Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Weekly Update, 1/27/10

Hi there!

Ugh...not much sleep last night, so I'm not going to write much now. Life is a whirl of work, kids' school stresses (including possible closure of my kids' school due to budget cuts - so lots of school board meetings added to our schedule - and no little "what if..." and freaking out - we love our kids' school), and struggling to keep on an even keel with regard to food and fitness.

On the positive side, I've started my first "pay it forward" hat. I found the yummiest yarn, but I had to do a bit of recalculating the pattern to fit the needles I have. Thing 2 likes the gauge swatch; it became a new blanket for her little animal toys. It's been awhile since I knit in the round, and I rarely knit in such a small yarn (sportweight, which is thinner than the usual kind, which is worsted weight), so the fingers are feeling a bit fumbly. If the first hat turns out totally funky, well, guess Thing 2's stuffed animals get a new hat. ;-)

Progress This Week
("Rethink Your Shrink" goals marked with a *)

7-day blood glucose average: 104 (met goal of less than 120)
7-day fasting blood glucose average: 102 (met goal of less than 120)

Weight goals: Up .2. I'm holding steady, but it would be nice to be able to eat the same and hold steady about 10 pounds lower. What? It doesn't work like that? Damn.

Food goals:
* Calorie tracking: I did not track consistently, but I know I was over my limit by more than 1000 calories during the past couple of weeks. (Hmmm...this seems to be a pattern.)
Fiber: Of the days tracked, I am averaging over 30 grams/day.

Exercise goals: At least 30 minutes 4/7 days, so missed by one day. (Though I suppose I could Monday as double? ;-)
* Total mileage: 24.04 miles
* - Wednesday, 1/20: Missed BodyPump class today. :-( Rode stationary bike at home 23 minutes (5.5 miles) and did strength workout 15 minutes (arms and abs).
- Thursday, 1/21: Rest.
* - Friday, 1/22: 60 minutes - BodyPump class.
- Saturday, 1/23: Active rest (shopping stroll).
- Sunday, 1/24: Utmost sloth.
- Monday, 1/25: Brick workout today, total 75 minutes. 3.41 miles in 35 minutes treadmill run, 12 miles in 33 minutes spin bike, and .5 mile in 7 minutes cooldown on the elliptical.
- Tuesday, 1/26: Ugh, so sore today! Walked 48 minutes, 2.63 miles.

Sleep: Coming up short here on several nights. :-P

Monthly Measure
Down .5" in the waist (back to lowest point) but up 1" in the hips (up 1" from lowest point); other measurements unchanged.

Goals for Next Week
("Rethink Your Shrink" goals highlighted with a *)

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

Food goals:
Track calories in my food log.
*Stay within 1000 calories of my limit for the week. (To ensure that I at least maintain.)
Track fiber. Minimum 30 grams fiber/day. (Include both insoluble and soluble sources.)

Exercise goals:
30 minutes of activity 5 days/week.
*20 miles minimum distance.
*At least one run and one bike; one swim optional this week (it's stormy)
*2 strength sessions (BodyPump + something on my own)

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


Lori said...

Will there be pictures of the hat??

Pubsgal said...

Yep! Right now I have only about 10 rows knit, so not much to see yet. I think there should be a hat by next week, these things are tiny!

Brooke said...

i totally think you get extra credit for your brick! :)

josie said...

Good luck with the hat! Once upon a time I was an avid fun!

Sometimes life gets in the way of what we really want to do, I hope next week works out better for you!

Anonymous said...

Ugh, so sorry to hear about school woes! Hope all gets resolved to your liking...

Courtney said...

You have some great goals...keep up the good work. I'm tracking my food now too and I know it will help me be successful if I can keep it up!
adventures in tri-ing

carla said...

is it a hat yet?


Sagan said...

Ugh, last night I got 4.5 hours of sleep. I'm hoping for a wee bit more tonight. Good luck with your goals too.

Also, hat photo hat photo hat photo!