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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Yesterday was a good day. I started off by getting up and getting workout gear on, booting the puppies outside to do their bizness, started the coffee, and headed downstairs to the treadmill. 25-odd minutes later, I re-emerged, my walk for the day done, and hit the shower. By the time I had beautified myself and was ready to face a Monday at work, I had plenty of time to snuggle the pups, chatter with the birds, catch up on the news, and enjoy my coffee.


Work slowly drained me of the will to live.

Not really. Well, mostly not really. It was an alright day, but I realized I was tireder from my morning walk than I'd anticipated. All I know is by the time I got home last evening, I was done. I had considered another walk on the tready but opted to let my initial efforts stand for the day. I changed into a nightie, forgot put to my Fitbit on, and made dinner, fed the puppies and birds, and caught up on Downton Abbey.

So, no Fitbit minutes, calorie burn, steps, info of any kind after 4:30 last night until 4:15 this morning. That's alright, I think it'll be ok. Maybe.

Monday, Jan. 7:
Morning Coffee
Kirkland Daily Multivitamin, 1 serving 0
Coffee Mate, 6 tbsp 90
EAS 100% Whey Protein, 0.5 serving 65
Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5
Calories: 160

Pears, fresh, 1 pear, large (approx 2 per lb) 101
Zoi Greek Yogurt - Honey, 1.33 serving 319
Calories: 421

Guilt-free Cream of Broccoli Soup, 1 serving 183
*Kraft Natural Cheese Fat Free Shredded Cheddar, 0.5 cup 90
BacOs Bacon Bits, 1.5 tbsp 30
Calories: 303

Afternoon Snack
Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average, 1 cup cherry tomatoes 31
Calories: 31

Parmesan Cheese, shredded, 2 tbsp 42
Chicken Breast (cooked), no skin, 4 ounces 136
Guilt-free Cream of Broccoli Soup, 1 serving 183
Calories: 360

Evening Snack
Dove Dark Chocolate (1 promise), 2 serving 84
EAS 100% Whey Protein, 0.5 serving 65
Zoi Greek Yogurt - Honey, 0.66 serving 158
Calories: 307

Daily Total: 1,582

Calorie Differential:
Eaten 1,582
BMR* 2,209
Exercise 494
Total Burned 2,703
Differential -1,121


I know this may be a bit premature, but what the heck. One week. Results. Because I care, and I'm paying attention.

There may come a time when that quirky line doesn't move in the right direction. Forget may, there WILL come a time when the line isn't trending the way I want it. I'm pleased for now. I don't even mind the slight uptick before the downtick. I can live with that. It means I'm doing it right, again. Just keep on keepin' on baby.
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    That's the way I felt yesterday and was in bed before 7:00. Probably won't watch Downton Abby until this weekend.
    3079 days ago
    You are doing awesome and can I just say, woooo hooooo Downton Abbey is back!
    3080 days ago
    Woo hoo! Great week 1!
    3080 days ago
    I bet you can estimate your calories for your the time your fitbit wasn't on. I hate it when I forget to start my HRM but I swear it only happens when I'm really pushing myself and I really want to see the numbers. Ugh - technology.

    I'm sorry work slowly drained your will to live. I wish I didn't understand. Thankfully my job is in a slightly better place of late - just too busy.

    You are getting some great numbers and I love seeing the chart trend down. The line may not be as steep of a slope down in the future, but I'm betting on you and expect to see that line continue to go down-down-down-down for a long time to come!
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    3080 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8532529
    You are doing awesome!!!!
    3080 days ago
    I think you are doing great! Keep it up.

    3080 days ago
    I don't see an OOPS either! Looks like you have it all planned out and doing well! Keep up the good work. Your Differential is emoticon emoticon for being organized and making yourself a priority!
    3080 days ago
    I see no oops here anywhere... you seem to have a really good grasp on how you're burning despite the fact that you forgot your fitbit....

    And taking an evening off for downton abbey, after an energy suck day at work-- totally understandable.

    You are on a really good path-- it has a lot of exercise, but also flexibility for life, without providing excuses.

    3080 days ago
  • ALICIA214

    Sounds like you are very organized emoticon
    3080 days ago
    you are doing great just hang in!!!
    3080 days ago
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