Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In

motivation-Starting Weight: 5’8″ and 172.9# / BMI 26.3
-Last Week’s Weight: 165.9#
-Current Weight: 167.2#
-Goal Weight: 152.0# / BMI 23.1

Avg Daily Steps – 6,412 (well above my goal of 5k/day!)
Avg Daily Calories – 1,422 (6758 deficit in the past week)
# Floors Climbed – 72 (goal is 70)

So this was another good week for me! Like I mentioned before, this weight loss / healthy living thing is about 80% a food battle for me and 20% about exercise. I guess I should also clarify and say that if I start the day with a workout, healthy eating is much more likely to follow. However, morning workouts just aren’t possible right now for me (Charlie leaves for work at 6am, so I’d have to go for a run BEFORE then, which just isn’t happening in the dead of winter in Colorado). Since I don’t have as much time for workouts right now, I really have to focus on my food to have success with the weight loss goal. I do try to jump on my elliptical machine on lunch breaks when I can, but time is precious!

My actual weight # did go up about one pound this week, but it’s actually been pretty consistent over the past 10 days, so I’m not worried. I know things can be affected by water weight, last elimination, etc., so it’s more the big picture I’m going to focus on.

Goals for this coming week:

Average Daily Steps – 6,000/day
Average Calorie Deficit – 750/day (which would equate to 1.5#/week)
Total # Floors Climbed – 70

— Oh, and I figured out that you can have FitBit give you the weekly synopsis for whatever days you want, so I’ll continue to do these on a Wed-Tues basis for reporting. I like consistency. 🙂

How are you treating your body lately?


  1. Wow, Josey!! Way to go with kicking butt on your goals this week. How do you stay that low on calories?? I am impressed! I am sure I take in much more than that, but should really track it. And way to go on the steps. I still really want to get one of these fitbits but need to convince DH!! :/

  2. I don’t go below 1200 calories EVER (don’t want my body to go into starvation mode and hold onto everything). I’m shooting for around 1500 cal/day right now — some days are closer to 1200 b/c some days (like a Saturday that I’m drinking!) will be closer to 2000. I eat 3 meals a day (around 3-500 cal/ea), sometimes with 100-200 snacks thrown in. Also, if my cals are getting too high, I make sure I move a little more! The crazy deficit this week is from snowboarding on Sunday for 4+ hrs – it’s an awesome workout.

    When I’m not trying to lose weight, I usually eat around 1600/day I think. When I’m way off track, I’m eating closer to 2000+/day. 1 calorie = 3,500 cals…hence why an extra 500 cal/day easily leads to a 1# gain/week if you’re not careful!

  3. You’re doing great! Keep it up!

  4. Great work! My household is finally well enough that i can hit the gym which has helped a lot- been doubling my 5000 steps goal every time I do. BUT on Sunday I was hit with the cold and didn’t even log 1000 steps. So pathetic. Will weigh in tomorrow though!

    1. I’m excited that you’re weighing in now as well!

  5. Good job!! I’ll post one of my favourite 12wbt recipes on my blog for you – I keep making it over and over again!

    1. Awesome – thanks!

  6. You’re knocking your goals out of the park!

    I keep considering joining up on this weigh-in wednesday thing. I’m on the fence. My goals are a little abstract at the moment– I have a short-term goal to hit, but I’m only 5-7 lbs up from that and not at a stopping point any time soon, and I’m mostly focused on “overall better health” but not anything technical or measurable. Hmm. Maybe I’ll adapt it. It’d be good for me to be more focused on just being reflective.

    1. I like small goals that you can adjust and change as you go on. Join in!

  7. You are doing awesome! I went on a rigorous 7 mile hike and the scale did not show for it! In fact it did the opposite, so I think after a big day like hiking or snowboarding, your body needs some recovery days and the scale will show within a couple days.

    1. True – my muscles are rebuilding after all that stress on Sunday. 🙂

  8. Way to go! It must feel so good to be back on track. I’m in the same boat with the food/exercise thing. This week, I’ve been trying some new “clean” recipes – Asian tuna salad (from lifetime fitness), zucchini and feta balls with homemade tzatziki, asian venison meatballs (who knew asian and venison went together?) and the “cookie dough” balls made with almond butter and coconut. I’m just now realizing that I’m making a lot of foods in ball form. (-:

  9. I’m so sad that I’ve been missing you. I forgot that you moved, but I’ve found you again… so I’m here, and I LOVE having a weekly weigh-in. I may kind of want to do this too. I need to toss it around. I’m always hesitant to openly discuss numbers.

    1. It totally helps to keep me accountable. 🙂 Good to see you here!

      1. I probably won’t do it. I’m 10.4 down with 1.8 to go, so I don’t think it would be very interesting for too long. I’ll probably focus on my countdown to the half. 🙂

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