Category Archives: Goals

Need Control

In January 2007, I reached my goal weight. I had to lose 58 pounds to get there. But, I did it. And, from that time until (around) April of 2013, I was able to maintain that number of (around) 174 … Continue reading

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February 8, 2017

That’s the magic day. On that date, 90 days from today, I expect myself to weigh 177 pounds or less. It’s an attainable goal – at least it should be one. That’s a tad less than 2 pounds a week, … Continue reading

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It Has To STOP, And Be REVERSED…NOW

I got on the scale this morning and it read 198.1 pounds. I wish I could say this was insanity. But, I know why the number is that high. It’s all my fault. Bad food choices. No portion control. You … Continue reading

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Back To Weight Watchers

Well, I did it.  Today, I went back to Weight Watchers.  Good timing, I suppose, with their plan change being rolled out.  (I didn’t even know they were changing the plan!)  Smart Points?  I guess it may take some time … Continue reading

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600 Miles Goal Pulse Check

In the last 44 days, I have gone for a 5K run 21 times. That’s basically one run every two days. Or, it’s a pace of three and a third 5K runs per week. At this pace, it’s going to … Continue reading

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Weight Watchers – Week 7

This week was hard.  But, it turned out to be a big week.  I lost 2.2 pounds this week.  That’s now down 14.4 pounds (overall) in seven weeks – putting me at 178.4 pounds (from 192.8 pounds). This is the … Continue reading

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What Is My Ideal Weight?

I just spent a lot of time looking at what I have weighed each week over the last seven years. (Chart to follow.) I can slice and dice it a million different ways. And, each time I do it, my … Continue reading

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Getting Fat Again & Making A Hard, Aggresive, Pledge To Correct It…Now…And Fast

At the end of August, I weighed 184 pounds. Three months later, I now weigh 185.6 pounds. And, to be totally candid, I am surprised that it’s not more..considering how poorly I have been eating the last couple of months. … Continue reading

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6th Anniversary Of Making Lifetime At Weight Watchers

Six years ago, today, after being on the program for seven months, I reached “lifetime” status with Weight Watchers.  And, over all this time, I have consistently maintained that status. On January 31, 2007, I weighed 174.8 pounds (which was … Continue reading

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Bleeping French Fries

For the first five years, or so, of my Weight Watchers journey, I never touched a french fry – for the most part. Actually, the only time I ever ate french fries, like most Americans, was when eating out.  And, … Continue reading

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Ending 2012 On A Fat Note

I jumped on the bedroom scale this morning and it read 180.8 pounds.  That’s horrifying and way too heavy for me. It’s no secret what’s been going on here – I have been eating crappy and eating too much.  Plus, … Continue reading

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Year-End Weight History, The Last Seven Years

Here it is, for me: Date Weight 12/27/2006 177.6 12/26/2007 166.6 12/31/2008 165.2 12/31/2009 171.8 12/29/2010 176.0 12/29/2011 175.0 12/28/2012 179.0 I am really disgusted in how I have allowed my weight to creep up.  I need to get this … Continue reading

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Setting An Exercise Goal For 2013

My goal for next year is a simple one – in terms of definition.  Achieving it will be a challenge – for me. I want to “workout” 220 times in 2013.  By “workout,” it could mean a run, or a … Continue reading

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Goals, Obstacles & Honesty

By just about every independent assessment I hear, I’m in good shape.  And, via the same sources, I’m in “great shape for someone my age” – although that speaks more towards the state of most people, today, by the time … Continue reading

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Age 50 InBody 520 Analyzer Test Results

This morning, I went for my annual InBody 520 Analyzer Test. Below are the results from today along with those since I started doing these back in 2008: Age Weight Body Fat % Dry Lean Mass % Intracellular Water % … Continue reading

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Upcoming Race

I ended up registering for that race I thought about two weeks ago. It’s 20 days from today.  So, that gives me three weeks to get myself into gear for this one. Last year, there were 379 people who ran … Continue reading

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Time For Another 5K Race?

It’s been about 4 1/2 months since I last ran a 5K race.  And, it’s been a while since I have been about to run 3.1 miles without stopping – probably close to three months. In any event, there’s a … Continue reading

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Six Years Ago, To The Day, I Joined Weight Watchers

Yes, on June 21st, 2006, I signed on to the Weight Watchers program.  And, it was one of the smartest things that I ever did in my life. Click here to see my Weight Watchers story. Bottom line, I have … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 49

Yesterday’s disaster was not sitting well with me. And, it wasn’t just because of the bruises on my shoulder, elbow, hand and knee. All my recent running failures have been eating away at my brain. So, today, after six hours … Continue reading

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5 Years Of “Lifetime” At Weight Watchers…And I Don’t Know?

Today is the 5-year anniversary of when I made “lifetime” status at Weight Watchers. And, I have “maintained” during these five years. But, I have also added a few pounds during that time – mostly lately – as well. I … Continue reading

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New Plan To Lengthen My Runs

I’ve been thinking more about my recent running issue.  Maybe I have just been getting ahead of myself with my goals – albeit per my legs, lungs or head? After all, for the first 48 years of my life, I never … Continue reading

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3-5 Pounds In 4 Weeks?

Four weeks from today is the 5-year anniversary of me reaching “lifetime” status at Weight Watchers. While I have maintained my goal weight over this time, I would still like to lose 3 to 5 pounds (from my weight this … Continue reading

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2011: A Good Workout Year With A Bummer Endnote

I’m in a bad place right now. I did something to my left rib cage. I’m not sure when and how it started. I want to say it was at least a week ago where I felt like I tweaked/pulled/strained … Continue reading

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Pre-Holiday Scale Thoughts

My scale this morning read 172 pounds.  That’s pretty close to the goal of 170 pounds by December 23rd that I set for myself. Can I drop another two pounds over the next nine days?  Sure, it’s possible… But, I very … Continue reading

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My Second Ever 5K Race

Two weeks after running my first ever 5K race, I ran another one today. I did pretty good. And, I came close to my goal – despite my last minute concerns. Per my Forerunner 205, my time for the race … Continue reading

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