: 12 weeks to Thanksgiving, and 24 pounds to reach 15%. I’m rewarding myself with a long-due haircut!
- Lose 100 pounds (253.4) by my 30th birthday – 6/6/2015: This is about as long-term as I’m going at this point. With 40 weeks to go, and 29 pounds gone already, this means I need to lose 1.5-2.0 pounds per week, which is a totally reasonable and healthy rate. I also don’t like to think about turning 30, haha!
I have one more thing I wanted to share. I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that I am a financial analyst. I am a gigantic nerd, and last night, I created a pivot table and chart for my workout log. I can’t even help myself when it comes to numbers, charts, percentages, and statistics.
Oh, and here is an awesome picture of me after last night’s workout.