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April: Spring Has Sprung!

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Happy April! I am keeping up with my monthly goal blogs, taking look back at the previous month and looking ahead to the next month. I am also taking stock of how I am doing on my 2013 goals.

I am excited for warmer (though it has felt chilly lately) and longer days so that I can get back outside! I also have been given the okay to start run/walk intervals after my leg injury (IT band) so I have started a couch to 5K again to get back in shape.

How has your month been? I feel like I am making progress but the beginning of March was rough. The stress continuted to me and has effected my eating. There was binging. I started tracking my binging midmonth with a calendar (3/15 ish?) and I have only binged 3 times since then! I will reward myself when I cross of 60 days of not binging (vera bradley perhaps?). I have found the keep to scheduling my eating through the day so I am not famished at home and getting enough sleep. I will keep you posted!

First off, the weight goals:

March 2013 Start Weight: 169.8
March End Goal Weight: 173.6 (early month binging and Easter weekend..looking forward)
April End Goal Weight: 169

March Goals:
1. NIX THE NIGHTTIME EATING: This was where the binging occured so I still need to work on this one but it did improve by the end of the month...hopefully I can keep that going

2. DO MY PT STRETCHING DAILY AND STRENGTHENING ATLEAST EVERY OTHER DAY: I did well with this. I am making progress from my injury, slow progress

3. CLEAN 15 MIN PER DAY: Kept this up most days.

March Goals:
1. C25K: I really want to get back in running shape so I want to keep to this plan while watching my body. I do not want to get hurt again!

2. STICK TO AN EATING SCHEDULE AT WORK: I find this really helps me not binge at home at night. I bring sufficient food to work but sometimes front load the food leading to me being hungry when I get home.

3. LIMIT SUGAR INTAKE: This tends to lead to sugar crashing. I will still allow for occasional treats, but I need to stop myself before going overboard. What can I say, I have a super sweet tooth!


2013 goal checkin:
I would also like to taking a monthly look at my 2013 goals so that I do not forget about them.

1. Goal weight by the end of the year of 145 (start 174): Its going down, but I have to step it up if I want to meet my goal!

2. Work out 5 Days a Week: Doing well with this. I am doing some form of exercise most days (usually at least 6 days!)

3. Learn to be a mindful eater: goal for this month but I think I am improving (bad begining of the month, better end) One step backward, two steps forward.... This is a key to losing the weight I think

4. Declutter my apartment: Making progress but still want to step this up a little

5. Read more: 1-The Help, 2- The Hunger Games, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, 8-, 9-, 10-, 11-, 12-

6. Take a breath: Need to work on this one...

Well, thats all folks! Hope everyone has a great April! We can do this!

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111BUTTERFLY111 4/4/2013 6:16PM

    Keep taking good care of you ... you are sooooo worth the effort!!

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JULIERAE41 4/4/2013 1:03PM

    Your goals are focused and you are too. Way to go on geting a handle on it before it snowballs!

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DARLENEW58 4/4/2013 9:45AM

  Sounds like me!!! I think I'll use some of your tips for my own journey! Thank you!

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