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3 weeks since I set my new goals

Monday, November 01, 2010

and, I am up 1.2 pounds, still battling pneumonia, and trying to make sure I eat right. I do not handle being sick very well, but I think I have taken a more responsible approach to getting healthy finally. I am going to bed each night by 10:30, and starting out my day by dragging my sick body out of bed at 6:30 to get my wonderful kidlets up at 7 to get ready for school. Today, the snooze button was my best friend! I did still get up at 7, so the kids didn't have to rush around and start the day on a sour rushed note. My youngest kidlet is really reacting to me being sick by acting out. Pushing boundaries, being defiant, and just generally trying to get away with things that normally wouldn't happen. Getting back on a good morning routine will really help with that issue, and it is good for me too. I just have to make sure I ration my energy through the day so I am not crashing at 7pm! I am finally over the eat the quick, easy and junky foods stage of being sick and incapable of fixing a meal. My weight maintained last week with no tracking, yippee! I have a mini goal for November to spin the wheel every single day. Get some consistency going on here! Also, I have completely given up on exercise right now. Until I have fully recovered from this pneumonia, there is no purpose to stressing about not being able to exercise. It won't get me healthy any faster for sure! So, I have rededicated myself to my other favourite pastime which is scrapbooking. It requires so intense cardio sessions, and it brings me great joy, and it is a great way to keep myself from snacking too. Who knows, it might be just the tool I need right now to make some progress towards my goal weight again!

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SPARKYJEANIE1 11/9/2010 5:41PM

    Oh goodness honey...

Seems many here are sick recently - including myself who just finally after about a month got over bronchitis, a sinus infection and right ear infection at the same stinkin time... emoticon

Not you....

I know with that focus and fierce determination you have you will not only overcome this awful feeling time - but you will meet those goals you set...once and for all!!

YOU CAN DO IT - feel better honey and please rest as much as possible!



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AGINGDAISIES 11/1/2010 12:21PM

    Sorry you are still sick!

Scrapbooking is great! I have started sewing again to keep myself from laying around! but I still havent' passed the eat something quick stage! hehe I am proud of you for focusing on healing yourself fully so you can do great things when you get back! AWESOME!!!

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    Glad you are feeling slightly better - keep taking care of yourself and get 100% soon.

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AFRISAM 11/1/2010 10:53AM

    Sorry your'e sick!!!!
Get better soon and enjoy your scrapbooking! (I'm a scrapper too but do it digitally.)
See you on the forums!

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    I'm sorry to hear you're still sick.
Focusing on eating right in the time it takes you to get better will definitely help you make progress towards your weight loss goals, and fuel your body for when you get back to your crazy 48290483920 mile runs!

You can totally do this, I know you can.

Now, get better, get better, get better!

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April 24, 2010 to October 11, 2010 stats paste for future reference

Monday, October 11, 2010

April 24, 2010 - I am wiping my slate clean, and making a Fresh Start. I weigh 180 pounds today, and my long term goal is to weigh 135 pounds. I have set up a plan again, to be at my goal weight by October 9, 2010.

Starting Weight April 24: 180
Check in May 8: 178
Check in May 15: 176.6
Check in May 22: 171, 1 pound ahead of my 4 weeks goal.
Check in May 29: 169.6, .4 ahead of my 5 weeks goal, down 10.4!
Check in June 5: 168 right on schedule, down 12 pounds!
Check in June 12: 171.4, 5.4 pounds above my goal for this week, rough week, back on track right now.
Check in June 18: 167.2
Check in June 26: 163.2
Check in July 2: 161.4 Starting to get closer to my plan, only 1.4 pounds above my goal for this week. The next couple of weeks will get me right back where I want to be.
Check in July 9: 160.2 This is harder than I thought it would be! I will stay strong though, 4 weeks in a row of losing weight, 2 more to go to make my streak goal. From there, to infinity and beyond!
Check in July 16: 156.2 4 pounds down from last week, 5 week weight loss streak, right back on track for goal date.
Check in August 16: 163.8 Vacation, camping, life getting in the way of goals, and I am letting it! Gotta deal with the results of my efforts in a more reasonable way.
Check in August 20: 161.6 Starting to get back to it, tracking food starts on Monday.
Check in August 27:161.2 Down .4 this week. Cheat meal chinese last night. I have tracked everything else all week, starting to work at the lower end of my range today. Not letting anything get in the way of eating right and moderate exercise daily.
Check in September 3:158.2 Down 3 pounds from last week. Still 2 pounds up from my low of July 16, and 16.2 pounds above my goal for this week in order to reach my goal weight by October 9. Will reevaluate once October 9 is here, not going to reset my goals until then for a date that is more realistic in regards to where I am actually at.
Check in September 10: 163.2
Check in September 17: 162.6
Check in September 24: 166.4
Check in October 1: 165.8

