Saturday, February 2, 2013

Whole 30 Results and Reflection

The Whole 30 was an experiment in eating super cleanly: no grains, no dairy and no sugar.  I ate lots of meat, eggs, vegetables and fruits.  I didn't feel particularly deprived except for missing my afternoon latte.  I missed dairy but I ate well without it.  This made social eating really difficult but I found some amazing recipes.  My goal going into this was to learn to eat better and replace junk food with more vegetables.  I think that I accomplished that pretty well.
I think that going forward I'll probably eat mostly by the Whole 30 principles but I'll definitely be having lattes and chocolate! 

Whole 30 Day 1
Weight: 211.4
 Neck: 13.25
Upper Arm: 14.5
Chest: 34.5
Waist: 32.5
Belly: 36
Hips: 46.5
Thighs: 27
Calves: 16.5 

 Whole 30 Results:
Weight: 205.8 (-5.6)
Neck: 13 (-.25)
Upper Arms: 13.5 (-1)
Chest: 33.5 (-1)
Waist: 32 (-.5)
Belly: 34.5 (-1.5)
Hips: 45 (-1.5)
Thighs: 26 (-1)
Calves: 16 (-.5)
 Total Inches Lost:  7.25!

Monday, January 7, 2013

2013 Goals

Looking back at my goals from 2012, I didn't do so hot at achieving those goals.  What I did accomplish this year was pretty awesome even if it wasn't part of my goals.

This year, I'll be trying to create fewer and more manageable goals.


  • I'm participating in the WIP500 challenge again this year.  Hopefully, I'll do better at keeping my progress through the entire year.
  • Finish all the drafts that I started in 2012.
  • Finish the last few baby knitting projects for my new nephew
  • Finish the monster afghan
  • Finish designing and knit the Steampunk Gears Scarf
  • Lose 50 pounds
    • Count calories consistently
    • Walk or run every day
    • Lift weights at least every other day
    • Swim once a month
  • Complete a Whole 30 Chellenge
  • Start Dating
  • Create a Bucket List
  • Keep track of all the books read in 2013
  • Learn how to talk about myself
  • Practice solo jazz for 10-15 minutes a day
  • Re-learn to play the violin
Social Media/Blogging
  • Learn to talk about myself
    • Post a bucket list item each day
    • Post a daily self picture and a daily dog picture (Hashtags: #dailyselfy and #dailydog)
  • Post a Question of the Day
  • Blog at least twice a week

Building a Bucket List Summary Jan 1-7

One of my goals for 2013 is to create a Bucket List.  My intent is to add a new item each day. You can follow along on Google Plus with the hashtag #buildingabucketlist.

Here's the additions to the list from the past week:
  1. Finish editing and re-writing a novel
  2. Run a full 5K race (no walking!)
  3. Ride a Motorcycle
  4. Go on a backpacking trip
  5. Hire a band to play at my swing dance
  6. Complete a Tough Mudder
  7. Find employment in the Biology/Medical Field