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One Week Down

Monday, January 09, 2017

It was a good first week in my new health plan. I exercised six of seven days, and was able to stay in my calorie range 6 of 7 days as well. My macros need a little work. I missed protein targets twice and didn't hit fiber goals a single day.

I'm not doing well on my goal to stop hitting the snooze button, even when I go to bed earlier. I really need to work on improving my sleep quality. I also think I might need to work on improving my job situation. How is that related to sleep? There are nights when work problems keep me up at night. There are also days when I don't want to get out of bed and go to work. I've noticed that when I'm with my family or have a day off, I wake up BEFORE the alarm. It's only on days I have to go to the office when snooze has become an issue.

My weight increased this week. Seven pounds worth even though the exercise, nutrition and water were on target. I'm going to blame this on that early weight training effect. My body freaking out about my change in activity this week. I only take measurements once a month, so it will be a few weeks before I can check that, but I'm guessing that with consistent strength training this month, I'll see those numbers go down even if the scale doesn't move in the way I would like.
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  • JIBBIE49
    848 days ago
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    I'm glad you are focused. Keep at it.
    1133 days ago
    Being in a crappy work situation certainly puts a damper on ones wellbeing.
    Keep working on finding your balance.
    Best wishes.
    1134 days ago
    Have you tried any of the sleepy teas before bed? I've heard camomile helps you wind down, although I can't say it works for me. I use one with passion flower and valerian. I also use unisom and benedryl when I want something that really knocks me out.
    1134 days ago
    You may not be eating enough and that is why you did not lose anything last week. When we don't eat right, our body will hang on to the fat because it does not know when it will get fed again.

    This week I have been eating more and I dropped a pound. It is a balancing issue.

    Keep on making healthy choices and hopefully, your sleep issues will stop.
    1134 days ago
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