Monday, August 16, 2010
Yes, it has been quite a week! Having spent a large proportion of it in fear and dread, and the rest on cloud nine, I am finally levelling off my emotions to more of a norm. It feels great to be back on track; great to have that fear lifted; great to be alive, active, bouncing again!
It was also lovely that we (my girls and I) were able to enjoy our three days together, once we got past Thursday, and were able to catch up with friends, make a few wedding plans, arrange transport for Tara and myself, look at readings and bouquets, and try on bridesmaid dresses (not Mum of bride stuff yet because I hope to have dropped a dress size by December, with a little luck).
So, not too surprisingly, my stats reflect the week. Definitely a week of ups and downs. LOL
Veggies: 6, 5, 6, 8, 5, 6, 10 = 46/35 (record 49)
Up 1 serving on last week
Water: 10, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 10 = 60/56 (record 67)
Up 1 glass on last week
This weeks in range stats are:
Calories - 4/7 (record 4/7) The other three days are best not dwelled on. It was a BAD week. Big Oops, but moving on.
Fat - 5/7 (record 5/7) I'm surprised I did as well as this on fat to be honest. The two 'over' days were significantly over, but could have been a lot worse.
Carbs - 6/7 (record 7/7) Overshot the runway only once and not by a huge amount.
Protein - 3/7 (record 4/7) Three other days were within 10 points of the minimum, but I am a little disappointed that this dropped again this week. In the overall scheme though, not as bad as I'd feared. I find it hard to eat when under stress, and when I do eat I'm craving food that isn't so healthy. Protein rarely features in jam and cream doughnuts. ;-)
Mark Fenton's 52 Week Walking Plan (warm up week four)
I did it this time! This means the warm up month is now complete and I am into the 52-week plan itself as of Sun 15th.
Sun: 15 mins
Mon: 10 mins
Tue: 15 mins
Wed: 10 mins (swapped with Thur cos of hospital visit)
Thur: Rest Day (swapped with Wed cos of hospital visit)
Fri: 20 mins
Sat: 10 mins
Plus each of the walks was preceeded by a five minute warm-up.
28-Day Bootcamp Challenge
Rejoined the team on Sat 14th Aug, in order to start the 4 weeks of the Challenge on Sun 15th. Yay!
3300 minimum per day met and thoroughly exceeded! The day of the hospital visit I recorded 15,617 steps! Tara and Bry did more than 20,000! They must have worn down the paving round town waiting for me to come out of the hospital, poor loves.
Thur: 15617 (New Daily Record 15,617)
Total steps for the week: 54,421 (New Weekly Record 54,421)
Target increased to 3400 minimum daily exercise.
Sun: 1.89 miles
Mon: 3.93 miles
Tue: 3.03 miles
Wed: 2.82 miles
Thur: 7.10 miles (New Daily Record 7.10 miles)
Fri: 3.44 miles
Sat: 2.53 miles
Total mileage for week: 24.74 miles (New Weekly Record 24.74 Miles)
Given that I achieved this in spite of everything, I have decided to increase my weekly target from 14 miles to 15 miles. It isn't a lot, given my total, but I don't want to increase by more than a mile at a time, so that I can keep on gradually increasing my targets bit by bit, and not give myself anything too impossible to reach. That would be the quickest route to doom, setting myself up to fail. This increase is the equivalent of maybe one extra song to bounce to on Tigger each day for instance. Achieveable without being overwhelming.
My total fitness minutes for this week: 545 minutes. Wow! Just over 9 hours, or 77 minutes a day!
My total calories burned this week: 2235 calories. I guess that took care of the surplus calories I ate and then some. LOL
Slight ooops on this one:
(13 stone 5 lbs) 187 lbs - UP 1.75 lbs!
I gained more this week than I lost last week! Aah, the scale is a fickle mistress, or maybe it was the fish and chips from the week before. I did say I'd have to pay for that. LOL
TOM is due for a visit, so I dare say that is somehow connected. :-)
So, that was the week that was.
