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On to September

Friday, August 31, 2012

I made some real progress in August. Most important was that I realized that, like my other lifestyle "rules", I had to make rules for exercise as well. Once I scheduled small chunks of it throughout the day it started to get done more regularly. I've been working in some outdoor walks around lunchtime, and hope to keep it up, at least while the weather's decent. Don't know about walking here in the winter. I have a couple of different circuits I can do based on my energy level, time available, and general mood - there are at least 4 entrances I can use to various parts of the complex, so if I feel like cutting a session short I can.)

The "low-everything" beer is working out well too. Unfortunately it's had zero impact on the scale. That was a surprise, since I've long suspected that it's been the alcohol calories that have been keeping me stalled. Still, I need to continue to wean myself from too-high alcohol levels, and the MGD64 seems to fit the bill. I had a couple of overages on nights when I stayed up way too late, but the low alcohol content meant that I still drank less than on my previous beer, the low carb Michelob Ultra. (For anyone who's interested, it's 2.6g carbs - very low - but a whopping 4.2% alcohol, and 96 calories! Yikes! I hadn't really checked that when I first bought it! No wonder it was so hard for me to cut back gradually!)

I've made some adjustments to my tracker. The calories are staying around 2000, but I'll be paying more attention to protein and carb grams and less to overall percentages. Based on several sources I've read lately my daily protein intake is probably too high, so I'm putting a hard cap at 100g. That's 400 calories, so, still very substantial. Only 36g of carbs (140-ish calories). The rest is from fat. I have the tracker set at 140g per day. That puts the calorie count right around 2000. (The tracker doesn't count alcohol grams, just calories, so it all still totals out. One MGD64 has about 54 alcohol calories - about 7.6g of alcohol. It has to be accounted for as well.)

What am I adding for September? The squats are a good idea and I've already started doing them in place of the jumps. I think I'm going to take a long break from jumps and replace them with Zumba 3 nights a week. I got my program set up in August but I didn't really schedule it so it hardly got done. This month it gets scheduled, as do the crunches. Here's the new template:


2000 cal, on plan:
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    You are so good about getting yourself organized!!!! I like the template idea, think I'll steal it. Go, Woubbie!!!! Success in September!
    2022 days ago
    Good plan. You can do it.
    2023 days ago
    That sounds like a pretty good plan, esp if you add in the squats. Planks are good too and you can do them almost anytime
    2023 days ago
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