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Met lots of nutritional goals yesterday!

Friday, September 04, 2009

I just have to brag :)

Yesterday I met the following nutritional goals:
-calories
-fat
-carbs
-protein
-calcium
-cholesterol
-vitamin c
-iron
-vitamin d
-vitamin b-12
-vitamin b-6
-vitamin e
-zinc

I only went over for:
-sodium (2738 instead of 0-2300) (not bad)
-vitamin a (339 instead of 100-110) (due to baby carrots)

I only went under for:
-fiber (17 instead of 25-35) (pretty close, but I typically do go under for this)
-potassium (1111 instead of 2000-3500) (same as above)

I'm so proud of myself when I hit all these goals at once! It means that I ate nutritionally and balanced. But guess what...I ate peanut butter m&m's for an evening snack. Who ever said you can't indulge?

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Help?

Thursday, September 03, 2009

All my life I stayed up late and got up late whenever I could. I was always a night owl. It just felt natural to me. Now, the last couple of years I've started going to bed earlier and having an easier time waking up earlier. It's great on the weekends, when I wake up naturally before 8 usually, and feel like I have a long day ahead of me. Some people would say that's not that early, but to me it's incredibly early to wake up without an alarm on a weekend! Also, I've been going to bed earlier, which for me means anywhere between 10pm and 12am on average. That's early for me, but again, late for some people.

Anyway, the reason I want help is that these are all big changes for me, but does anyone have advice for how to get up even earlier, or really, how to motivate myself to so I can go to the gym before work? I'd appreciate any advice. Thanks!

  
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CHERYLRG 9/4/2009 2:00PM

    Supersnazz: That's a great idea. I like it because it's a gradual change and then after a few weeks, or even days, I'd be getting up earlier. Thanks!

Elkay6: How weird! Yeah, I wonder what'll happen once winter comes around...

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ELKAY6 9/3/2009 8:03PM

    I am having the totally opposite experience. I have always been up by 5:00 or 5:30 - the only time I ever use an alarm clock is if I have to catch a plane - and that happens maybe once a decade.
But over the last couple of months, I have been sleeping later in the morning. (7:00 is late for me!!!) Fortunately I have only slept that late on a non-work day. Been averaging about 6:15. If this keeps up I will have to start using the alarm clock!
Getting up at 5:00 to 5:30 was great - I worked out with the Wii every morning. But since I am up later, I don't have the time before I go to work.
I am wondering what will happen when it is darker in the morning. Truly thinking about digging out the alarm clock.




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SUPERSNAZZ 9/3/2009 6:54PM

    Start by setting your alarm for 5 minutes earlier than you normally do. Then set it back another 5 minutes. Then another 5 minutes. Then another....

Waking up early, especially before the sun is a little unnatural and quite difficult. If you get yourself organized the night before, so that you have little to do the morning of, you'll have a bit more time to sleep. ;-)

good luck!

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New purchase

Monday, August 31, 2009

I bought a bike rack for my car today. I cannot wait to ride my bike! I took it out yesterday for about 10 minutes just around my neighborhood (urban, narrow streets, hills: not a very safe place to ride). Before that I hadn't ridden in at least 2 years. Yay, I can't wait!

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POSALMON 9/6/2009 11:28AM

    Yea! I have been biking a lot lately. It is so much fun! It really brings back memories and makes me feel like a kid again. It helps that I am doing a lot of my biking with my 10 year old son. I think you're really going to love it. Good luck!

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Fun end to busy week

Friday, August 07, 2009

Tonight I'm finally going to get to play softball! I'm in the league at work and we're supposed to play every Friday but we had a bunch of cancelations due to rain or wet fields. Also, I missed two games in a row because I was under the weather with an allergic reaction to my thyroid medication that I was taking at the time. So, between my absences, cancelations, and no game on July 3 for the holiday, the last time I actually played was June 5! Wow, I knew it had been a while but I just looked in my calendar and it's actually been over 2 months! Holy cow...I'm so excited. We're having a double-header tonight to start making up for all the cancelations. This might be a bit of a challenge but I'm going to eat dinner first, bring some snacks, and stay hydrated. Luckily it's not so hot or humid out. It's actually a beautiful day for a game! Yay!

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Busy few days

Thursday, August 06, 2009

I've been so busy at work the last few days. It's good because the day goes by faster, but otherwise...not so good. I haven't been that stressed, per se, but just running around like a chicken without a head. I even have three meetings tomorrow, and Fridays are usually slower. Anyway, I've been noticing a huge difference lately in my appetite. It is so cool! I used to be ravenous all the time...or at least that's how I felt. But now I can go hours without even thinking of snacking, and other stuff is different too. For example, lunch was provided at one of my meetings today and I took one piece of cheese pizza and some salad with dressing, and that was it! I didn't go back for seconds and I didn't miss it either. I drank my water and didn't have any soda. I didn't even have a cookie, which I almost did have but stopped myself. I'm just feeling a lot more control than I used to. It's awesome!

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CHERYLRG 8/7/2009 3:39PM

    emoticon so much!

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POSALMON 8/6/2009 7:00PM

    Yea!! Good for you. I'm happy for you and it helps me remember that I will be there one day soon!

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