Category Archives: Weight Loss

#GoTheDist: February 2016

Much like I had a mega day in January 2016 and February 2015, I had one in February 2016. A 30K day, to be exact. That helped me counter a few lower days and one 1500 step day (sick day). Thanks to that day, February went gangbusters. February 2016 totals: 313,153 steps 128.84 miles walked… Read More »

January in steps, miles and pages

So there must be something about an end of month rush. Last year at the end of February I did a mad dash of exploring NYC and yesterday? More of the same.  I needed 14K for my stretch goal and came home with 16K January, you were amazing. 301,695 steps 124.2 miles walked 85.14 miles… Read More »

#GoTheDist 2016

wasn’t I just writing out the goals for 2015? For more reasons than this challenge, this year has gone by in a flash. It’s somewhat bizarre to be writing up 2016 goals before wrapping 2015 but a) I’m traveling for the next two days and b) I’ve already been overthinking 2016 way too much. I… Read More »

Confessions of a Designated Fat Taxi Driver?

aka a two-in-one review because I started and finished two books in the last three days Confessions of a New York Taxi Driver by Eugene Salomon and Jennifer Joyner’s Designated Fat Girl. Two very different subjects but the right level of reading depth I was in the mood for this weekend. I started with Joyner’s… Read More »

mini goals met

Who says a  week of sloth at the beach isn’t a wonderful thing. Sometime during the week I: destroyed my 2014 reading goal. At 52 as of today with one in the works and other likely to come. And then 7 unfinished. Good run in 2014. Miles: beat my personal and #GoTheDist Q4 goals, My… Read More »

#GoTheDist 2014: November

Skin of my teeth. My tiered goals for November were: 250/275/300K steps and 100 miles. November totals*? 255,599 steps and 105.71 miles. Never stressed so hard for 250, although July was close. But I did it. Thanks to some temperate weather days. *Subject to minor additions as I putter around the apartment Totals for Q4… Read More »

#GoTheDist: October 2014

sometimes I swear 31-day months are harder to get steps in than 30 day months. I think it definitely has to do with the perceived cushion of the extra day. Final numbers: 301,135 steps 124.04 miles walked Whee! It wasn’t easy. I set a mini goal of not ever falling on the wrong side of… Read More »

#GoTheDist 2014: Q3 down

where on earth has 2014 gone. Seriously. Q3 goals: 850,000 steps 375 miles walked 35 miles biked September  totals 316,214 steps 136.02 miles walked 4.4 miles biked Q3  totals: 887,280 steps 370.75 miles walked 28.96 miles biked That’s not bad at all. I didn’t realize I was ultimately so close to the mileage, but I’m… Read More »

#GoTheDist 3.2

or nearly… I’ve finally found the sweet spot between my #GoTheDist goal being a challenge, but an attainable one. I knew that July would be bad, and it was. But I set two goals and I made one of two. The goal was 250K steps and I ended up with 260,908. Mileage goal was 117… Read More »

#GoTheDist Q2 nearly went

because I know if I wait until tomorrow, this won’t happen. With two days left in Q2, the numbers are great. June: 328,083 steps 134,89 miles walked 14.24 miles biked Final June (they got better) 350,613 steps 144.15 miles walked 14.24 miles biked Q2:  932,746 steps 383.38 miles walked 35.33 miles biked Q2 Final: 955,276… Read More »

#GoTheDist 2.2

About halfway through May I realized that 300,000 steps for the month was doable after just missing it. And then I became a woman on a mission to make it happen. I wasn’t sure if I had since I was away from my spreadsheet but after entering Weds-Sat… I MADE IT! May Totals: 305, 841… Read More »

#GoTheDist 2.1, Went!

Totals for April: 298,822 steps 123.44 miles walked Personal Q2 goals, you are well in sight. As is the official #GoTheDist goal of 350 miles walked. If I’d realized how close I was to 300K steps or 125 miles walked this month I’d have figured out a way to get them. But this is still… Read More »

#GoTheDist Q1 in the books

while I hit my official #GoTheDist goal (2 a few days early, I did not hit my personal goal. My personal Q1 2014 goals were: 700,000 steps 300 miles walked and 75 miles on the bike. Totals for March: 242,500 steps 100.84 miles walked 17.82 miles biked Totals for Q1 2014: 593,712 steps 250.93 miles… Read More »

Invisalign is the new Weight Watchers?

