small steps

Jan. 5th, 2017 01:36 pm
baronessekat: (diet)
today was the weigh-in at work for the "maintain don't gain" over the holidays challenge. I dropped 5 lbs over the holidays. (just before Thanksgiving to today). No clue how it happened. But I will use this as the motivation to keep moveing forward.

Tonight - pace the hallway again for 30 minutes as I forgot my gym clothes at home. #putuporshutup
baronessekat: (diet)
Since January 5, I've been participating in a Biggest Loser contest amongst my friends on FB.

I have not been overly gung-ho about it. I mean, I haven't been to a gym since July when Blast closed the pool and I cancelled my membership.

But since signing up for the contest, I've dropped 13 lbs. and am back under the 200 mark.

I've mostly just been trying to be good about my caloric intake. Which has been tough. Co-workers who bring in treats - which often I can ignore. But, if I have a weakness in regards to food, it's sushi. I can easily blow my entire day's worth of calories at one meal of sushi.

Today is Fat Tuesday and people brought in paczkis. I was good and only had one. But it's going to be light calorie meals for the rest of the day to make up for it.

Even though I am not catholic, every year I try to use the Lenten holiday to do something to help improve myself. I think I will try to roll in getting my weight and health better. I'm going to not go for sushi during this time, and if I do, NOT get my usual order but instead go for something smaller in proportion. I'm going to try to stop using the elevator at work and take the stares. Come on Ekat, it's one stupid flight, you can do it. And starting tomorrow I'm going to try to go to the gym at work at least twice a week.

Little things, but it's something. And something is better than nothing, right?
baronessekat: (diet)
I stopped tracking two weeks ago.

I just lost all of my giveadamn.

The FB challenge is over. 10 weeks. I officially lost 7.1 lbs. for it.

Not as much as I would have liked, but more than I would have had I not joined it.

I'll return to being good and tracking and stuff after war. Right now I'm too busy getting ready for war to be super good. and at war, well, I eat when I eat and what I eat. I'll deal with the consequences afterwards.
baronessekat: (diet)
Week 14 of re-commit, week 8 of FB pennsic challenge

Average # of Minutes exercised: 8.57 (some walking and munzee hunting)

Average # of calories burned: 29

Average # of calories consumed: 1616.86

# pounds total loss for week: -1 (a gain, but not surprising as, while I was tracking, I wasn't really caring)

# of pounds total loss: 21 for recommit (10.45%), 7 for challenge (3.48%)
baronessekat: (diet)
Week 13 of re-commit, week 7 of FB pennsic challenge

Average # of Minutes exercised: 25.71 (some walking and munzee hunting)

Average # of calories burned: 125.29

Average # of calories consumed: 3960.71

# pounds total loss for week: 3 - how the hell did that happen? I totally didn't care this weekend as it was my birthday and damnit I wasn't going to not enjoy all the meals I was taken out for

# of pounds total loss: 22 for recommit (10.94%), 8 for challenge (3.98%)

# of inches lost since FB challenge started: 6.75 (I forgot to take my measurements before the work challenge/re-commitment)
baronessekat: (diet)
Week 12 of Weight Loss Challenge (work):

Average # of Minutes exercised: 42.5 (mostly lawn mowing and munzee hunting)

Average # of calories burned: 202

Average # of calories consumed: 1372.67

# pounds total loss for week: 4

# of pounds total loss for challenge: 19

For the entire challenge the numbers were:

Average # of Minutes exercised: 44.65

Average # of calories burned: 234.48

Average # of calories consumed: 1467.23

# of pounds total loss for challenge: 19

Average pounds lost: 1.58 per week

% weight lost: 9.45

The weight loss challenge at work is now over. However, the one on FB is not and I have more distance to go.
baronessekat: (diet)
Week 11 of Weight Loss Challenge (work):

Average # of Minutes exercised: didn't track

Average # of calories burned: didn't track

Average # of calories consumed: didn't track

# pounds total loss for week: -4

# of pounds total loss for challenge: 15

Considering the amount of alcohol I drank, the regular soda I consumed, and the amount of absolutely amazing food I ate while in Vegas, I am actually surprised it was not more than a 4 lb. gain.

I have no regrets for what I did over the weekend.

However, I have 1 week left of the work challenge. Starting tomorrow I get my butt back to the gym for 1 hour on the tredmill a day and hopefully go walking on my lunch. I would really like to lose 5 pounds by the 26th (the last day of the work challenge and one day before my birthday) so I can have lost 20 by the first deadline.

Then it will be working on the FB one.
baronessekat: (diet)
Week 10 of Weight Loss Challenge (work):

Average # of Minutes exercised: 112.71 (better than last week) - walking (going Munzee Hunting)

Average # of calories burned: 391.43(better than last week)

Average # of calories consumed: 1441.71 (better than last week)

# pounds total loss for week: 2

# of pounds total loss for challenge: 19

This coming weekend is going to be the true challenge. Somehow I don't think calories from buffets and alcohol count for the "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" concept.
baronessekat: (diet)
Week 9 of Weight Loss Challenge (work):

Average # of Minutes exercised: 0 (worse than last week)

Average # of calories burned: 0(worse than last week)

Average # of calories consumed: 1482.29 (better intake but worse net. - but considering that I probably overestimated the intake on Saturday - I was in Canada and did not track any of the food)

# pounds total loss for week: 0 (plateau is better than a gain, and I seriously thought I had gained)

# of pounds total loss for challenge: 17
baronessekat: (diet)
Week eight of Weight Loss Challenge (work):

Average # of Minutes exercised: 50.14- walking, lawn care, gardening (better than last week)

