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Week 1, Day 2 [23 Apr 2010|12:17pm]

whitefootwolf
Planning on doing two big walks today and a small walk just after lunch with weights. Twice around the loop is 1.9 miles and burns 254 calories. A pound of fat is 3500 calories, so I need to either cut that or exercise that much. Which is basically 4 miles every day. That's probably a little much to expect, but maybe I can do 4 miles every other day, and 1 mile on the off days. I need to do my pilates too, cause that will help tone me up and make me look even better.

I really want to get thin again. 16 days until my birthday party.


Weight: 174.2lbs

Vitamins
One-a-Day Women
Fiber
Chromium


Breakfast
Lowfat Vanilla Yogurt
Pineapple tidbits


Lunch
Peanut butter and jelly with raw oatmeal
Carrots


Dinner


Exercise
Walk with Calypso, no weights.
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[22 Apr 2010|03:39pm]

whitefootwolf
Gonna try and track what I'm eating and when I exercise. I don't really want to do the Weight Watchers points stuff right now, but I do want to just...keep tabs on what I'm eating. I also want to weigh myself every morning and such.

If I can just make sure that my portions are reasonable and I'm not eating bad stuff, hopefully, this will work out.



Weight: 176.5lb

Vitamins
One-a-day Women
Fiber

Breakfast
White tea with milk and honey

Lunch
Turkey sandwich with Miracle Whip
Carrots
Glass of Boathouse Juice

Snack
Raisin Bran
Carrots

Dinner
Pork Ribs
Raisin Bran

Exercise
Walk with Calypso using 1.75lbs on each arm, 1.5 on each leg
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Week 0, Day 5 [04 Jan 2010|07:53am]

whitefootwolf
Since it's a new year, I'm starting with a new set of weeks--officially on Thursday, as per usual. Today is also day one of my new job. It should be pretty stressful today--we will see!

For the next two days, I'm 9-6, then I'm 12-10 which should give me a perfect bit of time to run in the mornings before work. I really want to run tomorrow. I've been so slack that I might have to start over from W1D1. :(


Vitamins
Taken (2/2)


Breakfast (4pts)
Soda (4pts)


Lunch (pts)



Dinner (pts)



Exercise (+1pts)
20 minute Pick-Your-Level Pilates (moderate) (+1pt)




Daily Left: 22/22pts
Flex Left: 35/35pts
Exercise: +1pts (week: +1pts)
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C25K: Week 2, Day 1 [20 Dec 2009|12:29pm]

whitefootwolf
Today was supposed to be 90 seconds jogging, 120 seconds walking. I couldn't hack the 90 seconds (this is why we don't take breaks form our running routines!) so I did 60-60 for about six minutes, the tapered off to 30-90 for about ten minutes. After that, I took a four minute walk break and started back with 30-60.

At the 30 minute mark, everything had properly loosened up, so I spent the next ten minutes doing the 60-90 from week 1.

I think that because I took a few days break and will be taking another few days break while I'm in Vegas, that I may effectively start over come the new year.

One of the new toys I got today was the Nike+ sensor for my iPhone. It transmits to the iPhone to track my speed and my distance. I found it to be pretty accurate, over all, and very fun. I used it to tell me when to start running and when to start walking. Over all, I feel like I got a much better workout with the sensor.

According to the device, my workout was 3.25 miles for a total for 45 minutes. My best time was 12:30 and my average pace was 13:48. That's not too shabby!

