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Healthy Weight Challenge Week 1

Sunday, January 27, 2013

I skipped Zumba on Thursday. I feel like that primed the pump for the rest of my lazy weekend. I did my planned 30 minute workouts, but that was it. I was pretty much one with the sofa beyond that. I've been avoiding some housework, hoping my husband would do it. I finally gave up on that and did some cleaning on Saturday. I haven't made much of a dent, so I'll be at it again today after shopping.

By the way, I started watching the documentarty, "Hungry for Change." It's available on Netflix, if you want to check it out. It's about how our diet has changed and how deceiving the packaged food marketing is. I'm going to be mindful of that as I shop for groceries this week.

Slacking off with fitness included a bit of a slide with food. Cheez Its on Wednesday put me a smidge over my calorie range. Cheez Its on Thursday put me 200 over. Ugh, I don't even care for Cheez Its. I was just craving crunchy and salty. I also noticed that I waited until after 2 pm to eat lunch on Thursday and Friday. Along with that, I didn't drink nearly enough water. I know not to do that. I love water and I usually get plenty. I just totally got wrapped up in my work. Friday, we had potstickers and chicken fried rice. I avoided the soy sauce, but I polished off the leftovers, using two tortillas for rice wraps, putting me 400 over the top of my range. Saturday, spaghetti again, what was I thinking? 250 over.

This challenge runs Monday to Sunday, so I'll try to redeem myself today. I definitely have to find some strategies to avoid overeating in the evening.

1. Measure dinner, serve, and put away leftovers before eating. Optional: Prep separate lunch leftover.
2. Drink a full glass of water before and after dinner.
3. Work more veggies into the menu.
4. Avoid making the things you can't resist, at least for awhile.
5. Drink more water during the day.
6. Set daily reminders to eat lunch. Don't ignore them!

I think these tricks should help me. I really like the way I'm tracking these goals with the stoplight. I also have a notes section, so I can jot down what happened that day. Before, I would've just chalked it up as a fail and moved on, but now I can see that what I did earlier in the day played a part in how I ate in the evening.

P.S. I almost forgot, I'm down 2 pounds from last Saturday. Proof that the body forgives.

So, here are the goals and here's how I did. I think the goals are still solid, so they stay for Week 2, but I need to incorporate some food strategies. I think I got it.

Nutrition - Eat Fresh!
1. Plan it and Track it.
2. Stay in ranges. (1350-1700 cals)

Fitness - Move Often!
Sunday - Workout #16; 14 miles on stationary bike emoticon
Monday - Walk at Home - 6 miles emoticon
Tuesday - Workout #17; BOSU yoga emoticon
I swapped the bike for the BOSU
Wednesday - Workout #18 (halfway there!); Walk at Home emoticon
I worked out, but I didn't move much beyond that.
Thursday - Zumba! emoticon
Moved even less today.
Friday - Walk At Home emoticon
Saturday - Workout #19; BOSU yoga, Walk at Home emoticon
I worked out and did some housework.

2013 Fitness Minutes
Week 4: 340
Week 3: 402
Week 2: 502
Week 1: 630
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    1813 days ago
  • TANYA602
    Every day is just one more learning experience. Do you have a small rewards system for meeting your goals? I know we are all different, but I know that setting goals for rewards really works for me. I can't wait for warmer weather so that I can aim for monthly fitness points = a pedicure!
    Congratulations on losing 2 lbs. I hope you find that birthday promise motivation this week!
    1814 days ago
    Your fitness goals for the week are great. I need to be more specific with my approach.
    1815 days ago
    Great goals for this week! emoticon
    1815 days ago
    I had a couple of lazy weeks this month but you're right, our bodies always forgive us. Thank goodness for that! Let's make this week super awesome to make up for it.
    1815 days ago
    I know how you feel and how easy it is to slack, I have been guilty of that as well. On the upside, you have a plan and I know you will succeed!

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    1815 days ago
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