Over the weekend I was kicking myself for missing my Weight Watchers anniversary, but then on the way home today I realized that I got my Invisalign very close to my WWversary. Now what on earth do braces have to do with WW (which I haven’t followed since Dec ’10 anyway)? I’m down 4 lbs… Read More »

#GoTheDist: Feb 2014

I knew February was going to be down due to three+ days of lost tracking, but it actually wasn’t as bad as I feared. February 2014: 69.miles walked (165,667 steps), 16.69 miles biked. Great, no. Good? Yes. For the record: February 2013 20.52 miles walked 54.15 miles biked Definitely walking more than I did, still… Read More »

Officially Team @FitBit

my Jawbone apparently celebrated my two millionth step a little too hard last Friday, because now it’s dead. Utterly and totally toast. So I went out and got what I wanted back in May: the Fitbit Flex. I will have lost 3.5 days of data (midday Monday – Thurs PM), but no real idea on… Read More »

#GoTheDist 2014: One Month in

January stats: 185,545 steps 80.3 miles walked 69.3 miles ridden Happy all around especially with the polar vortex. I’ll have to push it, but the Q1 goals (700,000 steps, 300 miles walked and 75 miles) are well in reach. Especially the bike. Proud of myself for regular-ish gym attendance. I lost the DietBet, but I… Read More »

Lessons Learned: Coffee Grinds

tea leaves? Who needs tea leaves? I can tell my fortune in coffee grinds thanks to the Polar Vortex making it too cold to walk to Dunkin’ daily. That, and I looked at my Mint figures and realized I spent $516.23 at coffee shops last year. That is INSANE and needs to stop, or at… Read More »

2014: you’re looking pretty good

10 days in and January is looking pretty good, #GoTheDist wise: Steps:: 42,324 Miles Walked: 17.8 (both as of January 9) Miles Biked: 41.44 (as of January 10) Pretty impressed with the foot totals in light of the polar vortex and I’ve been to the gym every other day. I am proud of that and… Read More »

#GoTheDist and DietBet: miniupdate

so after (over)thinking about it, I decided to join a DietBet. While they didn’t work perfectly for me, they were a good jump start and that’s what I’d like about now. I also think I’m in a better frame of mind for it then I was when I took a break last year. As an… Read More »

2013: Pretty Well Done

Perfect? No Well done? Absolutely That graph is from when I restarted through today. Was the year perfect? Nope. But I ended 2013 17.3 lbs less than where I started it. That’s good. I was very good with mini goals and quarterly goals this year. Time to look back at 2013 and set some new… Read More »

#GoTheDist 2013: Went

I did it, I did it. Yes, you should read that in a complete sing-song voice since I am wearing a pink tiara. Been a good #GoTheDist year, despite a rough start after which I revised my original goal of 750 miles down to 500. Then, in July, I realized my initial goal was doable… Read More »

#GoTheDist: 4 days left in 2013

and at 36.55 miles biked (28.87 in December!) I’m 15.95 miles from my goal of 52.5 miles on the bike. Can I do it? I don’t know, but I think so. I wish my gym was closer to go this weekend, but I think I can go Monday and Tuesday. Walking wise, I’m all set.… Read More »

#GoTheDist Q4: Two months in

Whoops, I’ve been bad here since I discovered Tumblr. My Q4 goals were: 102.7 miles walking and 52.5 miles on the bike.  My comment on that was that I hoped to have hit both by the end of November. I nearly hit that in October, walking wise, with 99.11 miles walked but fell short on… Read More »

#GoTheDist Q4: One month in

In addition to way too much candy, October 31 marked the end of the first month of Q4. My Q4 goals were: 102.7 miles walking and 52.5 miles on the bike.  My comment on that was that I hoped to have hit both by the end of November. October activity: 99.11 miles walked and 7.68… Read More »