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July Goals - Week 1 Report

Friday, July 08, 2011      3 comments

emoticon 1. Track all my food and exercise, both here on Spark and on paper in my calendar. ----- No problemo! ... Read more

Close to the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton)

Friday, July 01, 2011      9 comments

Today, Day 1, went well. I stayed in range and even exercised in the evening, a rare occurrence for me. But now I am hungry, tired and it's time for bed. But I know there will be fireworks going off all around the neighbourhood. Fat chance of s... Read more

Measurements don't lie

Friday, July 01, 2011      5 comments

Happy Canada Day! I'm laying bare the truth about my body right now. I'm posting this on my page and will update it every day with my weight, my calories in and my exercise. Once a month, I will update my measurements. I think this wa... Read more

July goals

Thursday, June 30, 2011      3 comments

I am committed to getting serious in July. I hope that by making July a good, losing month, I will get on a roll and continue losing weight for the rest of the year. I want to be back at goal weight in time to ring in the New Year. Tomorrow mor... Read more

French Fries are bad

Wednesday, June 29, 2011      1 comments

I just read the article below. I won't be eliminating all those foods from my diet at once, and some of them not ever, but in July it will be NO FRENCH FRIES FOR ME! Next up (in August): POTATO CHIPS! www.theglobeandmai... Read more

May 11

Wednesday, May 11, 2011      0 comments

Zero. That's how many points I think I got today. No exercise. Ate out in a restaurant and my dh, who got there before me ordered TWO entrees for me, and I seem to have done my best to eat BOTH of them. UGH! Tomorrow will have to ... Read more

May 10th: 7.5 out of 10

Tuesday, May 10, 2011      0 comments

PTs: 7.5 Exercise = 2 pts Did ST (50 push-ups, 75 squats, 50 lunges, 3 minutes of prone cobras) And did intervals: 10 min warm-up, then 8x300m intervals at 12.5 kph with 200 m jogs. My legs were BURNING afterwards. Total distanc... Read more

May 9th gets

Monday, May 09, 2011      0 comments

9 out of 10 points. Exercise: more than 20 min = 1 point I took each of our dogs out for a brisk walk. It was a beautiful evening and we were out for 48 minutes. I didn't feel like staying out for 12 minutes more to get another point. ... Read more

Mother's Day was a 10! Plus a report on progress towards my May goals

Sunday, May 08, 2011      4 comments

Points: A TEN point day: A+! Exercise: 2 points I did my long run. 80 minutes. My 6 yr old has been using our new treadmill (with my supervision). He's been building longer sessions with each run. He started out a few weeks ago by ru... Read more

May 7th gets a...

Saturday, May 07, 2011      1 comments

5 out of 10. Hrrmpppff! Points: Exercise = 2 pts Today, I did a yoga dvd. I did Denise Austin "Hot Body Yoga" which has two 30 minute sessions: a regular yoga, and a yoga sculpt with hand weights (I used 3 lb weights) I felt like I w... Read more

May 6th gets a.....

Friday, May 06, 2011      2 comments

10! MY POINTS FOR TODAY: Exercise: 2 points! 75 minutes: I did two 10 km bike rides (to work and back.) How could I be facing strong westerly head wind in the morning and then AGAIN at 5 pm? My legs are sore! Eating: 5 point... Read more

May 5th gets a 9 out of 10!

Thursday, May 05, 2011      1 comments

My rubric gives me 9 out of 10 today. I've updated my rubric that I'm going to use to score each day: Eating: 1 point for every 100 calories of deficit up to a maximum of 500 calorie deficit or 5 points. Exercise: 20 minutes ... Read more

Scoring every day out of ten

Thursday, May 05, 2011      3 comments

I've been giving myself a score out of ten for how I've been doing. And, as usual, my ability to sustain an effort beyond a few days has been less than impressive. I've just been grading myself on "feel" and since I'm a teacher, I realized that... Read more

Top Ten Reasons why a HOME treadmill is better (than at the gym, or the one on the road).

Tuesday, May 03, 2011      4 comments

Well I've done a LOT of running on treadmills (at my YMCA). Something like every day for 2 years or more. But in September because of my new job, I found I couldn't get to the Y as often. After struggling to get there for a few months, in March,... Read more

What will May bring?

Sunday, May 01, 2011      1 comments

Time to set some goals. It's been a long while: 1. Break back into 160s. Love to stay there, but even a short visit would be better than I did in all of April. 2. Exercise 6 days a week. I'm currently planning six sessions a week, bu... Read more

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