The 2011 Plan

Okay, guys, here we go! 

Time to start again.

I’m chosing to think of this week and this year as the start of my weight-loss journey.  I’m at 0 pounds lost.  That also means that I’m at 0 pounds gained!  🙂

And I have 6 goals and 3 tools for 2011 that I’d like to share:


  1. Beat my time of 35:21 in the St Patrick’s Day Dash
    This is only a week before my #3 Goal.  I’d actually say this is really good timing.
  2. Go on 6 hikes
  3. Run a 1/2 Marathon
    My first planned run is In Mercer Island on 03.20.11
  4. Complete a Triathlon
  5. Run a 1/2 Marathon with Anna
    I’m planning on doing a second 1/2 later in the year so that Anna and I can run it together!
  6. End 2011 under 200 pounds


  1. Track Calories on my phone (both consumed and burned)
    I know that tracking isn’t an exact science, but it would be a consistent inexact tool!  I won’t commit to twEATing all that I eat, but I will be tracking, for sure!
  2. End each day with a deficit of 500 Calories
    This is an absolute.  Not an average.  If I have a deficit of 700 one day, I can’t accept a deficit of 300 the next, as it would balance out.  Nope.  If I have a deficit of 700 in one day, I’d still need to have a deficit of 500 the next.
  3. Consume no more than 600 Calories after 6 pm.
    I’ve tried the whole “no eating after 8 pm” thing, but I didn’t really like that.  I do, though, think it’s a worthwhile concept.  But I do have a bit of a variable schedule.  This new plan seems to be a great adaptation of that idea.

So there you go!  That’s what I’ve been planning.  And that’s how I’m going to make 2011 a great year.  I was Mr. Consistency for the first year or so on this journey.  But I’ve gotten away from that.  I haven’t gained about 11 or 12 pounds of what I’ve lost–and I might see a gain this week, too–but I have to resist the temptation to try to lose that all at once.  A pound or two a week is just great for me.  I have at least 36 pounds to lose; at a pound a week, that would be most of 2011.  And I’m happy with that.

Through Tuesday:
75 minutes of Cardio
Run/walk 3 miles
50 push ups
50 sit ups
50 calf raises
Calorie Deficit:
 – Monday: ??
 – Tuesday: 895

75 minutes of Cardio
Run 7 Miles
250 push ups
250 sit ups
250 calf raises
300 jumping jacks
6 60-second front planks
6 60-second side planks
Date with Anna

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7 Responses to The 2011 Plan

  1. Twix says:

    I absolutely love Tool #2. Awesome!!! 😀

  2. Beej, I really like this, especially your statement, “I’m choosing to think of this week and this year as the start of my weight-loss journey. I’m at 0 pounds lost. That also means that I’m at 0 pounds gained!”

    You can do this!

  3. Julie says:

    I love those goals Beej. Excellent thoughts and ideas. I know you can do them. Have a great and blessed week. Take care.

  4. So totally behind on blogs! Your goals look fantastic and totally achievable. I think Tara, Sharla, and I are all running the St. Pat’s Day Dash, too – we should try to connect for breakfast afterward!

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