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April Goals Saturday Review

Sunday, April 07, 2013

1.Track my food every single day. CHECK 1/1
2.Stay in range 7 days a week. CHECK 1/1
3.Walk for a minimum of 20 minutes daily. CHECK 1/1

Pretty good day Saturday. Got some housework done, did some shopping. Not much going on. This is the boring part of weight loss. The weigh in is over, the numbers are recorded and it is 1 week until the next week. The day in day out stuff can get very tedious, but it is the daily effort that makes the successful weigh ins! The challenge for this week on 5% challenge is mindful eating 3 meals a day. This means for breakfast, lunch, and supper, I must eat at the kitchen table. No reading, no music, no computer, no TV. It has been a long time since I was consistently committed to this, so I know it will be challenging. Already, I have had two meals in front of the TV. One because we had plans with family, and this morning at breakfast because I simply forgot! This is a very important habit though, so I will make my best effort.

  
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KALISWALKER 4/7/2013 4:11PM

    emoticon Eating at the table does change how much attention you give to the food.

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April Goals Friday end of the week Review and Goals for the coming week.

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Friday review

1.Track my food every single day. CHECK. 6/7

2.Stay in range 7 days a week. This was a tough one today, I was at the top of my range after supper, and I got pretty hungry in the evening. Best thing for me to do was go to bed early, which I did and went to sleep no problem. CHECK
5/7

3.Walk for a minimum of 20 minutes daily. Walked for 33 minutes outside. I really struggled to talk myself into walking today. My sleep patterns are something I am working on right now, and I shifted my wake up time half an hour earlier so I could shower before the rest of the family rises. It really hit me today with feeling tired all day long. Once I got out there and started moving though, I could really feel how much strength I have gained. It was a good feeling. CHECK. 6/7

Total points for the week 17/21.

Weigh in 223.4, down 3.4 pounds from last week.

It was a really great week for me. The Blue Jays Home Opener was a fabulous day with some tough choices nutrition wise. I took a rest day from walking and tracking on Sunday. Worked very hard to get my sleep turned around and really succeeded. Most of all, I didn't let bad choices derail my intentions. When things didn't go exactly right, I just reminded myself that I am learning a new lifestyle and that I have the rest of my life to get it right, it doesn't have to all happen in one day. Totally thrilled about my weigh in this week, I finally can post a loss for my 8 week 5% challenge. This is the week 6 weigh in, and my goal for the challenge was originally to weigh 213.8 at the end of the 8 weeks. 4 weeks in when I had gained instead of losing, I set a new goal of 2.5% of that current weight which would have me at 217.6 at the end of the 8 weeks. In order to reach that goal, I needed to weigh 223.2 today, and I only missed by .2 of a pound! My resolve to stay strong and work really hard to reach my new goal has been strengthened! I believe that I can make good choices all week!

Goals for the coming week. Aiming for 21/21
1.Track my food every single day.
2.Stay in range 7 days a week.
3.Walk for a minimum of 20 minutes daily.

Weigh in goal : 220.2

  
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SEWINGMAMACDS 4/6/2013 10:22PM

    You're doing great!

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KALISWALKER 4/6/2013 2:04PM

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It helps to know you are tracking too. It's tough sticking with it, but when you can see the results it feels great!

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63KEEPONGOING 4/6/2013 9:25AM

  Love your goals and your remarkable determination. Best wishes for the coming week.

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BEFIT014 4/6/2013 7:51AM

    emoticon on the weight loss!
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Looks like you had a pretty good week!
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April Goals Thursday

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Thursday Review

1.Track my food every single day. CHECK. 5/7

2.Stay in range 7 days a week. In range, but I really struggled to get my calories up into the bottom of my range again. I am finding that if I start with breakfast including protein, but not a huge breakfast I am not getting hungry through the day. 4/7

3.Walk for a minimum of 20 minutes daily. Walked for 62 minutes on the treadmill and 35 minutes outside. 5/7

  
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KALISWALKER 4/4/2013 11:13PM

    Another great day!

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April Goals Wednesday

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Wednesday Review

1.Track my food every single day. I tracked my food all day to keep in range.4/7

2.Stay in range 7 days a week. In range, but I really struggled to get my calories up into the bottom of my range. Eating so much on Tuesday really left me feeling full. 3/7

3.Walk for a minimum of 20 minutes daily. Walked for 60 minutes on the treadmill. 4/7

  
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April Goals Monday and Tuesday

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

I posted my blog on Monday that I was setting myself a weight goal of 217 pounds on April 27. There were a ton of comments on my blog, thanks so much to everyone who posted for all of the support. One of my longest Sparkfriends AGINGDAISIES is celebrating her birthday and her 5th Sparkversary on that day, so I am going to work even harder to reach my goal so we can celebrate together! It will be a birthday gift for her in addition to all of the good it will do for me!

Review Monday

1. Track my food. I did indeed track my food on Monday. 2/7(I count my week as from Saturday to Saturday, so Monday is day 3 of my SP week. I did not track on Sunday.)
2. Stay in range 7 days a week. I was 4 calories below the bottom, but I count that as being in range. 2/7
3. Walk for a minimum of 20 minutes daily. Walked for 30 minutes on the TM. 2/7

Great day, had family visit and we ordered out for supper. Swiss Chalet, made pretty good choices, went for side salad and 1/3 rack of ribs instead of 1/2 with my chicken leg. Being very busy meant that I had no time to eat mindlessly.

Review Tuesday

1.Track my food every single day. I tracked my food this morning, we were out all day. 3/7
2.Stay in range 7 days a week. Not even close. We went to the Blue Jays Home Opener, and I really had limited choices to eat there. I ate well for lunch, but ended up blowing my range with my meal on the way home at McDonalds. Live and learn! 2/7
3.Walk for a minimum of 20 minutes daily. Walked for 35 minutes before we left, and we walked a lot in Toronto not to mention all the way up to the 500 level plus up and down the stairs to the top of the level 4 or 5 times for our seats. 3/7

My book club was today, and it was a terrific morning discussing Let The Great World Spin by Colum McCann. Then, we gathered up and headed to Toronto since we live a long drive away from the big city. The Jays lost, but it was a good experience with the park so full and the opening ceremonies were inspiring. They brought a giant Canada flag out onto the field for the singing of O'Canada, I am so proud to be Canadian! We arrived home very late, and I went straight to sleep.

  
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CINDYTW 4/4/2013 10:31AM

  emoticon emoticon We have these things in life, we have to just focus on the good and stay on track most of the time.

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KALISWALKER 4/4/2013 12:31AM

    Wow that must be great to watch the Jays!

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JOHGLO2011 4/3/2013 1:35PM

    You are really doing well with your planning and having lots of fun too! Good for you! emoticon

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BECCAR6 4/3/2013 1:00PM

    Glad things are going well. We go to Canada during the summers (as much as we can). Love it there. emoticon

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