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September 2013

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

emoticon I've started keeping a monthly table of my numbers that are important to me. It may sound silly, but tracking these numbers keeps me diligent to the task of keeping off the 60 pounds I've lost.

LOWEST WT 138 138.6 139.7
# WORKOUTS 20 12 15
FITNESS MINUTES 1004 528 795
CALORIES BURNED 11,209 6,341 8,016
% GOOD EATING DAYS 87% 65% 70%

emoticon September was better than August, but not as good as July. I can see that my weight is creeping up and I don't like it. I know the problem is eating too much on the weekends. I'm not taking this lightly. I'm taking action.

emoticon I renewed my gym membership as well as my interest in attending fitness classes. I am breaking out of my rut and trying some new workouts (Zumba) and going back to some workouts that have worked well for me in the past (Spin). I typically don't work out on the weekends...working on changing that. I need to work out every day if I can, and waste no opportunity to move it!

emoticon I gotten all artificial sweeteners out of my diet. Yay!

emoticon I'm making more room on my plate for lean protein.

emoticon I've refocused on water...making sure I get it in, and not all at once at the end of the day, but throughout the day.

emoticon I bought the Spark Activity Tracker. I'm struggling with finding a way this cute little gadget can enhance my fitness level and struggling with keeping it or not. I love being able to tap it throughout the day and see where I am I'm going on vacation the end of October, and the Tracker would be nice to have with me. My vacation workouts tend to be distance-based which work well with the Tracker.

Onward to October!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STRUMERCAT 10/4/2013 6:56AM

    Thanks for posting! I've added a few of your key metrics to my monthly tracker. It helps provide a good overall perspective on cause and effect. I was tracking mainly effect.

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JIBBIE49 10/4/2013 12:29AM

    Lots of hugs.

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GOING-STRONG 10/3/2013 10:54PM

    I vote to keep the gadget. In the total scheme of things it isn't that expensive and if it keeps you moving it is worth it. I think you have a great plan in place of getting things back on track. I know getting lax on eating and fitness can be a slippery slope... but recognizing that is happening is the key to getting things turned around.

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WORKNPROGRESS49 10/3/2013 2:43PM

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ACACIA21 10/3/2013 8:49AM

    thanks for blogging. they are fun to read.

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JESPAH 10/3/2013 8:43AM

    I love seeing #s like this. It gives you much better tools re how to change things than a vague idea of - maybe I should work out more.

I was just looking at my overall steps for the past few years. This is my worst full year in terms of # of steps. Some of that is due to how hot the summer was and how snowy the winter was. And of course I was getting a workout shoveling snow over the winter.

But yeah, weight up plus fewer steps. Gee, I wonder what I should be doing? ;)

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KANOE10 10/3/2013 8:14AM

    You are doing great. Tracking keeps you accountable and focused on maintaining. I am exercising on the weekends also. I know you will have a great October!

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