Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Weekly Update, 4/7/10

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: 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.

Food goals:
* Track food intake.
* Track fiber, aiming for at least 30 grams/day average.

Exercise goals:
* 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)

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


Brooke said...

i fall into the "oh i have 200 calories left today, how am i going to use them" trap too.

as far as pilates, we have a class at my gym. my like of it varies by instructor. one is more of a pilates/yoga class while another instructor breaks out the weights for a serious core workout. you should at least give it a try!

SeaBreeze said...

I am scheduled to try Pilates with a friend this weekend. She says it feels like a harder version of yoga. There is a lot of core work and a lot of stretching.

this is a quick research based review on it >

Anonymous said...

"reacclimate the girlie bits"

Lori said...

Calories left? ..blink, blink...

I eat too much.....

Pilates is a lot more challenging that one would think. I love Pilates. It takes time to build up to do the rollovers or rolling like a ball (not to mention the v-sit).

Christie O. said...

i have yet to try a pilates class. and thank goodness for points, i have been known to scarf down every last point in the world. here's to a great and healthy week ahead for everyone! xo

Anonymous said...

I would not sweat readings over 110 - that's still controlled! :D

Hope you had a good weekend - when is Thing 2's birthday??