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A Rough Couple of Weeks

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Today I weighed in 10 pounds heavier than two weeks ago. Of course, two weeks ago I was just finished with a nasty stomach bug -- so I knew that "199" was the diarrhea and vomiting talking. Unfortunately, the bug kept me on the couch and tired and achey and I've been slow getting back "into it." All my muscles are sore -- especially my back and legs. TIGHT! BUT. I'm back to my PT stretches and I took 2 10-minute walks today and I'm re-committing. I DID track all I ate today (and it was way too much and not good stuff). But I tracked it all and added up the calories and now I know what a 2400 calorie day looks like.

I read today that "every experience is either a success or an education." I had some successes today and some education, too.

As Scarlett O'Hara said, "tomorrow is another day."

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KATIBUG49 4/13/2014 1:17PM

    I love the honesty you provide, most people would have just let everything go but you held yourself accountable, great. You are on the right track, keep it up!


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MLH148 4/13/2014 8:00AM

    Glad your end realization is that we all have ups and downs--you will succeed, even with bad days mixed in. emoticon

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RUBYSNANA 4/13/2014 7:52AM

    Love the quote. It is so true, we learn whether we are successful or not. Don't get discouraged. Sickness often knocks us off our plan. We just have to get back on and continue on our journey, and it sounds like today you took that first step. emoticon

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Winter Challenge PLAN

Friday, April 04, 2014

Diet Plan for the 5% Winter Challenge:
I will eat breakfast, and something healthy every 3-4 hours.
I will not mindlessly eat while watching tv when I get home late from work.
I will stay within my calorie range and limit salt-bad fats-and sugars.
I will track and log everything I eat.

Fitness Plan for 5% Winter Challenge:
I will GET UP and MOVE every 30-60 minutes at work...walk for at least 20 minutes/day... and stretch for 30-minutes each evening.
Twice a week I will do the weights at the Y. AND I WILL TRY EXERCISE VIDEOS.

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TMRGRANNY 4/5/2014 9:54PM

    Great plan! You go, girl! You can do this.

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MTRACHEL 4/4/2014 9:55PM

    It's still winter in I know just what you mean! I support you 100% of the way, especially for trying something new. Rachel

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MLH148 4/4/2014 7:02PM

    Winter? emoticon

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Winter Challenge Goals

Friday, April 04, 2014

It is winter and I NEED the 5% Winter Challenge.

I want to SPARK! I want to be MINDFUL and STRONG in all my choices -- body, mind, spirit and relationships.

Goals for the next 8 weeks:

I will be mindful.
I will sit and breathe for 14 minutes twice a day.
I will log in to every day.
I will do the weekly challenges to the best of my ability.
I will measure, log and track my food.
I will have healthy food available at work so I can be sure to eat something good-for-me every three or four hours.
I will exercise 50 minutes/day, five days/week (including weights at the Y twice/week).
I will get up from my desk and MOVE throughout the day at work.
I will get down on the floor and get up at least once a day.
I will do one of my many, many exercise/fitness videos at least once a week.


A Helluva Way to Get to Onederland!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

I weighed in at 199.4 today -- seven pounds down from last Saturday. Of course, I've had a terrible stomach bug since Tuesday night. Vomiting, diarrhea, gut pain, headache, TIRED. I know when I'm able to put more in my stomach than sips of water and chamomile tea the number on the scale will go back up. (I've also been trying tiny bits of the BRAT diet -- bananas-rice-applesauce-toast). It is VERY WEIRD for me to not-be-hungry. In fact, food commercials on tv make feel more sick!

I'm already looking forward to getting back into bed.

I guess one lesson is -- feeling well is SO MUCH MORE IMPORTANT than a number on a scale!

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TMRGRANNY 3/31/2014 9:50PM

    Feel better soon and who knows, you may stay in the land of Ones!

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MLH148 3/29/2014 3:06PM

    Onederland is awesome to visit-and you'll move there soon! emoticon

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FLORIDASUN 3/29/2014 10:23AM

    You are SO right about that...I hope you feel better SOON! emoticon emoticon

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Week One of 10k Walk Training

Monday, March 10, 2014

Today I finished week one of training for the 10K walk in May. The program is set up to build endurance, stamina and speed -- but very slowly. This week I had to walk 15 minutes, five days out of seven. Most days I walked longer, but having the training commitment MADE me do it today after a long, hard, not-super fun day at work.

Monday is my "distance" day. Week two begins with a 30 minute walk. No problem. And then 20 minute walks for four days out of the next six.

Eventually the "distance" day is 120 minutes and one day a week I'll do intervals (30 seconds FAST, followed by two minutes comfortable).

I'm looking forward to all of it -- especially as the days warm up and the sun shines more.

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MLH148 3/10/2014 7:04AM

    Fabulous! Can't wait til May! 10 weeks!

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ROXYCARIN 3/10/2014 1:54AM


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WRITERWANNAB 3/10/2014 1:16AM

    Walking is great exercise & it gets you outside. I know you will begin to look forward to it! emoticon

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