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Single-trouble goal

Friday, March 09, 2012

So I read the motivational e-mail, which dealt with setbacks. Well, between the Chemsitry course and getting the flu, I have really fallen off the exercise wagon - not to mention diet. All I want to do is focus on portion control and eating THE RIGHT STUFF: emoticon emoticon emoticon But when I don't feel well I want comfort food, so my diet has been looking more like this: emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

So that's my "Single-Trouble goal," to get OFF the junk food and back into the healthy food, that can rebuild my health to begin with. But for starters, I think I will look for healthier, lower-cal versions of some of that comfort food. For instance, I have a pretty decent recipe for some lower-cal cupcakes, and I could have a Boca Cheeseburger with baked sweet potato fries. Still need to watch the total calories, though - the weight's not coming off if I don't! emoticon emoticon

I'm probably not recovered enough to start running again, in fact I've been coughing so hard it literally feels like I broke a rib! emoticon I'm sure it's just a sprain, but it's really PAINFUL! So, starting today and for the next 2 weeks I want to get in a minimum 30 minutes of walking, at roughly 3.5 mph. emoticon So there's my single-trouble goal, subbing healthier & lower-cal versions of comfort food, and my Fast-Break goal, walking 30 min. a day. Weird to start something like this on a Friday, but there's no time better than now, is there? emoticon

  


Chemistry is taking over my LIFE!!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

So I've got this idea that I want to go into Nursing, and in order to do that I need to take some science prerequisites. This semester my hubby agreed to pay for the Chemistry course, and right now I almost wish he hadn't! I spent the entire weekend studying for tonight's test, didn't get much done in the way of exercise and almost NO housework - and BOY, can you tell! Plus, my older girl's stepkids were over yesterday for a few hours, but did I get to play with them? NOOOOO, I had to STUDY!!! emoticon

And of course my diet's been crappy lately, which helps explain why my weight is up 2 lbs. emoticon I BETTER do well on this test tonight!

  


Can I still do 1,000 fitness minutes?

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Good question! Last week I was MIA with my daughter being in the Hospital, and unless you count the few times I took the stairs instead of waiting on the elevator I got pretty much ZERO minutes of exercise. So, I completely missed Week One of a short month, and WOW, have I fallen in the SparkOKC ratings! I was around 14 for most of January; now I've fallen so far behind I'm barely in the top 100! emoticon

But I'm back at it today, with about 50 minutes of Pilates this morning and a total of 40 minutes walking on my breaks! emoticon I'll be grocery shopping tonight (not sure that counts as exercise, emoticon) and have a late night class tomorrow, so will probably only get in 30-40 minutes walking time. But I'm trying for an hour a day the rest of the week! I CAN do this! emoticon

  
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2KITTIES 2/7/2012 9:50PM

    Absolutely you can! I hope everything is better with your daughter?

Stay warm!! emoticon

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Quick update - What a Week!

Thursday, February 02, 2012

I've been out of the loop since Monday night. My 15-year-old Margaret, who NEVER gets sick, got sick Monday. She said she didn't feel like going to school, but I honestly thought she was having menstral cramps, so I sent her. Later she had a fever and stomach pains. My hubby took her to Baptist ER. I had a chemistry class to get to, but I asked if I needed to skip it. He said no, but they were still there when class was over so I went there. We were there until after midnight, and the Dr. took a CAT scan of her abdomen to rule out appendicitis. He said she was fine, the pain was probably an ovarian cyst, and to see her regular doctor in the morning.

So I decided to stay home with her Tuesday, to catch up on sleep and make the appt. However, we got a call from Baptist ER, saying they found something else & we should come back. Margaret was admitted Tuesday night, and her appendicts came out Wed. morning. And I've been there ever since, coming home tonigt to once again get some sleep. My hubby is staying with her tonight. She's running a fever, and staying there until the fever goes away. I'm sure I'll be back up there tomorrow. Needless to say, I've been eating on the run & not exactly exercising. I'm sure Margaret will be okay - she's in good hands, but a Mom can't help but be worried. I just wanted to check in with everyone - haven't fallen off the Earth, just been taking care of my daughter.

  


WOW! 904 fitness minutes!!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Really happy to see that - nearly reached my goal of 1,000 fitness minutes for the month of January (pats self on back). Lots of walking and some Pilates, and I FINALLY got back on the treadmill last Saturday for some running! emoticon My back is finally getting better emoticon

Also lost a little weight, about 3 1/2 lbs for the month so far. emoticon Not as much as I'd like, but any weight loss is GOOD! emoticon

  
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KSANDIEGO 1/25/2012 11:33AM

    Hey congrats! Doesn't it feel good to see that fitness tracker reach that many minutes? I loved getting my fitness trophy - high five girl! Keep it up and next month go for the 1,500 minutes!

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LJCANNON 1/25/2012 10:08AM

    emoticonGlad that your back is improving!! And CONGRATULATIONS on the Pounds Off!!

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