First of all, big (((HUG))) to you all! Writing these posts has become writing a open letter to good friends, and I've always enjoyed doing that.
Thanks for understanding what I had to say on Monday (and laughing with me, too). Because this blog is about accountability, I posted it because I wanted to put it out there that after nearly 2 years of "opposite life," it's not always going to look like perfect compliance with what I should do. I'm so grateful that I've been able to come a long way and reach a point where it is easier than it was during my first 6 months. But there never will be "perfect," just me, following my path to the best of my ability. And you're right, it feels really healthy to me to just move along: not sweeping it under the rug, but not beating myself up over it or feel guilty about it, either.
I'll have to re-read that memo on Friday and Saturday, though. Thing 2 has a birthday coming up!
I have a question for you all: Has anyone tried Pilates? There are a couple of classes on the gym schedule that I was thinking about trying. One is "Pilates Mat" and one is "Pilates with Foam Rollers." About as close to Pilates as I got was an interrupted DVD, and the first part involved going from laying down completely, then rolling up and touching toes: epic fail, there.
Progress This Week
7-day blood glucose average: 108 (met goal of less than 120)
7-day fasting blood glucose average: 109 (met goal of less than 120) <-There were a few days where this popped above 110. Worrisome. I think it was a combination of things: illness, eating later in the day, not as much strenuous exercise, and possibly cold medicines (nasal decongestant can affect metformin's effectiveness, but I didn't think that was the case for the expectorant/cough suppressant).
Weight goals: -1.8 pounds.
Food goals: I tracked 4/7 days during the past week. Guess which days got skipped?
But you know what's weird? I haven't been very hungry the past couple of days, and I'm actually listening to that for a change; just because I *have* calories available doesn't mean I have to *eat* them. Part of that might be because my workouts have been scaled way back in intensity and duration; I haven't had to eat in preparation or recovery from a workout. Or maybe I'm just eating cleaner in reaction to the fabulous food fest at Easter. :-)
Fiber: Averaged 31 grams/day.
Exercise goals: Completely down the toilet this week. I gave it a good go on Wednesday, but then felt horrid, so I eased *way* back this week. I'm finally feeling up to going back to the gym today. Mr. H&H and the Things might be coming by for lunch, so I might have to go after work instead of doing BodyPump class at lunchtime today.
Total mileage for the week was about 6.1 miles.
Wednesday - 60 minutes (.34 mile) - Level 2 of 30 Day Shred + A.M. Yoga DVD, Hip Opener segment + dog stroll around the block. (No BodyPump, because I was exercising my *social* muscles at a work lunch, and that's a rarity.)
Thursday - Nothing
Friday - Nothing
Saturday - 31 minutes (1.45 mi) - Neighborhood walk.
Sunday - Nothing
Monday - 40 minutes (2 miles) - Walk at lunch.
Tuesday - 41 minutes (2.27 miles) - Walk at lunch.
Sleep: Ahhh...kids on vacation=more sleep for me in the morning! This has been great!
Goals for Next Week
7-day blood glucose average goal and fasting numbers: below 120.
Weight goal: Maintain or make progress toward goal.
* Track food intake.
* Track fiber, aiming for at least 30 grams/day average.
* 30 minutes of activity 5 days/week.
* 20 miles minimum distance, if I'm feeling up to spin class this coming week. I need to get on a spin bike once a week, otherwise, I have to reacclimate the girly bits all over again.
* 2 strength sessions (BodyPump + something on my own)
7 or more hours sleep/night.