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Day 12: Fancy salad day!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

I'm holding steady at 260 pounds/40 lost.

I had a great swim last night, plus discovered the gym is having a half price day pass special, so I got half my money back! They also told me you can buy several passes and stock them up under your name. So I'm going to buy myself 3 half price ones for next week as a happy early holidays present to myself of MOAR SWIMMING YESH YESH YESH!

I was hoping to get in more like 50 minutes yesterday, but I was not alone in the pool this time. Sadness, haha. The rule is 30 minutes lap swim per person. There was someone in the other lane too, so when someone came in at the 40 minute mark I said I've had my half hour I'll get out. Don't wanna get KICKED out!

I'm still working out when are the best times for sneaking extra long swims, but once I join it won't be a problem because I can just do 30 minutes on 2 days instead of trying to get 50-60 on one.

Then I went home and showered and made Fancy Salad. It had arugula and horseradish dressing, so OMG SPICY. I think next time I will do arugula with non spicy dressing, or non spicy lettuce with spicy dressing, but not both. Also cranberries, and the smelly mushrooms mentioned in my status update (yum taste, yuck smell) and I added lentils for extra fiber and protein. Yum.

I'm doing pretty well with veggies and water, not always hitting the stretch goal for fiber but that's okay. I had a lower sodium day yesterday to counter my high sodium Tuesday, which was nice.

PT is going well. Hip is still sore on and off but I think it's helping. Maybe it's too early to tell but I'll keep at it.

I am kind of glad it is Thursday and not Friday, because this weekend is going to be insanely busy to the point that I am kind of NOT looking forward to it right now.

Onward...


~*~***~KICK AUGUST~***~*~
August accomplishments - December progress so far (December 1-12)

Nutrition:

Tracked all calories eaten all 31 days – 12/12 days so far
Within calorie range 24/31 days – 11/12 so far
Went over 2000 calories on 6 days – 0 so far
Fat grams in range 25/31 days – 11/12 so far
Carbs in range 29/31 days – 12/12 so far
Protein under range 4/31 days – 0 so far
Protein over 90g 12/31 days – 7/12 so far
Cholesterol in range 25/31 days – 9/12 so far
Fiber in range 19/31 days – 9/12 so far
Fiber over 40g 4/31 days – 5/12 so far
Sodium in range 12 days – 8/12 so far
Sodium under 3,000mg 24/31 days – 12/12 so far
Remembered to take vitamins 23/31 days – 12/12 so far

Intake (other):

Total cups of water 152 – 95 so far
Average of 4.9/day – average of 7.9/day so far
Total fruits & veggies 137 – 74 so far
Average of 4.4/day – average of 6.2/day so far

Fitness:

Worked out 3x a week 4/5 weeks – 3x for week 1, 2x for week 2
Measured another way, worked out 13 days – 6 so far
569 fitness minutes – 236 minutes so far
Strength training days 0 – 2 so far
Calories burned 4720 – 3730 so far
Average of ~1005 calories burned per week - 1824/wk1; ?? wk 2

  
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JENCANTA 12/15/2012 3:40PM

    LOOK at how well you're doing!!!!! Keep it up!!!

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JUMPINJULIE 12/14/2012 2:34AM

    Awesome numbers. You rock. I'm glad you got to swim and stock up on pass that's good. Sorry your weekend is going to be so busy. emoticon

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SENIMMO 12/13/2012 12:30PM

    I'm still getting my pool time 3 days a week, thanks to Hubs' mom (she's SO cool!) And enjoying every minute of it before the next surgery! I will be out of the water for at least 6 weeks after emoticon but I will have both new knees! emoticon

And I am amazed at how much you are on top of things! I get confused too easily to keep track of prior months like that, I do well to keep track of the current day! emoticon But as long as we are getting into smaller pants and the scales are going down- YIPPEEE!!
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RUNAMRUN 12/13/2012 10:38AM

    Girlie, you are so much more on top of this thing than I am. I can't muster up any consistency. Maybe if I watch you real close.....

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HFAYE81 12/13/2012 10:37AM

    I LOVE SPICY so yummmm.
I love swimming too. I just have trouble getting up at 5:30 am, which is the best time to do it. emoticon

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Day 11! NSV

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Okay yesterday!  I met everything but stretch fiber and sodium.  Eating out and then making something quick for dinner is partly to blame.  Also because I was running around all day I didn't get as much water or veggies, but I didn't do horribly. 

OH, AND I stopped on my way home from work and bought myself a pair of SIZE EIGHTEEN PAAAAAANTS.

YES I DID. 

