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BMI Goal

Friday, April 15, 2011

So, my first goal of getting Fitness back into my life and daily routine is underway, and I would say it's a habit at this point. I was working out zero days a week, now I'm up to at least 3, which is a definite improvement.

My real goal, though, has always been to get myself down into the Healthy BMI range, under 25. Right now I'm at 26.8. I hate reading "Overweight" when I do those calculators!

I added this to my SparkPage Goals today.

  
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ELISOS 4/15/2011 6:51PM

    You are doing a great job, have a healthy weekend.

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My new weigh-in day is Wednesday!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Today the emoticon was kind to me and said I now weigh 140.5. That's the lowest it's been since I started here on SP, and was a welcome surprise! Usually I weigh in on Mondays, but this week I've been looking every day because I was so grumpy about Monday, when it actually showed 144.5! There's no way I've lost 4 pounds in 2 days, and I know things fluctuate/water weight/sodium and all that, and that's why I only weight once a week, usually. But It actually helps to see the huge difference between Mon and Wed, because... well, WTH?! Kinda crazy.

Anyway, I'll go back to only weighing once a week after this week of experimenting, but I can tell you this: it seems I'm LUCKIER on Wednesday, so that's going to be the day from now on! LOL!

I feel good, too, because the last two days in a row I've actually been in the low range of my calorie suggestion, and even though I've been hungry, I haven't done anything stupid like open the box of Cheeze Its. Here's hoping I can keep that up!!!
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ELISOS 4/13/2011 2:26PM

    Congratulations, great job. good luck with the scale next week. have a healthy day

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ANKLLOYD 4/13/2011 8:55AM

    Way to go!!!

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Did not meet goal. :(

Monday, April 11, 2011

Achieving 138 by April 8th was going to be a stretch, anyway, but the fact is I didn't make my goal. In fact, my weight has apparently gone up again. Last week during spring break I didn't even exercise like I should have.

I'm pretty depressed about the whole thing today.

  
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ELISOS 4/11/2011 1:12PM

    Move forward, think positive and healthy. Happy week.

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ANKLLOYD 4/11/2011 12:14PM

    Don't worry about not meeting that goal - I agree - set another goal and go for it. I know that you will make it happen!

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EL-E-E 4/11/2011 11:17AM

    Thanks, guys. I will keep plugging away. SIGH.

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ABUBBLY1 4/11/2011 9:23AM

    It is what it is. You can only change NOW and TOMORROW. If it was easy, we would all be skinny, right?

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CRZYGRL72 4/11/2011 9:17AM

    Get back on track and make another goal :) A realistic one so you won't be dissappointed :) emoticon

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SUPERCLAM 4/11/2011 9:05AM

  Keep trying!
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Things that are working

Thursday, March 31, 2011

1. Sparkpeople Points! Don't know WHY, but I am rather addicted to earning those dumb little virtual awards. It keeps me coming back here, where I see and read stuff that helps motivate me every day.

2. Water! I've been drinking at least 32 ounces a day, and usually more. I actually gave up Diet Coke/sodas for Lent, so I've had no choice but to drink water. I feel good about kicking that habit and hope it sticks after Easter. We'll see.

3. Lunchtime workouts. When I first joined I had decided 5:00 a.m. was my only recourse. But, um... 5:00 a.m. is HARD. So instead I've been using my lunch hours to workout. I miss that handy errand-running hour sometimes, but I've managed to get done what I need to do. I guess it's also because I needed a break from lunches out with my co-worker. Too much of a good thing, you know? Lunchtime is MINE now and I enjoy the me-time.

4. Fruits. I could stand to add more veggies to my menus but I'm getting at least 2-3 fruit servings a day.

5. Whole grains. I've been eating whole grain crackers (Triscuits), ww pita bread (YUM), ww pasta, and a whole lot less junk like Cheeze-Its.

6. Sun Salutations! I've been doing them pretty faithfully, every morning at 9:30. It's a nice break from my desk - I go down to the gym in our buildilng, do some gentle breathing, strong planks and down-dogs for 5 minutes, then put my shoes and socks back on. I LOVE this habit.

So that's 6 things that are definitely working! It's good to focus on the positive, right?
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MFLYNN8 4/2/2011 9:08AM

    Your building sounds wonderful to have a gym! Getting more fruits and veggies in my diet are hard as well because I feel like it takes so long to eat an apple or orange and with only 25 minutes for lunch I resist. But I took my time the other day and realized I had a relaxing meal with apple and still had time!
Yesterday, I was so tired I just wanted to pass out, but I decided i was taking Ethan out on his bike no matter what so i got dressed and then made it through a walk with energy to spare!
Keep up the good work you are an inspiration.

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RAGIONERE 3/31/2011 8:36AM

  Your list is an awful lot like mine, especially the sparkpoints (weird little obsession isn't it) and the water. Thanks for posting and being an inspiration!

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TWINSMOMMY607 3/31/2011 8:23AM

    Sounds like you have found some great things!! Keep it up!!

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My SP calorie suggestion went up

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Late last week I noticed that SP had upped my suggested calorie intake. I'm unsure why they did this but I think it's because I added some exercises to track, on March 25. (I didn't end up doing them.) But why would the suggested calories go up so noticeably, for more than just that day? (My suggested goal used to be 1200-1400, and now it's 1500-1800.)

Does the system recognize from my logging fitness that I'm working out more, and therefore need more calories? That seems pretty sophisticated. And I know I went up a pound, but it doesn't seem like that should make such a difference either.

Yesterday I was right at 1500 which I feel good about, but it makes me nervous. I guess if they're healthy calories and not ice cream and cookies, it'll all work itself out?

I don't know, has anyone had this happen?

  
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DEECANDOITAGAIN 4/26/2011 11:04AM

    WTH? The title of your blog caught my attention...I have not lost weight in almost a month and so I wondered if I should UP my cals, since I work out like a wild woman. I checked and my suggested cals have DECREASED! I'm freaking out, cuz I'm just not sure I can eat that little. My new range is 1250 - 1500 and I'm 5' 8 1/2" tall. I guess I've kept it under 1500 before, but I've been hungry since I've started running and biking more! Best of luck to you!

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ANKLLOYD 3/29/2011 1:09PM

    Thanks for that link!

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EL-E-E 3/29/2011 9:46AM

    Duh. I looked on the Message Board and there was my answer.

http://www.sparkpeople.com/
myspark/messageboard.asp?imboar
d=5&imparent=23534499

It's smart! Smarter than other calorie counters I've used before.

Thanks, Ann, hope you're having a good day!

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ANKLLOYD 3/29/2011 8:53AM

    I actually changed mine down a bit to see if it would help me out but it changed on me a week or two ago so maybe it does recognize the extra exercise.

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