The only subject I enjoyed and was a bit better than average: Maths! You could count on me!
I had stated on an earlier post that my goal was to lose 75 pounds. It was a journey to go from a 215 pounds obese man to a fit and healthy 150 pounder. NO ONE said anything…
I was reading my new blog friend Beth Ann and noticed she had a gadget on top of her page that keeps track of her BMI and weight lost to goal. It’s a small gadget from TickerFactory.
So I added the gadget to my header. It’s accurate from my Feb 22nd weight. When I looked up at my own page, the ticker’s goal was for 65 pounds. “What’s up with that?” I questioned myself. The ticker must be wrong. I must have entered the wrong weight.
NO arithmetic 101 - if you remove 150 from 215, you have 65 left over, NOT 75 like I had mentally calculated earlier.
It means: I just instantaneously lost 10 pounds off to reach my goal. At a pound a week, it’s 10 weeks, folks! I’m so excited, I might just take a 10 weeks break right now! Just kidding!
To attain the goal I had set, I was to first lose 1 pound per week for 40 weeks and then re-evaluate. Would I continue on a 1 pound per week or readjust and go for 0.75 pound or 1.25 pound a week or whatever. I didn’t set a date for when I wanted to reach my final goal.
Now with 65 pounds to lose I have decided to go for a one year term. I started this journey Feb 1st 2015, I must reach my goal by Jan 31st, 2016. No alternative goal, it’s a loss of 1.25 pounds per week (you can trust this calculation, I used my computer calculator).
I am so excited; this is a huge boost to my motivation that was already very high. Have you ever got excited with a mistake you made?