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3/7 checklist

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Day Four
Did I stick to proper portions? Yes, I did. I came in *just* under my lower limit for fat and protein for the day but I stuck to single portions, calories, and carb ranges for the day.

Did I do a morning run or yoga in the morning? No, I did not do my run because the weather was really awful this morning [to the point where I even got a ride to the library from one of the other librarians]. But instead of lazing in bed, I got up and did 25 minutes on the treadclimber instead! So half a point to me!

...you know, I think I *will* keep tally of points and, at the end of the month, get something nice depending on how many points I've earned. Sounds like a good idea to me.

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FUZZIEBEAR3 3/8/2013 11:15AM

    I like the points idea! Keep track, even use stickers if you want!

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BILL60 3/8/2013 7:03AM

    Well done!!

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MBEHNKEN 3/8/2013 12:13AM

    Good for you. Sounds like you are on track.

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3/6 checklist

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Day Three
Did I stick to proper portions? Yes! I went a little over my carbs for the day but I stuck within my calorie range and stuck to single portions, waiting before getting seconds and everything. [And I was below my fat and protein ranges, shhh]

Did I do a morning run or yoga in the morning? No, I did not. I had every intention of doing yoga this morning but when I woke up, my legs were still *super* sore from my kettlebell workout Monday night. Like, could barely walk they were so sore. It eventually eased up throughout the day, so I did a 50 minute treadclimber workout this evening, but it did not make up for the lack of yoga in the morning.

Not sure about tomorrow's run... it's supposed to be very windy [already is] and snowing about 5 inches by the time I wake up. The cemetery where I run is really good about clearing their paths from snow but I don't think even they will be clear at 9am. So we'll see if the snow passes us by or not. If it does snow a lot, I'll do something else in the morning [treadclimber, probably, again] and just see it as an opportunity to rest my [still somewhat sore] legs before this weekend's two 5Ks.


3/5 checklist and a book recommendation

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Day Two
Did I stick to proper portions? Yes! In fact, I had to drink a glass of soy milk just a bit ago to even get into my calorie range. When I actually stick to something, I *stick* to it.

Did I go for a morning run before work? Yes, I did! I was 15 minutes late in getting out the door, so I only got to do 2.25 miles instead of the 3 I had planned, but it's still way better than nothing. And, just so it's easier to keep to this schedule, I think I'm going to add in yoga to my mornings on days I don't have runs scheduled. So, yoga tomorrow morning!

Last night, I did my kettlebell workout for the first time in months and I wasn't as sore as I expected to be today... until exactly 24 hours later, and suddenly my legs were SO sore, I could barely walk. So I went and sat in the bath [with some bath salts my mom got me that are specially blended specifically for sore muscles... my mom's the best!] for about two hours [I didn't plan on that long but I was reading and got REALLY into my book]. They're still sore, but not nearly as bad as they were earlier.

Now, the book, which I think a lot of people here would be interested in: "Keeping the Moon" by Sarah Dessen [ www.goodreads.com/book/show/104378.K
]. Yes, it's a fiction book so you think it doesn't belong on sparkpeople. And yes, it's written for young adults. But it's about a teenage girl who used to be fat, lost a lot of weight, but still struggles with self-esteem. The book is about her search for self-esteem [even though it's an unconscious journey; she certainly doesn't *set out* for it], and about having friends when she'd never had any before. It's really great, and I think there are definitely parts that will speak to people around here. A few select quotes:

“If you try anything, if you try to lose weight, or to improve yourself, or to love, or to make the world a better place, you have already achieved something wonderful, before you even begin. Forget failure. If things don't work out the way you want, hold your head up high and be proud. And try again. And again. And again!”

“Believe in yourself up here [in your mind] and it will make you stronger than you could ever imagine.”

“Being brave and self-confident doesn't necessarily start inside. It starts with the rest of the world, and it leads back to you.”

“I don't believe in failure, because simply by saying you've failed, you've admitted you attempted. And anyone who attempts is not a failure. Those who truly fail in my eyes are the ones who never try at all. The ones who sit on the couch and whine and moan and wait for the world to change for them.”

So, there you go. Enjoy. Even if you don't check out the book, take these quotes to heart.

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BILL60 3/6/2013 7:45AM

    Great quotes.

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just two questions

Monday, March 04, 2013

I've decided to start writing short daily blogs just to keep me accountable. I just wrote a detailed blog post [ fuchsiagetsfit.blogspot.com/2013/03/
] about my current shortcomings and needing help to get them in check. Basically, for those who don't want to click over, I need to work on portion control and actually getting out of bed in the mornings on time so I can do my scheduled morning runs. These daily blog posts will serve to answer these two questions: Did I stick to proper portions and stop eating when I should? And did I go do my morning run before work, if scheduled? That's all. These questions will change as I conquer these and move onto other obstacles but I think I'll always have something to improve on.

Monday, 3/4/13:
Did I stick to proper portions? No, I once again ate too much ice cream [at least it's all gone now?] and too much for dinner.

Did I go for a morning run before work? No, I did not. It was "loosely scheduled", meaning I wanted to get in an extra run today but it wasn't on my training plan. Tomorrow's run is, though.

And now I shall head to bed, so I will have no excuse to not get up for my run tomorrow morning!

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BILL60 3/5/2013 7:36AM

    Sounds like a plan. But, keep in mind that it's just not writing it down. It's also reading it and making sure you don't miss too often, lest it be an exercise in writing. Good luck!!

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KDAILEY70 3/4/2013 11:27PM

    Each day is brand new and fresh.

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Sunday, March 03, 2013

Here's something I haven't done in quite a while-- tracking my food. I've been guesstimating and keeping that running in my head most days but I haven't actually sat down and *tracked* in... weeks? Months? I don't know. [Probably just weeks, maybe a month, but it feels like longer.] Obviously, I'm doing /something/ right, at least partially, because my weight hasn't gone up. But it also hasn't really gone down, either. Hmm, I wonder why that could be.

So, I just sat down and tracked all my food for the day. Okay, it's almost 11pm and yes, I should've actually been tracking all day for best results. But it honestly just occurred to me, "Hmm maybe I would be more successful if I actually kept track of my calories again!" [How's that for smarts?] So, instead of leaving it to start on tomorrow, I sat down and wrote down everything I ate today. Too much ice cream and not enough veggies, but I wrote it all down. And the surprising thing? I only went FIVE calories over my daily limit! Go me! I was expecting much worse, to be honest. What a great way to get me back into tracking, though. I love positive endings!

If you're wondering what I've been up to, I recently celebrated my one year healthy anniversary, which I blogged about here: fuchsiagetsfit.blogspot.com/2013/02/
and just yesterday, I ran a 5K [the first of a three 5K series, the other two are next Saturday and Sunday], which I wrote about here: fuchsiagetsfit.blogspot.com/2013/03/

Spring is just around the corner, and I've been getting out more [both running and even a little biking], and I'm excited for warm days and planting my garden! Oh, and also for fruits and veggies to be cheaper. The prices this winter have been KILLING my budget every month [but I did find asparagus today on sale for $1.88/lb so guess what I'll be eating all week]. Anyway, I'm revitalized with the onset of spring. Hibernation is over, it's time to go back into full-on weight loss mode!

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FUZZIEBEAR3 3/4/2013 10:18AM

    emoticon Good job on tracking again, and keeping steady one way or another. emoticon

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BLONDIE218145 3/3/2013 10:56PM

    Happy anniversary and I'm glad you are back on track. emoticon

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