Calories: Should be in range once I drink my milk. Almost on target for food groups. Missing 1 of fruits/veggies I think and maybe of meat. 7-8 serving of fruits/veggies seems like a lot, but I'm trying!
Exercise: BFBM. Was scheduled to jog in the park with hubby, but left work late and then the metro was slow. So by the time I got home & had a snack, we didn't feel like going. We're planning on going tomorrow instead.
I can't believe it's been 2 weeks already! I haven't been perfect and I'm currently trying to lose what I gained on Sunday (approx 3 lbs out of 6 I had lost), but I feel more committed than I have in a long time. Plus, I saw today that the FitBit Flex has launched, so I really need to work hard to be able to order one!
Calories: Way over- Major binge on junk food. Paid for it today. My digestive tract was not happy.
Exercise: None. No excuse. I just didn't do it.
Bad day for my health goals, not necessarily for my mood though. It seems like everytime I start doing well and seeing results, I throw myself under the bus. Need to start journalling more and stay away from the junk. My body really was hung over this morning from that unhealthy food.
Calories: In range, but not on target. Low in Meat and Grains. Only had 1 of hubby's Doritos!
Exercise: Jogging in the park. Same route as other day. Finished in 15:44 (as opposed to 15:40 when did it with hubby). Thought it would take me longer as I was on my own (no one to motivate me to run faster), but it only took me 4 extra seconds. There were lots more people in the park today, but even though I was slow, I am so proud of myself! I was able to push to the end without stopping! Yay!
Overall, a good day. Apartment is fairly clean, dishes are done, got my exercise in and ate pretty well. All that's left is to write in my journal. Back to work tomorrow... Guess I have to earn some more vacation time!
Calories: In range, but not really on target for food groups (Way under on Fruits/Veggies & Over on Grains). For me, this shows the importance of both calorie tracking and food groups.
Exercise: BFBM. Seemed a bit easier tonight than last time. Probably more related to general energy level, or maybe more positive attitude. Regardless, I'm glad I did it!
I'm feeling good today, although I only have 1 day left of vacation. Will be back to reality on Monday. I'm glad I got back on track mid-week so I could build up a bit of momentum before going back to work. I've got my goals planned out and set up for next week (Daily Exercise, In Range for Calories, On Target for Food Groups, Daily Journalling & Dishes/Tidying).
Will weigh in tomorrow. Have been eating way too much, but was reasonable today, so I hope I won't be over 198. My goal is to get to 185 by June 30 (so 1.5 lbs per week, if I'm at 198 tomorrow). Once I get to 185, I'll reward myself with the FitBit Flex (if it's out by then... should be).
Calories: Way over (close to 3000 total!). Had wine, chips, & candy. Was low on vegetable/fruit servings (on target for the others). Really need to stop ating junk. I don't even enjoy it that much. Grrr!
Exercise: Did RI30. It was rough, but got through it.
Take-home message for today: Really need to focus on getting a handle on my eating.
OK, so I didn't run yesterday... but I did get my shoes.
Day 1 - Officially
Weight: 197.6 lbs Body Fat %: 41.4%
Calories: In range (Missed one serving of veggies/fruits. On target for all other food groups) Exercise: Blast Fat Boost Metabolism (Had to stop a bit, but completed)
Am contemplating getting the FitBit Flex once I hit 185 lbs (approx 15 to lose). I wanted to spring for Insanity as a reward, but if I get pregnant, I won't be able to use it. Whereas the FitBit will hopefully motivate me to move more, even when pregnant.
Eating: Didn't track. Not horrible but not great either.
Exercise: Treadmill (Still stuck on 7-8% incline): 15 minutes Walking Other: 30 Day Shred - Level 2 - Day 1
I am trying to get back in the swing of things. I was feeling down last week and the week before so I went really off track. I ate badly and I completely skipped all my planned exercise. I did try to at least get my veggies in for my snack a few days. I need to clean out the fridge tonight and get my veggie kits made up for the week.
I decided to jump back into the 30 Day Shred where I was (starting Level 2) and I'm going to try to do it daily PLUS 15-20 minutes of walking (if treadmill not fixed) or running (if fixed - I hope!). I'm also going to start tracking my food and consciously making healthy choices as of tomorrow morning.
