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Weekly Wrap Up -- 2/25/12

Saturday, February 25, 2012

I feel like I did okay for a very busy week and one filled with a couple days of emotional stuff to work through quickly and put aside. Thanks to the Spark friends that have supported me through the emotional blogs I've put out there this week. Everything is evened out again and only one loose end to deal with soon...the hubby and I talking with our daughter about why some things can't be said/done with the ex-adopted g-parents. Because of this I am going to add something new to my weekly wrap-up... my weekly high and low. Currently I feel the need to capture those negatives and toss them aside and I plan to track these daily and then choose my "big" ones for the wrap-up.

My low for the week: Having to deal with the g-ma stuff again.

My high for the week: Holding a plank long enough to do 12 side step reps! And yes, that's one of each side to make a rep!

Let's go to the goals!

1. Gym 2x/week. Resistance on those days and 1x/will be with the trainer. Will continue with the treadmill and my home resistance equipment on the days I am not at the gym.
I did get to the gym Wed & Fri. I only got on the treadmill at home once, but had two days with lots of walking and other activities so I know I was moving at least. I had some good moments on Friday with the trainer too. Not only did I do more planks than required I was told my core was very strong. She also challenged me to begin switching things up on the machines for cardio and leave the treadmill for home. I will begin doing half my usual treadmill time on the eliptical and bike. Will also throw in the stair climber once in awhile too. This conversation came as I told her the scale wasn't moving so this is an attempt to trick things into starting up again. Bring it on!

2. Carbs down to one serving a day and one day carb-free. (The carbs I'm stopping are the "big" ones such as breads, rice, pasta.)
This one definitely plagued me with the emotional stuff, but overall I did control it better than usual so I am pleased. It is still something I really need to take control over though.

3. Stay within my calorie range. (1600-2010)

4. Continue working on quitting soda.
Nope. No progress this week at all.

5. Lessen the night snacking.
Calling this one good as I planned the snacks at least. Still more work to do.

6. Bible reading, devotion & prayer time consistent.
Definitely made this one with all the stuff I dealt with!

7. Meal planning and weighing and measuring.
This one is half and half for the week. Planning...perfect. Weighing & Measuring...not so much.

Other Team Challenges:

LIL Mommies 12 for 12 in 2012 Challenge
(12 minutes of exercise for 12 consecutive days)
I had to restart this on Monday due to traveling so I'm six days into it.

Biggest Loser - Jade
This challenge ended and we are getting ready for our "Bring Your Spring On" challenge to begin in March. If you would like to be part of the BL challenge let me know and you too could be on the Jade team!

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For the coming week.... Keeping the same goals, but making note about the eliptical/bike stuff. I am hoping to make inroads on both the carbs and weighing/measuring so will put some added attention there.
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    whew you are busy, hope your challenges go wonderful and your emotions smooth out...
    2838 days ago
    I love that you are honest and you are in touch with what is happening in your life that influences how you relate to food. If we could all be so connected, it would make certain things so much easier. As for the struggles, I've heard that our character is truly shaped by the challenges we face and survive. You can do this ... no matter what the triggers are. Lean into your faith and watch Him work ... He's more than able! emoticon emoticon
    2839 days ago
    Sounds like you did pretty good this week even with the emotions. Here's to a great week!
    2839 days ago
    There are some things harder to put behind you since others around you may have a sense of not being finished with it either.
    2839 days ago
    Way to go Janet - I try to do some form of plantks daily - it is amazing on how they never get easier - but I think they are one of the most effective exercises ever!
    2839 days ago
  • MCNC72
    soundsl like you had a busy week!
    2839 days ago
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