Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Weekly Update, 5/19/10

Well, you all know the latest, so not much new to report.  Except that yesterday, Mr. Handsome-and-Handy and Thing 2 went on her class field trip to a location on Tunitas Creek Rd. to watch Stage 3 of the Tour of California bike race!  They collected banana slugs and drew pictures of trees while they waited, and then got to cheer for the 3 minutes it took for the bicyclists and cars to pass.  I was a little jealous, but the official race video footage is really fantastic, and it was fun to see some of it going through our neck of the woods, literally! 

Progress This Week

7-day blood glucose average: 98 (met goal of less than 120)
7-day fasting blood glucose average: 96 (met goal of less than 120)

Weight goals: No change from last Wednesday.  I went up a little since Friday, though, which is a bummer, but I'm glad my jeans are at least fitting a little better than they were a couple of weeks ago.  I do prefer them to fit the way they were fitting on Friday, though, so I'll continue to fight the good fight.

Food goals: I tracked every day. Theoretically, if it takes a calorie deficit of 3,500 calories to lose 1 pound, I should have at least had a little nudge down with being 1,273 under.  Unless, of course, the food tracker way overestimates calories burned for physical activity, which is entirely possible.
Fiber: Averaged 37.5 grams/day.

Exercise goals: Didn't meet my goals this week.  I missed BodyPump class (got there today, though); it was challenging fitting fitness with work and school activities lately.
Total mileage: 32 miles
Wednesday - Rest
Thursday - 40 minutes (2.24 miles) - Lunchtime walk
Friday - 20 minutes (1.14 mile) - Lunchtime walk
Saturday - 90 minutes (7.07 miles) - Mostly run, some walk
Sunday - Rest
Monday - 64 minutes (21.55 miles) - Spin class
Tuesday - Rest

Teeth: Flossed 5/7 days.
Sleep: Getting 7-8 hours per night, except Sunday night.

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 DAILY.
* Track fiber, aiming for at least 30 grams/day average.

Exercise goals:
* 30 minutes of activity 5 days/week.
* Spin class at least once per week.
* 2 strength sessions

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


Lori said...

Ahhhh - the race! How cool :D

Funny how those mathematics don't work in regards to the scale, isn't it Real funny.....

debby said...

I like Lori's comment about the scale. Ha ha ha ha. Its so funny...

Oooh, you gave me so many options in the email. I will get back to you on Friday. That craft show sounds fantastic.

Brooke said...

great job on the fiber! and why is it so flipping hard to make 2 minutes to floss? i keep making that a goal and either forgetting or getting too lazy. as if it took all night

Pubsgal said...

@Lori and @Debby: No kidding. And don't you know it, the darn thing went *plunk!* down a pound this morning. Oh, noooooo, couldn't do that for weigh-in day, now, could we? (insert that eyeroll smilie here)

@Brooke: I don't know what it is about flossing, either. I think it's more a thing of it not being as automatic as toothbrushing. I don't think my parents were big on the flossing, either.

Yum Yucky said...

Whoa! 21 miles spun? Is that how those classes go!?

Anonymous said...

Wow - you are doing great with the fiber intake! I find I have to eat the low carb/high fiber english muffins and wraps to get it all in!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

I've never collected banana slugs. What do they look like?

Pubsgal said...

@YumYucky - I've been spinning regularly for a year now, and yes, it's intense! I would probably have a hard time cranking out that many miles without an instructor yelling encouragement. Also, the gym spin bikes don't correspond directly to actual biking; I cover a lot less distance per hour than on my hybrid mountain bike, or even my stationary bike at home. But I have seen improvement over the year.

@Biz - It is challenging to get the fiber. I think it's been partly nut overdose that got me there. ;-) I actually like chia seeds, and they have a ton of fiber. As do dry roasted wasabi edamame; you'd like those, I think!

@allthingsjuice - I'll have to post the picture of the Kinders' collection! They are bright yellow slugs, larger than your standard garden variety. (They're also the UC Santa Cruz college mascot, too!)

Krystal said...

Hi, I'm back. Wow it's been a crazy month. Fun that you got to meet your blog buddies. Random: i never get enough fiber. Or at least i rarely get my 6-9 servings of fruits and veggies. Goal of the week is now to get 5 servings a day (gotta start somewhere, and i've been told to increase slowly)

Robin said...

BG levels look good...and the food fight? Always tough, isn't it? Ack! I'm working on my fiber intake, too. Meet ya' at the bathroom door! :) :)

Love the flossing data ~ very important. :)

Sending HUGS from Orlando!