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Pinterest & Tuesday Goals

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Well, it's been a week since I started focusing on my daily goals. And it's wonderful! When I get all my daily goals accomplished, I feel like I hit a home run and tagged all the bases. I get a great feeling of self-efficacy.

Tuesday Goals:
1. Write it before I bite it
2. Stay within calorie range
3. Eat every 3 hours so I don't get crazy-hungry
4. Personal trainer 4:30-5:15, remember heart rate monitor (HRM)
5. Try to get 10,000 steps
6. Drink plenty of water

What's for dinner? Curry chicken with coconut milk

Do you guys know Pinterest? It's like a virtual bulletin board, where you "pin" your favorite pix from the web, and it links back to the page. I use it for healthy recipes. If you want, you can pop over there, and see what I'm cooking, then start pinning your own board.

I went to zumba last night. If you read my blog often, you know I totally love zumba. My friend G said I was so brave doing that. My boss also says she would never do that class. My personal trainer said he feels like a spaz in zumba. Well, my friend G said she would go with me, but she was a no-show. I think this graphic explains why. I do zumba for the sheer joy of dance, and she was planning on doing it to please me.

I invite you to pick an exercise you love, and schedule it right on your calendar. If you have google calendar, or some other online calendar, make it a repeated appointment. And keep that date, just like it's a dr appointment. Because you're worth it.

I use google calendar for my dinner menus.

M. Turkey tacos or enchiladas
T. Curried or Jamaican chicken
W. Spaghetti & meatballs (spaghetti squash for me)
Th. Chicken
F. Turkey
Sa. Buffalo chicken
Su. Orange chicken


Motivational quote:

You have BRAINS in your HEAD.
You have FEET in your SHOES.
You can STEER yourself any
-Dr. Seuss

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IDICEM 9/30/2014 11:11AM

  emoticon Great planning!

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LUCYCAN7 9/30/2014 10:54AM

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TERRIMMIX 9/30/2014 10:31AM

    Love the graphic and so true! I also like the idea of putting the week's menu on the Google calendar. Do you make a link to the Pinterest recipe there as well?

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GERIKRAGH 9/30/2014 9:58AM

    Great advice and great planning.

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    The curry sounds good!

I'm not into social media much but love pinterest.

I agree about exercise. If it isn't fun I struggle. For me walking, hiking, dancing, swimming, yoga, qigong are fun.

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Monday Goals

Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday Goals:
1. Zumba 6pm
2. write it before I bite it
3. eat every 3 hours
4. stay within calorie range
5. drink plenty of water

It takes about a month to form a new habit. I'm still working on writing down my food BEFORE I eat it. The good part is that just INTENDING to journal my food before I eat it, makes me better at tracking, even if it's after I eat. It also makes me less likely to go out of my calorie range, because I'm being more honest, intentional, genuine, & humble. I'm also trying to measure my success, not by the scale, but by how well I'm doing. More of an action-based success, than results. Keeps me in the present.

My garden consultant with the rototiller didn't show. :(

edited to add:
I made all my goals for the day!

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LUCYCAN7 9/29/2014 2:18PM

  emoticon With your plan,sounds emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIS193 9/29/2014 1:01PM

    Great quote and so true! I lost the bulk of my weight without adding exercise and there is a thought that exercise causes inflammation and therefore weight gain..
Have your read "The Plan" by Lyn-Genet Recitas? The first chapters are free on Amazon and to me she made a lot of sense :)

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/29/2014 10:32AM

    I hope your garden friend shows up soon. Good luck with your goals this week!

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Saturday Goals

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Saturday goals:
1. C25K W1D1-done
2. food shop
3. pack finger food dinner
4. chaperone-avoid stadium food
5. drink plenty of water

I got my workout done at 9am, get it out of the way because it's going to be a busy day. I did Couch to 5k for the countless time. I don't love running, but personal trainer says it's the best think for weight loss. So, there I go.

I'm chaperoning a bus trip for marching band competition, and we won't be back until 10. I'm going to make turkey pinwheels for DS15, and a sandwich for me. Protein shakes for snacks. carrots for munchies. And water. Gatorade for DS15.

Pity these poor plants, oregano & rosemary, they don't know I kill plants.

My garden guru says my space at the back of the house doesn't get enough light. So I'm thinking of putting the garden in by the shed. All the way in the back of the yard. I'll have to run a hose all the way back there. He said not to worry about the tree shading because all the leaves will fall.

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68ANNE 9/28/2014 11:20PM

    You'll do fine for your herbs, they do better than house plants

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    I love indoor herb gardens. I had one for years. I would watch to see what area of the yard gets the most light during the day and plant a garden there.

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    Nice goals!
Hope you had an incredibly productive and happy Saturday!

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CARRIE1948 9/28/2014 11:26AM

    What do you want to plant - flowers or veggies?

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IDICEM 9/28/2014 10:14AM

  Great goals! Make the best use that you can of your available land. And maybe you can find something that you like to grow in the shade. We used to grow mint next to our house, but I don't remember how much direct light it got.

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LIS193 9/27/2014 1:11PM

    Uhm... I have been known to kill silk flowers - can you say black thumb?

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LE7_1234 9/27/2014 11:53AM

    Rosemary is really hard to kill....

