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End of Week 1 of 12 Results

Sunday, May 03, 2020

No weight loss, but no weight gain, will measure as soon as my nails dry in just a sec. I did not reach my goal of 30 minutes of cardio every day, only 2 days. I did not PT every day. I did not reach my goal of 7k steps but 3 times, and I went way over on the days that I did reach it (9k yesterday!!) but only 4k on the days I didn't reach it.

So for this next week my goal is to lose 3 pound and reach One-derland at 199, to do 30 minutes of cardio 6 out of 7 days, to reach 7k+ steps every day, 15 stairs every day (easy peasy), replace one meal a day with a protein shake (preferably breakfast), drink 8 glasses of water every day, take my meds and vits on time daily, do my PT every day at least once but aim for twice (that makes every day a leg day), and alternate adding in core and arms every other day for strength training. Core includes glutes and back. Arms includes upper body and shoulders. I'm just generalizing areas. I need to come up with a routine. And to stretch really good every day. I have a foam roller and I need to be using it on my IT band on my left leg every other day too, but I'll do that as I have time.

I have so much going on, I need to pace myself, but weight loss, becoming healthy, eating well, all that jazz, is a major goal of mine, so I'm putting it as one of my top three goals for the month. Self care is up there too, and I consider this to be part of my self care. Just as much as taking a relaxing bath, painting my nails, or taking time to do something relaxing like painting or sewing.

I joined a site called One Sweet Life, a great Mom (she is young, but seems to have a knack for this stuff) who is good at organizing and creating helpful printables and such. I love it. I stumbled upon it because of an email I somehow got that led me to a youtube video where I saw a printable that I just loved. I could make one similar, but I have so much going on, and it has been ages since I have done so, I just didn't feel like it. Membership is less than ten dollars a month, which I thought worth it for the printable if it meant I didn't have to make it! But it turns out, I love the group!! Not many people active on it right now, but the resources are awesome! It encouraged me to finish my kitchen in April (what she was working on and happened to be the room I was working on!) It feels so good to have such a cleaner, more organized, and decluttered kitchen! And this month we are doing the pantry, which desperately needs it. I don't know if I'll be able to afford the containers for organizing/storing that I want, but I'm hoping later in the month I can get them. I'm super excited to get my pantry organized/decluttered!!! I already have a plan in mind! I'm also working on my dining room, because that had been my original plan, but it does not need much, just a good couple of sweeps, a deep mop and shine and to clean all of the wood furnishings really good. My girls are going to help. I learned how to do it as a kid, they can too.

I'm getting back to my Paleo/Keto fusion diet, LOL! I can't do just Keto the way that it is supposed to be done, but add a Paleo twist to it, and I lose weight pretty good. DH has a great idea for a salad that sounds amazing, with a homemade vinaigrette dressing with toasted sesame oil and walnut oil, vinegar and some seasonings. The chicken to go with it will be done with some soy sauce, the toasted sesame oil, and garlic. Some pecans for crunch, cucumbers, tomatoes... I think that sounds wonderful. Maybe some blackberries (I found some on sale) or strawberries to go with it too. We'll see what tastes good with the vinaigrette.

I'm doing pretty good at staying steadily active throughout the day. I got a Fitbit Versa 2 for my birthday and I just LOVE it! My other one was breaking and was basically a glorified step counter and watch. That was it. I gave it to my oldest, she loves it, but I think she has already lost it. Oh-well. Can't make her keep up with things. But, anyway, I put my tracker to 11 hours to count as active, starting at 0700 in the morning, because I'm up so early in the mornings, why not? Means that I don't usually get the full 11 hours as active, but I try like crazy!! I made it one day last week, and that felt awesome!! I think I got 8K steps that day too. WooHoo!!



Just read a thing that says that if you have certain things (like I do) you are supposed to shelter in place till June 12th. Guess who is going to be sheltering in place? Sigh. I'm still going to my therapist office this Monday. She is disinfecting between patients, her waiting room is not open, I really miss seeing her in person. And somethings you can only say, do, in person. And I've had a really rough week mentally and emotionally. A lot of the cleaning I've done has been as a coping mechanism. Yes, I'm one of those people that can pour myself into cleaning to cope. Or sewing. It takes a lot of willpower to do it, but once I do, it takes a momentum of its own and takes off. I don't know how I feel about the shelter in place thing. I was really planning on it anyway, because I have all these risk factors, but being told to do it rubs me the wrong way. Not only that, I'm the one who goes out and runs errands for the family, so reading that just sent shivers down my spine and made me needlessly more anxious. I'm anxious enough as is. I'm not paying attention to the news and such much, because it is all contradicting itself. And common sense. I'm taking all the precautions. Sanitizing, handwashing, mask wearing, all that good stuff. I even have some gloves if I need to wear them.

DH and I had an at home date night last night. We watched a movie while waiting for the temp to come down outside, went for a nice walk (I hopped on the treadmill to make sure I got a full 30 minutes when we got home), and then just talked for a while. It was SO nice. I love spending time with him. I especially love just talking. Communication is key in a good relationship and having time to have that open communication is important. I'm hoping we can go for walks most days this week, if not I'll walk with the kids or by myself after the temp comes down. I hope he comes though, he needs the exercise too.

No change in my measurement either. Thankful nothing went up.



Hope you have a Sparkling Sunday! I'm off to make blueberry pancakes for the family and a salad for me!!

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~Flea
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