Keeping this one short, since I've been blathering away about the gym in other posts. The big news: arrival in "one-derland" (weight below 200) is official! I thought I'd be spending a few more weeks bouncing back and forth across the border...and who knows, I still might, but I'm tickled because I wasn't expecting to be there until New Year's. Now, the trick is extending my stay through the rest of the holidays and beyond.
Progress last week:
7-day blood glucose average: 102 (met goal of 120 or lower)
Fasting blood glucose: 6 of the last 7 days were less than 120 (one day was not tested, since I ran short on test strips); average was 104.
Weight: -3 pounds (met goal of maintain or lose)
Food: 4 meatless low-fat, 0 fish meals. (completely missed fish meal goal by two meals-ack!)
30+ minutes cardio 3/5 days, including 2 runs. (The two days I missed cardio goal, I did 25 minutes and 20 minutes, respectively...but two of the 30+ minute days were 80 minutes and 75 minutes. One of the non-running days included the Bodyattack class, which was probably more intense than my typical run. So overall, I'm feeling okay with not hitting the goals precisely as defined this week).
2.5 days of arms and abs strength training. (Skipped abs portion and 3 arm exercises at the gym the other day and did not complete at home as planned; again, Bodyattack class included abdominal exercises, so overall I probably did more than a typical week in that area.)
Accomplished about half the week on the sleep goal (4/7 days with 7+ hrs. sleep).
Gym trial offer: I went to the gym every work day since turning in the coupon, as planned.
Goals for this 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. Sign up for a 5K race in March 2009 or thereabouts for the Baby Tea Leaves "Quest for Greatness" challenge. I *love* that Christie O. is structuring her latest challenge this way, focusing on fitness instead of dieting! And I've been wanting to race at least once per quarter in the coming year, so this is a good tie-in for my Q1 2009 goal.