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End of Week One

Monday, March 02, 2009

Last weeks goals:
Nutritional - consume at LEAST 8 glasses of water per day - DONE ON 5/7 DAYS
Cardio - at LEAST 30 minutes on 5 out of 7 days - MISSED (4/7)
Strength - at LEAST two good strength training workouts this week - DONE (4)
Stretching - remember to stretch after EVERY workout - DONE
Blog at least twice - DONE

Overall, when you look at what I wanted to accomplish and what I actually did, it doesn't look like a bad week. However, since I was over on calories every single day, I didn't win this round. I've gained 2.5 pounds since last Monday... and I can only write so much off to PMS. I made the choices that I did and, ultimately, I am the one responsible. So today is a new Monday and a new week (#2) and I fully intend to make better decisions this week.
I start back at KF in a casual position today. Hopefully, I'll be able to juggle the two jobs with my running and workouts. Ah heck, it wouldn't be the first time that I've had to juggle :~)
I CAN DO THIS!! I packed *healthy* meals and snacks today and it looks like it's going to be a day "in range". I'm off to a good start.

Here are my 5% Challenge goals for THIS week:
Nutritional - include 5 servings of fruit and vegetables in your "diet" daily.
Cardio - at least 30 minutes on 5 days
Strength - 50 squats, 50 pushups, 50 crunches, 3 planks 3 days
Blog at least twice.


I'm still going to keep up my own "water" goal of 2L per day AND I'm going to add in "staying within calories". Hopefully, I'll hit it at least 5/7 days.

  
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EVAHUNTLEY 3/2/2009 10:38AM

    I know you can do this fearless leader!

GO emoticon

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14,056 calories

Saturday, February 28, 2009

That's how many calories I've consumed since last Sunday. That's an average of 2008 per day which means, on average, I've gone OVER my calorie (1770) allowance by 238 per day. I'm NOT expecting any weightloss on Monday. There's no WAY I've burned enough calories to make a deficit. BLAH. I know better. Tomorrow starts a new Spark week so I'll have to really buckle down and do more to stay on track.
Today I rewarded myself with a new haircut. I'm liking it. It's a new length and, with the layers that Stephanie cut into it, it feels so light and soft. I keep swishing it... just for fun LOL.
OH! and she said she'd "love to have arms" like mine. "They're so defined". I gushed. :~) It was a good day.

  
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RHYNIC 3/1/2009 8:49AM

    Hey the new doo looks fantastic. I need a hair cut - BAD! Today is a new month. it's a great time to recommit to healthy eating. I think I will give it yet another try. it's so easy to say when your belly is full - I just finished breakfast. gail

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Day 4 - and the ball bounces away...

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Calories today: 1976+/1770
Fruit/Veggies: 8 - 5/3
Water: 2L
Cardio/Strength: none
Stretching: done

Seriously, I need someone to hang out with me 24/7 and tell me "don't eat that". Of course, I'd probably glare and them or tell them to go pound sand BUT I don't seem to have any will power of my own lately. Richard's no help. I told him tonight that I was going to go make myself fat with a banana split and he didn't even try to stop me. He just said "you'll never make yourself fat". By the way, the split was really good. And so were the cookies I ate, too.

Tomorrow, I will do BodyPump and Saturday I will do Awesome Abs. I have a 12 km run on Sunday and HOPEFULLY that'll make this weeks over-eating cancel out. Otherwise, I may be giving Shell a week one advantage and I just can't have that. :~)

I found this while surfing the net last night and wanted to share....

He's just so dreamy.

  
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RHYNIC 2/27/2009 6:48PM

    Well you surly don't want to hang with me 24/7. hehehe today I have a big bacon classic combo at Wendy's for lunch and 2 hot dogs for supper. No wonder I don't feel like running. Humm...a banana split would be good, thank god I have no ice cream in the house. :-) gail

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BLACKROSE_222 2/27/2009 3:44PM

    And I'm Watching you too, Penny! We need to kick Shell and Rachelle into the ground on this one! Let's go! emoticon

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EVAHUNTLEY 2/27/2009 11:10AM

    Just pin that up on your fridge Penny -now there's a reminder that will make you smile :~)

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KWASYLIW 2/27/2009 12:24AM

    Yes, most dreamy!!!

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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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