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October Self Check-Up

Friday, November 01, 2013

Actually, I'm going to backup up a little to mid-September and make this a 6 week check up.

September was a stressful month at work and included traveling for a conference. Working longer hours than usual meant that I didn't feel like making dinner or packing a lunch for the next day when I got home. This lead to more eating out than usual, but I did better than I have in the past and still tried to keep my calories and portion sizes in check. Then came the 4 days of the conference. I knew I was going to over eat due to having little control over the food since most of it was plated banquet meals. The bigger problem was after I got home. It took me about 10 days to get my eating back on track. I gained 6 pounds. I know some of it was just bloating, but some of it was from eating 3,000 calories a day too.

My successes included keeping up with my workouts. The exercise was a huge help in controlling my stress level for the month. And the calories burned didn't hurt either! I was able to lose what I had gained and a little bit more too. I also achieved my goal of being able to run an entire 5K! That feat still boggles my mind. I never ever imagined I could run.

My plan for November is to keep moving! Definitely going to make this a MOVE-ember to remember. I am going to try harder to stay within my calorie range. I haven't been going too far over, but even 200-300 extra calories a day adds up. I will also go to the gym 6 days a week. I will strength train 3 days a week. I will get at least 5 miles on my Fitbit every day.
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STEFIGURL 11/18/2013 5:22PM

    Way to go Mama! All we can do is keep up the good work in each new day!

love you so!
stephi :-)

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GYMCHICK30 11/15/2013 10:08AM

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KITTYCAT64 11/13/2013 9:49AM

    Wow. Way to go. It is harder to lose than to gain. Glad you took it off. Keep up the good work. Cathy

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MAIA2011 11/12/2013 11:30PM

    emoticon 5K and losing more than you gained at the conference!


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WOMANWITHGRIT 11/12/2013 9:32PM

    Wow - you motivate me with your workout plan and your weight loss. You are right -- even the 200 - 300 calories over does add up...I am struggling with that overage lately. Pam

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TEACHFIRST268 11/11/2013 1:27PM

    Wow! You are one determined lady! Keep up the great work. You're inspiring the rest of us!

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SUEPERWOMAN 11/9/2013 8:11PM

 
You have a wonderful plan. I know you can do it!

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BUGABOOCHRISTY 11/6/2013 7:19PM

    WTG! You have this! emoticon

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IGNITEME101 11/5/2013 3:34PM

    I have purchased my jogging clothes! You are an inspiration to run~

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KING_SLAYER 11/4/2013 12:03AM

    Wow, sounds like you had a nice rebound from the gain you experienced post- conference. Congrats on running the 5k :)

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MRSKATEDUVALL 11/3/2013 1:48PM

    Nice re-cap. I also gained wieght in october, but Move-ember should take care of that.

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BOLEBRON 11/2/2013 8:43PM

    Great goals! emoticon emoticon

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GGJUNEBUG 11/2/2013 7:33PM

    You can do this!
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~Junie
100+ Pounds Team
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MIZZGRIZZ 11/2/2013 1:44PM

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I LOVE this idea of looking back over the last month to evaluate. I haven't done enough of that lately and I think this might really help me. emoticon for sharing your story and for everything you've done with the BL challenge!

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STR458 11/2/2013 9:51AM

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LOPEYP 11/2/2013 6:26AM

    It's great that you didn't give up. emoticon

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SMART4ANDREY 11/1/2013 4:33PM

    Great, return back on track!
What bothers me is that part "I knew I was going to over eat due to "...excuses.
Eating wise that was a bad experience, so learn from it.
I hope that won't be your last conference, so you need to come up with a plan how to behave in that environment. You need to find ways to prepare for the next one.
I bet that not all people came back home with 6 lbs more, and I think your next journey will bring you good experience, that you can stay on track in changed environment.
But you need to work on that before hand.
I know you can do it!

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RENLLY 11/1/2013 4:09PM

    I love the idea of MOVE-ember.

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FINCHFEEDER80 11/1/2013 3:10PM

    Great plan and great attitude!!
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GINGER_BEAR 11/1/2013 1:49PM

    emoticon on running a 5K! That's emoticon !

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 11/1/2013 1:44PM

    Have a healthy MOVE-ember! I'm rooting for you!

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