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mid-month checkup

Monday, June 15, 2009

So it's already the middle of June (eek!), which means it's time to take stock and see how things are going:

1) track calorie deficits daily, aiming for a total monthly deficit of 15,000 calories - 4,887/15,000

I'm at about 33% of my goal, and since June is 50% over, that means I'm lagging a bit (not too much, though...I am going to do everything I can to pull myself back on track and finally meet this goal!)

2) exercise 5 days a week, meeting the following guidelines:
--a) 5K/10K training 3 days per week (not including 6/1-/6/6) - 3/10 runs
--b) bike 2 days per week - 4/8 rides
--c) yoga class 1 day per week - 1/4 classes
--d) complete 100 pushups challenge workouts 3 days per week - 5/13 workouts

I have a bit of work to do on the running front, but overall I'm doing well on this at the moment. Gotta keep it up, though! No end-of-the-month slide this time!

3) eat like a reasonable person (remain within calorie range daily) - 9/14 days

I did much better with this the 2nd week of June (thanks to the Warrior's weekly challenge!) and it's definitely something I struggle with! But staying on track on this point will help a lot with goal #1, so it's definitely something to keep working on.

Bonus) try a different strength exercise each week 2/4 weeks
So far I've attempted to try kickboxing (I'm counting that b/c I was there and ready to go--not my fault the instructor didn't show) and I tried a different approach to running: 5/1s (wherein you run for 5 minutes, then walk 1, then repeat). It's definitely a switch, but I think I'm liking it (still tough to wrap my ego/head around the fact that I don't need to kill myself with x minutes of straight running to be "a runner"...so it's an exercise in humility to boot!)

The main things I need to focus on the rest of this month are staying in my calorie range and keeping up the workouts.

On a side note, this week's Warriors weekly challenge is to add 20% to my workouts and try someone else's workout on for size. I haven't picked out a different workout to try (yet!), but I did figure my average fitness minutes for the past few weeks (~266 mins), so I know to hit 20% more, I'm shooting for at least 320 fitness minutes this week--that ought to keep me out of mischief!

  
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CREATINGMYSELF 6/16/2009 12:53PM

    So you use just your BMR also, and don't add in 'activity'? I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one doing it that way. We really have more of a deficit, by like 300-500 calories.

Good job at taking stock of how this month is going for you. It's a great way to hold yourself accountable.

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APRILCORRINA 6/15/2009 7:43PM

    I just want to say I think you are doing fabulously, and thank you for doing so, as it inspires me to do the same!

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calorie deficit tracking

Monday, June 15, 2009

Total Monthly Deficit: 4,887 calories [goal: 15,000 calories]

14 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 0) = (1,860)
Calories Consumed = 2,014
Calorie Deficit = +154
% complete to date: 32.5%

13 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 1,060) = (2,920)
Calories Consumed = 2,197
Calorie Deficit = (723)
% complete to date: 33.6%

12 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 414) = (2,274)
Calories Consumed = 1,533
Calorie Deficit = (741)
% complete to date: 28.7%

11 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 768) = (2,628)
Calories Consumed = 1,758
Calorie Deficit = (870)
% complete to date: 23.8%

10 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 422) = (2,282)
Calories Consumed = 1,805
Calorie Deficit = (477)
% complete to date: 18.0%

9 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 530) = (2,390)
Calories Consumed = 1,753
Calorie Deficit = (637)
% complete to date: 14.8%

8 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 0) = (1,860)
Calories Consumed = 1,806
Calorie Deficit = (54)
% complete to date: 10.6%

7 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 0) = (1,860)
Calories Consumed = 2,217
Calorie Deficit = +357
% complete to date: 10.2%

6 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 266) = (2,439)
Calories Consumed = 1,413
Calorie Deficit = (713)
% complete to date: 12.6%

5 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 579) = (2,439)
Calories Consumed = 2,130
Calorie Deficit = (309)
% complete to date: 7.8%

4 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 0) = (1,860)
Calories Consumed = 2,757
Calorie Deficit = +897
% complete to date: 5.8%

holy crap those tiki drinks add up fast...

