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Weekly check-in: smashing goals!

Sunday, February 23, 2020


This week's vitals:

Weight: 204.0
Blood pressure: 108/73

I'm down 3.2 lbs from last Sunday! That's a bit more than I planned for, I'm trying to stick to a maintainable 1.5 to 2 lbs a week. My calories have averaged 1400-1500 a day (and a whopping 1700 yesterday thanks to a restaurant meal), so at 5'3" I'm not really under eating. My guess is a combination of factors, such as lowering my salt (less bloat), no longer being in the monthly bloat window, and the increased hiking from all those sunny days last week.

My neck is getting better, but it was pretty bad until last night. Sleeping and stretching helped it a lot. It's a trapezoidal knot, I can feel it but I'm having issues getting it to loosen. Usually I can relax it by stretching, but I haven't found the magic combination of stretches this time!

Today will be primarily a chore day, although I may wander out for a bit if I get through all my tasks. -- I have some work assignments to finish, an ecology midterm to study for, math homework, and an online geology quiz. Plus, I need to do meal prep for this week's lunches and finish the cosplay costumes. Luckily, laundry is already half done so I don't have that to worry about!

Have a wonderful Sunday and I hope you are all smashing your goals too!
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  • HICALGAL
    Congrats on your progress. Some weeks we'll lose more and other weeks, less than expected but if we're feeling great on our plan, that's what counts. To loosen the knots in my traps, I lie down with a baseball between my back and the floor and roll on the baseball till I find the knot (you'll know when you do), and roll in that spot till it feels better. It can be a work out but worth it when you hit that knot..A tennis ball works too but I find it too soft for me. Keep up the good work and have a great week.
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    38 days ago
  • RETAT60
    Congrats on such a positive week. Being in nature really makes a difference for you - physically, mentally and for your anxiety. Gorgeous photo.
    39 days ago
  • VETTECHKAT1961
    Way to go!
    39 days ago
  • TSHAWGER
    Good for you to crash those goals.
    39 days ago
  • AOKDIET21
    You have accomplished lots - keep smashing it
    39 days ago
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