Average # of calories burned: 298.57 (better than last week)

Average # of calories consumed: 1537.57 (slightly better than last week - I was week and had a blooming onion at Outback yesterday)

# pounds total loss for week: 2

# of pounds total loss for challenge: 17


% lost for Challenge: 8.46%
baronessekat: (diet)
Week seven of Weight Loss Challenge (work):

Average # of Minutes exercised: 42.86 - standing/walking at vigil, (worse than last week)

Average # of calories burned: 213.14 (worse than last week)

Average # of calories consumed: 1557.43 (not as good as last week - nibbling at the vigil is what did me in)

# pounds total loss for week: 2

# of pounds total loss for challenge: 15


% lost for Challenge: 7.21%
baronessekat: (diet)
Week six of Weight Loss Challenge:

Average # of Minutes exercised: 87.29 - treadmill, standing/slogging through the mud, mowing lawn, gardening. (better than last week)

Average # of calories burned: 484.29 (better than last week)

Average # of calories consumed: 1458.86 (not as good as last week - but my net calories were better)

# pounds total loss for week: 0 (but given that Mother Nature just finished visiting, I'm ok with that and it's not a gain)

# of pounds total loss for challenge: 13


% lost for Challenge: 6.47%

Goals for the week:
1. get back to drinking more water
2. Too much to do this coming week so gym is going to be iffy - try to at least go for walks on my lunch when the weather permits
3. do better about caloric intake.
baronessekat: (diet)
Week five of Weight Loss Challenge:

Average # of Minutes exercised: 31.57 - walking (treadmill or sidewalk) or a little bit of swimming. (not as good as last week)

Average # of calories burned: 177.57 (not as good as last week)

Average # of calories consumed: 1251.43 (better than last week and closer to the goal of 1200)

# pounds total loss for week: 2 (same as last week)

# of pounds total loss for challenge: 13


% lost for Challenge: 6.47%

Goals for the week:
1. continue the exercise either gym or walking Grimm - get better at going to the gym
2. continue to try to not dip into exercise calories.
baronessekat: (diet)
Week three of Weight Loss Challenge:

Average # of Minutes exercised: 17.71 - walking or gardening. Did not do the gym at all last week (not as good as last week)

Average # of calories burned: 104.86 (not as good as last week)

Average # of calories consumed: 1233.43 (better than last week)

# pounds total loss for week: 3

# of pounds total loss for challenge: 9

Goals for the week:
1. get back to the gym thing more
2. continue to try to not dip into exercise calories.

baronessekat: (diet)
Week Two of Weight Loss Challenge:

Average # of Minutes exercised: 23.86 either swim or treadmill (not as good as last week)

Average # of calories burned: 157.43 (not as good as last week)

Average # of calories consumed: 1339 (better than last week)

# pounds total loss for week: 1 (suspect more as I know I'm retaining water this week)

# of pounds total loss for challenge: 6

Goals for the week:
1. get back to the gym thing more
2. try harder to not dip into exercise calories.
baronessekat: (diet)
Week One of Weight Loss Challenge:

Average # of Minutes exercised: 61.54 either swim or treadmill or both.

Average # of calories burned: 403.28

Average # of calories consumed: 1429.7

# pounds total loss for week: 5

# of pounds total loss for challenge: 5

Goals for the week:
1. continue the gym thing, maybe try to get to the hip hop sculpt class on Wednesday (hard to have an excuse when I saw a little old lady in a walker doing it last week)
2. up water intake
3. try harder to not dip into exercise calories.
baronessekat: (workout)
I forgot my sneakers yesterday so I did not get on the treadmill for an hour at the gym before meeting Captain Æthelmearc for a swim.

So... instead I took care of a couple quick errands then went to the gym and got into the pool 1/2 hour before she and I were supposed to meet.

I did twenty minutes of moderate treading of water then leisurely swimming both before she got there and after. So for a total of almost 2 hrs of pool time.

I did pack my sneakers today so I could go and do machine work at the gym today. Probably treadmill but maybe the bike. I also need to see what the classes besides aquafit available are. I keep toying with trying the beginner spin or maybe the zumba.

But it's all a step forward. And each journey starts with just a step.

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Sep. 24th, 2013 08:49 am
baronessekat: (health)
Yep, last week was totally stress and steroids.

Insane project done. Coronation over. Not had to hit the inhalor in days.

Blood pressure is back down to 114/64 with a pulse rate of 67. Back to my normal range.


Now if only the allergy headache would go away.
baronessekat: (diet)
Weigh in this morning was disappointing, but not unexpected. I've been really slack the last couple weeks with the whole "eat what I crave" and "I'll go to the gym tomorrow" mentality. And I know some of this really is Mother Nature f'ing with my cycle so I'm retaining water like a camel, but still

I've gained 4 since the end of the competition at work (which my team won, BTW). and we are soon to be starting a "Maintain don't Gain" competition over the holidays. I know I can't complain in the overall picture as I"m still down 31 lbs since I started but I want to be further.

My goal is still 22 lbs away.

So starting today I'm back to tracking as best I can and trying to not talk myself out going to the gym. Even if it's only for 20 minutes, that's still 20 minutes of getting my heart rate up. And I really need to get back to doing the stuff my trainer gave me to do at home as there is very little that I can only do at the gym.
baronessekat: (workout)
Because several people have asked me now... the answer is YES.

I fully intend to continue the tradition I started last year and get up in the morning and walk the sarenghetti. The total distance is about a mile. IT's a nice leasurely stroll.

People are welcome to join in.

Last year I aimed for between 8am and 9am as start times. From Caer camp at the corner of Chandlers and The STrand.

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