I am happy to report that the August Challenge was a success!!
The challenge was to do anything toward reaching your goal, except for relating your activity to the number on the scale.
For me it was difficult not focusing on the scale, because I had an original goal of losing 6o pounds by September 5th. August 1st, I was 18 pounds away from my goal.
So if I could not focus on the scale, I decided I would focus on my plan and it worked!!!
I had success!!!
~ Journal - Recorded my food every day
~ Calories - Averaged 16oo calories per day
~ Water - Drank at least 72 oz each day and then some
~ Exercise - Walked 21 miles, lifted weights 2 times a week, went to water aerobics 4 times and rode my bike 35 miles
August starting weight 232.4 and ending weight 225.8 = 6.6 pounds lost!!!!
Still short 11.4 pounds until the wedding on September 5th. I hope to lose another 4 by then. If I make it ~ that would be awesome. If I don't, then....I'm still REALLY HAPPY!!!
When I get back from our trip, I'm going to set a new goal for Christmas. Can't wait!!!
Have you set your goal yet?