Friday, October 29, 2010

October in a nut shell...and Nov goals.

October by numbers wasnt a great month.
  • I only lost 1.5lbs total over the course of the month
  • I only lost an inch off my waist
  • I had serious periods of doubt on my success

But lots of other great things happenned too...

  • I ran my first half marathon
  • I proved to myself that if I stick to a routine and stay dedicated thing my goal is reachable!
  • I officially fit in size 8 pants!!!! Last winter I was in a 16.
  • My ring size has gone from an 8 to a 6.5... my wedding ring is resized and looks so cute!
  • I got over my fear of looking like an idiot and took some swim classes

So while I havent made huge strides in the weight loss department, I have made HUGE strides in my overall health and wellbeing. YAAA me!

But having said that - I am making some goals for november and consequences if they arent met.

  1. I will lose 5 lbs.
  2. I will journal my food and stay within my point allowances.
  3. I will start training for my full marathon.
  4. I will take my water bottle with me a majority of the time... cant drink it if its not there!

When I actually follow the WW point system, I lose weight and I lose a decent amount. But I am not held accountable to anyone but myself and obviously Im not enough. So if I dont reach my November goal then I think I need to actually go back to officially doing WW with meetings and all. Maybe that is the link Im missing. I dont really want to pay 40/month to go to meetings. I dont really want to have to find time in my already crazy busy schedule to get to Bel air once a week. BUT maybe thats what I need. So one more month on my own.

How was your October? What are your plans for November?


  1. Where did October go!? Mine was not so great. I love that you can look back and see the progress you have made.

  2. I can't believe October is already almost over! I hope you have success with you goals next week!

  3. Hey, I think you have done super well this month, I am so impressed. With running a marathon this month, this had to be your number one focus vs weight loss. I want to be where you are at next May...keep on going...

  4. Those are some great NSVs! ;-) Non-scale victories rock!

    November will be better-keep it up!

    Polar's Mom

  5. Thank you for SOMEONE finally telling me what NSV was!!!