They're a little tight, but they FIT.  Slid right on, buttoned and zipped fine, and I can sit down in them.  They pinch my stomach if I sit down and then bend forward to touch my toes, but they won't for long!

I'm pretty excited.  I was hoping for a pair to bring home for Christmas vacation, thought I'd just stop and see if they fit.

~*~***~KICK AUGUST~***~*~
August accomplishments - December progress so far (December 1-11)

Nutrition:

Tracked all calories eaten all 31 days – 11/11 days so far
Within calorie range 24/31 days – 10/11 so far
Went over 2000 calories on 6 days – 0 so far
Fat grams in range 25/31 days – 10/11 so far
Carbs in range 29/31 days – 11/11 so far
Protein under range 4/31 days – 0 so far
Protein over 90g 12/31 days – 6/11 so far
Cholesterol in range 25/31 days – 8/11 so far
Fiber in range 19/31 days – 8/11 so far
Fiber over 40g 4/31 days – 5/11 so far
Sodium in range 12 days – 7/11 so far
Sodium under 3,000mg 24/31 days – 11/11 so far
Remembered to take vitamins 23/31 days – 11/11 so far

Intake (other):

Total cups of water 152 – 87 so far
Average of 4.9/day – average of 7.9/day so far
Total fruits & veggies 137 – 67 so far
Average of 4.4/day – average of 6.1/day so far

Fitness:

(Same as Day 10)
Worked out 3x a week 4/5 weeks – 3x for week 1, 1x for week 2
Measured another way, worked out 13 days – 5 so far
569 fitness minutes – 196 minutes so far
Strength training days 0 – 2 so far
Calories burned 4720 – 2927 so far
Average of ~1005 calories burned per week - 1824/wk1; ?? wk 2


Today (Wed) is supposed to be a gym day, but I'm on an early shift at work. I was debating about getting up super early & husby said "what if I give you day pass money so you can go swimming after work?"

YES PLEEEEEEASE!!!!!!

He is so the best.

Also? SWIMMING!!!!!!!!!

  
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JUMPINJULIE 12/14/2012 2:31AM

    You rock. I'm so happy for you new pants awesome. What a great christmas present for yourself. emoticon emoticon

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SENIMMO 12/13/2012 12:23PM

    Aren't our husbands the best? emoticon

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JENCANTA 12/12/2012 2:11PM

    HURRAY for buying a new pair of jeans in a SMALLER size!!!!!!!!!!!!! Man I can't WAIT till I can fit into my 18s again. GOOD for you!!!

Have fun swimming tonight!!!!

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MISSB8604 12/12/2012 1:40PM

    WOOHOO!!!!!!!

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    AHHHHHH! You rock!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Monday! PT! Husby! Day 10!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Hey, thanks for all the encouragement, buddies!!

And HI, obviously it's Tuesday, but I am updating about yesterday which was Monday.

I'm still doing pretty well. Yesterday was a workout day. I did upper body ST and some walking on the treadmill.

Which apparently I am NOT supposed to. I went to My First Ever physical therapy yesterday. It was fine. It was kind of funny, I was asking about what kinds of cardio I can do, to not make my hip worse while we work on making it better. No running (duh), walking for long periods of time is not good, anything that doesn't feel right or hurts (so the elliptical is out! feels weird, like my legs are vastly different lengths, since the hip thing)... basically he did not love any of my options. Some better than others but he had something cautiony to say about everything. Swimming is great (yay!) but also do something on land because "we're not fish."

He's funny. And super nice, don't get me wrong.

He kept saying that he's not used to advising people on what to do for cardio, because "most of the people who can do that kind of stuff don't come to see me." Which made me ALMOST feel like... am I not supposed to be here?? But I think it's better to fix it now before it's a serious injury that interrupts my daily activities, rather than wait until it's really bad. I think he thinks so too, was probably just trying to keep me from pushing too hard at the gym and hurting myself more.

Also no one told me that PT would involve a cute guy putting electrodes down my pants. So there's that. For the record I did wear cuter underpants today in honor of that.

Um.

Anyway. Moving on from Things I Will Probably Be Embarrassed I Put On The Internet When I Think About It Later...


I did my big grocery shopping last night, which is good. So I'm ready with healthy foods for the week. The problem was when I got home and tried to pick up all the bags to carry them up to the 3rd floor. My arms said

"Uh... hi. Remember all those weights you made us lift this morning? Yeah, we don't like that. We're done."

"Oh, come on, it's just a few things. Just up the stairs?"

"Nope. Not gonna."

Okay I COULD HAVE made 2 trips but 1) hungry! and 2) don't wanna! Mr. Turtle helped me. Because he is the best.

