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Year 1 Week 10 Summary

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Hi guys!

Not much to report this week. I had a really off week, or at least it felt that way.  Work has been really busy this week. I wouldn’t say it was stressful, but it was very challenging. I was pretty much just mentall wiped out when o got home and just wanted to check out. I did get some good steps in, but didn’t get any 10k days in there. I was supposed to go to the beach Saturday, but I woke up with a sore throats and decided it was best to lay low because I didn’t want to risk getting sick. I feel much better today, I think I was just exhausted. Let’s see the break down for this week. 

Week 10 Goals Check:

  • Stay hydrated “A” I could do a better job logging what I drink, but I know I drink plenty of fluids. 
  • 10,000 steps per day “F” No 10k days this week =(
  • Track all my food intake and maintain a minimum of a 500 calorie per day deficit “B” I went over one day, but I logged everything. 
  • Keep moving throughout the day – Get out of my chair at work for a walk a minimum of three times per day “C” Need to do better here. I got sucked into work and spent a lot of times at my desk and sitting in meetings all week. 
  • Meditate 4 times per week “A” Nailed it!
  • Post on my blog and get those 10k posts up on Facebook “D” I didn’t get any 10k posts up, but I did get a couple moving posts up. 
  • Reflect on my goals daily “D” Hardly, I bombed this one. 
  • One hiking and/or adventure this week. “F” No adventures this week. 
  • Lose one pound per week. “F” Crap, I gained 1.2 pounds this week.  Grrrrrrrrr

Week 11 Goals:

  • Stay hydrated
  • 10,000 steps per day
  • Track all my food intake and maintain a minimum of a 500 calorie per day deficit
  • Keep moving throughout the day – Get out of my chair at work for a walk a minimum of three times per day
  • Meditate 4 times per week
  • Post on my blog and get those 10k posts up on Facebook
  • Reflect on my goals daily
  • One hiking and/or adventure this week.
  • Lose one pound per week.

There it is, not a very good week. I’m hoping I can take it down a notch this week at work and not let it get this best of me. Last week, my husband has been giving me rides to work so I could get there a little early to,get a jumpstart on the day without taking a hit on my sleep to have to get up earlier to catch a train. Very sweet, but I need to get out there a start walking every morning again. I will be focusing on that this week to get that step count up.  Well that is all for now. Wish me luck this week, I think I am going to need it!

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Year 1 Week 9 Summary

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Hi everyone!  Did ya miss me?

Not sure if you all noticed, but I didn’t post on my blog last Wednesday.  I decided to move my post to match up with the beginning of the week which is Sunday.  With work and life, I was starting to feel rushed getting something up mid week, so I thought maybe doing it on Sunday might be a little better.

Now on with my week.  I had a pretty good week!  I am making progress and getting things back on track.  I have been moving and grooving, logging food and tweaking my diet a little bit.  Lets break it down!

Week 9 Goals Check:

  • Stay hydrated -A- Nailed it!
  • 10,000 steps per day -C- I got 5 days in this week, progress!
  • Track all my food intake and maintain a minimum of a 500 calorie per day deficit -B- I tracked every day, but I did go over one day.
  • Keep moving throughout the day – Get out of my chair at work for a walk a minimum of three times per day -A- I have been making a big effort in this department and getting out of my chair for a quick spin around the block.  A few times, I even did some trips up and down the stairs at work!
  • Meditate 4 times per week -B- Got them all in there this last week
  • Post on my blog and get those 10k posts up on Facebook -B- Way more 10k posts then the prior week.
  • Reflect on my goals daily -A– I’m feeling way more focused.
  • One hiking and/or adventure this week. -F- No adventures this week.  Need to work on this one
  • Lose one pound per week. -C- I lost .2 pounds this week, it’s not a pound but I’m really stoked to see the scale moving the other direction!

Week 10 Goals:

  • Stay hydrated
  • 10,000 steps per day
  • Track all my food intake and maintain a minimum of a 500 calorie per day deficit
  • Keep moving throughout the day – Get out of my chair at work for a walk a minimum of three times per day
  • Meditate 4 times per week
  • Post on my blog and get those 10k posts up on Facebook
  • Reflect on my goals daily
  • One hiking and/or adventure this week.
  • Lose one pound per week.

Feeling pretty good about the last week.  I’m making some real progress on getting those 10k steps a day in there.  This last week, I have been making protein smoothies for breakfast.  I have a recipe for a Mexican Mocha protein shake that I absolutely love.  So tasty!  This week, I am going to continue to focus on getting the 10k steps per day and continue making my breakfast shakes.  The shakes have been terrific for fueling up in the morning and giving me some awesome energy.  I’m so happy the scale finally moved in my favor this week, so much awesome!  Okay, thats it for now, I will see you all next Sunday!   Have a great week everyone!

y1w9

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Year 1 Week 8 Summary

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Hi everyone!

