Photo by Gregory Bull
Ouch! Was I the only one that found this hard to watch? I knew that there was an upset in gymnastics from web chatter, but I really tried to tune it out so I could watch it unfold on the broadcast. I’ve never really understood the rule that only allows two gymnasts from each country to move on to the all-around. To finish fourth out of 60 competitors and still not move on to the finals?
Fortunately my feedback loop isn’t so public, and I’ve still got eleven months to try to make a positive finish. In case you missed it, on July 1 I set out to lose 41 pounds. I picked this number for a couple of reasons:
- It gets me into a “healthy” BMI range, and
- I’m forty-one (kinda random, I know).
I also set some daily resolutions to help me make progress. I’m a firm believer that what gets monitored gets done. Those seven goals were:
- 30 minutes of exercise
- 7 hours of sleep
- Strength training 3x/week
- 80 oz. of water
- Keep a food journal
- 1400 calories or less
- 3 servings of freggies
- Less than 40 grams of sugar
- 70 grams of protein
Ideally, this is where I’d tell you my stats, but in all honesty, I didn’t keep my resolution chart for the full month. I can’t really give you specifics. I can tell you that I fell flat on the strength training and the freggies. Everything else is a guess.
I did lose some weight though. July 1 I weighed in at 183 lbs. On July 29, my last weekly weigh-in for the month, I weighed in at 181.4. An official loss of 1.6 lbs. for the month.
If I’m going to meet my goal for the year, I’m going to have to improve. I need to lose just over 3 lbs. each month. Since I didn’t do well tracking the Health and Well-Being Resolutions for July, I’m going to carry them over into August. I’ll have two sets of resolutions to track next month.
More on August’s goal area tomorrow.