Miranda's January Journal!

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Miranda's January Journal!
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Mon, 01-02-2012 - 5:27pm

Okay, well I'm not formally tracking food and exercise just yet, I'm sitting here buried under blankets fighting off the darn flu - I got sick the day before New Year's Eve, and brought in 2012 being sick.

The good news is that I'm down in weight - I think last weigh in I was 136.5, which is pretty good for me.

My goals this Year:

  • Get my body fat percentage into the low-mid 20's
  • Get my body weight into the mid 120's

This month's goals:

  • Get to the gym on average 4 times per week
  • Cut out chocolate and pie

This week's goals:

  • Get to the gym twice (if I'm better)
  • No eating out this week

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Wed, 01-04-2012 - 4:42pm
Awwww Miranda - sorry to hear you've been sick. Hope you're feeling better now!


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Thu, 01-05-2012 - 10:32am
What a rotten way to start the new year - with a cold! I hope you are feeling better but do give yourself some time to get over it. Nothing like jumping back to quickly and then prolonging the cold!

I love how you have laid out your goals. I'd like to take some time to do something similiar. How do you measure your fat percentage?
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Thu, 01-05-2012 - 11:15am

Hey Carrie - I ahve a body fat percentage scale. It seems pretty finicky - but I figure if I weight myself the same time every day at least I can see whether it's going up or down. It kind of says to make sure you have this much water and weigh an hour after drinking it, but honestly I'm more worried about the up or down trend than I am what the scale is starting off at.

Still feeling crappy - think it might have morphed into a sinus infection because I can't sleep through the night because of the congestion. So I'll get my prescription filled and see how it goes. Am going to try to get to the gym today for my first post New Year's workout!

Food has actually been really good - mostly because I don't feel like eating much, but also because I cooked up a big batch of chicken breasts pan fried in olive oil and garlic, and made some spicy roasted sweet potatoes so dinners have been easy!

Plus drinking tea all day actually keeps me from snacking! LOL

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Fri, 01-06-2012 - 11:41am
Those chicken breasts and sweet potatoes sound good! Hope you're feeling a little better today!


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Fri, 01-06-2012 - 12:58pm
Well I got to the gym yesterday and had a good workout - shoulder and then a go on the spin bike for 1/2 hour. Am still coughing, but am now on a prescription, so hopefully that will clear everything up and I'll be back to 100% just in time for work. Blech. LOL

Am happy to see that my weight is down to 135.4! Yippee! So something is working! I'm really trying to keep my eating clean, and not eat any processed food right now because I'm still dealing with a colitis flare-up and honestly nothing seems to be settling it down right now. My biggest fear is that the doc will put me on prednisone which I'd like to avoid since it has such lousy side-effects.

Anyhoo - am hoping to get to the gym later on today! Have a fab Friday ladies!

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Fri, 01-06-2012 - 4:56pm
Congrats on your weight! I'm gonna get down there with you and Carrie sooner or later :-)


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Sun, 01-08-2012 - 3:44pm
Okay I finished off the week pretty well! I hit the gym every day, and I managed to accomplish all of my weekly goals! I reviewed the budget, and switched up my cable bundle to save about $20, switched to an electricity contract that will hopefully save some money, I got my four workouts in, including a 90 minute yoga class today!

So now I just have to come up with goals for the week ahead!

My workout goal this week is to get in four weight workouts, at least two cardio workouts, and a yoga class.

My financial goal this week is to do up a meal plan and stick to once a week grocery shopping.

My relaxation goal will be to take time one evening to read and relax instead of watching tv.

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Mon, 01-09-2012 - 1:27pm
What an awesome end to your week Miranda!


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Tue, 01-10-2012 - 10:13am
I really need to take a page out of your book! Congrats on the weight loss - it's such a great feeling when the scale shows off all our hard work!

Your goal is 7 workouts next week - yikes! About how many minutes is that?
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Tue, 01-10-2012 - 12:13pm

Monday January 9

Okay back to regular journalling LOL. Yesterday wasn't great food wise - because I'm working on polishing off the rest of the quality street. I'm down to the disgusting orange creams. :-P

Food:

  • Calories: 1,999
  • Breakfast: 1 egg, 1/4 cup egg whites + 1 1/2 Tbsp Hemp Seed + 16 oz Coffee w/fat free Vanilla Creamer
  • Lunch: 1/3 cup oatmeal, 1 1/2 tbsp hemp seed, 1 tbsp jam + 1 apple, 3 Tbsp peanut butter + Diet Coke
  • Snack: 1 pink Grapefruit
  • Post Workout Snack: Cereal Bar
  • Dinner: Beef shortribs, spaghetti squash, green beans, 1/2 glass of red wine
  • Snack: 12 pieces of quality street

Exercise:

  • Light Legs (Weights) 44 Min / 286 Calories

Goals:

  • 4 Weight Workouts
  • 2 Cardio workouts
  • 1 Yoga Class
  • Do up Meal Plan
  • Grocery Shop Once
  • Evening of reading instead of TV

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