Anyway, I think I'll run again tomorrow or Tuesday, then restart the program after Vegas. Or, at least get an idea of where I am after Vegas!
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Week 17, Day 7 [16 Dec 2009|09:50am]

whitefootwolf
Last night was the anniversary dinner--I had a nice tilapia and a few drinks--no desert and no potatoes! Go me! 'Course, I'm a little hunger over today...wine always gets me. :(



Vitamins
Taken (2/2)


Breakfast (pts)


Lunch (pts)



Dinner (pts)



Exercise (+pts)





Daily Left: 22/22pts
Flex Left: 30/35pts
Exercise: +pts (week: +20pts)
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Week 17, Day 6 [15 Dec 2009|03:07pm]

whitefootwolf
Happy anniversary to me! I got my hair done today--it looks fantastic! <3 <3


Vitamins
Taken (2/2)


Breakfast (pts)



Lunch (6pts)
McDonald's Snack Wrap (6pts)


Dinner (pts)



Exercise (+pts)





Daily Left: 16/22pts
Flex Left: 30/35pts
Exercise: +pts (week: +20pts)
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C25K: Week 1, Day 3 [15 Dec 2009|12:09am]

whitefootwolf
Gorgeous day for a run today--I got out really early (8am!) and it was super foggy. Really beautiful. There were ducks on the lake I run around and they looked like they were floating in midair.

I shaved 4 minutes off W1D2's time--giving me an average speed on 3.81 and and average pace of 15:45. Not too shabby.

I upped my stretches, which felt really good. I like doing a few more of them. It makes me feel more limber.

Today, I walked briskly for a quarter mile before breaking into my run/walk. Each time a new song came on, I ran. I typically ran for about a minute, then walked for the remainder of the song. Once or twice, I did 1:30 instead, heh. That was mostly on really great songs, hehe.

Over all, I felt really good about it. The first two miles were easy, but the third mile was mostly hills and it got the better of me really quickly. I powered through it pretty well, but it was still rough.

I think I'd like to keep that pace up for a while--I guess I'm not really following the C25K program as much as I should. This is just easier, as long as I keep increasing my running and decreasing my walking!

Running in the morning really made me feel good--I was in a great mood all day (until I got home, haha).
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Week 17, Day 5 [14 Dec 2009|07:52am]

whitefootwolf
Today, I test my resolve! I'm up at 7:30am to go running. Let's see if I make it, haha!




Vitamins
Taken (2/2)


Breakfast (3pts)
Apple Cinnamon oatmeal with 1/4 cup milk (3pts)


Lunch (6pts)
Naked Juice (6pts)


Dinner (13pts)
Cranberry vodka (2pts)
Applebee's food (11pts)


Exercise (+6pts)
46 minutes run/walk (high) (+6pts)




Daily Left: 0/22pts
Flex Left: 30/35pts
Exercise: +6pts (week: +20pts)
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Week 17, Day 4 [13 Dec 2009|01:29pm]

whitefootwolf
Today was going to be my first day of eating breakfast...I didn't realize it was almost 12! lol. Guess I'll eat a late late lunch. :)

It's also the weight_comp weigh-in day. Like I'd said, I was worried I wouldn't see any loss. I was down almost two pounds!! YAY, to say the least.

It's raining today--Christian was going to play tennis with his dad, but he isn't going to in the rain! :D Lucky for me, today is an inside day. Tomorrow, it's supposed to be nice, so I'll get up and run...then Tuesday is rainy! Lucky me!

Blarg--changed my mind. I feel like shit today, so I'm not going to exercise. Or, I will if I start to feel better.




Vitamins
Taken (2/2)


Breakfast (3pts)
Raisin Spice oatmeal with 1/4 cup milk (3pts)


Lunch (5pts)
Chicken soup with veggies, 2oz chicken, noodles (5pts)




Dinner (19pts)
Chicken (15pts)
Biscuit (4pts)



Exercise (+pts)





Daily Left: -5/22pts
Flex Left: 30/35pts
Exercise: +pts (week: +14pts)
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C25K: Week 1, Day 2 [12 Dec 2009|04:47pm]

whitefootwolf
I went a little more hardcore today. I left Calypso at home and focused on breathing evenly while I was running and running a significant portion of time. I ran or walked for 50 minutes. According to MapMyRun.com, I ran at the pace of 3.5mph with an average of a 17 minute mile.

