Well, we're wrapping up week 2 of the Holiday Hoedown!
I did great with the exercise: 298 minutes! I didn't meet some of my personal goals, such as getting in a 10-miler before the 1/2 marathon this Sunday (!?!) or getting that 2nd day of strength training in there. But oh well.
On the days I paid attention, I did fine with the fruit & veggie & fluid intake. Thanksgiving was wonderful, and although I ate too much, I got a lot of healthy stuff in there. (I need to be more like my kids - their favorite part of Thanksgiving was the game time after dessert with the grown-ups! I did enjoy playing catch with my son in the backyard, until dog poo got on the football...and on us. Ew. How quickly we forget - I guess I'm still not used to them having a dog, and as we played catch, I caught whiff of a funky smell. "This ball smells funky! What IS that?" There obviously wasn't enough on there to immediately catch my attention.)
It was the days after that were tricky, snack-wise. We also had a birthday celebration in there for Mr. Handsome & Handy's birthday, so that meant bowling and eating out and cake. It was lovely! But I'm back on track as of Monday with the "Tinsel Vixen" food & fluid goals.
Bummed to say I'm up a pound, having hit my *gasp* weight and battled it back down a little. I really thought I'd see it go down more. (You mean I'm going to have to have more than 2 on-track days to correct this little problem? Damn.) I'm looking over my chart of weight from the past year, and I noticed an interesting trend: the last time it bobbed up like this - other than a freak surge at the end of April - was back in March, around the time change, and it took about a month to get things regulated again. Maybe I just get a bit more peckish when the seasons change. Or it might just be a coincidence, because I didn't see this pattern play out in 2009, and it didn't stop me in 2008 when I was still in fat-loss mode. Whatever.
So my oh-so-lofty food goal is to refresh my "food training" to the right portion sizes (by weighing, measuring, and calorie tracking for the rest of the "Holiday Hoedown" - in addition to fluid and fruit/veggie goals) and to keep on with the fitness goals (5 days x30 minutes, 2 strength segments of 15 minutes or greater) . Hopefully, the result will be ending the year within 1 pound of where I started it. (3 fewer pounds would meet that goal; 4 fewer pounds would see me weighing exactly the same.) P.S. - Oh, and try something new fitness-wise, ala the Week 3 challenge. I have a Zumba DVD set from the library that's just waiting to be reviewed!
P.S. Forgot to include a blood glucose update! 14-day average was 107, fasting average 102. All readings for the past 2 weeks were below 120, only 2 were above 110 fasting. Much improved! In spite of all the fun weekend stuff. I guess riding my stationary bike at night has been especially helpful with the morning numbers, much as I don't like to save exercise for the last thing I do in the day.