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Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Since December I have been tracking my weekly progress on my intro and I am starting fresh today, so I am cutting and pasting this tracking to look back at in the future.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011: As of today, I am back to the weight I was at on February 1 of this year, 187.2. I am burning 500 calories daily until the end of August on week two of a two week push to reach my August goal weight of 180. I am also eating in my calorie range which is 1690-2000. I am making sure that I get 8 hours sleep and 8-10 cups of water daily also. I have joined BLC #17, it starts on Sept 7, and I am really looking forward to finding out which team I will be placed on. I am running once a week right now, but I actually got in a bonus 2 mile jog last week, it felt really good. My main running goal right now is to run 10K outside. I did 10K on the TM in 1:51 back in June, and now I want to get it done outside, but I have been really taking my time building up to it with only running once a week.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010: Starting over again after being sick since mid September. My goal is to reach my goal weight by Dec 2, 2011. I weigh in at 177.4 pounds yesterday morning, and my goal weight is 135 pounds. My daily goals are Track food and fitness, 8 cups of H2O, 8 hours sleep, plenty of veggies, and Spark daily. BEGIN!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011: I gained 10 pounds in January, starting to eat sugar again on New Year's Eve had something to do with that. Eating everything I could fit in my mouth had everything else to do with that. My weight today is 187.2, and I am not letting it go any higher, as a matter of fact, I have set things in motion to start losing again. I MUST do this, my clothes don't fit anymore, and I feel so TIRED all the time. I am back to running, completed 20 consecutive minutes on Sunday. I am going to walk 3 days a week, 1 of those days will include running also. Two days a week I will use my Biggest Loser Challenge for the 360 Kinect, and supplement that with my bike and elliptical to give myself variety. I will rest 2 days a week.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011:Up another 9 pounds since February. Really feeling it too. With the warmer weather here, I can't cover it up with bulky clothes anymore, so I feel very uncomfortable in public and painfully aware of every extra pound. To top that off, my clothes are really quite tight, so my wardrobe is very limited. I refuse to buy new clothes though, because I intend to drop this weight and get back into being comfortable in my own skin as well as the clothes I already own!

Starting weight Monday, December 27, 2010: 177.4 pounds.
Check in Tuesday, February 1, 2011: 187.2
Check in Tuesday, February 15, 2011: 189.2
Check in Tuesday, February 22, 2011: 188.6( I should be back to Feb starting weight by next week. I am doing the 5K training, and it has given me focus on not just my exercise, but my food too.)
Check in Tuesday, March 1, 2011: 188.6(I went wrong on food, 8 hours on the road on Saturday threw me off. I was glad to maintain this week.)
Check in Tuesday, March 8, 2011:193(up again..... too many carbs, and eating lots of sweets again. Running is going well, just need to get a hold of my eating.)
Check in Tuesday, March 15, 2011: 190.8(moving back down, lots of work to do, but I have all the time in the world!)
Check in Tuesday, March 22, 2011: 193.4(TOM, totally TOM and all the eating urges involved.)
Check in Tuesday, March 29, 2011: 191.4 (Doing better with my eating. Low cardio last week, but picking it back up this week. It is frustrating how difficult it is to take off the pounds that came on so easily.)
Check in Tuesday, April 26, 2011: 198.2 (Up 6.8 from last month, started tracking my food again today to get a hold of this gain trend. )
Check in Tuesday, May 3, 2011: 195 (Tracked my food all week, cardio 5 days last week, did not weigh in for the whole week.)
Check in Tuesday, May 24:198.2(no exercise for two 1/2 weeks, eating has been reckless. Back to cardio today, tracking my food.)
Check in Tuesday, May 31:196.2(Walked most days last week, ran Sunday, and started tracking food on Sunday.)
Check in Tuesday, June 7:196
Check in Tuesday, June 14:194.2
Check in Tuesday, June 21: 192.8 (Camping weekend away, two class trips, super busy week. Tracked everything either in my book or online. Ran Sunday.I have achieved my 195 mini goal, so I am going to buy myself some new earrings!)
Check in Tuesday, June 28: 192
Check in Tuesday, July 5: 190.6 (Cheat weigh in, ran before recording weight.)
Check in Tuesday, July 12: 194.2 (Cheat backfired!)
Check in Tuesday, July 19: 191
Check in Tuesday, July 26: 188.8 (I have reached my 190 mini goal, when I maintain it next week, I will use a new stamp set from my reward stash.)
Check in Tuesday, August 2:188(I get to pick my new stamp set now for maintaining my mini goal!)
Check in Tuesday, August 9:189.6 UP 1.6
Check in Tuesday, August 16: 190.4 UP another .8 this week.
Check in Tuesday, August 23:187.2 DOWN 3.2 this week, same weight as I was at on Feb 1.
Check in Tuesday, August 30: 191.4 Brutal let down after all my hard work for almost two weeks straight. I totally lost it on Sunday!

