Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Fitbit Progress Report


For the week of October 9-15, 2017.

1. Steps goal: 30,500
Total: 29,938

2. Miles goal: 15
Total: 11.92

3. Water goal: 32 oz on at least 5 days
Total: 5 days ☆

4. Active minutes goal: 50
Total: 88 ☆

My steps went down and I'm disappointed that I didn't reach this goal.  My miles went down slightly buy still really close to last week.  I'm sure I'll reach this goal soon.

I reached my water goal for the first time in a really long time! I'm so excited about this one. My active minutes was really good, maybe I should up the goal.

Goals for October 16-22

1. Steps: 35,000
2. Miles: 15
3. Water: 32oz x 5 days
4.  Minutes: 105

Monday, October 16, 2017

Little Things


For the week of October 9-15, 2017.

This week:
~We started having cooler weather.
~We took the dogs to the lake to play.
~We watched three movies: Gold, The Accountant and Sisters.
~This week was pay day week.

3 Random Things:
1. The neighbors have a Pitt Bull puppy.  She is really pretty, but I never want to own one.

2. Only 3 weeks until our trip with the kids!

3. I had a bit of an anxiety attack yesterday when my black pen started running out  if ink. R saved the day by having a few put up for a time like this. (He knows me LOL)

The best part of this week: 
The weekend for sure.

This week's struggle:
Getting all my steps.

A motivational quote:
"You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore." Christopher Columbus

Goal review:
1. 32 oz water on 5 days. ☆done

2. Walk 15 miles. *Almost

3. Get to the half way point on my crochet. *I didn't even work on it.

4. Add $25 to the 2019 trip fund. ☆done

Goals for October 16-22:
1. Work on crochet at least a little bit.
2. Walk 15 miles.
3. Drink water daily.
4. Work on holiday prep.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Date Night

Ok, so it was actually afternoon,  but it still counts. I wanted to do a Halloween craft this month so we combined it with date night and had several hours of fun.

I asked R to stop by Michael's on the way home and pick something out for us to do. This is what he bought:


He wanted me to choose one and I looked at them for several days before choosing the pumpkin. Then the next problem was to figure out how I wanted to paint it.

All of my ideas were for "cute" pumpkins and this guy clearly has a "scary" face.

Then an idea finally came to me. We popped popcorn,  fixed carrots and dipping sauce, I made lemonade and we put a movie on. We sat down with our supplies and got started.



What did I come up with? It's a cute, sweet little pumpkin wearing a scary mask. Because, well duh... Halloween!



I think R got tired of it and decided not to do anymore on his skull, but they look really cute. Especially at night with the flameless candles inside.



Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Annihilate the Pounds - Week 6


Annihilate the Pounds October 4-10, week 6.

Challenge 1 September - October

Goals:
1. Lose 5 pounds.
2. Track calories  (1200/day).
3. 32 oz of water a day.
4. Walk on treadmill 3 days a week.

Weight:
Start weight: 173.6
Last week: 171.6
Today: 171.6
☆Down 2 pounds

Calories:
10/4: 1135
10/5: 1160
10/6: 1096
10/7: 1189
10/8: 911
10/9: 990
10/10: 1025

Water:
10/4: 16 oz
10/5: 24 oz
10/6: 8 oz
10/7: 32 oz
10/8: 32 oz
10/9: 32 oz
10/10: 32 oz

Walking:
I walked on the treadmill 3 days.

Thoughts:
My weight stayed the same again which I'm ok with.

My overall calorie intake looks better this week. Only two days below 1000.

My total water this week is 176 oz, compared to last week's total of 192 oz. I really have to work hard at drinking enough.

I've been walking, but I think I need to increase the amount of time and miles.

Overall not a bad week, just not an awesome effort.   I think if I am really tired of maintaining, I should kick it up a notch.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fitbit Progress Report


For the week of October 2-8.

1. Steps goal: 30,000
Total: 30,774 ☆

2. Miles goal: 15
Total: 12.29

3. Exercise goal: 3 days
Total: 3 days☆

4. 250+ goal: 8 hrs a day on 5 days
Total: only 2 days

I reached 2 of my four goals.  My steps were less than last week, but still above goal. Again this week my miles came in just under goal. My 250+ goal just did not happen at all.

For the week of October 9-15
The four things I'm focusing on are:

1. 32 oz of water at least 5 days.
2. Walk 15 miles.
3. Get 30,500 steps.
4. 50 active minutes.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Little Things


For the week of October 2-8, 2017.

This Week:
~Was a pretty average week.
~Continued therapy.
~The weather continues to be summer-like.
~I did some research on new exercise equipment.
~I did pretty good with my health and fitness goals.

3 Random Things:
1. I'm making chicken and rice soup for dinner.
2. The Cheifs are now 5-0. The only team still undefeated in the NFL.
3. We only had 2 loads of laundry this week.

The best part of the week:
The full moon.

This week's struggle:
Still my daily routine.

A motivational quote:
"Life doesn't require that we be the best, only that we try our best."
H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Goal Review:
1. 32 oz of water 5 days. *only reached this 4 days.
2. Blog post on 5 days. ☆done.
3. Full moon celebration.  ☆done.

Goals for week of October 9-15:
1. Try for 32 oz water on 5 days again.
2. Walk 15 miles.
3. Have 1/2 my crochet project done.
4. Add $25 to our 2019 trip fund.

Friday, October 6, 2017

September Review


I had a big list of things going on in September and I was really dreading my surgery. I thought I was going to be down and out for several weeks.

We managed to make all the doctor's appointments,  had my surgery,  started physical therapy. Scheduled Rs surgery (in November).

We put house hunting on the back burner for awhile, we celebrated our anniversary,  packed, moved and unpacked.

I walked 57.75 miles of my 60 mile goal. I started my holiday prep, scheduled a trip to see the grandkids in November.

I did not finish my cross stitch, work on blog ideas or watch season 2 of Outlander.

But I think completing 13 of the 16 goals makes September a success.

How do I feel?
I'm proud of all we got done in September.  I'm still fighting fatigue and pain, but happy with where I am.

I give myself 4 out of 5 stars for September.  ☆☆☆☆


What about OCTOBER?

October is full of appointments,  birthdays and of course Halloween.

My goals for October:

Home -
1. Date night.
2. Plan for trip to see the kids.
3. Plan Thanksgiving camping trip.
4. Christmas's birthday.
5. As birthday.
6. B2s birthday.

Health -
1. Continue improving at therapy.
2. Walk 60 miles.
3. Improve water intake.
4. Weigh less on the 31st than I did on the first.
5. Celebrate Samhain.

Hobbies -
1. Halloween project.
2. Start crochet project.