I still don't have a stopwatch, so I used my iPod. Each time a new song came on, I ran. I kept running until I felt out of breath or really bad--then I ran a couple of more steps and started walking. I only took one break and that was at the 2 mile (out of 3) marker. I used my 2lb wrist weights. I drank almost 8 oz of water as I was going.

To start, I did my 3 minutes of stretches:

01. Gastroc stretch (2 reps each leg, hold for a count of 10)
02. Soleus stretch (2 reps each leg, hold for a count of 10)
03. Quadriceps stretch (2 reps each leg, hold for a count of 10)
04. Hamstring stretch (2 reps each leg, hold for a count of 10)
05. Pilates sideways stretch + double spine twist (2 reps each side, hold stretch for a count of four then twist double time)
06. Pilates spinal roll down with backstroke arms (4 reps)
07. Tricep stretch (2 reps each arm, hold for a count of 10)
08. Shoulder stretch (2 reps each arm, hold for a count of 4)

I want to bump my stretching up to 5 minutes, so I'm going to do more reps of the first four stretches next time.

Then, keeping a brisk pace (a little TOO brisk, actually!) I walked half a mile. For the next two miles, I alternated running and walking as described above, then walked the final half mile at a good, brisk pace.

Originally, I'd planned to only run/walk for 1 mile, then finish out by walking the last 1.5 miles, but I still felt like I had a lot of energy and really wanted to push myself.

Overall, I feel good about this workout. I wish I'd had the ability to run a little more, but I understand that will come with time!
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Week 17, Day 3 [12 Dec 2009|04:29pm]

whitefootwolf
Helped Christian practice tennis today--not for very long, but I ran after balls, threw balls, etc. I also did W1D2 of the C25K program. It's not too shabby! I can't wait until I can run more!!

It looks like Monday I'm working 10:30 to 7pm...so I'll have to get up ass early to actually run. BOOOOOO. That'll be okay, though. It'll test my determination.

I'm really worried that I won't see any weight loss from last week's weight_comp's weigh in. It was 162.4 last week, and I weighed myself today at 162! :( I'd be really discouraged if I didn't see any change despite all the exercising. Although, I do get that my body is still adjusting to the exercise and retaining water. I'm also a little concerned about putting my body into starvation mode because I'm not getting enough yummy things.

Starting tomorrow, I *will* be eating breakfast and I'll be adding 2oz chicken to my lunches. Breakfast will be 2-4 pts and lunch will then be about 5. That leaves me 15-13 points for a snack and dinner. Not too shabby!


Vitamins
Taken (2/2)


Breakfast (pts)



Lunch (3pts)
Stir fried veggies (1pt)
1/2 cup rice (2pts)
WATER! (0pts)



Dinner (10pts)
Sushi (8pts)
2oz chicken (2pts)



Exercise (+7pts)
15 minutes tennis practice (light) (+1pt)
50 minutes run/walk (high) (+6pts)




Daily Left: 9/22pts
Flex Left: 35/35pts
Exercise: +7pts (week: +14pts)
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Week 17, Day 2 [11 Dec 2009|10:33am]

whitefootwolf
I think my next weight_comp Thoughts for Thursday is going to be on goal setting and rewards. More of a discussion article than the others.

This is primarily because my goals in losing weight have changed--instead of wanting to be thin, now I want to be fit. I don't think I've ever in my life been honestly fit. I'd like to be there and be really attractive again. It'll take a lot of work, but I think I'm good for it!

As an aside, I feel REALLY fantastic today. My legs have a little bit of soreness to them, but nothing unmanageable. I *also* mapped out 100 meters on our street, so I can do a little test run when I walk the dogs. Start trying to guesstimate 100m, and such, for running.

Today's exercise is Pilates and a dog walk.

Work is going late today, so we might go out for dinner. I'd like to go somewhere and get a salad or a grilled chicken breast.

