by

Year 1 Week 17 Summary

No comments yet

Categories: Weekly Summary

Hi guys,

I don’t really have anything to report this week.  It’s been a very emotional week for me and I have had zero focus.  I don’t usually discuss politics openly, but I have to say how truly saddened, angry, frustrated, worried, scared and embarrassed by what has happened in our country during this last week and who we, the people have elected to represent this country.  HE IS NOT MY PRESIDENT!

Probably one of the most difficult things, I have ever had to do in my life, was the morning after the election.  I had to face my children and portray strength and try to put on that game face and make like everything was okay.  FAIL!  How the fuck am I supposed to look at my gay son and tell him that everything is going to be okay?  I can’t, because it’s not!  How am I supposed to look my daughter in the face and reassure her that everything women have worked hard for and have fought to achieve over the years will keep moving forward?  I can’t, because those things are in jeopardy.

Everything just feels like one big uncertain mess this week.  My house has been divided on certain topics and it feels like it’s been ripping my family apart.  What the fuck happened?  I have also realized this last week that I am completely oblivious when it come to understanding the interworking of politics and how the system works (or doesn’t work).  Shame on me!  I have made it a personal goal of mine to learn more, to listen, observe and speak out when I don’t agree.

It’s been a very sad and emotional week. I have slowly been getting a bit of my groove back and got to spend some time with my girls this weekend and got some fresh ocean air today.  I’m mentally starting to feel a little better, but just not there yet.  I’m going to keep working towards my goals this week and try to hang in there.

To all of my friends, family and colleagues of the LBGTQ community, different skin colors, different countries and religions.  I love you all, I am here for you, I will stand by you ALWAYS.  If you need some one to just sit and listen, I am here.  If you need a hug or a shoulder to cry on, hit me up.  I won’t tell you to calm down, I won’t tell you that you are right or wrong, I won’t tell you everything will work out and be okay, I will just be there for you.  Please be careful out there and stay safe!

Okay end rant.  Here are the goals for the week:

Week 18 Goals

  • Stay hydrated: 180 ounces per day
  • Log all of my food every day
  • Maintain a 500 calorie deficit every day
  • 10,000 steps per day
  • Get up and move: Hit my Fitbit 250 steps per hour from 7am to 7pm
  • Meditate 4 days per week
  • Reflect on my goals every day
  • Post in my Facebook groups every day
  • One adventure day per week
  • Lose 1 pound per week

Be safe everyone!

y1w17

 

 

by

Year 1 Week 16 Summary

No comments yet

Categories: Weekly Summary

Good evening!

This week has pretty much been in the crapper for me.  I have zero energy.  I have been keeping up with the food log, water and keeping my blog entry up to date each day, but that has been about it.  Have a lot going on at work and been dealing with some home repair crap this week.  I hope this week goes better!  Here is the break down.

Sunday D

I logged all of my food, hit my calorie deficit and drank tons of water. Didn’t do much of anything else. I weighed in and lost 2.7 pounds!  The previous week’s work payed off!

Monday B

Had a little bit better of a day as far as movement today.  Logged all my food, stayed within my calories and drank tons of water, still needed to drink more tho.  I hit 7 of my 12 hours of today, so need to do better there as well.

Tuesday B-

Not much movement today.  Spent most of my day sitting at my desk or in meetings.  Trying to get a big project wrapped up at work, so I have been just getting lost in my monitor at my desk and ignoring my Fitbit.  Naughty!  I did log all my food, hit my calorie deficit goal and stayed hydrated.

Wednesday C

Another day of hardly any movement.  I worked from home today, so that didn’t help.  Spent the day worrying about home repair and trying to get some work done.  I did log all of my food, stayed within my calorie deficit and stayed hydrated.  Kind of a stressful day, we are battling with our old furnace and trying to find parts for it.  UGH, I’m not ready for winter!

Thursday C+

It was another work from home day for furnace repair.  Not a lot of movement today.  I can’t wait for this week to be over!  Sounds like we may have a solution for the heat, so cross your fingers for us!  Otherwise we may have to put in a new furnace.  Boo!

Friday D

Not a good day.  Furnace drama continues.  Logged all of my food, but went over my calories.  I did keep myself hydrated.  Washed some dishes and forgot to put my Fitbit back on.  BLEEP!

Saturday C

Got some better movement in today, should have been more tho.  Didn’t get my adventure day in this week, that is a couple weeks in a row now.  Need to get some fresh air soon!  I did log all of my food, but I went a little bit over my calories.  Weighed in today, I didn’t gain or lose any weight.  Given how crazy this week has been, I will take it!  I’m so glad this week is over!

