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Day 3 - more calories!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Alrighty, this is something I can live with. I adjusted my goal date to May 4th and Spark gave me 200ish calories more to eat. I can now have up to 1770 calories per day. I feel better already.

Calories today: 1888/1770
Fruit/Veggies: 3 - all fruit
Water: 500 mL
Cardio/Strength: both - as per tracker
Stretching: done

Oh boy did I ever drop the ball today! WTF?


Day 2 - harder than I thought

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I'm finding it REALLY difficult to not eat more than 1500 calories. Maybe it's the weather, maybe it's the fact that I've burned over 1000 calories since Sunday, I don't know but it's driving me crazy, I can tell you that.

Calories today: 1976/1550
Fruit/Veggies: 8 servings 2/6
Water: 10 (2.5L)
Cardio/Strength: 25 minute (3.8km) run
Stretching: done

I've got some competition now. Shell and I are trying to lose the same amount of weight in the same amount of time. I don't like to lose so I'm going to have to buckle down. If my weight doesn't go down this week, I'll re-evaluate my calories based on how many I burn this week. I'm hungry. There's got to be a good reason for it.
Tomorrow, I'm going to do another FitFix session (2 sets) and I have hill training with the run club in the evening. It should be a full day. HOPEFULLY, I can get the calories under control. I'm doing well on all the other challenges though. That's something to be proud of, right?

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GEOGIRL 2/25/2009 11:14AM

  Lol, yes bring on the competition! It is going to be an interesting ten weeks, same amount to loose but I think we go about it rather differently. I can for the most part stay in calorie range but exercise is my problem, I attempted to run last night and it was an utter failure, allergic reaction in the first 10 minutes and had to reduce to a walking pace for a half hour. Basically I only burned 150 cals and that was it :( Sigh....but I am keeping at it so thats at least half my battle.

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BLACKROSE_222 2/25/2009 9:53AM

    I agree - I wouldn't worry about it, until you can assess your weight on Monday. You are probably hungry because of all of the exercise you are doing. Good job!

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5% Challenge Week 1 - Day 1

Monday, February 23, 2009

Calories today: 1801/1550
Fruit/Veggies: 7 servings 3/4
Water: 9 (2.25L)
Cardio/Strength: Strength training done as per tracker
Stretching: done

Today, with the exception of my peanut butter bar, was a good day. Even that wasn't too bad @ 175 cals. It was worth it because it was YUMMY. I bought it at a Heart & Stroke fund raising bake sale we had at the gym today. Colin and I each had one and the rest are in the freezer.

Planning ahead: I'm already starting to consider tomorrow's menu. I have a 4 or 5 kilometre run on the agenda, too. If I'm up for it, I'll do the FitFix at work again.

ETA: oops! I was getting the boys a snack and accidently had one of my own. I guess I really have to be more mindful of what I'm doing.


Monday Morning Check-In & the 5% Challenge

Monday, February 23, 2009

Today is the first day of the 5% challenge in my LIC group. I weighed in at 126 this morning. Not completely horrible but not where I want to be, for sure. The challenges this week are:

Nutritional - consume at LEAST 8 glasses of water per day.
Cardio - at LEAST 30 minutes on 5 out of 7 days.
Strength - at LEAST two good strength training workouts this week.
Stretching - remember to stretch after EVERY workout.
Blog at least twice.

I hope to get today's cardio & strength workouts in while I'm in between clients today. That's the plan anyway. After this weekend, maybe I should rest today and start the workouts tomorrow. We'll see.
I still have my own personal goal of staying within calories and getting a minimum of 5 servings of fruits and vegetables. It's mid morning and, so far, I've had 3.5 servings of fruit.... I think that I'll move on to veggies now.
All I have to do is plan the rest of my meals for today and everything should be A+.
Fingers crossed. emoticon


Slowly getting back to normal

Saturday, February 21, 2009

This cold has been beating me up for almost a week now. After sleeping most of Sunday, Monday and Tuesday and ignoring it the rest of the week, I'm starting to feel somewhat "normal".
After yesterdays snack fiasco, I decided that the elliptical would not be enough and headed into BodyPump class. When I was done THAT, I knew that I was back at square one re: snacking. The rest of the day I was a responsible eater and, although I don't know the nutrition info for my dinner at Richard's, I'm fairly confident that I didn't go too over my calories for the day.
Today so far, I've had a good breakfast, snack and lunch. I also spent 30 minutes in Awesome Abs class. I feel fine. It's gonna be painful to sneeze tomorrow but ATM, I'm fine.
Did I mention that I feel fine? (positive thinking at work here folks)

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FITGIRL15 2/22/2009 10:48PM

    OMG, you're sick too??? I had it for over a week and I'm finally feeling 98% me again (I still have 2% nasal congestion, but i'll take it!)

I hope you start feeling better soon!!! Drink plenty of fluids and rest up! emoticon emoticon

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