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Small Stone of the Week - April 7 - 13, 2013

Sunday, April 07, 2013

I guess I should start by looking back on last week. From my blog "Progress Pics" I have already looked at changes in my weekly pictures. It was just under a week, but there is some progress that can be seen there.

Hmm. I just went to find my blog about my small stone last week, and I can't find it. I did write something somewhere, I just can't remember where. Anyhow, I have a general idea of what my goals were.

Water - I drank lots of water every day, except yesterday. I guess the weekends are still tough for me to make sure I get in enough water. And I do have to admit, 8 glasses is the minimum - not lots. I really need to step this up. Really focus on it. I think it's time to make this a priority and get it done already.

Running - I did go running at least 3 times last week. I think I went 4 actually. I didn't complete week 3 of my C25K program though. I know I had one day from week 2 carry through, but I've been struggling with week 3. So for this week, the plan is to finish week 3 strong. I'm starting right from day1 and working through

Nutrition - Generally I did well here. Yes, I had some issues on a couple of days (smokies, cinnamon buns). Most days I was able to work them into my calories, but my body still paid for it. I was lethargic. Couldn't run. I also found I would come up short on my carbs quite often. Short or very low. That's not good. Low carbs leads me to crave things I shouldn't eat. Hence the smokies and cinnamon buns. So this week, focus again on sticking to my calorie ranges, and avoid padding.

So for this week, I will:
emoticon drink at least 12 glasses of water a day. I am working up to 15.
emoticon Find my carbs. I need more every day. I don't want gluten free breads - they make me lethargic. Time to find new ones. I will also keep my protein intake up. I love my Quinoa every morning for breakfast. High protein, high fibre.
emoticon Finish Week 3 of my C25K program. It will get easier as the snow goes away. At least I'm really hoping so...

I've been working with these goals for so long now. I'm starting to feel a little bored with them. I am thinking of adding one more, but I need to understand, these ones above are NO COMPROMISE. They NEED to be met, EVERY DAY! PERIOD

No more excuses on these ones above. INCLUDING TODAY. 12 glasses of water. PERIOD.

(I'm going to be up peeing all night if I don't get at least 8 of those glasses in before 2pm today!)

I have a Strength Training program I've got all outlined. The schedule is even on my iPhone. I don't have to carry my papers around the gym with me. It's ready to go.

I have a block regarding the gym.

Okay. If I meet all my goals above every day, I'll call this week a minimal success. If I can get to the gym 3x this week also, then I'll know I've done all I can to reach my weight loss goals. Days when I meet my goals above AND get to the gym will be 100% days this week.
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    Glad to see you are running again. I'm in the middle of week 2, so I'm just a little behind you. I'll probably start week 3 this weekend. Though 5 minutes seems daunting after only running 90 seconds this week.

    You have some good, reasonable goals. No reason you can't attain them. If you're struggling, let us know. We'll help offer support for you to make it this week.
    1291 days ago
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    1292 days ago
    Great post, good luck.

    LOL on Burger+Fries+Coke Pic

    1292 days ago
    you can do this!!! you have a great plan!!! stick to it!!!
    1292 days ago
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