Friday, October 8, 2010

Goals, Challenges and Weigh In Updates

I'm using this post to list all my personal challenges and other blogger challenges in one place so I can keep up with them. I know it seems like I have taken on alot but its keeping me motivated and keeping me busy so I don't think about food so much. So here it goes with all my challenges and updates will be in red.

Weight loss goals (2 lbs a week):
October 5, 2010- 229 lbs  (I weigh 230.6 so not to far off this goal.)
November 2, 2010- 221 lbs
November 30, 2010- 213 lbs (34 lb loss for Thanksgiving, thats a lot to be thankful for)
December 28, 2010- 205 lbs (42 lb loss for Christmas would make it a very merry Christmas)
January 25, 2011- 197 lbs
February 22, 2011- 189 lbs (under 200 for valentines how sweet that would be)
March 22, 2011- 181 lbs
April 19, 2011- 173 lbs
May 17, 2011- 165 lbs (it would be nice to celebrate our 5 year anniversary with me at this weight)
June 14, 2011- 157 lbs
July 12, 2011- 149 lbs ( 2 days before my birthday what a wonderful birthday present to myself)
August 9, 2011- 141 lbs (this would be the smallest I have ever been)

Recommended Daily Allowances:
(not really a challenge but something I need to keep an eye on)
Calories: 1760 to lose 2 lbs a week
              2260 to lose 1 lb a week
Fat: 64 grams
Fiber: 25 grams
Carbohydrates: 300 grams
Sugar: 40 grams
Protein: 50 grams
Sodium: 2400 milligrams

As you can see I have a new ticker on the right side of my screen now and it starts at 0 and goes to 160. I have challenged myself to walk a 160 miles by New Years.
(I have walked 42 miles so far in this challenge.)

Weight Loss Contest:
Stephanie from  is hosting a weight loss contest where you have to post a picture of yourself weighing in each Friday and at the end of 6 weeks she is giving a prize to the winner.  My beginning weight was 237 lbs.
(I have lost 6.4 lbs in the last 3 weeks on this challenge.)

Here is what my scale said this morning.
Hot 100 Challenge:
Steve from  is hosting the Hot 100 Challenge. The Hot 100 is a challenge focused on the last 100 days of 2010 beginning September 23, 2010. Here are my goals:

#1....This was my own personal challenge anyway so I'm adding it as my first goal here.....walk 160 miles by New Years.
(I have walked 42 miles so far.)
#2....Continue to eat healthy and exercise so I can lose 20 lbs by New Years. Beginning weight 235.4 lbs.
(I have lost 4.8 lbs so far.)
#3....Make it through the holiday season without falling back into old eating patterns.
(Haven't had to worry about this yet but I have a Halloween party coming up soon and all the kids trick or treat candy.)

Weekly Goals (9/29/10-10/5/10):
(my own personal goals)
1. Water- My goal has been to drink 128 oz of water a day but I still have not managed to accomplish this so that is my first goal this week.
(Have been averaging about 51 to 68 oz a day so I'm changing this goal to 85 oz of water a day.)
2. Sugar- I posted yesterday about my sugar intake and how I was eating more than I should be and I got alot of feedback from fellow bloggers. Their recommendation was to watch the sugar content in the processed foods I eat so that is my next goal. I hope this next week to greatly reduce how much sugar I'm eating.
(I have done really good or at least I think so on watching my sugar intake.)
3. Fruits- I love fruits especially sweet fruits like bananas, apples and grapes but I have learned that fruits have alot of natural sugar in them so you do need to watch how much you eat so my goal this next week is to keep my fruit intake to a maximum of 1-2 servings per day.
(I have managed to keep my fruits to 1-2 servings per day.)
4. Vegetables- I have always been a vegetable eater but I have had to learn to replace some of my carbs like macaroni and cheese and mashed potatoes with vegetables instead. I am learning to try new vegetables that I've never had before to add some variety into my eating and vegetables really are good for you and help to fill you up. So my next goal for this week is to try at least one new vegetable and make sure I get my daily servings of veggies in.
(I think I had one day where I didn't get all my veggies in and I tried 2 new vegetables acorn squash and zucchini.)
5. Carbohydrates- This is probably one of my favorite types of foods, I mean who doesn't love macaroni and cheese and pasta dishes and breads but if you aren't careful these types of food can put alot of weight on you. So this next week I plan on really watching my intake of carbs.
(I'm still doing pretty good at watching my carbs I think I'm staying under my goal of 300 grams a day.)
6. Exercise- I have been doing really good at exercise but I am adding that as one of my goals so that I make sure I continue to get all of my exercise in. I am challenging myself to walk 5-6 days this week and at least 12 miles.
(I only missed one day of walking this last week and with my workout tonight I will have in 12 miles.)
7. Soda- I have mainly been drinking water but I have been sneaking in a couple diet sodas a week and I want to set a goal to not drink any sodas this next week.
(I did drink one diet soda but not intentionally I just couldn't get anything else to drink but one isn't going to kill me.)
8. Fast Food- I try to pick the healthiest thing when I get fast food but like a friend pointed out to me no fast food is healthy. I'm only picking out the least unhealthy thing on the menu so this is definitely something I need to give up. So my last goal is to completely avoid fast food this next week.
(I have had no fast food this last week at all.)