I guess I finally told him about Kick August this weekend... I had calories left for a giant pepperidge farm cookie last night. It was super good. But of course that kind of made me want ANOTHER one... I was rationalizing "well, I can CHOOSE to go over my calorie range if I WANT to..." The husby was cute, he was like "Don't do it!!! You have to kick August's butt!!!"

Not in an annoying, depressing, "telling me what to do" kind of way, just in a cute funny, made me laugh and not eat an extra cookie after all kind of way.

So check me out:


~*~***~KICK AUGUST~***~*~
August accomplishments - December progress so far (December 1-10)

Nutrition:

Tracked all calories eaten all 31 days – 10/10 days so far
Within calorie range 24/31 days – 9/10 so far
Went over 2000 calories on 6 days – 0 so far
Fat grams in range 25/31 days – 9/10 so far
Carbs in range 29/31 days – 10/10 so far
Protein under range 4/31 days – 0 so far
Protein over 90g 12/31 days – 5/10 so far
Cholesterol in range 25/31 days – 7/10 so far
Fiber in range 19/31 days – 7/10 so far
Fiber over 40g 4/31 days – 5/10 so far
Sodium in range 12 days – 7/10 so far
Sodium under 3,000mg 24/31 days – 10/10 so far
Remembered to take vitamins 23/31 days – 10/10 so far

Intake (other):

Total cups of water 152 – 80 so far
Average of 4.9/day – average of 8/day so far
Total fruits & veggies 137 – 61 so far
Average of 4.4/day – average of 6.1/day so far

Fitness:

Worked out 3x a week 4/5 weeks – 3x for week 1, 1x for week 2
Measured another way, worked out 13 days – 5 so far
569 fitness minutes – 196 minutes so far
Strength training days 0 – 2 so far
Calories burned 4720 – 2927 so far
Average of ~1005 calories burned per week - 1824/wk1; ?? wk 2

I met everything except my "stretch"goals for protein and fiber, but considering I got home late and didn't feel like cooking and let myself get super hungry, I think I did pretty well!

I didn't torch a ton of calories, but I know ST is good for me so I'm okay with that.

I'm not counting PT as fitness, but in that sense I did get in some extra ST yesterday AND today. Woooo!

I had to stand on the bad leg on a squishy thing. It was super easy for about 10 seconds and I was going "this is dumb..." by the end of my 3rd 30-second bit I was going OWWWW. Also something called "clams" which I just tried to describe but it ends up sounding really dirty so I erased it. It's an excercise, and ouchy one. PT guy: "how are you doing?" Me: "I FEEL THE BURN." him: "haha"


I was too lazy to make my chicken salad last night, and I'm out and about today so my challenge will be to find a healthy lunch.

Tomorrow my challenge will be to balance my desire to Torch Mad Calories with being gentle on my hip.

The nice part is I am looking at it as totally having an excuse to join the fancypants gym with the pool. I have to SWIM. DOCTOR'S ORDERS!! Not really, but let's pretend.

Oh, and if it matters, I officially reached 40 pounds lost today.

(Sorry I accidentally gave myself that trophy last week; I misunderstood how the trophies work. I thought if I chose one, SP would "give" it to me when my weight tracker reflected that much lost. WHOOPS/DERP. Now it's official.)

In 1.5 pounds I'll have broken through the neverending plateau I could never break on Weight Watchers. 1/3 of the way to my initial goal of 180. Past my goal of 262 in December/around Christmas.

I wrote in my planner months ago (I'm SO GLAD I DID THIS BY THE WAY. If you don't do this, go do it) "anywhere between 268 and 253 this week = on track." I counted ahead and figured out what I would weigh the week of Christmas if I lost my slowest (~0.5lbss/week plus not losing anything on vacation or the week of Thanksgiving) and my fastest (2lbs/week). There's no being disappointed that I'm not in the 240s because even if I'd lost as fast as possible since summer I wouldn't even be there! It's good perspective for those "yay progress! But I want MORE, BETTER, EXPONENTIALLY IMPRESSIVE progress!" moments. Keeps me in check. So I'm RIGHT in the middle of that range, which is perfect and happy, and I may even be 259 or 258 for Christmas which would be lovely.

Basically I'm having good times; off to read about what you all are up to. Smoochies!