Welcome back for this week’s installment of Marci’s long journey.  I feel better about this week, I have been putting in some better effort and better focus.  I didn’t hit all the goals, but making good strides towards them.  This week was also a bit crazy, but I think I held it together really well.  Picked up a stomach bug that knocked me down for a couple of days and then on of our pups picked up something and has been pooping non stop… so much fun this week!  Well, lets see what I did manage to get done this week.

Week 8 Goals Check:

  • Stay hydrated -A-
  • 10,000 steps per day – D- I didn’t hit any 10k markers this week, but I have come close.
  • Track all my food intake and maintain a minimum of a 500 calorie per day deficit -B-  Much better this week.  I tracked every day and only miss the 500 calorie deficit once this week.
  • Keep moving throughout the day – Get out of my chair at work for a walk a minimum of three times per day -C- Kind of hit and miss this week.
  • Meditate 4 times per week -B- I got three days in
  • Post on my blog and get those 10k posts up on Facebook -D- No 10k posts, but I did get a couple of other activity posts in this week.
  • Reflect on my goals daily -C- This one was a little hit and miss with other things going on.
  • One hiking and/or adventure this week. -A- Me and the hubs got to escape to the beach for a 2.25 mile walk this last weekend.  It was great!
  • Lose one pound per week. -D- I didn’t lose any weight, but I didn’t gain anything this week, YAY!

Week 9 Goals:

  • Stay hydrated
  • 10,000 steps per day
  • Track all my food intake and maintain a minimum of a 500 calorie per day deficit
  • Keep moving throughout the day – Get out of my chair at work for a walk a minimum of three times per day
  • Meditate 4 times per week
  • Post on my blog and get those 10k posts up on Facebook
  • Reflect on my goals daily
  • One hiking and/or adventure this week.
  • Lose one pound per week.

Feeling good about making some progress this week, especially with all that is going on.  I’m looking forward to improving more this week.  Hoping things calm down a little bit on the home front this week as well.  That will help.  Thanks for stopping by, look forward to reporting into you all next week.

y1w8

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Year 1 Week 7 Summary

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Hello!

It’s been a crazy week of wedding shenanigans!  I feel like I just blinked and this week was over.  It’s been non stop crafting, ceremony writing/practice, wedding rehearsal, so much happened this week!  My focus has definitely not been on me this week, but that is OKAY!  Totally worth it.  I did it, I married to of my friends, they are hitched!  It was so much fun, I love this so much.  I do have to say tho, that I am a little relieved that this is all over.  Now I can get back to me.  Lets see how I did this week.

Week 7 Goals Check:

  • Stay hydrated – A – No problems in this area.
  • 10,000 steps per day – F – No 10k days, but there were a lot of close days.
  • Track all my food intake and maintain a minimum of a 500 calorie per day deficit – C – This was really hit and miss this week.  No focus in this area.
  • Keep moving throughout the day – Get out of my chair at work for a walk a minimum of three times per day – A –  There was lots of up and downs out of my chair this week.
  • Meditate 4 times per week – – I got three days in.
  • Post on my blog and get those 10k posts up on Facebook – – I didn’t have any FB posts this week.
  • Reflect on my goals daily – D – Missed this one.
  • One hiking and/or adventure this week. – A – There was lots of wedding adventure this week.
  • Lose one pound per week. – F – Gained 1.7 pounds this week GASP!

Week 8 Goals:

  • Stay hydrated
  • 10,000 steps per day
  • Track all my food intake and maintain a minimum of a 500 calorie per day deficit
  • Keep moving throughout the day – Get out of my chair at work for a walk a minimum of three times per day
  • Meditate 4 times per week
  • Post on my blog and get those 10k posts up on Facebook
  • Reflect on my goals daily
  • One hiking and/or adventure this week.
  • Lose one pound per week.

Wow, kind of a crappy week in fitness, but still a totally fun week of wedding fun!  I’m not too upset about it, I will get back on track this week.

My focus this week will be getting back on the food tracking and those step counts.  I have the Race for the Cure coming up in a couple weeks and I need to start getting conditioned for that adventure.  I am also going to start making some smoothies as meal replacement options.  My daughter, Athena purchased a complete Ninja Food processing system that includes the little shake glasses, she also bought some of this super yummy banana berry protein powder.  I didn’t really like smoothies, but I tried the ones she makes and they are freaking delicious.  This could really help me with the calorie tracking, and they are very nutritious and filling.  Okay guys, see you all next week.  I WILL have a better report card to share with you all.

Have to give a shout out to my amazing sister-in-law, Sherri who made this incredible dress for the big wedding, it turned out so beautiful.  Thanks Sherri, I love you and really appreciate all the hard work you put into my dress.  Check this out you guys, AMAZING!

