Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Stitching all day

For mid-month stitches I've decided to do something a little bit different this month.  While I stitch I often watch/listen to Stitch-with-me videos on YouTube. I don't have a channel, so I can't do that kind of stitch with me. But.... I had a thought.....

"I'll stitch all day and post updates every hour on my blog."

I'll come back and just add photos to this post. I don't know... maybe it will be fun? I hope you can check in a few times today and see my progress.

8:20 am

9:20 am
I worked on the little section in the bottom left. It's going pretty slow because there are a lot of color changes. But it's getting there.

10:20 am
For this hour I moved up towards the top and filled in about 150 stitches.

11:20 am
Still working on the upper part. Boy, this hour flew by! Felt like I barely got anything done  lol.

11:20 to 12:20 was break time.
I got a bite to eat, fed and walked the dogs and folded a load of laundry.  I'm back in my stitching chair ready to go again. See you at 1:20.

1:20pm
Moving along in the top right.

2:20pm
I'm really starting to slow down. My back is hurting and I keep stopping to stretch it out. Just took some meds, so maybe I can get at least one more hour.

3:20pm
I think this is it for today. I'm happy with all the progress. I put in about 1,000 stitches!

And just for fun, an overall comparison.
July 21, 2019

And today...

Monday, August 12, 2019

Weigh in



Weight
Aug 4: 168.4
Aug 11: 170.2
Gain: 1.8

Seven day average: 170.4
Last seven day average: 169.6

Water
Goal: 336 oz
Last week: 204 oz
This week: 240 oz

Average calories 
Goal: 1200-1400
Last week: 929
This week: 1202

Steps
Goal: 42,000
Last week: 30,024
This week: 31,606

Miles
Goal: 14
Last week: 11.95
This week: 12.56

Active minutes 
Goal: 105
Last week: 32
This week: 73

Thoughts
I felt like I wasn't making any progress this week, but after comparing the numbers I actually did better than last week. I knew my weight was up slightly due to a visit from the Ladybug.  That should go down soon. I'm hoping to keep up the momentum this week and improve a little in all areas.

The plan
1. Morning stretches

2. 6k steps a day.

3. Minimum 2 miles a day.

4. 15-30 minutes of aerobic activity (according to fitbit) daily

5. Deck of cards workout three times this week. Do as many cards as I can. Try to improve each time.

A-10: do that number of reps
Jack: 11 reps
Queen: 12 reps
King: 13 reps
Joker: do 5 reps of each exercise.
♤ crunches
♡ lunge/squats
◇ push ups
♧ biceps/triceps with 5 pound weights


🎈 Birthday Countdown 🎈
17 weeks
Goal: weigh 155




Monday, August 5, 2019

Weigh In


July 28: 169.8
August 4: 168.4
Loss:  1.4

Seven day average:  169.6
Last seven day average: 169.6


Friday, August 2, 2019

Walking update - July 2019


The American Discovery Trail

In July I was still walking in Indiana.  I walked 39.89 miles and that puts me about 80 miles from the Illinois state line.

2019 total miles: 290.91
Trail total miles walked: 1372.86
Miles remaining: 3675.14

My goal for the year is 1,000 miles. I'm so far behind! I don't think I will make it. But I'll keep walking along and see how far I get.


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Monday night fishing


Look what I caught. I was so excited. It's the little things that amuse me. 

I put it in a bucket because R wasn't home and I wanted him to see it. And measure and weigh it LOL.




It was 20 inches long, between 3 and 4 pounds.  We then returned him to the river.


Monday, July 29, 2019

Weigh in


Weight
Last week: 168
This week: 169.8
Gain: 1.8

Seven day average: 169.6

Water
Goal: 336 oz
Total: 224 oz

Average calories 
Goal: 1200-1400 a day
Average: 1178

Steps
Goal: 42,000
Total: 21,861

Miles
Goal: 15
Total: 11.35

Minutes
Goal: 90
Total: 42

Exercise 
Mon: none, unless you count housework

Tue: stretching exercises from a YouTube video, 20 lunge squats, 20 crunches, 20 wall push ups

Wed: none

Thurs: 12 minutes on treadmill

Fri: repeat Tuesday

Sat: yardwork,  walking, just generally busy. I got 9,257 steps this day!

Sun: none

Thoughts
I really struggled with pain this week, but my head was in the right place lol. So, I didn't meet my goals and my weight was just a little up. I'm not upset. These goals are a challenge for me.  That's why I set them! It's something I'm working towards.

I don't eat enough, drink enough,  walk enough.... you'd think I would be just sitting here wasting away. But as you can see by my weight, that isn't the case.

I'm still trying and I'll keep trying.  If I give up, I'll be as big as the house lol.


Some photos from the weekend 






Friday, July 26, 2019

Planning next week

Clever Fox, undated daily

This week's main goal
This is where I'm putting my health/exercise goals.
July 29-Aug 4 will be week number 4 of my Six Month Shape Up. Week 4's plan is to get 30 minutes of aerobic activity on three days. I've been walking for this and it's been a bit difficult. My back can only take 12-15 minutes on the treadmill at a time so I have to break it up and walk twice a day. Some days are busy, some days I hurt more and some days I'm just plain lazy and have a hard time with that second walk.

This week's priorities 
This is the main focus for the week and projects I want or need to work on. And if room, I'll add notes about events or holidays. This week I'll be cleaning in Zones 5 and 1, it's payday week, Lammas on the 1st and Watermelon Day on the 3rd.

Big To Do box
This section is my weekly list and it stays the same every week.

Small To Do box
I covered this one, but it's the budget for this week.

Habits/Skills
These are things I'm trying to get better at or just need an extra reminder/motivation.  It's a success if I do these things at least 3 times a week.

Life Balance To Do List
These categories relate back to the main goal setting section at the front of this planner. I try to plan something that will get me one step closer to those big goals. I left romance/relationship blank for now. It's usually our weekly movie night, but we may plan an out of the house date. Not sure yet.



Weekly Trackers
The top tracker is my daily routine,  broken down into four parts. And the bottom is my health/fitness stats. I left a small space on the top right for any quick notes and the bottom to record the totals from the fitness tracker.

I'm ready to take on the week! I hope you have plans for an awesome and productive week.