Monday, July 6, 2009

Weekly Update, 7/7/09


We enjoyed a wonderful holiday weekend; our Independence Day was terrific. Things 1 & 2 wanted to be in the 4th of July parade, so we joined the "kids on bikes & trikes" contingent, sponsored by one of our local businesses, Cameron's Restaurant and Inn, and we even got coupons for free ice cream! The kids loved it--their scooters were quite festive!--and a couple of their friends from the neighborhood were also in the parade. Then in the afternoon, our neighbors a couple of doors down had their 25th annunal "doo dah" party: yummy potluck food, volleyball, and a musicians' jam session (folk & blues) in the back yard. We skipped the fireworks, because it looked foggy, but then we saw some of them over the rooftops of the houses, so we probably could have seen a decent show across the highway at the beach. OH well! We were pretty tired by the end of the day, and the kids aren't that into fireworks yet.

Progress last week

My test strip prescription ran out on Thursday, and I'm still waiting for the refill. So I'm flying blind currently. The readings I did get were good (88-92 for fasting; 90s post-meal).

Weight goal: +1 lbs. (Did not meet goal of either maintain or make progress toward goal. Up a total of 2.6 from my lowest. Darn!)

Food goals:
I ended up tracking 3/7 days last week.
- Got in 4 meatless meals but no fish meals.
- Does extra coffee count if you throw a couple of tablespoons of chia in it? Er...thought not. I didn't meet this goal at all.
- I rocked the fiber! On the 3 days I tracked, I got 30 grams or more, and I'm pretty sure the non-tracking days were at least in the 20s.

Exercise goals:
Met goals: Accomplished 1 spin class, 1 BodyPump class, 1 swim, 1 walking/strength, 1 run+strength, and 1 exercise DVD ("Tae Bo for Kids") with Thing 1.
Met my Women's Challenge goals for the week.

Misc. goals: Got adequate sleep. Mainly because I slept in, sloth-like, over the 3-day weekend.

Goals for this week

7-day blood glucose average goal and fasting numbers: below 120.
Weight goal: Maintain or make progress toward goal.

Food goals:
- Track, track, TRACK already!
- 4 or more meatless, low-fat meals and 2 or more fish meals.
- On work days, switch to tea and plain water after that first cup of coffee.
- Track fiber. Minimum 30 grams fiber/day. (Include both insoluble and soluble sources.)

Exercise goals:
Minimum of 30 minutes of workout 5 days/week. Workouts to include at least 1 bike, 1 run, and 1 swim per week, plus 2 strength training per week.

Misc. goals:
- 7 or more hours sleep/night.


Christie O. said...

glad you had a good 4th! that's all that counts!!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy you had a wonderful holiday weekend!

Happy New Weekend! :D

Christie O. said...

I did it! I did it, my tri friend! I can't wait to hear how yours goes!! I know you will do great, I just know it!!! IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!

Fitness Surfer said...

Your progress is continuously amazing.

One of my best friends is pre diabetic and has strugles with lossing weight ans is curently over 300 and never fills full. What would you sugest. What was the first things that helped you get things started in the right direction? She's openly asked for my help i just don't understand the insulin resistant/diabetic part that she's dealing with, and thought you might have some good tips. Thanks - Krystal (FS)

Pubsgal said...

Thanks, everyone!

*excited shriek*! Congrats, Christie!!!!!!

Krystal, I'll email you more. (And will definitely post more about this, too.) I'd say, that for starters, the best things your friend can do for herself are to "eat as if" she were diabetic and to get 30 minutes of activity 5 days/week if she does not do so already. The "Favorite Links" section on the right sidebar highlight the web articles I found to be especially helpful when I was first diagnosed.