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Special shout out to my friends who are now Mr. & Mrs. Jewell!  Thank you guys so much for choosing me officiate your marriage.  I love you both so much and I had such a blast last week!

Look at this beautiful couple, I married these guys!

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Year 1 Week 6 Summary 

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Hi guys! 

Last week I didn’t set any goals, I just later low for a while.  I’m feeling more like myself and I’m ready to get things moving again! 

Week 7 Goals:

  • Stay hydrated
  • 10,000 steps per day
  • Track all my food intake and maintain a minimum of a 500 calorie per day deficit
  • Keep moving throughout the day – Get out of my chair at work for a walk a minimum of three times per day
  • Meditate 4 times per week
  • Post on my blog and get those 10k posts up on Facebook
  • Reflect on my goals daily
  • One hiking and/or adventure this week.
  • Lose one pound per week.


Okay, I’m sucking it up and getting back out there. It’s going to be a a fast and furious week with the Chawny 2016 wedding happening this weekend.  I’m so excited! Okay, see you all next week! 

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Year 1 Week 5 Summary 

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Hi everyone, 

I’m sorry to report that most of this week has been horrible.  We have been wrapped up in the care of our oldest pup, Shelby.  I’m sad to say that we had to say good-bye to our girl last Thursday.  It’s been a very stressful and sad week without focus.  

I just wanted to check in with you all today to thank all of you for all your love and support this last week.  I’m so grateful that you’re part of my life. Love you guys! 

I’m hoping that this week gets better and I will have some good news to report.  Take care, see you next week! 

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Year 1 Week 4 Summary

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Hi guys!

It feels like it has been extremely busy this week.  I’m sitting here looking back at this week and I just can’t seem to figure out why.  I guess work has been a little busy and I am learning some new things.  Getting ready for a big wedding at the end of this month in which I am officiating!  That is exciting.  My sister in law has been building a dress for me for the event and we have been working on that at night.  I am also crocheting a little mini jacket to go with it.  Our oldest dog, Shelby hasn’t been doing well and that has kept us up a few nights.  I guess it has been a little hectic and distracting this week!  Well lets take a look and see how I did.

Year 1 Week 4 Goals Check:

  • Stay hydrated – A I have been chugging all the water, feels good
  • 10,000 steps per day – – I hit 1 day of 10,000 steps.
  • Track all my food intake and maintain a minimum of a 500 calorie per day deficit – – Awesome week of food logging.
  • Keep moving throughout the day – Get out of my chair at work for a walk a minimum of three times per day – B – I can do a little better here.
  • Meditate 4 times per week – B – I only got 2 days of mediation in there this week.
  • Do the exercises my doctor gave me daily to help my back – A – Still doing these, it really helps.  My back is still getting stiff and sore at the end of the day, but I can live with that for now.
  • Post on my blog and get those 10k posts up on Facebook – D – I need more 10k post up there!
  • Reflect on my goals daily – – I can do better, was not into it this week.
  • One hiking and/or adventure this week. – – No adventures this week.
  • Lose one pound per week. -F- No loss, but no gain either, I will take it!

Year 1 Week 5 Goals:

  • Stay hydrated
  • 10,000 steps per day
  • Track all my food intake and maintain a minimum of a 500 calorie per day deficit
  • Keep moving throughout the day – Get out of my chair at work for a walk a minimum of three times per day
  • Meditate 4 times per week
  • Do the exercises my doctor gave me daily to help my back
  • Post on my blog and get those 10k posts up on Facebook
  • Reflect on my goals daily
  • One hiking and/or adventure this week.
  • Lose one pound per week.

Not a stellar week, but it turns out I do have a lot of things in the hopper right now that have been a little distracting.  I am going to suck it up this week and get my focus back.  I’m going to stick with my core goal and I am going kick ass this week.  I appreciate you all being there for me and keeping me honest during this endeavor.  I couldn’t do this without you.  See you all next week!

Y1W4

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Year 1 Week 3 Summary

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Hello my friends!

Welcome back to my long journey story.  In this week’s installment, I am happy to report that I had a much better week!  I have been out and about moving more.  My back is only sore and stiff now at the very end of the day, bonus.  I think it’s time to start working my way back on track!  Lets see how I did this week:

Year 1 Week 3 Goals Check

  • Stay hydrated – I still want to research and quantify this a bit more.  -A- I haven’t done a ton of research on this yet, but I am drinking tons of cool refreshing water.
  • 7,000 steps per day, until I am healed up – C+- I managed to get in 4 days of 7k+ steps, yesterday I even reached 10k!
  • Track all my food intake and maintain a minimum of a 500 calorie per day deficit -B- I did track all my food, but there was a couple of Oregon Brewer’s Fest days that blew my calories out of the water.  It was for a good cause, good beer!
  • Keep moving throughout the day – Get out of my chair at work for a walk a minimum of three times per day -B- I got out of my chair alot more this week, but I know I could have done even better.
  • Meditate 4 times per week -A- Deep cleansing breaths!  Feels so good!
  • Do the exercises my doctor gave me daily to help my back -A- This has been so helpful!
  • Reflect on my goals daily -C- I felt like I kind of half assed it in this department this week.

