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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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WENDYJM4 8/31/2014 3:51AM


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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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Puppy Class!

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

I'm currently teaching puppy class at work :-) Here's a couple of my pupils:

Managed another 3 mile run before puppy class. 3 min running w/30 second walking intervals. Can't wait to run the whole thing. Still think my leg is holding together but I need to get onto some hamstring exercises as I've been slacking off.

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WENDYJM4 8/7/2014 8:34AM


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JAZZII4 8/6/2014 5:02PM

    They are so adorable! emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 8/6/2014 10:58AM

    I love puppy classes. Congrats on a good run too.

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DIETER27 8/6/2014 10:15AM

  Have fun with your puppy class . the pics are adorable.

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TOPAZ28 8/6/2014 9:49AM

    LOVE THE PUG!! I had a pugster for 8 years and I miss her so much! You cannot help but smile when looking at a photo of a Pug!!

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Looking back

Monday, August 04, 2014

I did measurements the other day and was curious to see how they compared when I was a similar weight in July of 2011. It was really interesting. I currently weigh between 86-87kg and in 2011 I weighed 84.3kg but my measurements now are the same or less, my arms are the same and my thighs and hips are smaller. The only measurement that is now higher is my waist. I guess that's pretty good proof that I've changed my body composition.

I also had a look at what I was eating and how I was exercising and it wasn't massively different. I do think I am eating just a touch more which is probably slowing my progress. I am happy to see I wasn't actually eating 1300 calories many days because I am struggling to eat around 15-1600.

I am also wondering how much stress impacts things because I really do dislike how much stress my job brings at times! I had a 415am wake up for a dog with a swollen face. I probably should have went back to sleep, instead I had a shower and saw the dog and went to ride my horse instead. This meant I was way too tired to run this afternoon. Hopefully I can get some miles in tomorrow.

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BIGPAWSUP 8/4/2014 7:39PM


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CHODGES83 8/4/2014 1:31PM

    I'd say stress affects fat more than we realize. Not like stress eating, but how our bodies chemically react to stress. Especially as women. So definitely listen to your body and take care of yourself. Glad you've seen some changes, those are always nice. Keep making strides!

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Running is going well. I'm up to 1 min running/30 seconds walking for 15 intervals. My leg hasn't been hurting, but it doesn't feel quite right either. I'm finding it really hard to determine between paranoia that I'm doing too much and legitimately doing too much. Nothing hurts like it used to but it just twinges a bit in that hamstring and now I'm sitting on the couch that butt cheek feels a little more uncomfortable. A lot of it is probably because I'm also doing hamstring and gluteal exercises which makes me a bit sore. It's just really hard to know if I stop challenging myself or just keep persisting.

I read an article by a woman who has spent 4 years battling an upper hamstring injury. I've also read about how the tendon weakens and how few treatment options there are. It has all been very depressing. There are stretches and strengthening exercises which I'm doing but it still is sad to think I may still be at this point in 4 years. And I haven't even had an MRI or cortisone injections.

So for now I will keep pushing a little further. And I will keep doing physio exercises and stretching. Strength training has also been going very well. I'm being really careful with squats and cleans. So far so good, but they make me nearly as paranoid about my hamstring as running does.

I think riding my horse more is also making for some strange muscle soreness. New muscles that haven't been used in awhile. Nothing quite replicates it. Hopefully increasing hip/pelvic/gluteal strength riding will help with injury prevention.

I'm doing marginally well with eating although not great. It's been a busy week so that'd be why. I did my measurements and they are the same or slightly smaller than February even though I'm a few kilos heavier. That's positive. Hopefully my body composition is changing with this strength training.

And I think I'm off to take a bath as my back felt much better until my ride this morning.

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BIGPAWSUP 7/31/2014 10:24AM

    It is hard not to be paranoid but in the end only you know what you can handle. Best of luck.

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