Final Check in October 11: 169.8 Down a total of 10.2 pounds since April 24.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010: My calorie range has changed with my weight loss, so it is now 1240-1590. I have 4 days now staying at the high end of this range, and so far so good. I still run daily, 72 day streak going on there, and 71 days with no sugar junk. I have lost weight 5 weeks in a row, 1 more and I will have achieved my 6 week streak goal. From there, I will keep lengthening that streak until I reach my goal in October. I am strength training daily also, on a 6 day rotation alternating from upper to core to lower with two different workouts for each during the rotation. I am trying to include more veggies in my diet, I am sporadic with this commitment, but when I eat more veggies, my weight goes down.

Tuesday, August 24: Right after my last check in, I gained weight on a week when I expected to lose. It made me realize that I need to keep to at least 1700 calories a day, up to 2000, or my body goes into survival mode. My weight today is 159.6, the first time back in the 150's since Aug 11. I need to remain consistent so that I can stay here! School is back in two weeks, so I can work really hard at being consistent then for sure, but in the meantime, I need to work towards wittling away at the pounds still. I looked back at the last year of 5 pound challenges I run, and it is clear that I am making some major progress in my approach to weight loss. No longer do I try to right in one week the damage I do in one day. I am getting much better at staying consistent, and tracking my trends to identify issues that hold me back.

September 21, 2010 - I have less than 3 weeks to my goal date, and I am not going to be at my goal weight for sure. I am going to work very hard over the next 18 days to lose 7.6 pounds to be at my mini goal of 155 pounds, and after October 9 I will set up a new goal date. I am not at all disappointed with my progress so far, I have really handled the summer well, and getting the kids back to school has been challenging, but I am getting myself back on program. My new plan for right now is to eat between 1700 - 2000 calories daily, and I am starting a 1 month Boot Camp program tomorrow morning, with the possibility of continuing it for another month depending on how well I can fit it in to my lifestyle. By staying focused over the next 12 weeks, and 4 days, I will reach my goal weight by December 18 just in time to start training for my March 28 30K race. In addition to my Boot Camp classes, I have reduced my use of our vehicle to almost nothing, not using it for school runs whenever possible, this daily cardio of walking and biking to/from the school should be just what I need to stay consistent.

October 11, 2010: I really struggled with my program over the summer, and getting the kids back to school and into a new routine threw me off too. I don't handle change well. Things that worked to help me lose 10 pounds: Tracking food and fitness. Drinking lots of water. Eating lots of vegetables. Exercising regularly. Things I need to work on: Finding balance between personal responsibilities and fitness/health focus. EMOTIONAL and STRESS EATING.

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AWOLF24 10/14/2010 4:26PM

    You are doing awesome and I know you'll meet your goal. emoticon emoticon

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SPARKYJEANIE1 10/12/2010 1:41PM

    It's sooooo hard - I know I've been up and down over the past almost year (my 1 yr sparkversary is 10/20!) and I decided to give up on the scale once and for all and count my inches lost and sizes I wear more than anything...(dunno if that was smart, or not)...

We do fluctuate - and like you said - life happens - kidlets go back to school and it really DOES affect our routines. How about your runs? I remember you used to run all the time - I think my jogging actually started making me bulk up (especially my thighs) with muscle - so I wonder if any of the gain you've experienced is attributed to muscle mass????

Great work in setting up a shorter term goal, but still keeping those eyes on the prize! You will get there - and we'll be here to cheer you on along the way =)


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AGINGDAISIES 10/12/2010 10:53AM

    WOW! you made such great progress this summer! I understand the schedule thing, We finally figured out our summer routine and then school started up again! :( I have started keeping my last years school schedule typed up on the computer and then I have a starting point instead of creating the wheel all over again. What an amazing job you have done! keep up the awesomeness! I can wait to join you! :)

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CINDYTW 10/11/2010 10:56PM

  I am struggling too with the change of seasons, and some possible health issues! I don't even have kids and have really not done any better! We have to do this somehow, and we will if it takes us til we are 100! emoticon emoticon

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Short Race report Run for the Cure

Sunday, October 03, 2010

I ran the Run for the Cure with one of my very best friends this morning. It was her first event ever, and she totally rocked it. I was so incredibly proud of her, she ran the entire course, and ran fast too! I was worried about keeping up with her, she is 5 inches taller than me, and I was right to worry, she was fast today! There was a huge turnout, despite the rain, lots of folks were there to support. Terrific way to spend the morning!