BLARG. I totally mis-timed my Pilates and had to stop before I was done! Christian has a call in like 4 minutes, so I can't do the last segment of the video. I will try and re-do it from scratch later.

Also: WOOHOO! 15 minute mile! That's really good for power walking, especially over uneven ground. I'd love to get it to 10-12 minutes. I think next time I power walk, I'll time it better instead of just guessing (based on when I leave the house, etc, not when I actually start the walk).



Vitamins
Taken (2/2)


Breakfast (pts)



Lunch (3pts)
Stir fried veggies (1pt)
1/2 cup rice (2pts)
WATER! (0pts)



Dinner (21pts)
Sketty and 1 meatball from Macaroni Grill (15pts)
Bread (1pt)
Soda (2pts)
Coffee and Bailey's (3pts)





Exercise (+2pts)
20 minute Pick-Your-Level Pilates (moderate) (+1pt)
15 minute power walk with Cinder (moderate) (+1pt)



Daily Left: -2/22pts
Flex Left: 35/35pts
Exercise: +2pts (week: +7pts) (2 used)
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C25K: Week 1, Day 1 [10 Dec 2009|02:55pm]

whitefootwolf
This is Day 1 of the Couch to 5K Challenge!

Today's work out is supposed to be stretching, then a brisk 5 minute walk to loosen things up followed by 60 seconds of jogging alternated with 90 seconds of walking (for a total of 20 minutes jog/walking) then a cool down walk and more stretching.

I ended up doing 5-8 minutes of stretching, then driving out to Lake Johnson (which has a 3 mile paved path). I figured I'd run-walk for 20 minutes, then walk it out.

Well, I overestimated my abilities. I was able to do about 30 second bursts of running with longer walks in between. By the end of the run-walk, I could do about equal parts running and walking, but still wasn't able to run for the length of time requested. I did my best to keep myself to a slow pace and not sprint, but I just don't think I have enough stamina yet.

I did the whole circuit plus some which ended up being about an hour of run-walking with 30 minutes of stretching and cooling down.

Calypso went with me, which was surprisingly okay. She didn't really impede my arm swinging when I was running, and I was using a much more limited range when I was walking because I was using 2lb wrist weights on each wrist.

Over all, not too bad. I think it's a good measure of where I am in my progress towards a 5k! We will see how I feel tomorrow.

Right now, I feel pretty good! I need a new sports bra cause this one is too small and it pulls my shoulders back uncomfortably. I'd love to have some way to strap my water bottle to my waist so that I don't have to carry it! Something like this: http://www.sportsunlimitedinc.com/sportline-hydration-flip-waist-pack.html .

Anyway, yeah! Time to take a nice shower and fold some clothes.
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Week 17, Day 1 [10 Dec 2009|08:58am]

whitefootwolf
Today begins a grand adventure!

...after I wake up fully, of course.




Vitamins
Taken (2/2)


Breakfast (pts)



Lunch (3pts)
1/2 cup rice (2pts)
Stir fry veggies (1pt)


Dinner (13pts)
3oz steak (5pts)
1/2 cup rice (2pts)
Mixed veggies (0pts)
1/2 cup ice cream (4pts)
Soda (2pts)





Exercise (+5pts)
90 min run-walk with Calypso (moderate) (+5pts)


Daily Left: 6/22pts
Flex Left: 35/35pts
Exercise: +5pts (week: +5pts)
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Week 16 Stats [10 Dec 2009|08:56am]

whitefootwolf
I feel really good about getting back on the wagon, as they say. It doesn't look like my weight's changed that much, but I was at 164.4 on the 29th of November. So this is putting me right back where I was before Thanksgiving.

I've also been exercising a LOT the past week and I'm pretty sure I'm retaining all kinds of water! I'm not happy with it, for sure, but I feel better about my body. I'm surprised that my waist wasn't a lot smaller, but that will come!

