DAY 100: Milestones update

I’ve made it 100 days.  In 100 more, I’ll be at my lowest weight in 5 years (if I keep up the pace).

I could get reflective. I could get pensive. I could get emotional. I could get wistful. I could get speculative. I could prognosticate about the future and list all the things I look forward to doing in the next hundred days.  I could start spouting off personal pearls of wisdom and over share my phil-LOSS-ophies as if I’m some kind of expert.  Or, I could say a bunch of things I could do, ultimately NOT do any of them, and instead opt for a simple list of my updated milestones*.

Achieved within first 71 days

  1. Find a sports bra that fits so I can even work out. When I first started losing weight, I couldn’t get into any of the ones I could find.  I’ve gone down a size since first meeting this goal.
  2. Grab my foot from behind when my leg is bent at the knee in order to stretch out my thigh.
  3. Walk at a 3.0 MPH pace without struggling.
  4. Make it up one flight of stairs without getting winded.
  5. Stop snoring and start sleeping better.
  6. Lose 10 lbs.
  7. Lose 25 lbs.
  8. Be under the weight limit to stand on the step stool.

Achieved between days 72 and 100

  1. Sit on my own furniture. The dining chairs and patio seating I own have weight limits that I have exceeded since before I purchased them.
  2. Paint my own toe nails without contorting myself.  
  3. Close my towel the whole way around me when I get out of the shower.  
  4. Wear the oh-honey pair of pants I bought on April 11th.
  5. Wear the oh-honey shirt I bought on May 2nd.   
  6. Walk a mile at 3.5 MPH.
  7. Get 3 miles on the fat burn setting on the elliptical.   
  8. Tie my shoes without having to sit down.
  9. Go down a notch on my Vivo Fit band.   
  10. Lose 50 lbs.
  11. Lose 10% of starting weight.   
  13. Put ankle on opposite knee without having to use hands.   
  14. Fit into a restaurant booth.  
  15. Wear shirt size XL.
  16. Do 200 miles in a month.

Goals to be achieved

  1. Jog in and complete a 5K.
  2. Go down a half shoe size.
  3. Fit into my red jacket.
  4. Fit into one leg of my fat-girl gray pants.
  5. Wear a single-digit dress size.
  6. Wear a single-digit pants size.
  9. No longer be in “overweight” category (BMI <25).
  10. Wear shirt size L.
  11. Wear shirt size M.
  12. Lose 25% of starting weight.
  14. Reach final weight goal.
  19. Get out of plus sizes.
  20. Switch to the small Vivo Fit band.
  21. Wear my ring on my middle finger.
  22. Wear a belt.
  23. Wear a dress.
  24. Jog a mile without stopping.
  25. Fit into only my side of the bench on Metro. I’m too wide and my body encroaches into the space beyond the dividing line.
  26. Cross my legs. I’ve never done this in my life.
  27. Fit comfortably into airplane seats. I can usually suck it in long enough to pile myself into my chair on a plane, only to find that my legs spill onto the passenger next to me underneath the dividing arm rest and the seat belt can barely stretch enough to contain me.
  28. Get out of pre-diabetic sugar levels.  I’ll have new blood work after a doctor’s appointment later this month, and I’m expecting good results here.
  29. See my feet over my belly when I look down.
  30. Fold down the tray table from the seat in front of me on a plane.
  31. Fit into roller coasters. I couldn’t do it at a theme park 2 years ago, and had to wait around for my friend to go through the line and ride it by herself — sucked for both of us.I haven’t been to an amusement park since, so haven’t had the opportunity to test this out yet, but I suspect I could cross this off now.
  32. Do 250 miles in a month.

Watch this space.

*Some goals are too personal/embarrassing to publish, so I’m curating selectively.

One thought on “DAY 100: Milestones update

  1. Lacey says:

    I think this is an excellent idea. How motivating it must be to transfer each of these items from your “to do” list to your “done” list!
    By the way, I CAN’T WAIT to see Number 4 happen on your Goals to be Achieved list! How funny and how awesome at the same time. 😉


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