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October Goals

Monday, October 08, 2012

Last month and a half felt hectic. I donít like that. Also, I regressed a little in the weight department. Itís time to get back to basics, and take smaller bites. I think the regimented evening activities are a bit much for me. I do need the free time in the evening, and as long as Iím engaging in some productive activity (vs. mindless TV watching) Iím good.

This month, I will go back to goals that worked for me best in achieving weight loss. Iím going to focus on calorie banking, home cooking, and cardio. Iíve neglected cardio as I have ramped up the strength training lately.

Week of Oct 7:
1. at least 30 minutes of cardio on Tues., Thurs., OR Friday. (Walking is fine, just building habits here.)
2. Track food daily.
3. Cook on weekend.

RESULTS: I took a walk on Tuesday. I didn't track consistently. I took the average for the six days I did track and it's a bit high at 1910. I didn't cook. There was too much work at home. My husband cooked, and I plan to eat that, sandwiches, and salad this week.

Week of Oct 14:
1. at least 30 minutes of cardio on Tues., or Thurs., AND Friday.
2. Track food daily. If last weekís calorie average was above range, reduce weekly calorie average by 50% of overage.
3. Cook on weekend.
RESULTS: I had an extra workout on Monday and Tuesday. It was a good modification of my goal. My food goal went the wrong way. The average was 2024. Perhaps the extra workouts made me feel a little less gaurded on the nutrition. My husband cooked, so ate that. I ate a little extra at home in the evening, though. Next week must be better if I want to meet my goals.

Week of Oct 21:
1. at least 30 minutes of cardio on Tues., or Thurs., AND 60 minutes on Friday.
2. Track food daily. If last weekís calorie average was above range, reduce weekly calorie average by 50% of overage.
3. Cook on weekend.

RESULTS:
I had several extra workouts. I tracked my food and it was good for the week days. On my weigh in day, I lost almost 2 pounds, so it was good. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday I don't really know what I ate. I was out of the house at a winery and an amusement park. There was a Halloween party in there too, and on Sunday I needed to rest. I didn't cook. Sigh. Let's regroup...

Week of Oct 28:
1. at least 30 minutes of cardio on Tues., and Thurs., AND 60 minutes on Friday.
2. Track food daily. If last weekís calorie average was above range, reduce weekly calorie average by 50% of overage.
3. Cook on weekend.

RESULTS: The workout goals were met! I'm not to sure how my food tracking went. It all felt too rushed to do every day. Also, I didn't cook. I didn't feel like it. I loafed around all weekend. However, it does feel like I've been able to monitor my eating habits better. It feels like I'm stopping before I get gorged. It feels like I'm listening for cues of satiety. This is good.
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