Weekly Check-In Tuesday 12/1

Hello all!  You may have noticed there were no posts besides the check in last week, National Novel Writing Month was the focus of my attention.  I finished my novel, Bound by Allegiance, last night just before 2200 hours (10 PM).  I didn’t make it out on my bike ride.  Every day last week was below freezing when I wanted to go out on a bike ride but I don’t trust drivers in the freezing temperature here.  I almost get hit when the weather is fine out.  I managed to get out there and walk a little every day though.  Next week there will be a weigh-in as it is the start of a new month.  This week I am not at home to use the scale.

I am going to be looking at redoing the schedule for posting to reduce the number of posts but potentially to connect multiple of the content types into one post.  Stay tuned to see the changes.

Weekly Check-In Monday 11/9/2015

Over the last week I didn’t meet 10,000 steps three days but I met my goal of not having any days less than 6,000 steps.  Because last week I didn’t have the Fitbit for most of the first two days I don’t have exact step counts in my Fitbit app (how I normally compile these posts).  I know thought that Monday I was over 10,000 steps and believe I was into the 14,000 or 15,000 range.  Instead of Including a typed out step count this week I decided to try something new and include a screenshot of my step chart on Fitbit.

Weekly Step Chart 11-9

I am frustrated that I didn’t make 10,000 yesterday and I am quite confused how I didn’t.  I don’t think the Fitbit Charge HR accurately tracks steps taken while doing chores.  I spent several hours moving things around the new place, carrying stuff, and shopping.  All I ended up with was slightly over 3,000 steps.  Typically in an hour though I should be able to get around at least 6,000 steps.  The math doesn’t really add up.  What matters though is that I knew I got a workout yesterday by moving heavy boxes.

My Weight

You may notice that I didn’t include a weight in this weeks weekly check-in.  This is because I found that not having to think about weighing myself during the week actually made me happier.  I am going to continue to try this until December.  Instead of using weight as the main thing to track my fitness I am going to use steps and activities performed during the week.

This Weeks Goal

Last week I liked having the goal of having at least 6,000 steps per day.  This week I want to up that to 6,500.  If I can continue to make the number of steps go up every week I should continue to improve my fitness and activity levels.

Weekly Check-In Monday 10/19/2015

This week I did better on my steps I walked a total of 85,856 steps which is 9,121 steps more than I walked last week.  I know after seeing last weeks stats that I wanted to do better when it came to walking.

Monday 10/12 – 2,228 Steps
Tuesday 10/13 – 10,348 Steps
Wednesday 10/14 – 14,748 Steps
Thursday 10/15 – 11,725 Steps
Friday 10/16 – 10,897 Steps
Saturday 10/17 – 18,804 Steps
Sunday 10/18 – 17,016 Steps

* Like with last week the green means that the day I met my FitBit step goal, the orange means that I met only the Pact goal, and red is the day that I didn’t meet either.

Unfortunately, despite increasing the number of steps I took this week the scale is telling me that I am 184.4 lbs.  I don’t know if that was because the scale wasn’t calibrated or if I had actually gained that weight, but it was not pleasant to see.  My goal for this coming week is to be at least 1 lbs less this coming week.

I have started playing a new game which requires walking, Ingress.  So far it has been fun but it is a little complicated and want to gain more experience before writing about it in detail.


Post Move Check-In

It’s been just over a week since my last post.  I was going to try and post while moving but things got a little too chaotic to handle.  I have a few updates to share and now that everything is moved I should be good to resume regular posting.

I know this is being posted a day late.  This is due to the move and work.

Weigh In

After moving my Aria scale was a little off kilter.  I believe my weight after a little bit off was about 180.6 lbs.  I gained weight this week but it doesn’t seem like it, my duty belt and regular belt fit looser.


I have stopped doing the Pact for food logging because it was actually causing me to gain weight.  I am hoping that without the regular food logging I will go back to losing weight.  And if my scale was right last week then I have.

Stay tuned for more articles and fitness fun!

Weekly Check-In

Hello!  This last week was not a bad week for many things.  We arranged movers and started packing.  However, when it comes to step goals, I was a little bit under a few days.  I actually missed two days on my Pact which is weird because when I looked at my Fitbit at midnight it registered over 10,000 steps.  I am beginning to wonder if Fitbit has some sort of scanning and auto-correction it performs every day to erase steps that it thinks were accidental readings.

While I am not too happy about this it isn’t the end of the world.  I will get back up on the horse and start again, better this week.  I spend most of the day packing today and so that is why this update is coming in so late.

Monday 9/14 – 17,439 Steps
Tuesday 9/15 10,818 Steps
Wednesday 9/16 – 5,505 Steps
Thursday 9/17 – 12,493 Steps
Friday 9/18 – 9,926 Steps
Saturday 9/19 – 23,252 Steps
Sunday 9/20 – 9,953 Steps

That makes for a total of 89,386 steps.

