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Goal review

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Just wanted to check in and review my August goals as the month is halfway through. I've been doing really well on fitness minutes and am on track to get the 1500 minutes trophy again this month, so YAY! Shouldn't be hard to keep this up.

I also wanted to run 3x/week. The first week wasn't so great, but this week I did it! Will continue working on this through the rest of the month.

I've been getting enough water and sleep pretty regularly which is great and something I don't really have to think about so much anymore, it's pretty automatic at this point.

As far as eating what is right for me, that one has been hard. I had been going over my calorie limits on the weekend something awful, but then I realized I was going way over my calorie burned goal on my trackers, so I updated that and now apparently I haven't been eating enough during the week? It's tricky finding the right balance since I've upped the exercise, but I've been trying to focus on good food and just eating enough to make me feel good. I'm trying to not focus as much on the numbers as on myself, and I'll see how that works.

Not feeling great about the slight gain this weekend, but I am pretty sure it's due to ToM bloating and hope next week is better.

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CHERIRIDDELL 8/17/2014 12:57AM

    Keep up the Great Work !

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DBEAU57 8/16/2014 9:33PM

    I find it hard to hit the calorie range on a high fitness day too. You are doing great with your goals this month, though. Keep up your activity and eat healthy. I'm sure you'll see those pounds start to drop again!

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RICKHANN 8/16/2014 4:14PM

    You're right! Make it more about you and the way you look and feel instead of focusing on the scale daily. You are doing great ... 1500 minutes per month is hard work emoticon

Luv the House on Haunted Hill wallpaper! You've made me add a goal to spice my page up before the end of the month emoticon

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PLATINUM755 8/16/2014 2:22PM

    You're doing great...Keep up the good work.

P.S. I am lovin' your backdrop!

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CREPEDCRUSADER 8/16/2014 12:29PM

    Figuring out the food is always the hardest part for me too. As wonderful as the fitness and nutrition trackers are here I still get little surprises on the scale from time to time...and not always a bad surprise, sometimes when I am certain I'll see a gain I see a loss. C'est la vie!

You've got the important part down...keeping at it. emoticon

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Review and August Goals

Friday, August 01, 2014

My goals for July were:

1. To work out for 40 minutes a day (1 rest day a week)
2. To drink 10 glasses of water every day
3. To eat three meals a day
4. To get 8 hours of sleep per day
5. To get the 1000 fitness minutes trophy again (Hadn't gotten it since October 2013)
6. To run 3x each week

I had noticed I haven't quite reached the 1000 fitness minutes/month trophy since October of last year (which was my greatest month, fitness and weight loss wise,) so I made it my mission to get that trophy again. Not only did I meet my goal, but I also got the 1500 minute/month trophy!

I did super on all of my goals except for the running 3x per week, as I got sidelined by blisters, and occasionally on sleep, as I had a few work-related short nights.

Anyway, for August I want to go further

August Goals:

1. To work out for 55 minutes a day (1 rest day a week)
2. To run 3x each week
3. To focus on eating what is right for my body, not any one else's
4. To get 8 hours of sleep per day
5. To get the 1500 fitness minutes trophy again
6. To continue to drink 10 glasses of water/day

I tend to see others eating more/am pressured by others to eat more, and as a result I feel like my weight loss is being sabotaged, so this month I really want to focus on eating what I know is right for me and ignoring what others say is okay. I also really want to actually meet my running goal, and get the 1500 minute trophy again.

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    HI Maria !!

I LOVE these !! So very focused on YOU and how ur body loses !! EXCELLENT hon !!!

CONGRATTERS on the 1,500 trophy for exercise mins !! That's GREAT and always a nice surprise ! WOOHOOO YOU KEEP A GOININ Kiddo !!! I am now anxious to see (and MINE !) weigh in for tomorrow. I HOPE ur dreams will be realized by the furits of ur efforts.

And I know this is kinda hard, but plz try to not allow "happiness" to be tied into the scale,, a piece of metal/plastic. Whie we love to celebrate that,, they need not be tied together,,, for to be truly successful come maintenance ,, we need to of already hit our happiness as we get closer to it,,, so plz when you accomplish anything,, weight related,,, or NOT ! Exp the NOT,,, time to smile. And keep on smiling,, that'll aid you the MOST in losing.

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IRON_RESOLVE 8/1/2014 11:26PM

    Ok, good. My goals are similar, and so I will focus like you are doing and on the same things too.
It is a challenge to eat what you have decided, when others come on the scene with interesting items to devour, or invite you to share something you had planned on avoiding.
It happens
But then so does planning, persistence and determination. These I shall practice!!!
Good Luck to Us!!

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I did it!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

So my biggest goal for July was to get the 1000 fitness minute trophy again. The last time I got this one, and the only time, was back in October of last year. I don't know why I haven't been able to get it since then, but I made it my primary goal to get there again this month. Anyway, a few days ago I did! Currently I have 1,150 minutes for this month, so my new goal is to get to 1500 minutes for this month.

As far as my other goals go, I've been doing very well, although over the weekend I slipped a little at work and have had soda and chips again. It's not the end of the world though. The running goal fell by the wayside a bit as I had blisters, but since I've healed I've been doing goo there as well.

Now I need to think about how I can kick it up a notch for August.

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/24/2014 12:42AM

    Awesome congratulations !

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TATERCAT 7/23/2014 11:20AM

    That is wonderful! 350 fitness minutes to go. You can definitely do that.

