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Year 1 Week 15 Summary

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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!

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Year 1 Week 14 Summary

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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!

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Year 1 Week 13

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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!

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Year 1 Week 11

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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!