Vanessa's August Journal

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Vanessa's August Journal
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Thu, 08-02-2012 - 12:58pm

July was blissfully happy for me and it reflected on the scale. I looked back at last August's journal and these were my goals August 1st:

AUGUST GOALS:

      • - 30 min of exercise each weekday during lunch to include running 3 times walking random hills on the treadmill 2 times
      • - to totally restart Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred dvd from Day 1
      • - to journal my food daily
      • - to lose 5 pounds
      • Wow - sounds eerily what I had planned for THIS August. Last August 1st I weighed in at 149 which was a 4lb GAIN from the previous month. THIS August 1 I weighed in at 152.2 - how AWFUL is THAT?!?
        My surgery is scheduled for August 15th so I have approximately 2 weeks in August that I can exercise because afterwards I can't exercise for 2 weeks which totally blows. I went to do my 30 Day Shred dvd yesterday and couldn't find it. I forgot I had lent it to a co-worker when I started P90X. I asked her to bring it in but she forgot to today and I'm pretty sure I won't be attempting it on a Friday night so I'll start it on Saturday.Because I only have 2 weeks I can exercise this month I'm going to post my proposed workout scheduled here through Aug 14th to try to hold myself accountable:
          Thu 8/2 - 30 min treadmill walk

          Fri 8/3 - 30 min treadmill walk

          Sat 8/4 - 30 Day Shred Level 1, Day 1

          Sun 8/5 - 30 Day Shred Level 1, Day 2// 30 min treadmill walk/run
          Mon 8/6 - 30 Day Shred Level 1, Day3// 30 min treadmill walk

          Tue 8/7 - 30 Day Shred Level 1, Day 4// 30 min treadmill walk/run

          Wed 8/8 - 30 Day Shred Level 1, Day 5// 30 min treadmill walk

          Thu 8/9 - REST DAY

          Fri 8/10 - 30 Day Shred Level 1, Day 6// 30 min treadmill walk/run

          Sat 8/11 - 30 Day Shred Level 1, Day 7

          Sun 8/12 - 30 Day Shred Level 1, Day 8// 30 min run
          Mon 8/13 - 30 Day Shred Level 1, Day 9// 30 min treadmill walk

        Tue 8/14 - 30 Day Shred Level 1, Day 10// 30 min treadmill run
        And I did rejoin Weight Watchers so I'll be back to points counting this month.

 

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Thu, 08-02-2012 - 1:09pm
Vanessa, I had forgotten you have your surgery coming up. That does throw a crimp in things, but if you can get some exercise in during the first half of August and then recuperate the last half of August you will be ready to kick butt in the fall! I love the plan - and can't wait to see how successful you are at the WW again!

Isn't it weird to see how our goals always seem to be the same year after year?

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Thu, 08-02-2012 - 9:12pm
I think your plan looks good except your intended workout for 8/14. If you're having surgery on 8/15 then you really should be resting the day before. The combination of surgery and soreness sounds worse than the 2 week recovery. At least consider a milder workout like maybe a light walk instead?

I can't wait to hear your comments about Weight Watchers. I've heard pros and cons about the points, but apparently they revamped them recently so it is supposed to be easier.
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Tue, 08-07-2012 - 11:14am
How are your workouts going Vanessa? Taking two weeks off from exercise might put a cramp in things but it sounds like the perfect oppurtunity to focus on some great food goals and those always seem to be the hardest and yet most productive!

If it makes you feel better I don't think my goals change much either...lol. They just repeat themselves depending where I'm at. You've had a happy year and the scale is just reflecting that - you just need to balance that out a bit and I'm sure you can do it!

I hope your surgery goes smoothly and that you heal quickly!
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Mon, 08-13-2012 - 1:39am
Now I get why points would be assigned to fruit since there's natural sugar, but veggies? If they aren't starchy veggies they're nothing, but fiber and water so one should be encouraged to munch away. Sounds like they wised up and you'll have more flexibility this time around. Are you doing Weight Watchers with a group and having meetings and such? Or is all independent and you just use the mobile apps?
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Fri, 08-17-2012 - 1:18pm
I think that is a great idea to try the online route. Maybe the message boards there will have a group option for those of you with similar goals to easily find each other.
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Mon, 08-20-2012 - 11:19am
Hey Vanessa, how are you feeling? I hope well! Is Jamie around right now or is he on shift?

I can't believe school is starting so soon for you guys! I'm sure the kids are sad to see summer end!

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Wed, 08-22-2012 - 11:38am
I can't believe school has started for you to! We don't start here till mid-week next week!

I hope your surgery went well and that you are resting and recovering!
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Tue, 08-28-2012 - 11:01pm
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! That news is absolutely wonderful and I think it is great that your doctor wants to continue being proactive about prevention. So often they tell you to just wait til something happens and then when something happens it's too late for them to do anything. Given everything you've been through I think it is ok that your eating isn't quite under control yet =)
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Wed, 08-29-2012 - 2:16pm
Yippee!! Vanessa, I'm so glad you got good news. What a huge weight off your shoulders that must be! And nice to know that you won't be affected by side effects of the treatment - preventative medicine is always preferable to treating the disease once you've got it. How long will you have to take it for?

As for the food I'm sure once school is back in, and the schedules have settled down you will be back to good eating habits. Great job on the exercising though - let's get ready for a kick ass September!!

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Thu, 08-30-2012 - 12:19pm
What an excellent status update to come back to! That is such great news!

How does it feel to be back to exercise after having to take it easy? Are you enjoying it? You always impress with me with the amount of exercise you do!

The food will happen... give yourself a few weeks to get back into the schedule of school, married life/hubs gone, exercise and work the food in as you can.

It sounds like we are all ready to re-focus Sept 1st!
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