Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Weekly update, 3/31/09

It's a busy week (and month) ahead! My back is feeling tons better, so I'll be back at BodyPump on Wednesday! Yeay! And with wanting to do the ADA "Tour de Cure" ride in June, I need to make sure I get some biking or spinning on the training schedule. To do the ride, I'll need to first make sure I can do the 12 miles in a reasonable amount of time (on my April to-do list) , and second, see if I can raise at least half of the minimum ($150) fundraising requirement. Looks like I've got my work cut out for me.

We've got a lot to do this week at home, too, with Thing 2's 5th birthday! We've made good progress on getting things prepared over the weekend. But there's still a bit of prep work to do and house cleaning. Mr. Handsome-and-Handy and I will be busy. Not to mention all the Easter prep the following week--whew!

Progress last week

7-day blood glucose average: 100 (met goal of less than 120)
7-day fasting average: 103 (met goal of less than 120, 100% of days)
Weight goal: -2.2 lbs (met goal of maintain or lose)
Food goals:
- Consumed 5 meatless, low-fat meals and 2 fish meals. (met meatless & fish meal goals)
- Ate >=40 grams of fiber 4 out of 6 days last week. (making progress toward the 50 grams/day)
- Did not meet goal of scaling back coffee.
Exercise goals: Walked (3x), ran (2x), or did elliptical (1x) at least 30 minutes/day 6x last week. Strength trained Friday and Monday. (met goals)
Misc. goals: Got adequate sleep all nights. Still struggling with post-dinner munchies. "See Jane Tri" registration on hold, due to technical difficulties; will try when they post the PDF form on their web site.

Monthly Measure

Well, this was weird, in a way. Month-to-month weight lost was -3.2 pounds, so I'm a little surprised at the significant drop in the hip measurement. I'm pretty sure I measured using the same bra as last month, but not 100% sure.
Bust: +.5 inch (-9.5 inches total)
Waist: Same (-8 inches total)
Hips: -1.25 inch (-8.5 inches total)
Thighs: +.25 inch (-2 inches total)

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.
- Scale back to 1 coffee/day, with mostly almond milk; drink more tea and plain water
- Pack additional veggie snacks for afternoon instead of going for the nuts.
- Track fiber; work up to consuming 50 grams fiber/day (25 grams insoluble, 20 grams soluble)
Exercise goals:
- 5x30 cardio (include 2 runs and 2 bike/spin)
- 2 strength training
Misc. goals:
- 7 or more hours sleep/night.
- Brush and floss teeth right after dinner!
- Register for the "See Jane Tri" event in September!


Christie O. said...

I really love that triathlon name! That sounds about right! Glad you're back up to it!

Juice said...

You are rockin and rollin! Way to keep up the great work. Have fun with the party this weekend. :)

Anonymous said...

Did I miss where your fundraising page is?? I'll definitely pledge!

You'll be glad to know that my blood sugars are back to normal - don't know why they were so out of whack!

Do you usually use the same finger for testing?

debby said...

I noticed you are trying to drink your coffee with almond milk. How is that going? I haven't been able to make that switch.

Pubsgal said...

Christie: Me too! (And I mailed in my registration this morning!!! Holy bleeping blank, Batman!!!)

Juice: Thanks! The party *was* fun, although the birthday girl melted down at cake time; she didn't want to smile with her teeth. (Which are nice, straight, and pearly-white, not like she had any missing or anything. *sigh*) OH! And I found sugar-free Coffee Rio chews...oh my, they *are* tasty. I've locked them in the trunk of my car and will ration a few out for the ride home each evening.

Biz: I AM glad to hear that your blood sugars are back to normal. It could have been the stress of having Tony in the hospital, I've heard that stress can really throw them for a loop. And no, I usually go from finger-to-finger, first the inner side then the outer side. Not the thumb, though.

Debby: Well, so-so, actually. I love creamy coffee. I was measuring, then stopped, so the half-and-half to Almond Breeze ratio shifted toward the half-and-half being more and more. And then the second-cup-at-work habit crept back in there (plus I didn't have my almond breeze at work...ugh). So this morning, I measured carefully (2 Tbsp half-and-half to 1/4+2Tbsp unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze) and brought my 2nd cup from home. Tomorrow, going back to the 1 cup/day habit and switching to tea after that first cup. Mr. Handsome-and-Handy bought non-fat half-and-half from the market. I prefer the regular, but the non-fat variety as half the calories, only 1 gram carb more per serving, and no fat.