Now, if only that delivery guy would turn up with my sports bras....
Have a great week everyone!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
I've completed my last walk of the four-week warm-up. I start my 52-week plan proper tomorrow! Yay!
Ten minute walk that is back up to my normal speed. :-)
Active Health Stats:
Pace - 21 min mile
Calories - 47
Steps - 1171
Time - 0:10:58
Distance - 0.53
After breakfast I pulled Tigger out of the cupboard, and we have had the top forty chart on the telly, so I've popped on him a few times when a suitable song has come on. I've been careful not to go for really fast end songs, but have kept to gentle jogging speed. I am currently worrying about every little twinge, but that isn't really surprising.
I have also used my aerobic step today, again keeping to the lower speed songs so as to lead my boobies gently back into the swing, so to speak. LOL
I am delighted to be getting back on form, and I have everything and then some crossed that in four weeks time the news is good when I return to the hospital for another ultrasound.
Well, next stop rejoining the Bootcamp Challenge. :-)
Have a great day everyone!
Couch Dangers... Who Knew! LOL
Friday, August 13, 2010
My first twenty minute walk! The only one on the four week warm-up plan. Halfway turnaround point was two trees before the St. Christopher Road turning.
Active Health Stats:
Pace - 21 min mile
Calories - 89
Steps - 2222
Time - 0:21:13
Distance - 1.00 miles
When I woke up this morning, it was with a feeling of vigour and excitement I haven't felt since the health issues started. To just get up and get out there this morning was awesome, and I was able to walk at my normal speed, not hunched to support my boobie. Ok, so as the day has worn on they have both been feeling somewhat tender to touch, but that is to be expected after 4 mammogram x-rays, an ultrasound and a biopsy. :-)
It hasn't stopped me walking not just the twenty minutes, which came in at exactly one mile, but also the 2 mile plus St John's circuit to finally drop off the urine sample to confirm that the bladder infection is sorted (Please!!!), before going to Tesco Express for milk, pasta and a treat, yep, doughnuts. :-) Bryony came with me for the circuit, and we got rather wet because of the storm front moving in that kept us off the internet for most of the afternoon. The storm proper started shortly after we got home.
Tigger will come out to play tomorrow, and I am going to reactivate my Bootcamp membership to start Sunday, and see how I get on this time. :-)
I am having a huge treat day tonight, and may well be biggly over my calories, but to celebrate I'm having a meal I rarely do these days. A roast chicken dinner. I'm having plenty of chicken for protein and veggies, and planning not to go too mad with the potatoes, my roast weakness. :-)
Bryony is out with friends, and Tara wanted pasta, so it is roast for one, using chicken pieces, and sitting down in time to enjoy it while watching the latest series of Medium. *contented sigh*
I'm still playing catch-up with your blogs and comments, but I am going to get to each and every one of you in the next few days. Bryony travels back to Devon on Sunday, so until then I am still just popping in and out.
Have a great day!
Thursday, August 12, 2010
I am absolutely exhausted from lack of sleep and all the emotion, and I'm very, very sore, but the good news is that the lump is a cyst, and benign. I have to go back in four weeks for another ultrasound because it may reassert itself, and there was a couple of hours of worry because the stuff they drained out of the cyst looked iffy, so they did a rush labwork on it, but it was benign!!!
The Consultant also told me that I can get back on Tigger and use my weights again, as long as I stop if it hurts. Yeehar!!! I put in over 15,000 steps today (It takes an hour to walk from our house to the hospital, plus we had two hours to wait for test results so wandered around town), so Tigger's not coming out tonight, but I shall have a few minutes with him tomorrow, just to gently ease back into more exercise variety again. :-)
Thankyou everyone for keeping me close in your thoughts and prayers. It really helped me, especially during the needle biopsy stage. I don't deal well with needles, and that was a very difficult thing for me to cope with.
I'll leave you all in peace for now, and see how I go at playing catch-up with posts, blogs etc while Bryony is out at a friend's wedding reception.
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