I decided to walk a ton today to sweat out some weight. We did the normal walk to get groceries and then there was a local group sale at the Civic Center. It’s also the building where the YMCA is. So It was 0.8 miles there, walked a bunch in there did a couple sets of stairs. 0.8 miles back. So, not counting any of the shopping either area 3.6 miles today.
This walking has me sweating a good amount. I got down to 278.2lbs. That means I got over 100% of my goal for the fall challenge.
That also means I’m another 6% down in about 2 months.
I plan to relax the rest of today.
I also received a new vitamin I plan to review. At the end of the month I will give a review.
Woo! Just feel exhausted from all that walking and stairs.
Now that I’ve reached almost 55lbs of weight loss I wanted to find something physical weighing about that much to compare the loss to. What I ended up finding was more interesting to me. Did you know 1lb of quarters is $20 worth?
That triggered something in me and gave me an idea.
What if people paid themself to lose weight. Basically, for every 1lb you lose you put $20 in a piggy bank or jar.
Let’s say your goal was to lose 50lbs. You’d have saved $1000 by putting in $20 for each pound you lost.
You’d also have to set rules on gaining, though. For example, if you gain weight back that hangs on for more than 2 weeks you have to deduct $20 for each pound.
This seems win win to me. It helps you lose weight and save money. It expands your will power on both fronts. I wonder if I made a special jar or something if I could get the idea to catch on.
We’ve completed our grocery shopping walk. I was making sure to walk fast. Did 2 miles in 51 minutes. So up to steady 2.35mph that means. Steady trying to improve my average walk speed. That also includes hills and traffic waiting.
I weighed in again after the walk and am now at 282.8lbs. That’s down a little over 53lbs! Still pecking away at the long and short Healthy Wage challenges. I’m still about a pound ahead on the short challenge and 11ish pounds up on the 18 month one.
It’s been 6 months of the health journey. Even with losing some focus for a few weeks and still working on getting exercise back on track I’ve lost 53.2lbs (52.8 after starting Healthy Wage Challenge) in 6 months. That leaves me a few days under a year to lose 67.2lbs.
Let’s go with measurements next.
Well, there you see I haven’t changed much in the last 5 weeks. I’m also only averaging about 1lb a week loss since I was majorly slacking off. I’m back on focus now, though.
Last would be me. Doubtful there is much visual difference but I will post it tomorrow. I did take the pics today but don’t have time to get on the pc and put them with the last months one to show yet.