  
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JUMPINJULIE 12/14/2012 2:29AM

    I'm so happy for you forty pounds holy cow you are amazing. Pt sounds like a good thing so your hip doesn't get worse. I'm so happy for you breaking through your plateau. I hope friday is good. Sorry i haven't been around will explain more in my blog. emoticon

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SENIMMO 12/13/2012 12:21PM

    Good for you! With one new knee 3 months old and the next one getting done Christmas Eve, I know ALL about working through injury and pain! You're doing a fabulous job, keep up the great work. And great control with the cookie! I'm finally learning how to do that, feels great! emoticon

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JENCANTA 12/11/2012 5:56PM

    WOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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HURRAY FOR YOU!!!!! Seriously. Soooo AWESOME! I'm so proud of you. You're working your butt off! You're setting goals and holding yourself accountable and working out and getting healthy AND even get in a cookie or two once in a while.

You. Are. Awesome. AWESOME, I tell you! Keep up the good work!!

You totally get gold stars for this!

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I was gonna give you 40 but I didn't want to be TOO obnoxious. emoticon

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NERDINPINK 12/11/2012 3:34PM

    Congrats on reaching 40lbs weight loss that's AWESOME!

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LEB0401 12/11/2012 1:19PM

    YOU ARE SO FREAKING AWESOME!!
You lost 40 lbs! emoticon
You are kicking August's arse with an injury! emoticon
You're breaking through your plateau! emoticon
You had a hot guy's hands down your pants! emoticon

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Heading for week 2! Day 9.

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Survived the weekend! Hit everything but cholesterol, which was jusssst over (by maybe 10mg). 

TOM was about a week late, but now that it's gone the scale has plummeted a couple of times. No complaints here!

Just chillin, watchin my PACKERS, and getting ready for the coming week. I'll check in with everybody's pages tomorrow!


~*~***~KICK AUGUST~***~*~
August accomplishments - December progress so far (December 1-9)

Nutrition:

Tracked all calories eaten all 31 days – 9/9 days so far
Within calorie range 24/31 days – 8/9 so far
Went over 2000 calories on 6 days – 0 so far
Fat grams in range 25/31 days – 8/9 so far
Carbs in range 29/31 days – 9/9 so far
Protein under range 4/31 days – 0 so far
Protein over 90g 12/31 days – 5/9 so far
Cholesterol in range 25/31 days – 6/9 so far
Fiber in range 19/31 days – 6/9 so far
Fiber over 40g 4/31 days – 5/9 so far
Sodium in range 12 days – 6/9 so far
Sodium under 3,000mg 24/31 days – 9/9 so far
Remembered to take vitamins 23/31 days – 9/9 so far

Intake (other):

Total cups of water 152 – 73 so far
Average of 4.9/day – average of 8.1/day so far
Total fruits & veggies 137 – 54 so far 
Average of 4.4/day – average of 6/day so far

Fitness:

Same as Day 7.  Another lazy day. 

  
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JUMPINJULIE 12/11/2012 2:23AM

    You rock. I'm so happy for you.

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LEB0401 12/10/2012 9:46AM

    Wow, you've already kicked August's Fiber over 40g goal!
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    Wow, you've already kicked August's Fiber over 40g goal!
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Lazy weekend. Day 8.

Sunday, December 09, 2012

I definitely am noticing I feel like overeating and eating garbage on the weekends. I kept it pretty well in check yesterday. Met everything but my "stretch" goal for protein, and I was a little over on cholesterol.

Not bad for Day 8.


~*~***~KICK AUGUST~***~*~
August accomplishments - December progress so far (December 1-8)

Nutrition:

Tracked all calories eaten all 31 days – 8/8 days so far
Within calorie range 24/31 days – 7/8 so far
Went over 2000 calories on 6 days – 0 so far
Fat grams in range 25/31 days – 7/8 so far
Carbs in range 29/31 days – 8/8 so far
Protein under range 4/31 days – 0 so far
Protein over 90g 12/31 days – 4/8 so far
Cholesterol in range 25/31 days – 6/8 so far
Fiber in range 19/31 days – 5/8 so far
Fiber over 40g 4/31 days – 4/8 so far
Sodium in range 12 days – 5/8 so far
Sodium under 3,000mg 24/31 days – 8/8 so far
Remembered to take vitamins 23/31 days – 8/8 so far

Intake (other):

Total cups of water 152 – 66 so far
Average of 4.9/day – average of 8.25/day so far
Total fruits & veggies 137 – 48 so far 
Average of 4.4/day – average of 6/day so far

Fitness:

Same as Day 7.  I pretty much sat on my butt yesterday. 

  
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JUMPINJULIE 12/9/2012 8:56PM

    Great numbers. No shame in taking a day off. emoticon

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GLITTERFAIRY77 12/9/2012 11:35AM

  Probably less painful than sitting on your neck...Let's be real.
emoticon HIGH FIVE! Great job keeping track, Lola.

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