Total Weight Loss

Monday, September 3, 2012

Monday Mileage

I have walked 626 miles so far this year.  Not too shabby.  I have 374 left to get during the last four months of the year.  It is a pretty tall order.  I may or may not make it but one thing  I know for sure, I will have logged far more miles if I had not accepted this challenge.

I had a good week and am still learning how to manage my time.  I had several days in which I thought, "this is how I thought it would be" so I am very pleased.   I learned that if I keep my shoes on, I'm much more apt to take a quick stroll around the yard than I am if I have to take the time to put my shoes on.  I know that seems silly, but oh well.  It works for me.

I think for the next few weeks, for as long as I need to and think it is helpful, I'll post my weight along with my mileage each Monday.  I've not focused much on the number trying to concentrate on good food choices, walking and water, knowing that the scales would eventually follow.  Let's face it though I wouldn't be thinking about food, walking and water if I wasn't trying to lose weight.  Heck, I wouldn't be blogging. 

I'm also going to post my total pounds lost.  I'm letting go of the fact that I had been quite a few pounds lighter just a few short months ago.  That little fact has been gnawing at me and I've spent too much time being upset about it.  I can't change it by being upset about it, but I can change what happens next time I lose those pounds.

For the record, I weigh 198.4,which is a total loss of 56 pounds.

Have a happy Labor Day, everyone.


  1. Whopee! Still in Onderland, awesome! Maybe celebrate the 56 lbs as a "past" loss and restart with this new 198.4 as your starting weight. Then, when you get to your goal, you can add this amount lost to the 56 for a grand total? Just an idea. Sometimes, we all just need a clean slate! Very smart idea keeping your shoes on. I also find myself in the morning thinking "but I'll have to tie my tennis shoes!" ROFL What a lazy generation we've become! Dern that velcro and those flip flops! :)

  2. love this post, your optimisim and your honesty! glad you're still in onederland! be joining you soon!

  3. The shoes thing makes total sense to me!! A few years ago I got into the Flylady and one of the things she makes you do is put on your shoes and keep them on even when you're in the house. She says if you have your shoes on you are more likely to get things done . So that is what it reminded me of when you said that!!

  4. Over 50 pounds...that's awesome!!