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Friday, September 13, 2013

Tomorrow will be a much-needed free day after a strenuous week at work, and dealings with the lawyer, bank and real estate people who are back in Florida working to get my parents' condo sold.

I've wavered on some of my September goals but am still hanging in there on most of them. One thing I need to do is rework my meal-planning and prep. I do well at the beginning of the week because I generally cook a big batch of something that will last for two or three days, cut up lots of veggies, and plan my work lunches. But by Wednesday, my "provisions" are used up and I sometimes end up grabbing a sandwich or something and have to guesstimate on the Spark tracker. Guesstimating is ok once in awhile, but right now I need to be more accurate if I want to take off the weight.

On a happier note - I FINALLY rode my bike this evening! It has been sitting in the cellar for years - literally, probably 10 plus years. And it's only been ridden a few times so it's really like new. Now that I'm doing without a car, the bike needs to be put to work. A neighbor took a look at it for me, and pumped up the tires. So tonight I went for a 20-minute ride and did it feel good! Wonderful to have a form of exercise that doesn't make my feet hurt! The plantar fasciitis is getting better but still not such that I can take extended walks or start running again. I hope the weather allows me to get out on the bike this weekend. I'm optimistic that this will boost my cardio minutes and calorie burn.
Woohoo! I can finally use this emoticon: emoticon

1. I tracked food and exercise but petered out on the food tracker toward the end of the week. Back on it tomorrow.

2. Still drinking about half the Coke Zero I was. Some days none at all.

3. Got in my 30 minutes of exercise a day. My feet (plantar fasciitis) are feeling better and I started biking! Did ST 3 times this past week, even if it was only 10 minute sessions!

4. No eating after 9 PM. Did pretty well on this except for Thursday night - was up late on the phone to the US and got hungry.

5. Oops - have been forgetting my vitamins.

6. Got 6 hours sleep or more every night. An improvement that I can definitely feel.

7. This may be my blog post for the week or I may post again over the weekend. We'll see - in any case, I hope it's a good one for you all!
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    I want to buy myself a bike but I am afraid it will just sit in my basement! Maybe I will get one and at least give it a try!!

    Good for you, I have to agree, small steps lead to progress!
    1645 days ago
    Great for your personal accountability! Woo Hoo! So joyous for your bike ride!!! You made me remember my first ride a year and one half ago. I hadn't ridden since jr high. At first I couldn't even turn my head to look back and was really shaky! The thing that kept me going was the absolute Joy and freedom I did experience. I continue to bike more and more each week. So great on your goals - you are rockin'!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1647 days ago
    You actually did a very good job on a lot of your goals.

    I'm delighted that you are rediscovering your bicycle. I love riding and look forward to doing it again.

    My husband was just reading an article in our newpaper today that Robin Williams owns 50 bicycles. He used to love running, but switched to biking when he said he had too many aches and pains to run. Now, he is an avid bicyclist!

    Bike on!!
    1647 days ago
    Great efforts and BIG WOO HOO'S to hopping onto the bike!


    ps...thx for stopping by my blog!
    1647 days ago
    Love the new icon for this fine accomplishment! Perhaps 2014 will be the year I refresh the tires on that old bike that sits in the garage. Keep trying new things and workin' those muscles in your feet and ankles that bring relief to the PF. I often work on rolling a tennis ball around while sitting at my keyboard. I often fidget with some of my feet exercises. I've been without ibuprofen for nearly ten years (but find myself more recently returning to a like product for the knees). Congrats of reaching new goals!
    1648 days ago
    emoticon ups and downs.....yes, but the nice part is that small steps lead to long term Progress! emoticon emoticon emoticon Michelle!

    You're a gem! ~` Laura
    1648 days ago
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