Well, it's been nine days since my "Every Day is Day One" blog where I discussed my challenge within the challenge. I guess I should be glad that blog went mostly under the radar, and to Ellie and Penny, "Sorry, gals!"
How have I done these past nine days? GOOSE EGG in the challenges department. Not only did I not get in formal exercise since last Monday, I missed the first Monday weigh-in for the Most Independent Maintainer challenge, so I am out of that one, too.
Despite the proclamation of making it to vacation without missing a day of exercise, and blowing weigh-in deadline, I am feeling good about myself.
I have continued to manage my maintenance by ruling my nutrition with an iron fist, and eating a whole, clean diet 90% of the time. In my life, the "It's 80% nutrition" rule has proved to be true. I like eating good food, not processed, phake phood. Red meat is almost nonexistent (if we aren't having organic venison, brought to us via The Woods and DH, I am not eating it and that is only once every three-ish weeks), yes to chicken and plenty of fish. Plenty of fruits and vegetables. Beans? Can I say I am trying? No? OK, I need to try more with beans. Good job with whole grains like steel-cut oats, bulgar, quinoa and nuts and seeds like almonds and fresh-ground-by-me flax and chia. And tons o' water.
I have continued my academic studies with discipline and have presented two major papers in the last week. I have class each day. M-W-F is Pathophysiology and there is one more test, followed by the final. T-TH star Bioethics, History, Pharmacology and me. Major paper for Bioethics is getting finished this afternoon. Two more classes there as well, then the finals in those classes. I have an awards evening at a posh venue for my Honor Society, where I will receive my "Gold Stole". I don't think I've had a 'campus rant' this semester either! (You all have been SUCH a support!)
... and today, I exercised!! Jane Fonda Strength Training!!
In a matter of weeks, I will have my degree! My in-laws will visit over graduation and DH is throwing me a family party! Not too many days after that, we leave for our Amsterdam/Norway vacation. My weight is stable, even if the emotions are a bit of a roller coaster. I will worry about job hunting when we get home.
...and today, I exercised!!
to my wonderful Spark friends who keep me going!!