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Thursday and a long weekend

Thursday, October 16, 2014

I love long weekends. Even when I have to clean...

Anyway, today is officially my Friday, so that makes me happy.

I have slacked on eating appropriately the last couple of days - though still not horrible... not as good as the first couple of days this week. I did, however, get in my steps - though I really don't know how... I won't complain emoticon

The next couple of days will involve lots of cleaning, and prepping for my MIL to arrive Saturday (mid-day) and for me to leave town Monday.

Since I've gained 20lbs this year, I've gotten really short on clothing... but went to a consignment shop yesterday and found 2 (yes 2!) pairs of pants that fit for my trip. And I am SO happy! I can wear them and not be uncomfortable or terribly self- conscious - which is good for a 4 day work trip with lots of strangers. So, while I hope these pants don't fit me in 3 weeks, I at least have something to get me through next week. And, once I shrink back out of them, I will take them back to the consignment shop and, hopefully, find something new.

Anyway, that's the excitement here. I hope everyone has an excellent weekend!

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DREAMINGBEYOND 10/17/2014 2:23AM

    I agree I'm sure it's nice to have some pants that fit for your trip.. Enjoy your weekend and trip!

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CATTUTT 10/16/2014 9:07PM

    I wish you lots of luck and energy to get all that cleaning done! And woo hoo for finding pants that fit, that's always feels like striking gold.

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GRANDMABABA 10/16/2014 1:29PM

    I wish you great success. I'm leaving today on a long weekend trip with dh and one of our grandsons. I'm so excited. I have new pants, too, that I found on clearance at R.E.I. yesterday - water resistant and SPF 50. Should be good for hikes as the weather closes in. Take care.

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Tuesday's report on Monday

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Tried to fit in little bits of movement during the day yesterday - including a few yoga moves during lunch to get my body out of "chair mode". But, I was still 2500 steps shy when I got home from work... so I took one of the dogs for a walk (she's not a year yet and is a challenge to walk with the other dog). It was, amazingly, not raining yesterday, so this was perfect!

Ate too much at dinner, but I'm not focused on that aspect yet... must remember that emoticon .

Steps: 6349 emoticon
Fruits/Veggies: 6 servings emoticon
Yoga... not really, but a little bit

Nothing major going on today - except I had my green smoothie again for breakfast and packed a good lunch with snacks again. Will work to get in my steps... it looks like another sunny, crisp fall day so I plan to get out and take little mini- walks on my breaks.

Happy Tuesday!
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DREAMINGBEYOND 10/14/2014 8:29PM

    I've been having smoothies for breakfast too. great job on the steps and fruits and veggies. :) Might as well enjoy those walks because i live in the north where it's cold too and it will be cold in not too long!

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CATTUTT 10/14/2014 1:15PM

    Sounds like you're doing really awesome, so congrats! ANd good luck making today another awesome day!

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2nd week back - Results & Accountability

Monday, October 13, 2014

Well, today was weigh in day... after a weekend of not moving enough and not drinking much water, I was a little apprehensive to get on that scale. BUT, when I did, it had gone down 2 pounds! emoticon emoticon
So, that helped with my resolve this morning emoticon
I did not eat an Eggo with Nutella (like my kids have grown to love and is yummy, but doesn't stick with me at all). Nope. I made myself a green smoothie! So, there we go - 2 servings of fruit and 1 veggie already down and the day has just begun! I packed a good lunch with another fruit and a salad with my protein for lunch... and there I am at 5 F/V's before I even get to dinner... if only every day was this organized and on track to start with!

I made my step count 4 out of 7 days (though 1 day I did 2K extra to make up for one of the lazy days)... so, this week, I need to do better.

This week's goals:
Get at least 5500 steps EVERY day (not just 4/7)
Eat 4 F/V's daily (hit 3 last week fairly easily, so upping it a bit)
Do Yoga at least once (low back has been hurting, so this will help)

This week will include a lot of house cleaning after work (MIL is coming to town on Saturday and I leave town on Monday)... which should help with the step count. Nothing else out of the ordinary that I can think of... except a short work week, which I can handle with trying to get things extra clean (I even cleaned out the fridge, freezer, and pantry over the weekend!).

Happy Monday everyone!

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KELLIEBEAN 10/13/2014 9:32PM

    A big round of applause!

I'm a big fan of green smoothies. Two years ago, I would have made a face like I just sucked a lemon at the thought of a green smoothie. So glad I finally tried them.

Here's to a great week!

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CATTUTT 10/13/2014 2:14PM

    Congrats on that 2 lbs lost! Woo hoo!

Sounds like you've got some great goals set for the week, good luck!

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DREAMINGBEYOND 10/13/2014 12:34PM

    i will still try to post here and there during the week just weigh in on mondays. :)

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DREAMINGBEYOND 10/13/2014 12:20PM

    I think i will post weekly on mondays my accountability since you are posting then. :) great job on the weight loss.

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Thursday - accountability this week to date

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Back in town and I have good news to report!

Step counts (goal is 5500 per day):
Monday: 5755
Tuesday: 6084
Wednesday: 6253
So far, so good!!!

Fruits/veggies eating: Goal 3 per day minimum
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Yesterday was borderline, but had a portabella mushroom and spinach "burger" with for lunch and strawberries for breakfast (on a plane through dinner, so didn't really eat except a protein bar).

On to another day! Back at home and in the office today - which means I have to work for my steps, but I can control food better (always a trade-off, right?).

Anyway, it was a good trip, and happy for my staying on my goals this week. Can't say I ate great or perfect portions, but I have to remember their mini-goals for a reason. I don't have to be 100% all the time - especially right now. Baby steps is my mantra - if I can remember it emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 10/9/2014 11:15PM

    I am a big believer in baby steps!


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    Great job Sam!

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CATTUTT 10/9/2014 1:50PM

    Great job meeting your goals, that's awesome! And good luck continuing to meet them!

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BERGBA7 10/9/2014 1:29PM

very good walking!

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1 week down - Accountability works!

Monday, October 06, 2014

Well, today would be day 7 of my new goal... but since it's a Monday, I'm reassessing and starting anew.

First, to report on my progress last week, I decided on Tuesday to get in 5K steps each day. Baby steps.
I am happy to report that I did just that! Even got over 6K twice. emoticon
I did struggle some days, but eventually made it.
I weighed in this morning ... not sure if weight is up or down since I haven't checked in awhile, so I guess it's my starting point again. Not pretty, but we all start somewhere, right?

So this week I have 2 goals:
1) Get in at least 5500 steps daily (baby step increase)
2) Eat at least 3 fruits/veggies per day (another baby step since I realized last week that there were days had Zero! emoticon

I'm traveling two days this week, so I'll really have to focus on the eating. I usually walk a lot when I fly... I dislike just sitting in airports... so I should be Ok on the steps.

Because of traveling, I won't be able to report daily, but I will keep track and report when I return.

Have a great week! emoticon

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SAM_FIT_2014 10/6/2014 4:23PM

    WOOHOO!!! Lunchtime and I have had 1 apple, 1 serving of cauliflower and 1 of broccoli already (I love my raw veggies!)... maybe I'll make 5 servings today... emoticon

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CATTUTT 10/6/2014 4:11PM

    Congrats on your first week's success! I hope the traveling goes well this week, good luck!

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    Congrats on your successes and good luck traveling this week!

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