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Sunday, September 14, 2014

I decided I need some added motivation so I've joined dietbet. The bet is to lose 4% in 4 weeks. I am hoping this will kickstart things downwards. For me this means losing 3.4kg. So hopefully I'll start being a bit more serious about this or forfeit my $30.

As for my goals for the month:
-track every day - 10/14 days
- stay in range - 10/14 days
And for the week:
- run 3 days a week - 3/3
- climb nameless - 1/1
- strength train - 1/3
- fitness class - 1/1-2
- ride my horse - 1/2-4

I'm particularly pleased that I managed 3 runs this week including one where I ran for 20 minutes straight with no pain.

I need to aim for more strength training and to get in some rides on my horse. I'm planning to ride tomorrow morning and hopefully run after work. Its going to be a challenge soon as the temperatures during the day are already in the high 80s and into the 90s and it's only springtime

I was wondering what others think about the sparkpeople ranges once you do fitness? I think they can often be exaggerated. Even if I did hike and do fitness class I know I am not going to lose weight eating over 2200 calories. However I will admit when I go over 1600 and I've done a lot of fitness I find the new range helps me justify it to myself.

The dietbet game also comes with a meal plan. It goes for 1500 calories a day. It looks very simple to follow but I'm thinking of maybe just taking aspects of it as some of the meals look pretty boring. Maybe if I don't lose weight in the first week I'll try the plan.

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CHODGES83 9/15/2014 11:16PM

    I pay closer attention to the caloric deficit. There's a report on here that figures it based on your basal metabolic rate. The few weeks I have actually managed a 3500 weekly deficit I actually lost exactly like they say you will. So the ranges with fitness seem to be about right for me. Granted I have a tricky time hitting the sweet spot, but it works.

Stay positive!

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SNOWFILLY 9/14/2014 8:25AM

    Sounds like a good plan. I agree, the ranges are way off if you are trying to lose, so I don't pay much attention to them for that. But the calorie count for what I eat helps. You are so busy!!! You can do this. emoticon

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WENDYJM4 9/14/2014 8:15AM

    I know if I ate the calories that is recommended I would never lose weight. By memory it is about 2500. No way could I eat that and be healthy.

great goals

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Progress report

Monday, September 08, 2014

This weekend was a bit of a challenge for my goals. I drove 3 hours on dirt roads to a rodeo and worked as the vet. Thankfully I didn't have to actually need to do anything. Unfortunately there were not many good food choices. Also there was no phone service for my personal phone so I didn't track on Saturday or Sunday. So for my goals this week:
-track every day - 6/8 days
- stay in range - 5/7 days
- run 3 days a week - 3/3
- climb nameless - 0/1
- strength train - 1/3
- fitness class - 1/1-2
- ride my horse - 2/2-4

So I'm doing okay. Not great but okay. Hopefully I will be able get more done this week. Monday has not started that well. I worked 10 1/2 hours today and since I decided to sleep in this morning I didn't get to run after work. Hopefully I will manage my run tomorrow morning and fitness class after work. I really feel bad not riding my horse much but I will keep trying to squeeze everything in.

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CATS_MEOW_0911 9/8/2014 12:03PM

    That is great progress! emoticon

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So far so good!

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

I weighed in on the first at 86.4kg. I've already dropped 500g. I'm sure some of that is water weight but I've managed to stay on track. I've tracked every day and have stayed in my range including the low end today. I am quite hungry but hopefully that will improve.

So far I've managed:
1st - 2mile run + ride + short weight session
2nd - fitness class
3rd - 4.4 mile run

Plans for the rest of the week are:
4th - ride in AM, fitness class in PM
5th - 3 mile run + weights, ride in PM
6th - rest day although there should be a lot of walking as I'm working at a local rodeo
7th - hike up Nameless

Only problem tonight is that I ate dinner early and now I feel like eating more. I am thinking I might take a bath and head to bed early instead.

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CATS_MEOW_0911 9/4/2014 12:18PM

    Great job!

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SNOWFILLY 9/3/2014 7:46AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RIDLEYRIDER 9/3/2014 7:29AM

  Small steps will lead to big success! emoticon emoticon

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September Goals

Saturday, August 30, 2014

I can't say I'm really seeing any results lately. My weight is bouncing around in the same range so I think I need to be more consistent and focused. So for September I'm going to set a few goals:

- track every day in September
- stay in range at least 6/7 days a week
- run 3 days a week
- climb nameless once a week
- strength train 3 times a week
- fitness class 1-2 times a week
- ride my horse 2-4 times a week

And to stay accountable I'm going to track all this weekly on here. Hopefully this means I can get under 85kg. I will also be taking measurements tomorrow or Monday and hopefully I can lose a some inches as well.

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CHODGES83 9/2/2014 1:55PM

    You've got this!

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SPOONGIRLDEB 8/30/2014 12:28PM

    Good luck, I'm sure you can do it!!!

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    Me too

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CATS_MEOW_0911 8/30/2014 8:41AM

    Sounds like a great plan! emoticon

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a little survey

Thursday, August 07, 2014

I can't go into details but I did kind of want to ask you guys a question. If you called a doctor/dentist/vet office for your records to be forwarded and it didn't get done the first time and you needed to call and remind them once would you consider that unprofessional? I mean unprofessional enough to make a complaint with a governing body?

I won't rant about work as I try not to do that on the internet but I am curious to see a response.

And while wine and pizza won't make it any better I am having that for dinner but still stayed at a reasonable amount of calories. My hubby had already bought the pizza and wine after I had to go back to work to see a cat. At least I still stayed in calorie range.

Also my friend texted me and asked if I wanted to go for a run. I'm not sure it was a good idea as I've gone for 3 days in a row now but we did 13 3min intervals w/30seconds walk. It amounted to 4 miles. I'm pretty happy with that. My leg didn't hurt while running although might have been a tiny tender during the day. I really need to make sure I do some of my hamstring exercises and not just stretching.

I am trying really hard to not let work annoy me. I really struggle every day to have a balance. And now things were a little better I was hoping to have a bit less stress but today brought more stress. Hopefully I can get it sorted out quickly.

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SNOWFILLY 8/8/2014 7:31AM

    I know how you feel. I have been trying with this one company, not health care related, to get something changed since March!!! So frustrating! I think if it was health care related, they should be more efficient.

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CHODGES83 8/7/2014 10:52AM

    I guess I wonder how much time was given for the records to be transferred and was a time constraint specified when requesting the records. I would say it is more about efficiency or prioritizing other work than being unprofessional enough to lodge a complaint. If this has occurred several times with the same office then I would consider filing a complaint with their administration.

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EVIE4NOW 8/7/2014 10:12AM

  No, I wouldn't call it unprofessional tho I would wonder about how efficient and concerned their office is. Things can be lost and procrastinated on depending on priorities. I did have one dental office that split in half from the others and my dentist went with the others. They wanted to charge me think $50.00 to transfer my records. I've seen that dentist so much I figured he had it all in his head so told them no thanks. Now their professionalism I do have to wonder about.

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BIGPAWSUP 8/7/2014 9:51AM

    I have had to make reminder calls. One or even two have not bothered me unless i already had a problem.

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