Year 1 Week 4 Goals:

  • Stay hydrated – I still need to figure out how much water is really enough or too much.
  • 10,000 steps per day, time to get back on the wagon!
  • Track all my food intake and maintain a minimum of a 500 calorie per day deficit
  • Keep moving throughout the day – Get out of my chair at work for a walk a minimum of three times per day
  • Meditate 4 times per week
  • Do the exercises my doctor gave me daily to help my back
  • Post on my blog and get those 10k posts up on Facebook
  • Reflect on my goals daily
  • One hiking and/or adventure this week.
  • Lose one pound per week.

Woo!  Okay, I got this!  I am definitely feeling better and stronger.  Last week I got in a couple of adventure days, 2 days at the Oregon Brewers Fest were it was insanely hot and tons of walking around.  I also got a trip in to the beach this last weekend with a nice walk on the beach with my hubs.  I am also hooked on that damn Pokémon Go game, that has kept me moving.  I’m level 21! On the not so good side of things, because I haven’t been worried about my weight for the last couple of weeks and my blow out days at the brew fest, I gained 6.7 pounds… YIKES!  I own it, now that I am feeling better, it’s time to get my house in order again.  I predict I am going to have a fabulous week and I hope you all check in with me next week to see.  Until the, ta ta for now!

Y1W3

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Year 1 Week 2 Summary

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Hi everyone!

I don’t have much to report this week  I’m sill on the injured reserve list.  My back,is feeling a little better, but moving my upper body still causes me pain.  I hope this gets better soon, this is a real drag.  Well let’s see how I did on my goals this week.

Year 1 Week 2 Summary:

  • Stay hydrated – I still want to research and quantify this a bit more. I have been drinking tons of water.
  • 7,000 steps per day, until I am healed up F I didn’t hit 7k this week and that’s okay, been trying to get better. I have been getting around 5k.
  • Track all my food intake and maintain a minimum of a 500 calorie per day deficit A I had no problems with this one.
  • Keep moving throughout the day – Get out of my chair at work for a walk a minimum of three times per day Not as much as I would have liked, I have been just staying low.
  • Meditate 4 times per week This has helped me get my mind off the pain and relaxes my body.
  • Do the exercises my doctor gave me daily to help my back I have been doin this, without fail every day. I’m still trying to avoid having to go to Physical Therapy.
  • Reflect on my goals daily C I was t really fully focused this week. Just feeling kind of blah.

Year 1 Week 3 Goals;

  • Stay hydrated – I still want to research and quantify this a bit more.
  • 7,000 steps per day, until I am healed up
  • Track all my food intake and maintain a minimum of a 500 calorie per day deficit
  • Keep moving throughout the day – Get out of my chair at work for a walk a minimum of three times per day
  • Meditate 4 times per week
  • Do the exercises my doctor gave me daily to help my back
  • Reflect on my goals daily

I’m going to stick with last week’s goal and continue to focus on healing up. I’m a little disappointed that my 2nd year has started so crappy, but there really isn’t much I can do about it, it’s just so frustrating!  That’s all for now. I will see you all next week, hopefully with some better news!

Y1W2

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Year 1 Week 1 Summary

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OMG you guys, I didn’t post on my blog Wednesday!

My apologies for this being so late, I have never missed this before!  Basically, this week went to shit.  I blew out my upper back and shoulders and haven’t been able to hardly move.  I have basically been in a drug induced coma all week trying to heal up.  Today will be the first entire day of not being on pain medication and the fog finally lifting from my mind.

The only thing I really did this week was drink tons of water and logged the food I ate, so I won’t go into the normal goals check, but I will set some goals for this week!

Year 1 Week 2 Goals:

  • Stay hydrated – I still want to research and quantify this a bit more.
  • 7,000 steps per day, until I am healed up
  • Track all my food intake and maintain a minimum of a 500 calorie per day deficit
  • Keep moving throughout the day – Get out of my chair at work for a walk a minimum of three times per day
  • Meditate 4 times per week
  • Do the exercises my doctor gave me daily to help my back
  • Reflect on my goals daily

Okay, so this week will focus on continuing to heal up.  I will get some walking in there, but not go totally crazy.  I may have to go to physical therapy if the at home exercise my doctor gave me don’t completely work, but I think I may be able to dodge that.  I am feeling a lot better than I was, but still hurting a little.  Cross your fingers for me, I hope to be back to my normal self next week!

Y1W1

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