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Even baby steps make for good progress....


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I did not have perfect week but I did take some baby steps. It seems those baby steps are leading more towards progress on the scale.

I have a pesky dragon ( I say this with emoticon Nan) who is helping me keep accountable with my soda pop consumption. I really owe her. She checks in with me and/or I have to post to my status. Therefore, there has been a drastic reduction in my pop consumption over the week emoticon I was also more consistent with my exercise. I still didn't meet all my goals but my fitness minutes were up from the week prior emoticon. Finally, I tracked 6 out of 7 days....HOORAY! I still had a couple days out of range but for right now, I am very happy with my progress.

Wed 1/26:
Exercise 30-40 minutes~ NO
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Consume between 1500-1800 calories~ 1747
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Check and record weight~ 140.8 (down #2.4)
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Thur 1/27:
Exercise 20 minutes~ NO, had social gathering after work and just ran out of time to exercise
TNT challenge~ NO, same reason as above.
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Eat healthy during the day since going out for dinner with friends~ Yes, I did great during the day. We even had a lunch brought into the office and I resisted. I ate a small but healthy breakfast and lunch. I did overindulge in the evening at my social gathering but at least it wasn't a completely wasted nutrition day,
No soda pop~ YES, although I did consume 2 margaritas at happy hour!
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Fri 1/28:
*Exercise 20 minutes~ YES. This was a make up from yesterday. i was planning on taking a rest day today.
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Consume between 1500-1800 calories~ 1677
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Sat 1/29:
Exercise 60-75 minutes~ YES, actually ran for 100 minutes
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Track food and try to create at least a 100 calorie deficit~ YES, consumed approximately 2084 calories and created approximately 325 calorie deficit
Get 8 hours of sleep~ YES

Sun 1/30:
Exercise 20 minutes~ YES, 25 minutes cardio plus some ST
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Consume between 1600-2000 calories~ 1806
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Mon 1/31:
Exercise 30-45 minutes~ NO, decided to take a rest day
TNT challenge repeat~ NO, missed it on Thursday so I did it for the first time yesterday. Too soon to repeat.
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Consume between 1500-1800 calories~ 1700
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Tues 2/1:
Exercise 30-45 minutes~ YES, 40 minutes on bike and 20 minutes using exercise ball
Participate in LCWO~ YES, I was required to get in 45 of minutes of exercise
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Consume between 1500-1800 calories~ 1581
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

I will update daily. Thanks for the support!
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CHEMKATT 1/27/2011 7:37PM

    Great job on baby steps!!!

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MARCHEM 1/27/2011 12:31PM

    Baby steps are the way to go! Great job!

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SEPPIESUSAN 1/27/2011 11:11AM

    I'm doing the baby step thing right now too, and so far I can't tell if I'm actually making progress or not. Up until yesterday I would have told you that it's not really getting me anywhere, but then today I finally saw a 3lb drop on the scale. So maybe!! Good for you for keeping it up.

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KJHOUSTON 1/27/2011 10:38AM

    Great job! I'm experiencing the same thing - getting the small changes back into my routine and the bad habits back out!

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MGJARVI 1/27/2011 9:04AM

    You GOT this Molly! I really need to take a cue from you and lay out my daily plan like you, I know I could learn a lot from it!

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SEYSARAH 1/27/2011 8:01AM

    Great blog..course you forgot to mention "ahem" that this Dragon is keeping after her sister team member..my "outlaw" accountability partner to put a halt to my drinking iced tea in favor of water...and it's helping big time...funny how we can slip out of habits that once were so darn easy when we started...so baby steps here we come!!!!!

Have a great Thursday..only today and tomorrow until we can sigh relief!!!! (Until next Monday of course lol!)

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BILLALEX70 1/27/2011 6:21AM

    WooHoo!

See you Saturday.

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BUCKEYESKIER 1/27/2011 5:38AM

    You're doing great! Keep up those baby steps.

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LIZZYP609 1/26/2011 9:30PM

    Nan is AWESOME! Great job Molly!

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SWEETMNTHING 1/26/2011 8:30PM

    You're doing great, Molly! It helps to have a pesky Dragon aka accountability partner keeping an eye on you, it helps you to stay on track. Not to mention the real reason...you're trouble, you're an OUTLAW you know and you need to be watched! LOL Just teasin' Molly, you know I love ya! Keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon

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AMCG2002 1/26/2011 8:27PM

    I'm right there with you! I needed a little break after Goofy, but in reality I hadn't been tracking food for at least a month. I'm now on Day 3 of tracking nutrition and have dropped 5lbs. Think my body was holding on to some serious water with the not-the-greatest diet?!

You can do this! After all, we ran nearly 40 miles in one weekend! It really is all about slow and steady. See you Saturday?

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AUNTIE65 1/26/2011 6:48PM

    You can do it Molly! Keep up the hard work :)

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MKKAYA 1/26/2011 6:42PM

    You can do it ! We are here to support you . this dragon is also cheering for you too!!!

Mike


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LITTLEDUTCH 1/26/2011 6:36PM

    Its the baby steps that count the most! Keep up the good work.

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