The Weekly Check-In Weigh In

So when it comes to weight this week I lost another pound (1 lbs) exactly.  This brings me below a good milestone to under 180 lbs at 179.6 lbs.  I am extremely happy about this because it means that I am making process.  It isn’t happening fast like a miracle but it is happening and I am making it happen.

Let’s see if I can do better next week and increase my step counts each day that I was under.

Weekly Check-In

And it’s time again for another weekly check-in.  This week I lost another pound.  I am down to 180.6 lbs.  Overall I had a fairly productive week when it came to steps.

Monday 9/7 – 1,381 Steps
Tuesday 9/8 13,433 Steps
Wednesday 9/9 – 15,497 Steps
Thursday 9/10 – 14,365 Steps
Friday 9/11 – 12,947 Steps
Saturday 9/12 – 28,915 Steps
Sunday 9/13 – 10,001 Steps

As you can see Monday was very weak but the rest of the week was pretty strong with the exception of Sunday.  Sunday I did not meet my 12,000 step goal but I still met the Pact goal of 10,000.  My feet were pretty sore from the day before.  I had a total of 96,539 steps.  That is about 4,000 more steps walked than the week before.

I am happy to be at a point where I have conquered two belt loop sizes.  Unfortunately, my beloved belt that I have had for years broke this morning when going to put my work pants on.  The belt was old and the leather was starting to fall apart.  It is just a little sad to see a belt go that has lasted for so long.  What it does do is give me an opportunity to go out and look for smaller belts.

Over last week I also found a new apartment that I will be moving into in not too long.  The idea of this move makes me really happy and I am hoping that the slightly bigger kitchen will give us enough room that we can cook more often.  There is also a yard and stairs.  Overall, I think it will be more conducive to my weight loss efforts.  Having a good place to come home to makes it easier to relax and be fresh for the next morning.  Sleep is an important part of the weight loss process and not getting enough of it can hurt your weight loss goals.

A Website Glitch

Over the weekend Google Analytics made me aware that there was a glitch with the post Weight Loss and Why I am Doing It.  Somehow the URL to the post became corrupted.  It needed a new home and it was assigned one.  As I posted over the weekend, the post is back up and viewable.

Monday Check-in

This week I made over the amount of steps that I walked the previous week.  One day was low and one day was extremely high.  I hope this coming week is as good.

Monday 8/316,079 Steps
Tuesday 9/1 12,319 Steps
Wednesday 9/2 12,015 Steps
Thursday 9/313,667 Steps
Friday 9/412,424 Steps
Saturday 9/523,269 Steps
Sunday 9/612,319 Steps

Overall it was a pretty productive week.  That is a lot of steps for one week coming out to a total of: 92,092 Steps.  As of weighing myself yesterday I was down to 181.6 lbs.  That is an additional .8 lbs down.  Not only that my shirts and pants are fitting looser than they previously have.  My t-shirts no longer cling to my body.  This is an amazing feeling to have clothes that didn’t fit now fit better.  I wonder if next week I can make them fit even better?

Additionally, for this coming week I upped my Pact with the Pact App.  I now have to log my food on all 7 days.  The pact requires me to log 3 meals a day (snacks are included as a meal).  This will not only earn a little bit of money but help encourage the logging of food.  Over the last week I also started a new Instagram and Twitter to better help the website and my goals.  There is also a new header image that will be tested out this week.

Another week down and more to come!

Weekly Weigh In

Current Weight: 183.5

Weight Change This Week: -1 LBS

Total Weight Lost: 5 lbs

Today is Monday and the start of a new week, that means it’s time for my weekly weigh in.  Today I weighed in at 183.5 lbs.  That means today I made my first five pounds lost milestone.  Fitbit awarded me with a cool badge for meeting this goal.


I am quite happy at this point because it means that I am well on my way to losing even more weight.  I only lost a total of one pound this week so I still need to up my game for next week.  Due to the challenge though I only had one day where I was under my step goal.  Maybe it is a coincidence that weigh in day happens to be the same day that I found that I won the Weekend Warrior step challenge from the other day.  Here are the results:

Screenshot of ResultsFor those that can’t see it I won with 29,177 steps with the closest being 26,297 steps.  On Saturday I was in the lead for the whole day until Stephanie started catching up in the evening.  Then because I had a late start to the day yesterday Stephanie was ahead of me for a while.  I took charge of the steps though when I did an evening Geocaching and came in with the win.  This Weekend Warrior Challenge was a big confidence booster since it came in combination with the milestone in my weight loss!


Monday Check In

Current Weight: 184.5

Weight Change This Week: -.9 LBS

Total Weight Lost: 4 lbs

This last week I put in a lot of walking but Monday and Friday could have been better.  This week I will be aiming to improve that, according to MyFitnessPal and Fitbit I should be losing 2 lbs per week.  I am participating in a Fitbit Challenge that I will write about a little bit later today.

I apologize for the delay in posting this today.  It took me a little while to figure out the scale at my parents house as I am house sitting.