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October Goals Update


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Well, looky me. Eight days left in October and I met my goals already.
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Goals were:
- earn a 1,500 fitness minutes trophy
- get a physical to evaluate any changes (hopefully for the better) in cholesterol, blood pressure, etc. since losing weight
- turn 36
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As of today I have my 1,500 minutes trophy. I may as well shoot for the 2,000 minutes trophy.

Yesterday I got my physical. My doctor said she was proud of me for losing the weight and was on board with my goal to lose about 23 more pounds. My cholesterol is a little bit up from where it was in June (I'm glad I had it checked then for a point of comparison) so I imagine we'll need to test that again in a few months. Blood pressure was very good at 120/75. I didn't notice my pulse rate; I wish I had.

And I did, in fact, turn 36. I had a very nice, easygoing birthday. Walked with my mom in the morning, then she and I went out to lunch. Then dinner out with my husband, kids and parents. I debated whether to take the day off from tracking but decided the gift I really wanted to give myself was another day of good choices. I stayed in range in spite of eating out twice and indulged in half of a Starbucks pumpkin cream cheese muffin while everyone else had cupcakes and ice cream. I enjoyed the half just as much as I would have enjoyed the whole thing and was in a better place with my calories because of it. I ate the other half the next day. To be honest it was a bit stale and I could have just as well skipped it, but it was yummy.

A good month so far. Challenging in some ways, but good.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LOLABLACK69 10/31/2013 5:10AM

    I'm glad your month is going so well! Keep at it! emoticon

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CANDYCANE2B 10/23/2013 9:59PM

    That's just AWESOME, Stephanie!!!! Congrats on a job well earned!!! and
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MOTHEPRO 10/23/2013 8:20PM

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SMART4ANDREY 10/23/2013 5:35PM

    Congratulations!
You maybe the only woman who turn 36.
As far as I know, most 35 year old just turn into 50 one day:)

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4EVERADONEGIRL 10/23/2013 5:16PM

    You ROCK!!

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FINCHFEEDER80 10/23/2013 4:55PM

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Great job, and happy birthday!! I wish you all the same and better success next month!

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LAILATN 10/23/2013 4:36PM

    What a wonderful place you are in right now! Congratulations on reaching your goals already.
I don't know if I could have been as good as you on my birthday! But I guess that will come with time.
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CMNOVAK 10/23/2013 4:02PM

    emoticon Great job on reaching your goals!

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