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ROBBIEY 7/23/2014 10:47AM

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IRON_RESOLVE 7/23/2014 10:35AM

    OK, THIS IS AWESOME!! So keep on doing WHAT WORKS. And you will find yourself surpassing the 1500 fitness minutes mark.
Next, down come the pounds! You'll see!! I BELIEVE In You!!
Go Strong, and let your Pride carry you to new achievments! YOU"RE WORTH IT

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RUNNING-TURTLE 7/23/2014 10:32AM

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July Goal Review

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

So earlier in July I posted my goals through the month. Since it's halfway through July now, I figured I should take a look at them and see how I've been doing.

These are my July Goals:

1. To work out for 40 minutes a day (1 rest day a week)
2. To drink 10 glasses of water every day
3. To three meals a day
4. To get 8 hours of sleep per day
5. To get the 1000 fitness minutes trophy again (Haven't gotten it since October)
6. To run 3x each week

I've been going above and beyond the 40 minutes a day goal. There have been some weeks where I took an extra rest day, but only after a 120 fitness minute day. This goal goes with goal 5-getting the 1000 fitness minutes trophy. As of now I should be at 500 minutes to get it this month (1000/2 = 500), so I should still need 500 minutes.

In reality, I logged 810 fitness minutes this month. I only need another 190 to get the trophy! These goals were the ones that I thought would be hardest, and I was concerned I'd fail, but I'm at the halfway point now and I'm doing better than I could have imagined!

As for my other goals, I've been doing really well with my water intake and meals. I usually meet my sleep goal, but because of work usually about once or twice a week I get a little less. I'm mostly on track with my running goal. Had to take a bit of a break to let my feet heal, but I couldn't control that and once I recovered I got right back out there.

So far the month is going splendidly!

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ZORINIA 7/16/2014 10:04PM

    That's Awesome! Way to go! emoticon

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Running is Killing My Feet

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

So I've been really good so far about getting my runs in, but it's been rough running the whole time allotted. It's not that I am too tired to keep going, I know I have the strength to get through it. But it is getting harder to ignore the pain in my right foot.

I started getting a blister a week or so ago, and when I went swimming this weekend it popped, and now it hurts to walk on. and worse to run on. I really don't know what to do for this. I wear a band-aid during the day, but that doesn't cut it on my runs.

On a related note, I know I need new shoes and will be able to go get some in the next week or so. I'm hoping that will help prevent more blisters from happening, but I'm not sure what to do with what have now.

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SLENDERELLA61 7/27/2014 8:36PM

    Running socks are probably just as important as the shoes. I like Balega but there are several brands. Also, have you tried liquid bandage? My pharmacist recommended it when I had cracked and bleeding feet. It didn't feel great putting it on, but once it dried it really helped. Best wishes.

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BURGUNDYBABE 7/9/2014 11:54AM

    I did go to a running store to pick out the right shoes last year, but I need a new pair. The ones I have were super awesome when I got them, but now they are pretty well worn out and I really shouldn't have been using them, but just couldn't afford new ones and wanted to get back into running. It's my own fault.

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MARGARITTM 7/9/2014 11:13AM

    Moleskin is cheaper than the blister bandages.... Muffy is so right about the proper shoes for your feet....

C U at the finish line

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MUFFIY831 7/9/2014 10:25AM

    Totally agree on the let-it-heal advice. Bike or swim or do something else until it doesn't hurt and your shoes aren't rubbing it the wrong way. Also, have you been to an actual running store where they do a gait analysis? They put you on a treadmill and watch your feet to tell you if you pronate or supinate at all, and there are specific shoes for specific issues. A good shoe will change your world - take it from the Goldilocks of running shoes. :)

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BURGUNDYBABE 7/9/2014 9:27AM

    Thank you everyone! I'm definitely going to look into getting MoleSkin, that sounds like it is exactly what I need.

My shoes are large enough, but they've seen too many miles. I get paid this weekend so I was going to go shopping then, although I will definitely try the site Momto6Cuties recommended. And for the next couple days I'm just going to walk or ride my bike, give it some time to heal.

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/9/2014 12:38AM

    You can get special blister bandages.They are great !

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IRON_RESOLVE 7/8/2014 10:18PM

    I walked the Camino de Santiago. It's a trail in the north of Spain, and I know about blisters. We walked for 5 and 6 hours a day, for 5 weeks. Eventually our blisters got blisters. We used something called MoleSkin, it is a padded reusable bandage, that you can place over your blister, or blister beau beau. It acts as a buffer to the open blister. Ask at the pharmacy counter first to see if they carry it. I bought it at the drug store. You basically wash it with soap and allow it to dry then reuse it. I put mine over my actual bandage that had antibacterial ointment on it. Some people used powder in their shoe, so their sock slid and did not chaff. Not that I have ever heard of a runner trying that, but we were hiking. Downhill was as hard as uphill too.
I am not saying using MoleSkin takes the pain away. But it will allow you to run even so.
I reccomend walking, until your blister heals. Just because if you have a sore, it needs to heal, before you can put the added pressure of running. Now that is just my opinion. You will find what works for you.
Keep up the good efforts in Sparking, and tracking nutrition, so you keep moving in the right direction!!

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    Are your shoes large enough? I know, but I learned the hard way that mine weren't.

I don't run, but I wouldn't suggest it either on a blister - could you maybe walk for a couple of days?

Try using Neosporin (generic triple antibiotic cream works just as well) and cover with a bandaid - it will definitely heal faster and better.


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MOMTO6CUTIES 7/8/2014 3:23PM

    That does make it so difficult. Sorry you're going through that. I hope the blister heals soon. Try runningwarehouse.com. I ordered a 140 dollar pair of shoes and only paid 60 something for them. They are designed for running. I love them.

(They have free 2 day shipping too).

YOU can DO IT!

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