1. Stay within carb limit yes
2. 4 servings of fruits and veggies 2 fruit, 3 veg
3. At least 6 glasses of water yes up to 5 so far
4. Exercise 30 min 4X no
5. Lose the 2lbs that I gained
6. Try not to get discouraged yes
A good start, hopefully I can keep it going. Will get my exercise tomorrow as I HAVE to do yardwork
Typical Monday Fare: Whole grain cereal, salad w/ fresh lettuce, spinach, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower & leftover grilled chicken for lunch. Nuts before workout, after, turkey & a couple little red (leftover) potatoes. Oh, and an apple in there somewhere.
Bigger salad for lunch today, w/ avocado & a slice of bacon.
Jenn - I've been doing yard work as exercise 3 or 4 days a week - it's nice to get outside once in a while - and it's also nice to see results immediately afterward (in the yard - results in the body come too slow!).
Good job, epixi!
Donna - your salads sound good. I had one for lunch with a bit of leftover steak thrown in. The bacon & avocado sounds good. I've got bacon & bought a bag of avocados last night (but it will be a couple of days before they'll ripen). I'm already looking forward to it.
1. 3 meals + 2-3 snacks (no extra snacking) Y
2. 2 min. exercise before meal prep, snacks. Y
3. An avg of an hour extra movement a day: 45,
4. No sugar, white flour: N (4 saltines - went out and bought some whole wheat crackers last night)
5. Small bites and put fork down between bites: Y
6: Weight same or down: same
Age 61, Height 5'9"
March 2010 145 lbs, Jan 2013 173 lbs
1st Goal 145 lbs 5/25
New goal 140
You are rocking the goals, Donna! Your "Typical Monday Fare" sounds perfect. Well done!
Carolynn, yard work is HARD work! Works every muscle in your body and yet doesn't feel like "exercise". At least it doesn't for me. What are you planting? Have the tulips and daffodils come out where you are yet? I love that spring burst of color.
As for the rest of you folks, I know you're there! Don't worry, we'll keep the lights on for ya .
Goals for the Week:
Log everything, no exceptions (nibbles and "tastes" count!): yes, yes
At least 1500ml water per day: 1500, 1500 (working the last bit in as I write this*)
Keep calories under 1600 per day: 1276, 1074
Keep sodium under 1300 per day: 908, 296
At least 10g fiber per day: 21, 14
No red entries on this report: Monday, Tuesday
Study every day: yes, yes
Who made the goal of "Try something I've never done before" last week? Well, whoever you are, thank you -- I took a note from you. I just got back from my first ever Taiko class! It was a blast and more of a workout than I expected. What I DO expect is to be majorly sore tomorrow, haha. I'm really looking forward to going again. Wish it was more than once a week, though.
Hope everyone is having a good week so far!
*PS that water is now gone, so 1500 is a legit number, earning me all blue entries for today. Whew!
Kudos to all who are doing well and hugs to those who are struggling.
Age 68, 5 feet tall
Highest weight ever in the fall of 2010 246 lbs.
FitDay starting weight 1/17/2011 240 lbs.
Weight 6/25/2014 233 that obviously included a lot of water retention
Weight 8/13/2014 224.2 with an eye on "Onederland"