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Good workout for weight loss + Friday goals

Friday, September 26, 2014

For fat loss, I learned from my personal trainer:
1. Weight training sets: warm up set with light weights, 3 sets with 30 sec rest to keep heart rate up
2. Elliptical intervals 2 min low, 30 sec hi intensity for 20 min total

I did upper body strength yesterday. Arm, shoulders, chest & back. And Tyler, my trainer was there with his nerdy stopwatch, timing my 30 sec rest between reps to make the workout more effective. It was followed by cardio. Now the problems with the cardio, it that it's so boring. I like dance, like zumba, because it's fun. I'll be ready to quit, and a great song comes on, and I'm ready to go again. But the elliptical, well, I was just watching the time. 2 min of slow, then 30 sec of all out, as fast as I could go. Repeat for 20 min. I was so wiped out by the time we were done.


Friday Goals:
1. Write it before I bite it
2. Eat every 3 hours
3. Stay within calorie range.
4. Drink plenty of water
5. Don't eat any candy, cake or donuts at work
6. Pack dinner & snacks for tomorrow

Tomorrow is a busy day. I'm chaperoning a bus trip to marching band competition. Leaving 1pm, getting home 10pm. They're a good bunch of kids, who don't get into trouble.

What should I do?
A. Work out today, let Saturday be a splurge day
B. Rest today, Work out Saturday morning, splurge for dinner
c. Splurge for dinner tonight, Workout Sat morning

I'm going to turn this bed of weeds into a vegetable garden, and have fresh salad fixings steps away from my back door. Spinach, lettuce, and leeks can be planted late fall. My guy with a rototiller just emailed me. My dream come true!

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IDICEM 9/27/2014 9:28AM

  emoticon Love your plan for the vegetable garden! Hope to see pictures of the progress.

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LUCYCAN7 9/26/2014 7:05PM

  Great idea for the garden you will really enjoy that!Hope you have a safe
trip chaperoning the kids tomorrow!Skip the splurge! emoticon

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BEACHCALSIX 9/26/2014 6:20PM

    Can you listen to music while on the elliptical? Ask your trainer, it really helped me. I hate the elliptical sooo boring but it burns fat like crazy. I wear my headphones and have my favorite songs downloaded. It's awesome, my favorite song comes on and the time just flies by. Hope your vegetable garden turns out GREAT!

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    Can't wait for you to get your new garden in! Have a great weekend!

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LIS193 9/26/2014 3:16PM

    Great plan... maybe skip the splurge?

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    That's what I do on the eliptical as well, but right now I'm not supposed to do more than 10 minutes cardio. So far Rocky hasn't done cardio with me...just core and strength stuff, but I know the deadly day will be coming!

Good plan on the garden transformation!

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Thursday Goals

Thursday, September 25, 2014

I went to Zumba yesterday. I feel a real improvement in my cardio conditioning over the last few weeks. so, progress isn't always just on the scale. I had a busy schedule yesterday, so just showing up was a win! Crushing my workout was a double win. And I have a cold. There were girls half my age there who couldn't keep up with an hour of Zumba. I'm really proud.

Thursday Goals:
1. Write it BEFORE I bite it
2. Eat every 3 hours
3. Stay within calorie range
4. Mamo 3pm
5. PT 4:30pm
6. Keep hands busy after dinner
7. Consider Dance Fusion 7-8 pm
8. Watch Biggest Loser

Writing my food BEFORE I eat is still a challenge. I don't know why. I'm at my computer or have my paper journal with me always. But at least I'm writing it after. I think setting the goal of writing before, helps me write it after. Does that make sense?

I have my mammogram today, it's been 3 years since I had one, and at my age, over 50, I should be getting one every year. I am thrilled that I inspired a Spark Friend to schedule hers.

I found a cross stitch project that I never finished. It's a challah cover I planned to give my BIL & SIL for their wedding. Their twins are turning 17 next month, if that gives you some idea how long I've procrastinated. So this is what I'm going to be working on after dinner to keep my hands busy & avoid eating out of boredom. I'll try to post a pic at lunch time.

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BEACHCALSIX 9/26/2014 6:18PM

    That's awesome!! Sometimes I amaze myself at the gym in class because I am pushing through even though I'm one of the heaviest people there. They are all skinny minnies over there!
You are doing great! I am writing before biting about 80% of the time. It's hard, sometimes I just forget emoticon

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IDICEM 9/26/2014 9:15AM

  Great job!!

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68ANNE 9/25/2014 6:22PM

    yay for zumba
I'm still trying to get my eating and food plan under control
Love your stitching!

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PEGGY11 9/25/2014 6:13PM

    I have an embroidery project my mother started for my wedding which was in 1961. She never finished it. I must get it out and finish it. It is a lunch cloth.

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    I have a cold of sorts too and am tired of it. LOL. I need to get a mammogram too. Mine is over due.

Our project is remodeling the back porch. Huge job.

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    I have a procrastination cross-stitch project too. It has been sitting there for over a year as well.

Do you have the trainer today? Didn't see that on your goal list. I got in trouble with mine today for doing cardio yesterday. He said "Rest Day!!! Only core & stretches allowed on rest day!" He was smiling and shaking his head at the same time he said it though.

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LIS193 9/25/2014 12:33PM

    Tracking food (before or after) is a great way to keep from sneaking in extras.. I know it helps me.
I used to love crossstich, knitting etc in the evenings - definitely keeps the hands out of the cookie jar or (fill in the blank)
Good luck!! Love to see a pic of the finished project

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LE7_1234 9/25/2014 10:42AM

    Oh, do I know projects like that!!! :-)

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