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Jan recap and Feb goals

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Well I did well for part of the month. Unfortunately not enough to lose any sort of weight. I had sort of a mid-month break down. I was tired and doing too much. But I fixed that by taking time off last weekend and now I feel great. So I didn't really meet my goals very well:

January recap:
- Stay in calorie range 6-7 days a week by controlling my portions, only allowing myself desserts if there is space in my diet available, cooking and planning in advance - met for about 2 1/2 weeks, really need to do it for the whole month!
- Avoid snacks at work - improved but not completely
-Avoid snacks and treats that I don't REALLY want - still a work in progress
- Track everything - this goes fine until I eat like crap, then I don't want to know so I don't record it :-(
- Learn to use fitbit to eat within a realistic calorie range for my level of activity that specific day - met most days when I am tracking
- Add more incidental exercise by aiming for 10,000 steps a day minimum emoticon

I'd like to keep my February goals roughly the same. I also wanted to add in that I really need to stick to my half marathon plan. I am finding the interval and tempo runs really hard to stick with in the heat and humidity. Hopefully it might cool off soon. So February goals are:
- stick to my half marathon plan and don't get down on myself if I don't reach pace goals
- stay in calorie range 6 days a week - fitbit determined
- avoid snacks at work unless I really want them
- Track everything even if I'm eating like crap
- do my physio exercises every other day or every third day
- increase veggies and protein

Hopefully this will lead to results.

I did have one good NSV in Jan. My husband bought me this dress for my birthday: www.modcloth.com/shop/dr

and I got a medium but was worried it would be tight after reading the reviews. It fits perfectly :-) I can't wait to wear it out for a fancy dinner in Sydney on thursday.
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    oh wow that dress is gorgeous! your blog amazes me, i wish i could run like you! you sound like you're doing really well with your goals so i wouldn't be hard on yourself!

    i love the picture of your doggies, my brother has a black lab/rotti i think of as my own :0)

    Have fun in Sydney, i've added you as a Sparkfriend!

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    1444 days ago
    Beautiful dress! Congrats on the size! emoticon

    You are going to have an amazing February!
    1450 days ago
    Pretty dress!! I'm glad you're feeling rejuvenated, you sounded burnt out a week or so ago. Have you tried planning your snacks? If you find it hard to resist snacks at work, maybe just pack them. I pack clementines, light string cheese, pretzels or an ounce of almonds...it makes me feel good to know I have a stash to fall back on if I'm hungry but I only pack what will fit into my calories for the day. Also, to help with your difficult runs, can you plan some rest or a relaxing activity the day before to be rested? I found long baths to be helpful when my muscles were sore, 30 min in the tub was a great mental and physical break the day before (or after) a tough run.
    1450 days ago
  • DIANN111
    I think you did great in January and you will do even better in February! Looks like you know where to adjust. Don't you just love the fitbit? It has been an eye opener for me. Wow, that dress looks amazing. Have fun!
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    1450 days ago
    Great job in Jan...you met your goals a lot better than me! And what a cute dress!!! Feels good to wear medium doesn't it?????
    1450 days ago
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