3 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 530) = (2,390)
Calories Consumed = 1,780
Calorie Deficit = (610)
% complete to date: 11.8%

2 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 938) = (2,798)
Calories Consumed = 1,595
Calorie Deficit = (1,203)
% complete to date: 7.7%

1 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 0) = (1,860)
Calories Consumed = 1,901
Calorie Deficit = +41
% complete to date: -0.2%

  


calorie deficit tracking

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Total Monthly Deficit: 5,041 calories [goal: 15,000 calories]

13 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 1,060) = (2,920)
Calories Consumed = 2,197
Calorie Deficit = (723)
% complete to date: 33.6%

12 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 414) = (2,274)
Calories Consumed = 1,533
Calorie Deficit = (741)
% complete to date: 28.7%

11 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 768) = (2,628)
Calories Consumed = 1,758
Calorie Deficit = (870)
% complete to date: 23.8%

10 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 422) = (2,282)
Calories Consumed = 1,805
Calorie Deficit = (477)
% complete to date: 18.0%

9 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 530) = (2,390)
Calories Consumed = 1,753
Calorie Deficit = (637)
% complete to date: 14.8%

8 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 0) = (1,860)
Calories Consumed = 1,806
Calorie Deficit = (54)
% complete to date: 10.6%

7 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 0) = (1,860)
Calories Consumed = 2,217
Calorie Deficit = +357
% complete to date: 10.2%

6 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 266) = (2,439)
Calories Consumed = 1,413
Calorie Deficit = (713)
% complete to date: 12.6%

5 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 579) = (2,439)
Calories Consumed = 2,130
Calorie Deficit = (309)
% complete to date: 7.8%

4 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 0) = (1,860)
Calories Consumed = 2,757
Calorie Deficit = +897
% complete to date: 5.8%

holy crap those tiki drinks add up fast...

3 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 530) = (2,390)
Calories Consumed = 1,780
Calorie Deficit = (610)
% complete to date: 11.8%

2 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 938) = (2,798)
Calories Consumed = 1,595
Calorie Deficit = (1,203)
% complete to date: 7.7%

1 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 0) = (1,860)
Calories Consumed = 1,901
Calorie Deficit = +41
% complete to date: -0.2%

  


so proud of myself!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

I was so *good* last night!! I got home late after hitting the gym and neither John nor I wanted to cook, so we hemmed and hawed, bandied the idea of pizza around, and finally settled on Vietnamese takeout...so dinner was a couple spring rolls (not the fried kind) and some beef pho...less than 500 calories all told and super satisfying!) Yay! I was so happy I didn't undo my workout out of sheer laziness!

  
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SILLIANGEL 6/13/2009 11:06PM

    Way to go! Sounds delicious too! I heart spring rolls =)

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JENONTHEROX 6/13/2009 6:32PM

    very nice B A L A N C E!

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STEFANIE822 6/13/2009 4:44PM

    Woohoo!!!!!

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CREATINGMYSELF 6/13/2009 4:24PM

    I second what Susan said! It's not about denying ourselves, it's about learning to make small changes that add up. Want some takeout? You can have it occassionally, as long as you watch your portion and get a workout in. Simple as that. Good job :)

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SEPPIESUSAN 6/13/2009 9:48AM

    That's exactly what a healthy lifestyle is all about.

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calorie deficit tracking

Friday, June 12, 2009

Total Monthly Deficit: 3,578 calories [goal: 15,000 calories]

11 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 768) = (2,628)
Calories Consumed = 1,758
Calorie Deficit = (870)
% complete to date: 23.8%

10 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 422) = (2,282)
Calories Consumed = 1,805
Calorie Deficit = (477)
% complete to date: 18.0%

9 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 530) = (2,390)
Calories Consumed = 1,753
Calorie Deficit = (637)
% complete to date: 14.8%

8 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 0) = (1,860)
Calories Consumed = 1,806
Calorie Deficit = (54)
% complete to date: 10.6%

7 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 0) = (1,860)
Calories Consumed = 2,217
Calorie Deficit = +357
% complete to date: 10.2%

6 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 266) = (2,439)
Calories Consumed = 1,413
Calorie Deficit = (713)
% complete to date: 12.6%

5 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 579) = (2,439)
Calories Consumed = 2,130
Calorie Deficit = (309)
% complete to date: 7.8%

4 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 0) = (1,860)
Calories Consumed = 2,757
Calorie Deficit = +897
% complete to date: 5.8%

holy crap those tiki drinks add up fast...

3 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 530) = (2,390)
Calories Consumed = 1,780
Calorie Deficit = (610)
% complete to date: 11.8%

2 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 938) = (2,798)
Calories Consumed = 1,595
Calorie Deficit = (1,203)
% complete to date: 7.7%

1 June 09:
BMR + Calories Burned = (1,860 + 0) = (1,860)
Calories Consumed = 1,901
Calorie Deficit = +41
% complete to date: -0.2%

  


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