I am starting the C25K plan today--it's mostly walking today, with a little running thrown in. I'm pretty excited. I think the extra cardio will really push my fitness and weight loss to another level.

When I was looking at starting the C25K, I realized that I've never really been fit in my life. Sure, I've been at a fairly healthy weight and fairly active, but I don't think I've ever been what you could truly call fit. Hopefully, over the next few weeks, I'll be changing that!

This past week, I exercised for at least 30 minutes for five out of seven days. That's a goodly amount. I know you don't want to exercise every single day cause your body needs rest...but yeah. All the other days, I'm totally going to be doing shit.

IT's nice cause at this point, I don't even feel overly sore! :)





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Flex Points (-0pts)Collapse )


Exercise Points (+12pts)Collapse )
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Week 16, Day 7 [09 Dec 2009|02:10pm]

whitefootwolf
We ended up going out last night and I drank WAY too much. I also think I underestimated the points for yesterday, but that's okay cause I don't plan on using any more Flex Points this week! :)

Today has also been a bit of a soda day for me. The touch of hangover is uncool, and it make me want to drink moooore soooodaaaaaaa!


Vitamins
Taken (2/2)


Breakfast (pts)



Lunch (5pts)
1/2 cup mac and cheese with a little ham (3pts)
Soda (2pts)


Dinner (8pts)
Soda (2pts)
4oz chicken (4pts)
1/2 cup rice (2pts)
Mixed veggies (0pts)




Exercise (+2pts)
30 minutes Pick-You-Level Pilates (moderate) (+2pts)


Daily Left: 9/22pts
Flex Left: 24/35pts
Exercise: +2pts (week: +12pts)
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Week 16, Day 6 [08 Dec 2009|11:13am]

whitefootwolf
UUUUUHHHHHHHHHG. Have I mentioned that I HATE RUNNING? Because I HATE RUNNING SO HARD. HATE SO HARD.

Today, I took Cindermuffinbuttonedoodle for his morning walk and decided to mix it up with a bit of running. You know, run some, walk some, run some. I got the idea from the Couch-to-5K program, and I think I might start it. I really have never liked running, but I think the stamina would be really good for me and would help me look a lot better. Apparently, you're not supposed to run with dogs under a year, so it looks like it'll be Calypso and myself doing to running. UHG. She's still so distracted on lead. Guess I'll be shoving a tennis ball between my tits to keep her attention!

I think I'll officially start it on Thursday, and do the program three times a week with regular walking and Pilates between.

I'm also going to keep my eyes out for a 5k or other race that I can do with Kippy. It might be fun!

I made a turkey stirfry today. It really wasn't that great--I used 1oz of turkey, which I think is about .5oz too much for the 1 cup of veggies and .5 cup rice. It was just very overwhelmingly turkeyish. Next time, I think I'll just put a little bit of turkey in.





Vitamins
Taken (2/2)


Breakfast (pts)



Lunch (4pts)
Stir fried veggies (1pt)
1oz turkey (1pt)
1/2 cup rice (2pts)



Dinner (29pts)
Chicken fingers (7pts)
4 chocolate martinis (16pts)
1 raspberry truffle martini (4pts)
2 cranberry vodkas (2pts)




Exercise (+2pts)
20 min powerwalk with Calypso (moderate) (+1pt)
15 min run-walk with Cinder (moderate) (+1pt)


Daily Left: -11/22pts
Flex Left: 26/35pts
Exercise: +2pts (week: +10pts) (used 2)
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Week 16, Day 5 [07 Dec 2009|09:18am]

whitefootwolf
Cinder is driving the husband crazy, so I think we might be taking a long walk and trying out my new exercise clothes and arm weights!

He's been super active, so we'll see what a walk does for him. Maybe he'll get a pack and weights too!