Gettin Sexy Challenge:
Katie from  is hosting this challenge for the month of October. As part of the challenge I have to come up with a goal that will make me feel sexier by the end of October. So here are my goals and I'm choosing more than one because they all kind of go together. Beginning weight for this challenge: 232.6 lbs

1. Exercise: I'm going to walk 50 miles.
(I have in 12.1 miles so far.)
2. Food: I'm giving up soda and fast food.
(Only had one diet soda this last week and no fast food.)
3. Weight: I'm going to lose 10 lbs.
(I have lost 2 lbs so far.)

I Refuse to Blow it Over the Holidays Challenge:
This challenge is being hosted by Erika at  . Its just a personal challenge not to overeat during the holidays. You just keep track of how much weight you have lost from the first day of fall until after New Years. My beginning weight was 235.4 lbs.
(I have lost 4.8 lbs so far in this challenge.)

I know this seems like alot of goals and challenges but they all kind of fit together I just want to be able to update all of them on the same day to make it easier for me to remember.


  1. Excellent on the goals!! You seem to be doing well! Keep it up and stay positive!

  2. Bravo, you've done very well so far with you're results and tracking all these challenges; how do you do this? It must burn a lot of calories just keeping track of the goals and progress!

    I was curious about your eating plan as it is quite different from mine. Here is mine:

    1200 calories a day
    20% of calories from fat (27g)
    25% of calories from protein
    55% of calories from carbs
    30g of fibre
    3000mg of sodium
    3-4 litres of water which is a lot of ounces

    I don't monitor sugars as I am steering away from all processed foods. I am trying to stay with all natural whole foods and doing lots of cooking.

    I've lost 12 pounds in the last 3 weeks however a good part of this was in week 1 and fluids.

    Am I on the right track? Any advice is greatly appreciated....

  3. You're doing great, keep at it!

  4. You're doing an amazing job! You've taken on a lot, but if that's what works for you, I say go for it!

  5. Looks like you're doing well in your goals so far. :)

  6. You're doing great on your weight loss. BRAVO! You have a lot of goals and I'm impressed that you can handle all of them at once:)

  7. Thanks to all of you for the nice comments. Its really not that much to juggle all these goals once I listed them together in one place. Most of it is just my eating plan and then some extra challenges thrown in to motivate me to lose weight.

    Mind over Fatter it sounds like to me you are doing really good. I would just keep following your plan until you start slowing down on weight loss and then you can adjust to shock your body alittle. The only thing that I would change if it was me would be to lower the carbs and the sodium. The carbs are bad at making me gain weight and sodium makes you retain water. But you do what you are comfortable with. Good luck with your weight loss.

  8. Christina, I'm just sooooo proud of you!! Look at the progress you're making on those goals (and not to mention with my contest too). YOU ARE AWESOMENESS!!!! :)

  9. That's a lot of challenges and goals! Keep up the good work:)

  10. Good job on the loss. You have a lot of goals. You're doing well, keep it up

  11. Stephanie you are the sweetest person and so encouraging. Its thanks to your contest I'm doing so well so I need to say thank you to you.

    Thank you Waisting Time and Dr. Fat to Fit it is alot of challenges but they pretty much go together so I'm tackling them all. You have to know me I hate to fail at anything so this helps me keep going.

  12. Christina, you are such an amazing woman! Way to go on your goals! We are much the same in that having many goals keeps me focused as well, and I love having people like you to go through the journey with!

    <3 Katie

  13. You really seem to be doing great on your goal - kudos to you!

  14. Thank you Katie you are so sweet for saying that.

    Thank you Steve I'm trying to do my best.

  15. Hi Christina, I think your goals are excellent, and I wish you luck. Cathy

  16. Thank you Cathy the support from everyone I receive in the blogging world is what keeps me going.