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Summer Challenge Halfway Mark

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

In June I signed up for a summer challenge. I'm half way thru, so I though I'd depress myself and do a "mid-challenge" review. haha

1. Fitness
-running 3x a week. I'm doing ok on this. Some weeks I'm good, others not so much. Getting better though.
-bodypump - eh... what? haha haven't been in probably a month.
-walk or elip once a week. Yes! I walk on Sunday mornings.

2. Hydrate
Actually doing pretty good on this. Go me.

3. Track my food.
Um... uh.... You know, I start out pretty good in the mornings, but I'm horrible at tracking dinner.

Goal was to lose 20 lbs, I don't know that I've lost weight. It's super possible I've put on a few lbs the last 2 weeks. I missed my weigh in on Monday morning. I may need to go back to weighing myself daily. I know it doesn't work for alot of people, but I may need that daily accountability, atleast for awhile until I get consistent with losing again.

The Bad/Good news is... Well, the bad news is, DH has been diagnosed with Diabetes. The good news is hopefully this will put us on the same page with our diet and exercise. I'm hopeful that having him on the same team, so to speak, will help us BOTH live a healthy lifestyle.

Going forward... I'm still planning on keeping up with my running & walking. It's a weekly debate with bodypump. I can go to class either right after work or a little later in the evening. The problem is I tend to want to stay home once I'm home in the evenings, so the class right after work is really the best option. I just have to remember to pack my work out clothes the night before and take them with me.
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  • GHK1962
    Oh - I need to catch up (again). Workstuffs and other stuffs and all have kept me off of here.

    However - nice on the running. And I loved your "Go me.' comment. I love seeing those kinds of things.

    As to the DH's diabetes - sorry that that is happening. However, it can sort of be a blessing in disguise. I have diabetes. Once I learned about it in 2001 I decided to eat a lot better and to exercise. Now my A1C appears normal! And I think I am healthier now than before I was diagnosed. Sooo, hopefully you are correct and the both of you can do the good eating and exercising together. (It is also much funner when you have your other half go with you.)

    Go you!
    2054 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9543726
    I'm sorry to hear about that diagnosis. :( Hopefully it'll help you both in the long run? But still, that's an awful way to be helped! Good luck to you both!

    I'm pretty much a daily-weigher, too, btw.
    2056 days ago
    You did well, you are making progress on many things really and that is what counts.
    We do need to do what works for us as far as weighing. Too bad about your Hubby. I do hope he joins you in a healthier lifestyle. Would be great to work together. emoticon
    2056 days ago
    I'm with you on the daily weigh-ins. I was finding early on that I could do a lot of damage food wise inbetween weekly weigh ins so I switched to daily and that works better for me most of the time as long as I keep in mind that the body's normal fluxuations can be at work when a "bad" weigh in comes up.

    We just need to focus the best we can for the rest of the challenge. Mom4hockey and I have already talked that we will have to create a fall challenge because we will miss all of you too much if we don't emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2056 days ago
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