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SPARKYJEANIE1 10/12/2010 1:43PM


I don't know how this blog skipped me - (oh yeah, I was out with bronchitis most of last week) - What an awesome cause!!! And how super cool to be able to have a friend (5" taller, too) to keep the pace with =)


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DEUSMACHINA 10/9/2010 8:31PM

    Nice work! And well done to your speedy friend, too!

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CINDYC53 10/9/2010 8:04PM

    Yay, Goddess! Congrats on your race. How's bootcamp going?

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AGINGDAISIES 10/6/2010 11:51PM

    Great Job! You are doing great things!

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    Awesome race!

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

So, getting the kids back into school and trying to sort out my routine with being at work there again. I haven't been doing any dedicated cardio for a while now, but I have been getting active during my day by walking and biking to the school and back 3 times a day. Also, I ran the 10K route of our local Terry Fox Run on Sunday, and it was awesome. I will blog about that soon with some pics hopefully. Last Friday I attended a Boot Camp class with my running buddy, and I have decided to commit to a one month membership for the class to jumpstart myself again. I bought the Biggest Loser food journal also, and have been diligently tracking every morsel of food I eat. It is always a wake up call to get back to tracking after slacking! I had over 2800 calories yesterday! Today, over 2100! So, I will be working on getting my calories between 1700-2000 each day, continuing with my daily walking and biking, adding in the Boot Camp and looking forward to seeing some results soon!

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AZURELITE 10/3/2010 8:39AM

    Sounds like you're doing a great job of getting back on track. Summer schedules (actually this means there IS no schedule at our house!) are always tricky... for me it's nice to get back to the fall/winter schedule too! Hope your journey is a smooth one!

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AGINGDAISIES 9/22/2010 11:55PM

    Adjusting is so hard! Especially when it always feels like you had just figured out the last schedule! Glad to see you are bouncing back so quickly! :)

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CINDYTW 9/21/2010 9:40PM

  I am struggling with managing my workout schedule along with everything else right now as well! We will get it worked out...we have to!! I have also not been doing the best on calories either...I hear ya!

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KIM--POSSIBLE 9/21/2010 5:59PM

    It is hard to keep our routines when we are hit with major changes, even if they are positive ones. Good for you for tracking your food and planning cardio by signing up for the class!

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    good for you for tracking

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Friday results, Thursday plan

Friday, September 03, 2010

Tracked all food.
Elliptical yup, and 60 laps.
Spent 15 minutes in oldest child's room, tidied up kitchen to make room for new organization shelf.
No shopping happened.
Lots of freggies.
Read to the kidlets
Ate 1730 calories.
5 things listed
Got up at 6 am, workout was not done early as I wanted.
Going to bed shortly.
Blogging and setting goals right now.
Prepped freggies, but did not plan.

Pretty good day today, I really liked being up so early, but I am feeling it now! Will have no trouble sleeping tonight like I did last night! I was able to do 30 laps in a row compared to the 10 I was doing earlier this week, that was cool.


My goals for tomorrow

Track all food.
1 to 2 hour bike time early early. Laps
15 minutes home blessing, other kidlets room.
Shop for back to school supplies.
6 or more freggies.
Read to kidlets.
Eat as close to 1800 calories as possible, more protein less fat.
List 5 things in gratitude journal
Rise at 5:30 and get workout in early early.
8 hours sleep, in bed by 9:30 or 10 pm.
Plan meals for veggies.
Going to see Eat Pray Love!

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AGINGDAISIES 9/4/2010 10:33AM

    hehe I read this last night and didn't catch the title Thursday plan until this morning! I will take Friday again but I don't want to do Thursday again! :)

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ECASPERS 9/3/2010 11:09PM

    I'm impressed. You have a lot to do in one day. I hope to get my exercising in with all of my cleaning to get caught up - 2 weeks behind.

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AGINGDAISIES 9/3/2010 10:38PM

    Sounds like it will be great day!

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