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Plan for the week 7/6/11-7/12/11

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

I'm back at this whole creating-good-habits-so-I-can-be-fit thing. I've been pretty successful with tracking my food. I'm dating a guy right now who has a goal to lose some weight so he will be able to ride his road bike faster. He has reminded me of my old goals. So here we go. By the end of the week, I want to be able to run 2 miles.

Wednesday: walk 2 miles Done emoticon
Thursday: rested (had a pretty stressful day) emoticon
Friday: walk 2 miles, running every third block (walk 2, run 1) Done emoticon
Saturday:run/walk 2 miles, running every other block
Sunday: run/walk 2 miles, walking every third block
Monday:run 2 miles slowly
Tuesday: run 2 miles at a 5-breath-count pace (3 steps inhale, 2 steps exhale)


Plan for the week 3/29-4/4

Monday, March 29, 2010

Ok, here is what managed to accomplish for my last plan a few weeks ago

Monday: 45 mins elliptical and upper body strength training Done!
Tuesday: Swimming for 45-1hour ~~Nope~~
Wednesday: 45 mins elliptical and lower body strength training Done!
Thursday: swimming for 60 mins (taking the train to ND red-eye) ~~Nope~~
Friday: rest
Saturday: 45 mins elliptical and core strength training (not sure where I will accomplish this, in VC or Fargo) or sandbag filling, we will see) ~~walked around Fargo looking at the flooded parks
Sunday: rest

Here is this week's plan:

Monday: stationary cycle for 45 mins (going to try out those video game machines); strength training
Tuesday: run 3 miles
Wednesday run 4 miles; strength training
Thursday: run 3 miles
Friday: rest
Saturday: run 3 miles; strength training
Sunday: run 4 miles


Plan for the week 3/7-3/13

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Here is the plan for the week. I was looking through my weigh loss progress reports and my blogs and I realized that this was a really successful tactic, to chart out your activities for the week and then actually do them!

Monday: 45 mins elliptical and upper body strength training
Tuesday: Swimming for 45-1hour
Wednesday: 45 mins elliptical and lower body strength training
Thursday: swimming for 60 mins (taking the train to ND red-eye)
Friday: rest
Saturday: 45 mins elliptical and core strength training (not sure where I will accomplish this, in VC or Fargo) or sandbag filling, we will see)
Sunday: rest

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TERSH79 3/8/2010 12:50PM

    you are RIGHT on! I find if i lay out my meal plans and first thing in the morning and workouts early in the week, i have a much better chance of actually sticking to them! It's harder to excuse away the workouts when you've already time-budgeted and prepared for them. Good luck!

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DRLERO 3/7/2010 8:32PM

    I will have to take your idea and make it my own!

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what is keeping me from this goal of a healthy BMI?

Saturday, March 06, 2010

I have been at this for a little over 2 years. I have projected my weight loss with excel files and every time it tells that if I lose a modest 1.5 pounds a week, I will be able to get to my goal with in a year. Currently I could be 111 pounds (normal for a 5 foot tall woman) by January of next year. I read about so many others on this site who have so much more to lose, making yearly goals and meeting them, keeping at it. I'm just sitting here and wondering what is it about me that is derailing my progress every few months. I have to analysis this question and report back....

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STILLFLYIN 3/7/2010 1:41PM

    Sometimes comparing yourself to others is the wrong thing to do. I have thyroid problems plus a few other medical issues. I am lucky to lose ONE pound a week, if I am able to do everything right and that is not how things usually work out. I try to focus on being healthy and the good things I am learning and doing. Eventually, I will get there.

You can, too!

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ZENMIND7 3/7/2010 12:52PM

    Good idea to check with a doctor. Maybe 111 lbs is too low a goal? I have repeatedly heard that the BMI guidelines can be off for people at the shorter end of things.

I agree with celebrating the small successes -- it looks like you've lost 20 lbs -- which is an accomplishment in itself.

Maybe 1.5 lbs a week is too much to hold yourself to for an entire year. Maybe try to lose 1 lb a week for the next 3 months and see where you are then.

Good luck!

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NANC304 3/6/2010 1:53PM

    You have to find what works for you and what motivates you to stay on track. Good luck!

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2BEABETTERME 3/6/2010 12:20PM

    Have you checked in with your doctor? S/he might be able to give you some insight into why things aren't going quite as well as you would like to. I would also celebrate the small successes and not focus so much on the scale for a while. Celebrate exercising, eating healthy, making healthy choices, positive thinking. I like to think of this as a life long journey not a quick fix diet. I want to get, and stay, healthy--losing the weight is just a super good bonus. Keep a positive attitude! emoticon

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going places that you have never been

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

I'm going to admit that I am now stuck in the low 170's. I have been thinking about all of the variables in my life that are making it so challenging to work past this point. I have written a few blogs here about some of those things.

I read a friend's blog this week that made me realize my problem and really made me think about where I am right now. She was talking about how anxious she was embarking onto the next stage to a body shape and weight and strength level that she has never experienced before. She had lost so much weight already with her nose to the grindstone and she has just gotten to the point where she looked up and realized she was somewhere in her weight loss journey that didn't look familiar anymore.

I don't have nearly that distance to go, but I think that I have reached that point in my journey. Up until now I was looking forward and remembering a time in my not-too-distance past where I was at that weight. Granted I wasn't this muscular then and I wasn't really in tune with my body, but I was starting to take more notice. Looking to the future, the potential me that is out there is like going to live in a new place where you have never been and trying to live there. There might be friendly people to help you get acclimated, but essentially you are alone trying to sort everything out.

It was making me think about when I was a foreign exchange student to Germany for a year. I didn't really know the language, and I was on an adventure. The first few months were rough. I was trying to push my old self into the culture. By the end of the year, I was a new person. I had done things that I didn't realize were possible. I had pushed against my limitations as well.

So, I feel like the journey from 200 to 175-170 was one stage. A stage that was familiar. I'm admitting that I'm afraid of what lies ahead. I try to think "well, I got this far, that part over there must be familiar too..."

Everyone has known this me for years and years. I might have gotten a little fatter, but this right now is the comfortable me does not challenge anyone to change to understand me. I was thinking last week that I might just stay here. My lipids are fine. Most people have told me all along that they can't believe that I'm obese. My roommate thinks that I'm too hard on myself. She has only known this me. I believe now that I was thinking this way because of my fear of the unknown, the fear of who I will become when I reach my goal of not being overweight.

I have some really cool role models in my life, strong fun women who are normal weight and not obsessed about it. They maintain it by doing stuff that they love, trying new things to grow their strength and agility.

So, I know that down this new place I will need my water bottle, swimming kit and running shoes. These objects can be my security blanket for the time ahead.

Has anyone else hit this point? I wonder if there is a group for those embarking on the Star-Trekkie stage of their development. Maybe most people realize this fear in the beginning, rather than anywhere in the middle.

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KARIANNAP 11/12/2009 9:24AM

    Where no one has gone before!

First I want to say that your pics on this site are super cute. But your pics are always cute!

This was a really insightful blog post. It's hard to go to a place where you've never been, where you're not comfortable. But you've done it before! That's sort of how I feel now, with biking. I went out on this limb and made myself do something that made me intensely uncomfortable, but part of what got me through that was the knowledge that I've done intensely uncomfortable things before and been able to come out on the other side, in this new place that was better than before. Now I almost can't remember not knowing how to ride a bike, and learning other balance-y things are not so intimidating. :)

I'm thinking of maybe trying to go to teach in Japan. What do you think?

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