Thursday, July 10, 2014
>KEEPING THE STREAK ALIVE, aiming for 365-day activity streak. At day 294 on June 30, about 80% of the way there.
>STILL NOT HITTING THE MARK on the daily calorie range goal (exceed goal no more than 5 days a month and not exceed by more than 200 cal).
--February ended with 22 of 28 days within range, but averaged 270 calories over.
--March was 19 of 31, average over goal was 118 cal. If I toss out the two outliers, I'm over by an average of only 45.
--April started well with 15 of the first 17 days within range. Then things fell apart, and I ended up within range for only 22 of 30 days, averaging 231 cal over goal on the days I went over. I have to find ways to deal with work stress that don't involve cookie dough and dove bars before supper.
--May ended up 18 for 31 days, with average of 206 calories over on the days I did exceed my range. For the most part those were the "eating out" days, so that is an obvious area where I can improve. Overall my food selections were good, but the quantity was a bit over.
--June was 21 for 30 days within range and an average of 104 calories over on the exceeding days. Going in the right direction but still WAY off what I was aiming for.
>SOLID - cooking on the weekends for my lunches during the work week has pretty much become a habit. Feeling good about this one. Yeah!
>HOLDING STEADY: Planning activities ahead of time continues to be a challenge because of the unpredictable Wisconsin weather, but having my kiddos home a bit has given me the chance to play some front yard soccer, road tennis and a little baseball. It's certainly not necessary to plan ahead all the time. Spontaneous exercise is fun, too!
> STARTING TO GET BETTER: Wrist pain has subsided quite a bit, but the shoulder is still limiting some of my activities. Got a little PT to do to try to strengthen what has gotten weak, and am seeing a bit of progress there. Slow going, but sticking with it!