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Let the Break begin!

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Hello everyone! I'm so happy! I've been tracking my food 100% honestly in my tracker for 33 days in a row. The day's aren't always within range, but that's not the issue. Right now, the goals is being accountable and honest no matter what the numeric outcome.
When the term started, I made my first goal to get enough exercise per week. Since I had access to the gym, there was no excuse. I didn't track food, and i didn't necessarily try to stay within range either. My goal was just to get used to moving daily. Though it wasn't intentional, somewhere about 33 days ago, I decided that the only way I was going to lose any weight was to make another change. That's when I decided for better or worse, I was going to track all of the food that went into my mouth. Surprisingly even though I haven't been within range every single day, I'm down 19 pounds from where I was in October. Often, seeing the calorie count going up prevents me from going over, so it really does help, not only to remain accountable, but to help me see the outcome of a bad decision before it happens.

Today was my last final for the term. I'm really happy about that. I now just have to wait until grades come out. I'm a little nervous, only because I really wanted to keep straight A's, and I've been working really hard this term. I even re-wrote a B+ paper to bump it up to an A. So far, since I've began attending Western Oregon University, I've had nothing but A's and A-'s. If I want to get to a good university for graduate school, I have to be at the top of my class. I'm not going to freak out if I get a B, but I'm just saying, I'd rather not, especially under the circumstances. There's no excuse as I don't have a job and school and getting healthy are the only things I'm doing.

I jogged today. i completed just over 4 miles in an hour. That makes me really happy considering it wasn't too long ago that I couldn't even jog 1 lap.
I sometimes get embarrassed because of how sweaty I get (I have to bring an extra bandana to use as a 'sweat towel' and I still get soaked). I literally walk home with a shirt that's so wet I have to peel it off when I get home....
I know sweating isn't the only indication you're getting a workout, but for some reason, it's oddly motivating. I feel like I "earned" my shower. Unfortunately, the gym will be limiting hours and will be closed from the 21st through the 1st. I'll definitely have to find some other exercises to do...maybe run around the track.

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DETERMINEDAGAIN 12/29/2012 12:11AM

    Congrats on school! I got all A's this term too :) Good luck next semester.

I sweat a lot too. My doc says it's because I drink so much water and it's nothing to be ashamed about. I still feel weird about it sometimes- because I sweat horrendously even when I'm not working out. HAHA! Anyway, it makes me feel like I've earned my shower too :)

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RUNNERRACHEL 12/8/2012 10:03AM

    Wonderful job! So happy for you! Tracking and being honest that is a great goal and streak to maintain!

You're doing a great job. I just joined the gym and they will be closed from the 16-26 and also on New Year's. There are other options, home workouts, running.

Love that you "earned" you shower. There are workout shirts that have a message that only comes out when you sweat. I used to hate to sweat and would stop exercising if I was starting to sweat. Now, I love it. It makes me feel accomplished. Keep up the great work!

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SLIMINDOWN31 12/7/2012 12:29AM

    Awesome!! I am so proud of you!

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DIET_FRIEND 12/6/2012 11:33PM

    JOgging and tracking--that's the way to do it! Keep it up!

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