Vitamins
Taken (2/2)


Breakfast (pts)



Lunch (4pts)
Mixed veggies (0pts)
1/2 cup stuffing and turkey (4pts)




Dinner (6pts)
Mixed veggies (0pts)
1/2 cup stuffing (4pts)
2oz turkey (2pts)

Snack (7pts)
Soda (5pts)
Wine (2pts)



Exercise (+1pts)
20 min powerwalk with Cinder (moderate) (+1pt)


Daily Left: 5/22pts
Flex Left: 35/35pts
Exercise: +1pts (week: +8pts)
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Week 16, Day 4 [06 Dec 2009|12:40pm]

whitefootwolf
Christian made me breakfast in bed! <3 I usually do 1/4 cup milk and 1/4 cup water, but it was just SO sweet of him to make breakfast that I can't complain at all. <3

He's also made turkey and stuffing for dinner. 1/2 cup stuffing is about 4 points and turkey is about 1 point per ounce, like chicken and cranberry sauce is 2 points for 1/4 cup. I'm making mom's gravy which I'm guessing is about 2 points for 1/4 cup.

So if I do 1/4 cup stuffing (2pts), 3oz turkey (3pts), 1/4 cup canberry sauce (2pts), and a few spoons of gravy (1pt), that's 8pts for dinner which leaves me with 8 points for the rest of the day. Not too bad!

I've been looking at the pilates videos on Netflix to see how they are. So far, here's what I've got:

Pick-Your-Level Pilates: Solid work out. A little light so I do the standing segment twice. I rate this as "moderate" (sweating after about 10 minutes).
Crunch: Fat Burning Pilates: Hella good workout, but the video is too fast to follow. I rate it as "high" (sweating 2-3 minutes into the workout).
Crunch: Burn and Firm Pilates: Again, way too fast, but I think this one is a little nicer than the other Crunch. However, it needs weights, which I don't have! I also rate this as "high".

I might try the Burn and Firm tomorrow or later today and see if it looks like something that's doable. I've been wanting to get some light weights anyway.




Vitamins
Taken (2/2)

Breakfast (6pts)
Raisin Spice oatmeal with 1/2 cup milk (4pts)
Chai Tea with honey (2pts)


Lunch (3pts)
Stir fried veggies (1pt)
1/2 cup rice (2pts)


Dinner (8pts)
1/4 cup stuffing (2pts)
1oz turkey (1pts)
1/4 cup cranberry sauce (2pts)
Gravy (1pt)
Wine (2pts)
Soda (2pts)



Exercise (+5pts)
40 minutes Pick-You-Level Pilates (moderate) (+2pts)
20 minutes Crunch: Fat Burning Pilates (high) (+3pts)


Daily Left: 3/22pts
Flex Left: 35/35pts
Exercise: +5pts (week: +7pts)
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Week 16, Day 3 [05 Dec 2009|09:35am]

whitefootwolf
We went out to dinner tonight--I had a really lovely little piece of tuna. I think it was between 3 and 4 ounces, so I guessed four. There was a salad with a light dressing some really terrible coleslaw. Overall, I think I did really well. I did eat one little fried shrimpy! :D

I found a new Pilates video on Netflix that I really like--it's "Pick Your Level" and while it's not as strong of a teaching video as the "For Dummies" one, it's a great work out. It's in three sections--standing, side lying, and mat work. I did the standing part twice, so it went standing, side, mat, standing. That gave me 40 minutes of work out (still only 2 exercise points though!) and I feel really great!



Vitamins
Taken (2/2)

Breakfast (pts)

Lunch (3pts)
Stir fried veggies (1pt)
1/2 cup rice (2pts)


Dinner (12pts)
4oz grilled tuna (4pts)
Salad with ginger dressing (1pt)
Slaw (2pts)
Soda (5pts)


Exercise (+2pts)
40 minutes "Pick Your Level" Pilates (moderate) (+2pts)


Daily Left: 7/22pts
Flex Left: 35/35pts
Exercise: +2pts (week: +2pts)
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