September: That’s a Wrap!

79.2 KG

That’s what the scale told me this morning.

My first thought was to curse at it or throw it out the window but it only took a couple of seconds to come back to reality. You see, I did this, not the scale, and I wouldn’t throw myself out the window now would I?

We all know how mental September has been. I’ve made a point to tell everyone I know. It was an absolute blast – from my birthday to meeting new friends local and abroad, to a 10K in my home town to biking in England (and having a kind of scary accident ) to Fitbloggin.

Food has not been entirely off the rails but I reckon I’ve had more beer this past month than in several months prior. More beer = more wheat, right? And for someone who claims they are off wheat, well, it’s a little hypocritical.

So this little number on the scale, it’s 2.2 KG higher than the lowest number I saw in September and dangerously close to that 80KG mark that I really despise. This means it’s time to refocus and have some goals:

1) I will not only log into MyFitnessPal every day, I will actually log the food I eat as well.
2) if I am out, for whatever reason, and I am unable to log electronically, I will do it the old fashioned way and the enter when I have a chance (I am volunteering at the Amsterdam marathon this month and will be away from the computer at that time)
3) the whole month of October I will be beer-free
4) I will go to the gym twice a week. No excuses.
5) I will run minimum twice a week.
6) I will continue to not eat the chocolates from work, the entire month of October. (not cutting out chocolate in general, just not mindlessly stress-eating from the candy jar.

I would like to see that 77 again this month, though I’ve trained myself to not weigh very often, and I don’t want to start that jumping on the scale 12 times a day habit again. Goal would then be to weigh-in on November 1st with this result.

Did you have a crazy month? Are you ready to crack down again? What are your goals for October?


  1. Patty says:

    Love the photo collage! Looks like you have a great plan for October. I like the idea of weighing in on Nov. 1st. Maybe I’ll try that. I’m looking to lose about 5 lbs this month. Writing up goals later tonight. You got this! :)

    1. Renée says:

      yeah! Can’t wait to see your goals as well :) Sometimes I get a bit “lost” when I have nothing to go for, if that makes sense? We got this together Patty!

  2. I’m taking you up on your advice to make food journaling a challenge. I’ve set myself up with rewards…complete with a sticker chart. : )

    1. Renée says:

      stickers! I should do that!! you can do this Thea, it’s just a few days to get into the swing of it to make a habit :)

  3. Steve says:

    You’ve totally got this! :)

    1. Renée says:

      thanks man. so far day 2 I survived the stress at work and I logged all my food. let’s see what the rest of this week brings!

  4. Donna says:

    I know a lot of people who are doing a re-start in October. I’ve called mine “Operation October” full of all the good R words – refresh, revive, recommit, relearn… You know ;-)

    Good luck with your goals this month. Your photo collage was beautiful, and if October looks half as happy as September I’d call that a win, no matter what the scales show you!

    1. Renée says:

      Operation October, I love it Donna! Those are GREAT words!
      Thank you so much, I’m pretty sure it will be a great month!

  5. Robby says:

    People think i am being hyperbolic when i relay the story about the umbrella….now i can point them to your blog and be all like”See???? I’m not exaggerating!!!”

    You are amazing. While i can make most anything fun, i think there’s a synergy when you put two (or more!) awesome ladies together.

    I am so gld that you made the trip!! I didn’t think it was possible, but i now love you more.

    1. Renée says:

      I think you have a point – we all just clicked which was way more than we could have asked for!
      I love you too Robby xxxx

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