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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

I've had a whiteboard on my desk for quite some time now, with every major (and some minor!) goals spelled out. I've achieved quite a few, and those have a bright green date next to them to remind me of when I made it.

Every 10lbs is a reward.

I started at 230, and lost about 20 before joining Spark People. (I had a rather serious kidney infection, couldn't keep down food. after I healed up, I just kinda ran with it)

I joined SparkPeople on August 15th or so, and got right on down to business.

When I got/get to:

200lbs: Achieved! New running shoes. Sept 2/10

190lbs: Achieved! (and really, my first 10% with spark people) New workout outfit. Oct 1/10

180lbs: Achieved once, before slipping up again (ruh-roh) First time around, I rewarded myself with a new shirt. I was preparing for a trip to New Zealand, so getting something non-hiking related was a treat. It's the shirt I was wearing in the 175lb shot in my photos.. where I'm showing off the newly formed guns.

But! Since New Zealand went straight to my belly (sigh. simply paris, I will never forget you.) and shot me back up to 191 from 172 (yikes!)..NEW GOAL!!

180lbs: New running shoes and a digital camera, so I can run more and take photos of everything I'm doing and making.

170lb: Haircut! I haven't gotten a cut since June last year. Time for something cute!

160lbs: For this, I'm torn between getting p90x or joining a dojo and learning martial arts. Either way, this goal is meant to kick my rear into high gear for the next 30lbs!

150lbs: A new outfit, including a pair of jeans. And a new bra.

140lbs: You might fun this funny.. but my 140lb goal is new socks. Possibly ones that come up to my upper thigh and STAY there. I've always wanted this. Yes, I'm a dork. I'm also a goth, who likes her socks (darn it.)

Between 130-140 and hold for 3 months: New wardrobe, to be pieced together on a few shopping trips with friends. And if I haven't done it yet, to sign up for a 5k race.

Fitness goals/milestones I'm tracking:

Leg press at 250lbs (currently 230 is TOUGH)

Bench press 100lbs (currently working at 50, about to move up to 60)

15 GOOD push-ups (I can do about 5 shallow push ups in fairly terrible form)

5 Pull-ups (currently: none. I can kinda dangle there, but that's it, and it hurts.)

Run a 5k

Run an 8k

Run a 10k

Run a half marathon (By the time I'm 30! [I turn 27 in may])

Those are my goals! What are yours?
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  • GHK1962
    Nice goals Margy. I like the running ones a lot...mostly because I am not a runner and am jealous of those of you that can or are starting to do this.

    Nice on the wts too!
    3659 days ago
    Thanks Dara!
    3659 days ago
    Those sounds like great goals! And congrats on your achievements so far!
    3660 days ago
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