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Old 09-16-2013, 07:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Motivational starting 9/16/2013 - Let's go!!!

I didn't see a thread for this week so I guess I'll start one!!!

Sorry for being gone the past couple of weeks everyone; the beginning of the semester + job market hit me like a truck and I was very tired, somewhat cranky, and had no time to breathe. I just couldn't find the time to post

But I need to get back on the horse, so here are my goals this week:

1) Log and post every day, good, bad, or ugly
2) At least 64 oz. of water daily
3) Work out at least twice (start small; more is gravy)
4) Post my daily sodium numbers; try to get these under control
5) NO UNPLANNED SNACKS. STOP IT.
6) Weight in on Friday and post the number here!

More later!

~Terri
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I talked to an exercise coach this morning, and he set some goals with me for the next month. Increase steps/day with an ultimate goal of 10k, work up to getting to the gym at least 4x/wk. Walk at a speed of at least 3.5mph for as long as possible (hopefully up to 20 minutes in the next couple weeks). So those are the goals I will be working toward. I don't know how many steps are in a mile for me, so I'm not sure what to put as a goal for that until I get to the gym with my pedometer and test it out.

1. Gym 3x
Increase steps each time
Work on endurance, distance
2. Less Caffeine
3. Log food
4. Lose 2 lbs.

I bought Crystal Light last night. I am going to start replacing my diet soda with that to see if getting off caffeine has any effect on my weight loss.

Hope you all have a good week.
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks Terri for starting us off.

Goals for the week
1. Workout at least 3X for 30 min
2. Keep within carb limit (120)
3. 4 fruits and veggies
4. 6 glasses of water!

Personal goals
5. CONTROL THE STRESS! (serenity now)
6. cut front lawn and if time start on yardwork in back
7. work on poem

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Old 09-16-2013, 07:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Terri, I have to be under 1000mg of sodium per day. Really the only way to reduce sodium is to cook everything from scratch. It's not always possible I know. Read the labels.

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I had a slight gain this week. Later I will be back to post my goals for the week.
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hi everyone I am posting from a hotel room, where my son is resting from his eye surgery. We go back to the hospital tomorrow then a 5 hour drive home. I just found that the procedure he had is not yet approved in the US. Canada has had it for 7 years. In the US he would have needed a transplant.

I am just about to do my morning yoga- it's 8 pm haha. My goals this week are morning yoga and eat reasonably...that's it.

Is there aspartame in crystal light? I think it depends on the flavour. Artificial sweeteners do not promote weight loss. Look it up. I don't know why.

Welcome back Teri.not hard to figure out your challenge! Good luck on the job hunting. Academic jobs are very scarce around here. Lots of clinical work I think though.
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Robin: All the best to you and your son. Safe trip home and keep in touch.
My goals for the week are
8 glasses of water: Y,
30 minutes of exercise: Y,
under 1100 calories: Y,
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:21 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Hello all. Have been busy hauling brush and painting again today. I had a loss last week Am down the 1.5 I gained. So looking good.The yard is looking great need to mow and get rid of the cat tails out of the pond. Should have coldwater pressureto night. Be night to us my shower again.
My goals this week include one personal goal. Need to find a job. we have plumbers and washing machine repair guy and need to get an electric guy in. And we have very little money so I really need to find something. Nyda

My goals this week
1 drink 8 cups water min,m=y
2 log everything I eat, m=y
3 exercise at least 5 times,m=y
4 at least 5 fruit and veggies,m=n
5 send out at min 3 resumes
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
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My week started out terribly. I ate a candy bar last night. It was sitting there and instead of having yogurt and raspberries or something I ate it. I also drank a little bit of regular soda early in the morning yesterday. Did not make it to the gym...had some exciting things come up that couldn't wait. Hope to make today a better one.

1. Gym 3x M-n,
Increase steps each time
Work on endurance, distance
2. Less Caffeine M-y
3. Log food M-y
4. Lose 2 lbs. by end of week
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:41 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Had my 6 month check-up with kidney specialist this morning. I have too much protein in kidneys (due to scarring) which is why I have to go. Protein level was up this time but she didn't say she would do anything yet. It has remained the same for a year and a half so I think she's just going to wait til next time to see what it is.
A1C was up so she put me on medication. I didn't catch the name so I will tell you later. Because I have kidney issues diabetes doesn't help.
Weight was up 2lbs. Which is less than I thought it would be.
BP was ok.

I have an appointment with diabetes centre in a month so I need to start eating better, exercising--in other words doing all the stuff I should have.
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