I have joined the Official Sleep Challenge and will be starting that tonight along with my hubby. I need to get into a regular sleep pattern (instead of barely sleeping during the week and sleeping half the day away on weekends).
I debated whether or not I would weigh in tomorrow or hold off a couple of days, but I think I'll just bite the bullet and do it tomorrow morning. Maybe it won't be as bad as I think...
Good day! Really pushed to complete my jogging. Only leaned on handlebars for about 30 seconds. Felt like my heart was going to bust out of my chest and my lungs were going to explode but I got it done! Yay me!
Eating: Not so good. Way over but I can accept it. We had crackers and sweets. But I did track them resulting in a 700 - 1000 calorie excess. Ouch!
Exercise: DOUBLE DOSE DAY (to make up for skipping workout earlier) Treadmill (Still stuck on 7-8% incline): 9 minutes Jogging & 36 minutes Walking Other: 30 Day Shred - Level 1 - Day 10
Wow. I kind of can't believe I have been working out consistently for 3 weeks! Double Dose days are rough... so Note to self: Don't skip any days!! I kind of let my self go foodwise since I did so much exercise (burned over 700 calories). I'm okay with my eating and am getting right back on track today!
Exercise: Treadmill (Still stuck on 7-8% incline):None Other: None
Waited too long to exercise, so was just not feeling it. Will have to do a double dose today and tomorrow (I'm off since it's Remembrance Day and I work for a bank). Just waiting for the man fixing things in the basement to leave. Don't think he'd appreciate me thumping on the treadmill or jumping over his head!
Eating: Good. Am over on calories, but have met all other goals (protein, fat, carbs, fibre). I may have a few jujubes though (I'll track them if I do).
Exercise: Treadmill (Still stuck on 7-8% incline): None Other: None
I am simply exhausted tonight, so I have decided to re-schedule my exercise and do a double dose on Friday or Saturday. I'm just not feeling it tonight. I had my first "coaching" in over a year at work (We've been undergoing many changes so there was no time) and it was very positive. Yay! My boss doesn't seem as worried about my productivity as I was (but I still need to get it up).
Eating: Good. Am over by 3 calories, but have met all other goals (protein, fat, carbs, fibre). We had homemade pea soup for supper. So good!!
Exercise: Treadmill (Still stuck on 7-8% incline): None Other: 30 Day Shred - Level 1 (Day 8)
Did well with fitness & eating today. I was lacking energy for the exercise though. I think it's due to stress at work. I need to improve my productivity and it's stressing me out. Oh well, one day at a time.
Weight: 189.4lbs (Down 1 pound from last week) Body Fat: 40.9% (Up 0.5% from last week)
Eating: OK. Am in calorie range, but over in fat and under in protein. I had peanut butter for all 3 meals so not so great. I was away on the weekend and so I had nothing prepared for this morning. I'll cut up my veggies before I go to bed tonight.
I was happy with the loss of 1 pound especially considering that I WAY overate for the past 3 days. Also, I hadn't done any exercise since Thursday. I was so not tempted to get up from my nap tonight to do my exercise but I am super glad I did. It was tough. I have next Monday off (Remembrance Day) so I hoping I can get my husband to see if he can fix it. I am feeling a lot more muscle in my arms and legs. Gotta stick with it!
Eating: Good. Still low on protein (I really need to start eating "real" suppers instead of sandwiches. But I made good food choices and am in calorie range. Even having soy milk to boost my protein (not my favorite).
Exercise: Treadmill (Still stuck on 7-8% incline): None Other: 30 Day Shred - Level 1 (Day 6)
Overall, I'm satisfied. Although I did have a 2nd coffee tonight to have the energy to work out. I really don't want to get back to a 2 cup a day habit (since we're planning on trying to get pregnant after the holidays I'm trying to keep it to 1 a day).
Eating: OK. Am slightly under calories for today (even with my Large glass of wine). But as I will be sleeping soon, I don't want to eat more than the Crispy minis & pudding I'm planning on having (& that's already tracked).
Exercise: Treadmill (Still stuck on 7-8% incline): None Other: 30 Day Shred - Level 1 (Day 5)
Satisfied with today. Surprised I'm so low on calories. I guess coming home late (had some errands to run) & not preparing anything other than a sandwich for supper does that. It is what it is.
