Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Weekly Update & Monthly Measure

First of all, a hearty WOO HOO for passing the halfway-to-goal-weight milestone!

I'm also happy that the pants I bought the other week that were just a wee too tight are now fitting well. Snug, but in a good way. They'll be a good reminder to take it easy on Turkey Day.

The last Tuesday in the month is my "monthly measure" day. After last month's yawner, I'm happy to report some progress:
Bust (cross the "girls"): -0.5" (-7.5" total)
Bust (cross the ribcage): -1" (-7" total)
Waist: -0.5" (-5.5" total)
Hips: -1.5" (-6" total)
Thighs: No change (-1" total)
It's interesting that results from my little experiment are holding up over time as well, including the corollary in the comments....

Progress this week:
7-day blood glucose average: 106 (met goal of 120 or lower)
Fasting blood glucose: 6 of the last 7 days were less than 120; average was 115. (missed goal of 100% FBGs below 120, but on average was below 120)
Weight: -3 pounds (met goal of maintain or lose)
Food: 8 meatless low-fat, 3 fish meals. (met goal)
Exercise: 30+ minutes cardio 5 days, including 3 runs; 2 days of arms and abs strength training (met cardio goals; missed abs on one of the strength workouts)
Misc: Met sleep goal of 7 or more hours/night all nights except last night. (yawn!)

Goals for next week:
7-day blood glucose average goal and fasting numbers: below 120.
Weight goal: Maintain or lose.
Food goals: 4 or more meatless, low-fat meals and 2 or more fish meals. Lighter eating if dinner is after 7 p.m.
Exercise goals: At least 30 minutes of cardio 5 days; 3 days of arms & abs strength training workouts; do at least 3 runs (weather-permitting).
Misc. goals: 7 or more hours sleep/night.


Anonymous said...

Hi Pubsgal, and a Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

Regarding that article I was trying to explain, yah, it did say exactly that, that they thought exercise = increased mitochondria = decreased insulin resistance. Hope I said that right, anyways, you know what I mean!

Juice said...

Pubsgal you are ROCKING this health thing. I'm in awe of your progress! Happy Thanksgiving. :)

SeaBreeze said...

I'd love to have 7+hrs of sleep per night as one of my goals, but I think that would psych out my insomnia even more.

I'm impressed you got 3 runs in this past week. I'm finding it harder and harder in the darker conditions. I was going to go on lunch today, but got invited out with 5 friends instead.

Are you going to modify your workout plans for the holidays?

Pubsgal said...

Oooo, good point, SeaBreeze! I just plopped last week's goals down there and forgot to take Thanksgiving into account!

We're staying local, so I'm hoping I can do my usual workouts on Thursday and Friday mornings. Not sure how it will go, though, since it's supposed to rain. If I can't run, I'll do my workout DVDs, but they tend to not be as intense of a workout. (Except for the "Kickboxing Bootcamp" one...that's a good one. It even has some burpees in it. Whew!)

It is harder to run in the dark, especially since I only have time to do it first thing in the morning. We don't get ice or snow here, though, so it rarely gets too cold to run.

I was going to walk at lunch today, but I got a lunch invite, too. So I might have to do a little more activity later..."family dance party" is great, because I get a pretty good workout and so do the kids!

MizFit said...

Im with you and seabreeze on the 7+ hours.


SeaBreeze said...

Miz, next time I'm in Texas I will look you up prior and see if I'm in your neck of the woods.

Julianne, I hope you got my email about some ideas.

Pubsgal said...

MizFit: It's such a bummer that we folks in the Bumbling Band are so spread out geographically. Would definitely love that!

SeaBreeze: Yep, got your note, and doubly appreciate it, since you're screamingly busy right now. Thanks!!!