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Off to a bit of a rough start! Time to refocus!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Well, I set new goals on Monday, but I seem to be off to a bumpy start!

Progress these 3 days:
Exercise Goals: (done and logged on SP)
I have done yoga, strength and cardio circuits, and a pilates workout, plus working in my garden. I got my workout in tonight, once I felt a little better from yesterday. On track there, and doing well.

Nutrition Goals: (tracked on SP)
I am reaching my goals for fruits and veggies and water. While I was in calorie range yesterday, I was too high on carbs and too low on protein and fiber after having pizza and birthday cake for my son's b-day. My sodium was at the highest possible on my spark range, much higher than my goal of under 1,000mg. I was still over on sodium today (didn't realize my tortillas had so much salt!), over on fiber, and under on calories and everything else! After overeating carbs yesterday, I had a headache and felt horrible all day. Definitely did not feel like eating!


Other Goals
I have been getting at least one load of laundry done each day, so on track for that goal. Still trying to figure out something fun to do with the family in the midst of soccer tryouts and a team fundraiser this week and weekend. We had the pizza and cake last night for my son's b-day, so I guess that counts. And I spent time today with my girls at their school bookfair.

I am definitely not on track for the weightloss. I probably shouldn't have weighed this morning, but I did and wished I hadn't. I knew it would be up, and I know it will go back down as I work the sodium and the carbs I ate out of my system.

Ok, I had the birthday dinner and am recovered from that! Now is the time to get focused and back on track for the rest of the month, including during my vacations!

  


summer goals

Monday, May 31, 2010

Summer is upon us! I posted 11 weeks ago that Memorial Day is kind-of seen as the beginning of summer. My son will be 15 tomorrow (so happy that I can say that, after all he's been through!) I met (blew away!) most of my goals for my Memorial day challenge, and have been thinking about what my goals for the summer should be.

I do still want to lose about 8 more pounds, but I have been building muscle, and just lost 6 pounds after a long plateau, so I am realistic about it. My goal range is 130-135 and I am 141 as of yesterday. I am more focused on toning my problem areas than on losing actual pounds. I want to focus on tracking my nutrition more regularly, and remembering to log my exercise (I was doing it, but forgetting to post it!) I found a circuit training program this week and have been loving it, so I am following their 30 day schedule and supplementing with walking and other straight cardio.

Exercise Goals: (done and logged on SP)
-5 cardio workouts per week
- 3-5 strength workouts per week
- trying to work in a goal for Yoga and stretching

Nutrition Goals: (tracked on SP)
- 3-4 veggies per day
- 2-3 fruits per day
- 8+ 8oz glasses of water per day
- Sodium intake under 1,000mg per day
- Balance fat, carbs and protein within SP ranges

Other Goals
- 8lb loss (start weight 141, goal 133, avg about 1 pound a week)
- 1 load of laundry daily
- Do something fun with the family at least once per week

My plan is to track these goals each day between now and August 1 (9 weeks). This includes two vacations in June and the month of July spent at home with my kids. I may blog about it from time to time. My motivation has been up and down, so I hope to re-energize myself with new goals for summer!

  
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SHARKAR02 5/31/2010 7:20PM

    Great and most of all, doable goals!

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GODDESSOFHOME 5/31/2010 6:41PM

    Sounds terrific!

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Memorial Day Challenge: final numbers

Sunday, May 30, 2010

My 5 goals for the 11 weeks until Memorial Day: Actual Progress
~ 55 cardio workouts (5 per week).......Actual: 68 workouts
~ 22-33 strength workouts (2-3 per week).........Actual: 32 workouts
~ 616 8oz glasses of water .......Actual: 674 8 oz glasses (5,372 oz of water)
~ 385 fruit and veggie servings (5 per day).............Actual: 557 servings
~ 10-12 pounds lost (.5-1.5 pounds per week)......... Officially, 3 pounds
Start weight: 144 .............Weight goal: 133 ...........Actual: 141
My weight was up as high as 152 in late April, so I am excited that it seems I have broken through the plateau I have battled since January!

