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Making the effort..

Friday, January 18, 2013

I knew going into Thursday that my usual routine was going to be thrown off a bit by making plans for after work, but it was important enough to make the change. Bill, Millie, and I had a great walk along the waterfront to legitimately get in my fitness for the day and keep Streaking.

Millie was so excited to be out walking without the White Dogs (nuthin' but trouble there) and pranced along all happy and interested in everything. We managed 1.3 miles in 30 minutes (she's also working on releasing lbs with mama, so she's slows down pretty quickly) and it was great in the sunshine and cold air.

I kept my after-work plans and managed to be active and busy enough to accomplish my 10,000 steps for the day.

Thursday, Jan. 17
Morning Coffee
Organic Valley Organic Half & Half, 4 tbsp 80
Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5
Kirkland Daily Multivitamin, 1 serving 0
Total: 85

Coconut Oil, 1 tbsp 117
Avacado, 1 medium whole avacado, 0.5 serving 125
Egg, fresh, 2 large 140
Kale, 0.5 cup, chopped 18
Mushrooms, cooked, 0.5 cup pieces 22
Green Peppers (bell peppers), 0.5 cup, chopped 19
Zucchini, 0.5 cup, sliced 14
Total: 456

Morning Snack
Apples, fresh, 0.5 medium (2-3/4" dia) (approx 3 per lb) 41
Total: 41

Pull together soup, 1 serving 403
Grapes, 20 grape, seedless 39
Total: 441

Afternoon Snack
Apples, fresh, 0.5 medium (2-3/4" dia) (approx 3 per lb) 41
Total: 41

Butter, unsalted, 1 tbsp 102
Onions, raw, 0.5 large 29
Sweet potato, baked in skin, 1 medium 103
Grilled Lemongrass Beef RECIPE, 1.5 serving 251
Total: 483

Evening Snack
Dove Dark Chocolate (1 promise), 2 serving 84
Total: 84

Daily Total: 1631
Calorie Range per SparkPeople - 1740 - 2090*
* This is for a goal of losing 1 lb a week, burning 2000 cals a week to reach 199 by the first week of December, 2013.

My calorie range has changed because I've lost a bit, and I'm happy with that.

I'm learning to enjoy my coffee without any sweetener in the morning. I'm really appreciating my dark chocolate squares at night, but know those need to taper off soon as well. Other than the occasional honey yogurt, I can't think of any other sweetened things that I'll have to give up for next month's 28 Days Later challenge. I'll have to pay attention to labels, but we're pretty much eating only whole food at this point, very little packaged or processed (I think) so I should be ok.

I need to DECIDE on something to tackle or overcome. I'm doing something way out of my comfort zone that I know very little about this weekend - attending a volunteer training that will help us (hopefully) understand better the riparian zone restoration of the pond at the Shelter. I've never done anything like this before, but when the Volunteer Coord. at the Shelter asked if we could go in her stead, I jumped at the chance. I'm a little nervous about it, but I've found the older I get (45 now, can you believe it?) the less I care about what other people think and the invested I am in doing what I want to do.

When I first read about the challenge, the thing that came to mind was going to the gym. I've been once in maybe 6 months or more. I keep putting it off because it's been so long I know it'll be just like starting over. That's a little painful to the pride - when I left off, I was kicking big *ss at the gym, lifting heavier and heavier - and I know that's certainly not the case now.

There's a catch though - DECIDE(ing) to get back into the gym means recommitting to going at regular intervals again. It use to be Mon., Wed., and Fri, with running on Tues., Thur., and Sat.. Wednesdays are busy now, and half my Sundays are devoted to path maintenance, so I guess I need to come up with a new routine. Hmm.. decisions decisions, right?

I think that's the point, though, yea? LOL Alright!
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    I work for a stream restoration company, so woohooo on you learning about riparian zones! If you like learning about ecology at all, you should love this! What kind of work is going on? Building a sediment basin, or... ?
    1882 days ago
    Decisions, decisions. I'm sure you'll figure out a new routine that works for you. Keep up the great work!
    1884 days ago
    I think your decide is already there-- taking on this new role at the shelter! In your words, you're " doing something way out of (your) comfort zone that (you) know very little about this weekend"-- that's a risk you're deciding to do, and you're going to do it this weekend...

    Not knocking the gym, I think the gym is a great idea-- but it seems to me that in your mind (reading into it) the gym is a much longer commitment than this weekend.

    Whatever you decide to go, Bailey, I'm sure you'll do great!

    Have a great weekend!
    1884 days ago
    Good job on your eating. I don't know if I could do what you're doing. Way to fit in your steps when you're having such a busy day too!
    1884 days ago
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