Years ago – at least 6 – I signed up with Fitday, an online weight loss tracking site. Since then, I’ve used the site, intermittently, to track my various attempts at losing weight. Back on September 29, I once again created a weight loss goal, and I was impressed to see that Fitday has updated many of its features – all of which are free!
I’m 5 feet 8 inches tall. According to many sites, my ideal weight is between 130 and 164 pounds. Right now, I weigh 242.2 pounds, down 10 from my September 29 weight of 252.2 pounds. In high school, I weighed between 145 and 155, but that was 15 years ago! I simply cannot imagine weighing 164, much less 130! Seriously, I haven’t been 130 pounds since 8th grade.
With all these numbers to deal with, there’s no sense in selling myself short. So, I’ve created a very aggressive goal weight, of 162.2 pounds. Honestly, I’ll be ecstatic once I reach 199, and 162.2 seems like a fantasy, but, go big or go home, right?
Anyway, here’s my current chart, starting from September 29, 2008 and tracking my progress until my goal date, September 29, 2009.
The straight line represents the amount of weight I’ll need to lose to reach my goal by September 29, 2009. The jagged line indicates my actual weight. As you can see, I’m ahead of schedule – but we all know that it’s easier to lose weight in the first month.
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It feels good to be making progress, especially when I feel like I’m doing everything “the right way”.