Check in Wednesday, September 7:191

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

RUNNERCHICK007 9/8/2011 2:54PM

    We're very close to same weight and height. I think we should really try to push each other during BLC17 to be successful!! I know with the CAMO Crew we are both going to rock it but I will be checking in with you to see your progress too. Just thought I'd let you know...

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AGINGDAISIES 9/8/2011 10:40AM

    great idea! I have wanted to "clean-up" that area but not loose the info!

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    Interesting idea to look back.

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September goals/plan

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

1. Reach 185 pounds.

2. Track in journal or online for 100% of the time.

3. Minimum 20 minutes daily activity following this schedule as closely as possible.

Sunday: Long Slow Run
Monday: Biggest Loser Workout and Strength Training
Tuesday: Bike or Elliptical (active rest day)
Wednesday: Easy Run and Strength Training
Thursday: Biggest Loser Workout
Friday: Rollerblade or Yourshape Fitness evolved and Strength Training
Saturday: Biggest Loser Workout

4. Get 8 hours sleep 7 days a week.

5. Try 2 new recipes this month.

6. 60 minutes daily of housework.

7. Complete the Terry Fox Run 10K route running.

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AGINGDAISIES 9/8/2011 10:41AM

    great plan!

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July/August goals end follow up

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Goal 1: Reach 180 pounds. Not even close, I ended on August 29 at 191.4, which has me down 2.8 since July 12.

Goal 2: Track in journal or online for 100% of the time. I did okay with this for a while, but then I totally gave up.

Goal 3: Be active, minimum 30 minutes daily, at least 1 day a week of including the kids in my activity. I did okay with this.

Goal 4: Inches lost. I would like to lose an average of 2 inches each on Bust, Waist, and Hips. Bust, gained 1/2 an inch. Waist, lost 1 1/2 inches. Hips lost 1 1/2 inches. I didn't achieve it totally, but I came very close in two areas which I am very pleased with considering that I only lost 3 pounds.

Goal 5: BMI at 30 which is just at the bottom end of obese. 31.9 which is down from 32.4 on July 12, so I made some progress with this.

Goal 6: Have lots of fun, especially by playing with the kidlets. Definitely had lots of fun with the kids.

Goal 7: Swim 3 times a week, kidlets included. Ear infection really sidelined my swimming.

Goal 8: Run 10K outside. Totally accomplished this one, and felt awesome about it! 1:36:23

Goal 9: Drink 8 -10 cups of water daily. Every single day, didn't miss a beat.

Goal 10: Try 1 new recipe weekly. Some weeks yes, but really missed on this one near the end of the summer.

Goal 11: Get on a sleep schedule, this one I added late in the game, and I did not too bad with it. I am doing even better now that school is back in.

Big goals, but I am up to the challenge! I feel like I didn't totally let myself down, but September has to include much more effort, and not so much on the giving up on myself when things get tough.

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AGINGDAISIES 9/8/2011 10:46AM

That was a lot of goals and if we calculated your scores it would show us you passed! ;) You will do great in September!