Week 17 Goals

  • Stay hydrated: 180 ounces per day
  • Log all of my food every day
  • Maintain a 500 calorie deficit every day
  • 10,000 steps per day
  • Get up and move: Hit my Fitbit 250 steps per hour from 7am to 7pm
  • Meditate 4 days per week
  • Reflect on my goals every day
  • Post in my Facebook groups every day
  • One adventure day per week
  • Lose 1 pound per week

Okay, so it’s been a pretty crappy week all the way around.  It’s been pretty stressful, I haven’t been sleeping well or moving that much.  I’m hoping this week will be better.  The furnace guy will be back out Monday morning to install the part that will hopefully fix the damn thing.  I need to move this week!  I also need to get out of the house and get some fresh mountain or sea air this week.  Deep cleansing breaths!  See you guys next week!

y1w16

by

Year 1 Week 15 Summary

No comments yet

Categories: Weekly Summary

Welcome back!

I had an awesome week this week.  Not only because I lost some weight this week, but I feel really good at being back at it and moving forward again.  It’s a great feeling.  The new process seems to be working out pretty well.  Adding to this blog everyday and looking at what I accomplished each day is helping me stay focused.  Weighting things by their importance to me also seems to be working out better for me mentally.  When I miss something, I’m not beating myself up as much.

Let’s break it down:

Sunday C-

I logged all of my food, hit my calorie deficit and drank tons of water.  I forgot to weigh in this day (probably because I knew it was going to be ugly), I gained 12 pounds on my little two week vacation.  OUCH!  I was pretty lazy today, I didn’t move very much at all.

Monday A-

I did much better at getting off my but and moving, I didn’t hit 10k, but got in 7,500 much better!  Logged all my food and drank all the water.  I made good meal choices and had a 700 calorie deficit, NICE.  I hit 9 out of 12 on my 250 steps per hour goal.  This is going to be a tough one to hit because of work meetings,  I don’t really have any control over that, unless I stand up during the middle of a meeting and walk in place.  Not sure how well that will go over =)

Tuesday A

Great day!  I hit 11 out of 12 of my 250 steps per hour today.  Not so many meetings so I was able to get up and move.  I didn’t hit 10k today, but I got up to 7,811… improvement!  Logged all my food and had a -635 calorie deficit.  Still haven’t hit my maximum water goal, but I am well hydrated.

Wednesday B+

I fell a little behind on my water today, not sure why.  Maybe I should set myself some sort of reminder for that.  I hit 9 out of my 12, 250 steps per hour.  Lots of meetings today.  I fell behind on my steps today too, 5,800.  I did manage to log all my food and hit my calorie deficit.  Win!

Thursday B

Bad day on the steps, meetings all day again and a little frantic getting things done at work.  I did manage to get in 6,300 and only hit 7 out of my 12 steps per hour goal.  I logged all my food and hit my calorie deficit.  I did better on my water today too.  I will be so glad when this week is over… it’s been nuts!

Friday C+

Bad day for steps.  I worked from home today to get the furnace worked on and that took half the day.  I did log all my food, but only a 400 calorie deficit today, still pretty good tho.  I’m so glad it’s Friday, I really need the weekend.

Saturday C

My day started out strong, I got up early and ran all my errands and did chores around the house and was moving pretty good.  Then in the afternoon, I fizzled.  I managed to get in a little over 4,800 steps.  I could have done better.  I didn’t get my adventure day in either this week.  Boo!  I did drink all the water, log all the food and hit my calorie deficit.

Week 16 Goals

  • Stay hydrated: 180 ounces per day
  • Log all of my food every day
  • Maintain a 500 calorie deficit every day
  • 10,000 steps per day
  • Get up and move: Hit my Fitbit 250 steps per hour from 7am to 7pm
  • Meditate 4 days per week
  • Reflect on my goals every day
  • Post in my Facebook groups every day
  • One adventure day per week
  • Lose 1 pound per week

Not too horrible for my first week back at it.  I achieved a B for the week!

I’m feeling really focused and driven right now.  I think my new process is going to help me to stay more focused and accountable.  It is more work, but I think it’s worth it.  Going to try and step up my step game this week.  Even tho I have been drinking a lot of water, I need to be drinking more.  I lost 3 pounds when I weighed in this morning guys!  So I know I am on the right track.  Thanks for looking in on me, I will see you all next week!

y1w15

by

Year 1 Week 14 Summary

No comments yet

Categories: Weekly Summary

Well hello there!

I have had a couple weeks off and it’s time to get back to it!

