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My Accountability - Update for 1/6/10

Thursday, January 07, 2010

My biggest downfall in 2009 was not being consistent with tracking my food and being accountable for what I am eating.

My goals for 2010 include
1. Tracking Daily
2. Going to the Y 2-3 nights a week and Strength Training 2-3 days a week.
3. Cardio of at least 30 minutes every day even if it's just walking
4. Getting back to the 130's.

As part of my accountability for 2010 I plan to post here to my blog daily with my calories and cardio/exercise for the day.

Daily calorie range for food is 1,460 - 1,810 a day.

Sunday 1/3:
45 minutes on Elliptical - 400 calories burned
ACTUAL: I did 47 minutes while catching up on Tweets and reading The Spark.
Calories: 1682
Cardio: ~400
Minutes: 47
Deficit: -576.75

Monday 1/4:
35 minutes on Elliptical - 300 calories burned
ACTUAL: I did 30 minutes on the elliptical but I waited too late at night to do it. I was farting around trying to find the owner's manual because the display on the elliptical wasn't working the way I had expected it to. I got online and finally called NordicTrack. Got the manual and it suddenly dawned on me that the problem was that the batteries (big old D sized ones) were going out and that what I was seeing was the outline of a battery! DUH. Switched out 2 of them and the display worked fine.
After that I did 10 pushups (gonna go for a few more next time) and 10 minutes of Yoga stretches.

Last night I sabotaged myself. I headed to bed around 10 pm only to stop at the stupid stocking hanging up at the fireplace that still had some candy in it. 5 mini butterfingers later, and it's just 5 because that's all that I had in the entire house, and I was like WTF?

Anyway - I think that I know what one of my triggers is and it happens in the morning. I need to absolutely make certain that I eat a LARGE breakfast with sufficient protein right when I get up (w/in 30 minutes). If I wait too late and grab just a muffin or a bowl of cereal it's just not enough.

Calories: 1,969
Cardio: ~327
Minutes: 40
Deficit: -245.45

Tuesday 1/5:
Strength & Tone class - 300 calories burned
Teach Dance Fusion - 600 calories burned (Altho I have burned over 700 when teaching this class!)
I did all the exercise above AND I stayed in my range - Good Day!
Calories: 1,846
Cardio: ~900
Minutes: 85
Deficit: -929.15

Wednesday 1/6:
Teach Double Step class - 600 calories burned
30 minutes Elliptical - 300 calories burned
Cardio all done except that instead of the Elliptical I ran on the Treadmill for 30 minutes! A little over 2 miles. WOOHOO!
Calories: 1690
Cardio: ~900
Minutes: 85
Deficit: -1069.55

Overall another great day!

Thursday 1/7:
I am having Lasik on this day- so no more glasses YAY! No workout though. :(
UPDATE: To keep the Streak Alive I will do something for 30 minutes in the morning - perhaps even go outside and run in the cold just to say I did it!
ACTUAL - I did it! I ran outside for 30 minutes! It was 20*F, 12*F with the windchill and I was actually a little too warm!
I had my Lasik - it was a little freaky and I've been sleeping all afternoon - got up at 9:30pm! Heading back to sleep again :) Eyes are tired and a little scratchy but really I CAN SEE! WOW! I'll post food tomorrow as I haven't tallied all the pizza I've eaten :)

Friday 1/8:
Depending on how my eyes feel and how long my appointment is in the morning if I am feeling well enough I will go to the Y and take at least the Cycling class.

Saturday 1/9:
Take the Cycling Class - 600 calories burned
Teach Strength & Tone - 450 calories burned

Total Calories burned - 3650 for the week
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  • BRUIN2
    WOOHOOO!!! Hope the eyes feel even better today!! How exciting!
    4067 days ago
    That must feel amazing to open your eyes and have things be all different! I'm way too chicken to do Lasik. DH wants to, though. Congrats!
    4068 days ago
    You can do this. We all stumble a bit in the beginning but once you find what works for you it will fall into place. Keep up the great work!
    4068 days ago
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