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TERJEGOLD 9/7/2011 9:26PM

    You had a HUGE list of goals. I would have had a tough time remembering them all. ''I think you did really well given how much you had to do. I sort of LOVE that you lost inches while not losing that much weight. That tells me you were doing a great job of conditioning and strength stuff which I think is fab1

I also love how many of your goals had a kid focus. Finding ways to be fit WITH kids is a challenge for many but you seem to have embraced it in a graceful manner. LOVE that!

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Determining the cause of my Downfall

Sunday, September 04, 2011

I'm still not entirely sure what went wrong, but my whole plan fell apart on Sunday. I started eating everything in sight, gave up on my calorie burn, didn't go to bed at an anywhere's decent bedtime. The one thing I did right is to keep drinking my H2O. I think I have identified some things that contributed, but I am not sure what I can do about them in the future.

1. I can not push myself to try and lose 8 pounds in two weeks. I have to really stick to being consistent and make sure that I aim for a 1 pound loss each week. Otherwise, the stress of it pushes me over the deep end.

2. I need support from family members, and I need to ask for it before I become desperate. My husband informed me on Sunday that they were TOLD they would be working 12 hour days for the following week. Every day, including the weekend. I didn't get mad at him or anything, but I think this was the biggest turning point for me. I have been really getting creative in the ways that I get my cardio burn done without having and child care support. I have so many cardio machines and other tools in my home. The kids ride bikes now, so I can include them in bike riding for some low intensity cardio. I have done mucho swimming with the kids too. This information on Sunday was just the final straw for me, because honestly, sometimes, I just need to get out and be absolutely intense and get my heart rate up. It gives me an outlet for my stress, and it makes me a better parent. I gave up at that point and not just on my cardio, but on ME entirely. So, for next summer, I need to work out a plan where I have options for child care in order to get me time for my cardio at least twice a week.

I guess that's all for right now, I will do a final check in on Wednesday for my July/August goals, because I did no measurements on Tuesday other than stepping on the scale.

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FLGIRL_4EVER 9/4/2011 3:25PM

    I agree with needing to be consistent on the weight loss. 8 lbs in 2 weeks is a lot, like your goal of a pound. When reading your blog I saw myself and how I react to things too. You are not alone, but I truly believe that you seeing areas that need improved is a great first step to correcting the problem.


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AGINGDAISIES 9/4/2011 10:19AM

    Great insight! I find I need to modify my weekly goals based on the progress made the week before, otherwise injust give up because the goal gets too big.
I like to visualize things and I think of the game kerplunk, the game goes that you place the sticks in the tube, through the holes so they go across the tube, you try to place the sticks (ie goals & support) so no marbles can get through but life happens and so we just have to hope life won't pull out too many sticks that month... And your husbands situation was the stick that opened a hole in your plans & willpower.

Comment edited on: 9/4/2011 10:27:57 AM

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CINDYTW 9/4/2011 12:46AM

  emoticon I think you were being really ambitious knowing you are a person like me prone to illness and burnout. Look at my blogs about intuitive eating and look up adrenal fatigue to see if it fits you. I think so...but I am just looking in at your posts here...

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Saturday check in

Sunday, August 28, 2011

1.Eat within my calorie range. (Which means I will have to track every day)sadly, I remembered something I forgot to track at lunch yesterday. When I returned and tracked it, I was over my range.

2. Burn 500 calories. emoticon

3. Sleep 8 hours. emoticon

4. Drink 8-10 cups of water. emoticon

I WILL blog daily on my success rate, going for a 100% every single day.

Saturday success rate: 75%

100% days 10/11
75% days 1/11

This one was a tough one. I felt very lazy yesterday, didn't want to get in my calorie burn, but I really pushed myself to get up off the couch and get out on my bike.

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DAS92687 8/29/2011 8:47PM

    You are doing fantastic !! And I love your honesty :)

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CINDYTW 8/28/2011 10:14AM

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