I really needed the break. During my little hiatus, I kept logging food, drinking water and meditating.  I didn’t worry about anything else. I also did a lot of thinking about how I wanted to change my blog up and how I share my achievements with you guys. 

I decided that I needed break my report down by each day instead of an overall weekly grade. I also decided that I needed to weight each one of my goals by their importance and then broke them out into ranges of accomplishment. This is how I will come up with my report card based on this calculation each day.  My hope is that this will help drill down my focus and also really see where I’m slipping or doing well.  Going through this process daily, and building my weekly blog as I go, will also help me reflect on my goals each day.  

I’m going to give this a shot and see how it works out. Let’s do this!

Week 15 Goals

  • Stay hydrated: 180 ounces per day
  • Log all of my food every day
  • Maintain a 500 calorie deficit every day
  • 10,000 steps per day
  • Get up and move: Hit my Fitbit 250 steps per hour from 7am to 7pm
  • Meditate 4 days per week
  • Reflect on my goals every day 
  • Post in my Facebook groups every day 
  • One adventure day per week
  • Lose 1 pound per week

Okay, time to get back to work. It’s going to be tough getting back into the groove again, but I’m glad to be moving in the right direction again. That’s all for now, I will see you all next week!

by

Year 1 Week 13

No comments yet

Categories: Weekly Summary

Hey guys, I’m still here. I have a lot of things going on right now and I need to take a little break to reset. 

I’m not going to set any goals this week, but I will keep up with some of the habits have formed. 

There is just a lot going in my personal life and work. I think weather turning cold and wet is also getting to me. I’m not ready for it yet, but I guess I better suck it up and get ready. 

I just wanted to check in with you all, every thing is cool, I just need a little me time. See you all next week!

by

Year 1 Week 11

No comments yet

Categories: Uncategorized, Weekly Summary

img_0611-1.jpg

Well hello there!

Welcome back to another edition of a week in the life of Marci’s long journey. This week was kind of messed up. My week started out really strong and then fell apart. I was walking home from work last week when a dog in our neighborhood attacked me and chomped onto the back of my leg. Not a huge bite, but it’s in a bad spot that always rubs on my clothes the more I moved it would get sore pretty swollen up. And of course it also hits the chair right where I sit. It’s a no win situation.  So this slowed me down a bit this week. 

I think what upset me the most about this situation was the fact that I have never been down right attacked by a dog. I have been charged by dogs, but never jumped like that. I just can’t fathom why a dog owner would let there dog out near people with that type of aggresssive behavior. I got the bite checked out by a doctor and they filed a report with Animal Control. Animal Control will let me know if the dog is up to date on it’s shots when they do their investigation. My fear is that the dog is going to pay the pentalt for their owner’s lack of common sense and poor judgment.  Such crap, it really makes me mad. 

Okay, enough bitching, let’s get down to business and see how I did this week. 

 Week 11 Goals Check:

  • Stay hydrated -A- I’m drinking all the water, but I still need to be more consistent about logging it. 
  • 10,000 steps per day -C- I got three days on and then dog bite happened. 
  • Track all my food intake and maintain a minimum of a 500 calorie per day deficit -B- tracked it every day, but I did have one day that I went overboard. Italian food will do,it every time =)
  • Keep moving throughout the day – Get out of my chair at work for a walk a minimum of three times per day -A-  I’m feeling really good about this one this week. I have been paying attention to my Fitbit and getting off my ass every time it buzzes me. 
  • Meditate 4 times per week -B-  I got three days in this week. 
  • Post on my blog and get those 10k posts up on Facebook -C- I got some 10k posts up this week. Yay!
  • Reflect on my goals daily A- I felt very focused this week.  
  • One hiking and/or adventure this week. -F- No adventures this week =(
  • Lose one pound per week. -C- Holy crap , I actually lost a little weight this week, .3 pounds, I will take it!

Week 12 Goals:

  • Stay hydrated and log it!
  • 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.

That was a weird week. Going to get busy this week. My leg is almost back to its normal self, so it’s time to get moving. I will keep you all posted with the Animal Control situation. I can’t believe I actually lost a little weight this week, that was a nice surprise. I’m thinking about changing up the formatting of my blog posts.  Time to shake it up a little bit. Be on the look out for something a little different next week. See you all then!

by

Year 1 Week 10 Summary

No comments yet

Categories: Uncategorized, Weekly Summary

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!

by

Year 1 Week 9 Summary

No comments yet

Categories: Weekly Summary

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

by

Year 1 Week 8 Summary

No comments yet

Categories: Weekly Summary

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

by

Year 1 Week 7 Summary

No comments yet

Categories: Weekly Summary

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!

Y1W7.1

 

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!

Y1W7 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7