Weight: 191.8lbs (Will only be weighing in on Mondays from now on)
Eating: OK. I have tracked it but have not eaten much because I got up so late. Will have lunch in a bit and am going out tonight for a drink with my sister & my hubby. Will try to be reasonable foodwise. No choice alcohol wise - I have to be up at 5:45 tomorrow for work!
Exercise: Treadmill (Still stuck on 7-8% incline): 6 minutes jogging (3+3) & 29 minutes walking. Discovered my treadmill is even more inclined than it used to be. Other: 30 Day Shred - Level 1
I am making up for not doing my exercise (jogging) yesterday. I don't want to have to re-do my plan so I squeezed both exercises in today. I'm getting back on line with tracking my food. I have decided to focus more on being consistent with exercising & eating well (including tracking) than with weight loss. I just want to be fit & healthy.
Eating: Great!. I have tracked it and am in range. No snacking tonight if I want to stay in range. Even the % carb, fat, protein is on track! But somehow surprisingly low in fibre... maybe because I'm tracking some whole grains as refined (no grams option for whole grains)
Eating: Great!. I have tracked it and am in range. No snacking tonight if I want to stay in range.
Exercise: Treadmill (Still stuck on 7-8% incline): None Other: 30 Day Shred - Day 1 (Level 1)
Yowza!! Just finished 1st day of 30 Day Shred. It is a killer. I can't believe it's only 20 minutes!! I didn't do before pics and measurements. It got too late too fast... but I'll try o do it tomorrow.
Eating: Great!. I have tracked it and should be in range as long as I don't go overboard at dinner. Yes, it\s 10 pm and I haven't eaten yet.
Exercise: Treadmill (Still stuck on 7-8% incline): None Other: None
I have been completely off track for about a week. Haven't really been motivated at all. Am trying to start trackinig again. I plan to work out most days, but I am super tired lately when I get home from work. Maybe tomorrow will be better.
Eating: Good... although did not track. I have it written down, just not logged.
Exercise: Treadmill (Still stuck on 7-8% incline): 45 minutes walking (3-3.5 mph) Other: The Look- Arm Variations
OK day. Husband is gone to pick up some wine so we'll enjoy that. Went to sleep late yesterday but took a nap this afternoon. Was not able to run. My muscles are sore from yesterday's Buns Blaster. But at least I walked. Better than nothing!
Eating: Good... although did not track. I did finish off the chocolate chips but everything else I ate was healthy.
Exercise: Treadmill (Still stuck on 7-8% incline): 4+1 Strong minutes (6mph, Non-stop, no handle bars), 40 minutes walking (3-3.5 mph) Other: The Look- Buns Blasters
Pretty good day. Hopefully, weight will drop some following good day of eating. Had a rough time on treadmill because did Leg exercises right before (lots of squats and lunges). Slept well last night. I was the only one at work not waken up by the earthquake! Realized if I don't lose weight before getting pregnant, I could weigh as much as 250 by the end! Extra motivation!
Eating: Bad... Went out to eat, had appetizer (fried), ate chips and chocolate chips.
Exercise: Treadmill (Still stuck on 7-8% incline): None Other: None
Not hot. We didn't sleep much despite going to be at 10 because my husband couldn't sleep. Got home & took nap. Was too late to exercise & hubby's offer of dinner out too tempting. A day to write off. Broke all my "rules".
Eating: So-so... Haven't eaten anything I shouldn't, but ate breakfast at noon, so skipped lunch. Will be eating healthy dinner soon (Rice with tofu "beef", kidney beans & tomato sauce).
Exercise: Treadmill (Still stuck on 7-8% incline): 7 Strong Minutes (6mph, no stopping & no handle bars); 38 minutes walking (3mph) Other: The Look - Abs Blaster (10 Minutes)
Feeling good overall today. Slept in way too late (but it's a holiday... have to take advantage!). Have gotten in a good workout. Should have done more cleaning, but it's OK. Husband & I are working out a plan to make sticking to a healthy lifestyle easier.
Every time I blog it ends up being super long so I wanted somewhere for a quicker shorter (I hope) post. I think this might be it. I'm planning on checking in with a daily update. Feel free to comment/encourage!
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