Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Month In Review: November 2010

I began October weighing 227lbs with a BMI of 35.6.
As of November 30th, I weigh 218.5lbs and have a BMI of 34.2
I have lost 8.5lbs and 1.4 BMI points.
Overall, I have lost 21.5lbs and 3.4 BMI points.
For the month of November, I worked out 17 times, with a mix of yoga, running, and walking.  I completed 1 race.  This averages to 3.5 times a week. 

Every two months, I will take my measurements.  My starting measurements for October 1st were: 45.5-40-51 (49).  Measurements for December 1st were: 43.5-38-47 (44.5).  My bust decreased by 2 inches; waist by 2 inches; hips by 4 inches; and stomach by 4.5 inches.  I am very pleased with this.

My calorie goal per day for October was to consume 1700 calories (increased midmonth from 1500).  My best day was 1430 and my worst day was 3450, for an average of 2029.5 per day.  This is 329.5 over my increased goal, and is unacceptable.  In spite of this, November is the month of Thanksgiving and I am proud of myself for continuing to lose weight in spite of the holiday feasting.  We also visited TN, which made eating a challenge.

Overall, I am happy with my weight loss of approx. 2lbs/wk, even with increased calories due to the holidays and visit to TN.  I am happy with working out 3/wk as a regular goal (and even fitting in more some weeks!).