Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Weekly update, 2/24/09

Adventures with Mary Lou, Day 23:
(Frankly, I'm glad February is almost done. I'm running out of funny things to say, so I'll pretty much just let The Platform speak for itself. Look for the final analysis next Tuesday.)
"You are half a pound below your starting weight." (This was up from my previous weigh-in.) "Don't get discouraged. Focus on the fact that you're actually doing something to be a healthier, happier you." (I'm trying to focus on that. Really.)

Progress last week

7-day blood glucose average: 96 (met goal of <120)
7-day fasting: 95 average, all days <120 (met goal of <120 every day)
Weight goal: +1 (did not met goal of maintain or lose)
Food goals: Consumed 5 meatless, low-fat meals and 1 fish meals. (met meatless, missed fish by 1 meal)
Exercise goals: 4.5x30 min. cardio (4.5 because I was short 2 days, one day by 10 minutes and one day by 5 minutes), including 2 runs. Attended BodyPump class and did Yoga/rowing machine on Friday for my strength workouts. (Missed exercise goals by 1/2 cardio, 1 run.)
Misc. goals: Got adequate sleep all nights. Am documenting my adventures with Mary Lou's Platform. Refining food goals for better HDL/LDL still on the to-do list. Chatted with one fellow gym-goer, but fell a bit short on the encouraging "offline" others goal.

Monthly Measure
Ah...the good news! I think this can all be attributed to a month of BodyPump class, since it sure wasn't due to a weight loss.
Bust: -1" (may be partially due to better bra)
Ribcage: -.5"
Waist: -.5"
Hips: -.75"
Thighs: -.25"

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.
Exercise goals: At least 30 minutes of cardio 5 days, plus 2 days of arms & abs strength training workouts. *This week only: omitting specific # of running workouts goal. Resuming next week. Note to self: Do this for a couple of weeks after every race; I felt that burned-out feeling again.*
Misc. goals:
7 or more hours sleep/night.
Hang in there! It's the last week of Adventures with Mary Lou.
Try the Hatha Yoga class at the gym this week again to see if it will fit in with the regular school-time schedule.
Tighten up on the food plan in general, plus refine my nutritional goals regarding fiber and fats, to improve HDL/LDL numbers.

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