I am not positive of what size I was in at the start of this (8, maybe a tight 6?), but I can now wear mostly size 6 pants/jeans/shorts. I have a few size 4 shorts that I can wear comfortably, and a few size 8s that seem to run small. I could not wear the size 4s a month ago, so I know I am making progress in areas that matter! I have toned up and lost inches.
Starting weight Monday, March 15: 144
Monday March 22: 145
Monday March 29: 148
Friday April 2: 146
Friday April 9: 146
Friday April 16: 146 and holding!
Friday April 23: 152 (what the heck!?)
Friday April 30: 147
Friday May 7: 145
Friday May 15: 145
Friday May 21: 142
Sunday May 30: 141
Goal for May 31: 133

  
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MORGANLAFEE 5/30/2010 10:17PM

    Great job tracking. Sounds like you are pretty tiny to me.

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TRACY180 5/30/2010 9:14PM

    Good job on all of the goals that you have met. Exercise goals and eating goals. I am glad that you have shrunk in size. Sorry that you didn't lose more weight than what you did. emoticon
PS. Nice lady bugs.

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Update: Memorial Day Challenge

Monday, May 24, 2010

Back in March, I created a challenge for myself for Memorial Day. I set some goals for water intake, fruit/veggie intake, Cardio and Strength workouts, and weightloss. With one week to go, I am near meeting all of those goals EXCEPT the weightloss. Although I will not meet my weightloss goal, I am proud that I have worked hard to meet or exceed my goals in all other areas. It isn't all about the weightloss. I can tell a difference in how my clothes fit and how I feel.

My 5 goals for the 11 weeks until Memorial Day:
~ 55 cardio workouts (5 per week)
~ 22-33 strength workouts (2-3 per week)
~ 10-12 pounds lost (.5-1.5 pounds per week)
~ 616 8oz glasses of water (8 8oz glasses per day)
~ 385 fruit and veggie servings (5 per day)

Goal: Progress after 10 weeks:
55 cardio workouts: 54
22-33 strength w/o: 25
616- 8oz glass water: 600- 8oz glasses (4800 oz)
385 fruit/veggies: 504

Starting weight Monday, March 15: 144
Monday March 22: 145
Monday March 29: 148
Friday April 2: 146
Friday April 9: 146
Friday April 16: 146 and holding!
Friday April 23: 152 (what the heck!?)
Friday April 30: 147
Friday May 7: 145
Friday May 15: 145
Friday May 21: 142 WooHoo! Not gonna make goal, but at least I am seeing progress this week!
Goal for May 31: 133

  
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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 5/24/2010 8:48PM

    You're doing a fabulous job!! I'd say that your challenge was a great success!

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WICCANCHICK73 5/24/2010 6:57PM

    Sometimes it's not so much about the numbers on the scale as it is how you feel....
After all.... maybe you have lost inches, instead of weight.
Either way, GREAT job with tracking EVERYTHING!!!!

I set a goal for myself to be AT my goal weight ON my B-day (July 8) .....I don't think I'll make that one either..... But I think I'll be darn close.
And sometimes......close, is close enough.
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GODDESSOFHOME 5/24/2010 10:40AM

    You have really stuck with it girl! You seem to have your weight struggles worked out now, and you will be moving forward from here on out! Keep up the good work my friend.

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NIK8575 5/24/2010 10:33AM

  You are doing great!! Keep it up!
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one word game

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I saw this on someones blog and I thought this would be fun to do: )

USING ONLY ONE WORD
Not as easy as you might think! Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers.

Where is your cell phone?
pocketbook
Spouse?
busy
Your hair?
long
Your mother?
amazing
Your father?
complex
Your favorite thing?
fruit
Your dream last night?
none
Favorite drink?
water
What room are you in?
livingroom
Your hobby?
reading
Your fear?
loneliness
Where do you want to be in 6 years?
happy
Where were you last night?
Home
Something that you aren't?
Assertive
Muffins?
blueberry
Wish list item?
kindle
Last thing you did?
emailed
What are you wearing?
clothes
Your pets?
none
Friends?
wonderful
Your life?
Improving
Your mood?
tired
Missing someone?
family
Drinking?
water
Your car?
sienna
Something you're not wearing?
boots
Your favorite store?
Ross
Your favorite color?
purple
When is the last time you cried?
today
Where do you go over and over?
Schools
Favorite place to eat?
home
Favorite place I'd like to be right now?
Shenandoah

  


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