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Goals for 2015 Countdown Week 2

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Week 3 went well: Lost another 2 pounds, which puts me at a 24.5 BMI. I did my stretching DVD and my major conditioning hike. I e-mailed a friend to find a good time to call her during the holidays. I've continued my work’s holiday challenge—the 12-Days-of-Fitness, which adds an activity each day so by day 12 it takes over an hour to complete a good workout. I'm on day 7 today, so plan to finish next week.

Action Plan for Countdown Week 2:

A. Nutrition:
1. Stay in my daily calorie range every day (which also requires I track everything I eat).
2. Eat a balanced variety of foods that meet my body’s needs.
3. Continue to look for additional ways to comfort myself when I feel like eating.

B. Fitness:
1. Run 3x/week, total at least 20 miles.
2. ST/PT 2-3x/week.
3. 1x/week Cross-training (XT): Better 2x/week!: Stationary bike at the gym or DVD at home.
4. Stretching: 30+ minutes of stretching 1x/week.
5. Participate in my work’s 12-Days-of-Fitness challenge.

C. Mental health:
1. Continue meditating every morning for 20 minutes.
2. Participate in our sitting meditation group.
3. Make one phone call to a family member (other than my mother, whom I call daily) and one phone call to a friend this week.
4. Read something spiritual. It doesn’t have to be long, maybe just a paragraph.

  
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FRIDA11 12/17/2014 5:27PM

    Amazing - Is it really possible?

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WIFE49 12/17/2014 3:57PM

    Great planning.

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OPHELIE 12/17/2014 1:56PM

    emoticon I love how you have action plans in various areas.

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Countdown to 2015 Week 2 CICO

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

CICO Week 2

Wednesday 17 December:
Calories Eaten: 1400
BMR: 1373
Exercise: 751
Differential: -724

Thursday 18 December:
Calories Eaten: 1360
BMR: 1373
Exercise: 423
Differential: -436

Friday 19 December:
Calories Eaten: 1709
BMR: 1373
Exercise: 795
Differential: -459

Saturday 20 December:
Calories Eaten: 1522
BMR: 1373
Exercise: 189
Differential: -40

Sunday 21 December:
Calories Eaten:
BMR: 1373
Exercise:
Differential:

Monday 22 December:
Calories Eaten:
BMR: 1373
Exercise:
Differential:

Tuesday 23 December:
Calories Eaten:
BMR: 1373
Exercise:
Differential:

Differential for week:

  


Holiday Decorating

Friday, December 12, 2014

Week 2: A&I BSG Blog

Our assignment: Do you like to decorate for the holidays? Are you a minimalist with your decorating, if you decorate or do you go all out and try to outdo your neighbors?

I love the lights this time of year and always put a bunch up around our balcony. I normally get a small tree we can stand on an end table and I decorate that with lights and my small trove of meaningful ornaments.

We have a few special decorations from our childhoods that we display at Advent & Christmas. One of my favorites is the crèche I grew up with. That always goes up the first day of Advent.

I have collected holiday dishes that I use for Christmas Eve and Christmas day meals, especially.

So I don’t feel like we do too much, just enough to transform a little bit of our surroundings and help us remember what time of year it is and the joy it can bring. When I was younger, the holidays were not particularly joyful, so I feel very blessed that I now enjoy the peace and warmth of the season.

  
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ITSMESHE 12/12/2014 10:08PM

    Sounds lovely! I don't decorate like I used to, but what I do put up has special meaning to me. It sounds like you do the same.
Sheila

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 12/12/2014 6:42PM

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WIFE49 12/12/2014 2:47PM

    We don't go over the top with decorating just enough.

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Goals for 2015 Countdown Week 3

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Week 4 went well: Lost another pound, which actually put me at a 24.9 BMI – under 25 for the first time since July! I did my stretching DVD,but have not called a friend yet. I’m going to have put that on my calendar or set up a reminder on my iPhone. The organized hike I still want to do conflicts with plans we made to see a holiday concert. I let my DH know what I wanted to do, but he responded in an ambiguous way. I'd still rather hike on Sunday. This past Monday I began my work’s holiday challenge—the 12-Days-of-Fitness, which adds an activity each day so by day 12 it takes over an hour to complete a good workout.

Action Plan for Countdown Week 3:

A. Nutrition:
1. Stay in my daily calorie range every day (which also requires I track everything I eat).
2. Eat a balanced variety of foods that meet my body’s needs.
3. Continue to look for additional ways to comfort myself when I feel like eating.

B. Fitness:
1. Run 3x/week, total at least 20 miles.
2. ST/PT 2-3x/week.
3. 1x/week Cross-training (XT): Better 2x/week!: Stationary bike at the gym or DVD at home.
4. Stretching: 30+ minutes of stretching 1x/week.
5. Do a major conditioning hike.
6. Participate in my work’s 12-Days-of-Fitness challenge.

C. Mental health:
1. Continue meditating every morning for 20 minutes.
2. Participate in our sitting meditation group.
3. Make one phone call to a family member (other than my mother, whom I call daily) and one phone call to a friend this week.
4. Read something spiritual. It doesn’t have to be long, maybe just a paragraph.

  
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PDQ1203 12/11/2014 9:41AM

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KENDRACARROLL 12/10/2014 7:12PM

    Hike? Concert? Hike? Concert?
Hmm, I'd say hike :)
Are you doing the WTC MT WILSON/MANZANITA RIDGE on Sunday? I'm signed up for it and am looking forward to it.




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Countdown to 2015 Week 3 CICO

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

CICO Week 3

Wednesday 10 December:
Calories Eaten: 1514
BMR: 1384
Exercise: 490
Differential: -360

Thursday 11 December:
Calories Eaten: 1492
BMR: 1384
Exercise: 785
Differential: -677

Friday 12 December:
Calories Eaten: 1275
BMR: 1384
Exercise: 226
Differential: -335

Saturday 13 December:
Calories Eaten: 1556
BMR: 1384
Exercise: 1198
Differential: -1026

Sunday 14 December:
Calories Eaten: 1793
BMR: 1384
Exercise: 3495
Differential: -3086

Monday 15 December:
Calories Eaten: 1385
BMR: 1384
Exercise: 12
Differential: -11

Tuesday 16 December:
Calories Eaten: 1494
BMR: 1384
Exercise: 515
Differential: -405

Differential for week: -5,900

  


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