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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Mon, 09-10-2012 - 12:08pm
We're the same here Carrie - we have the river valley trail system close by at work (I work downtown), but around my house it's all sidewalks and houses.

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Re: Vanessa's August Journal
Mon, 09-10-2012 - 11:24am
md_twin_mommy wrote:

There definitely isn't a trail system near my work - I work in downtown Washington, DC - a couple blocks from the white house lol. And no trails by my house either that I know of. It's a pretty suburban cookie-cutter development. When I do run outside I find myself driving to my old neighborhood because I had the route markers already measured out for my mileage counts.

Thats a bummer!  I didn't realize just how many trails were so close to my work until I started to run outside!  I've got a fairly well connected trail system with loops and spurs about 1/4 mile away so it's easy to get to on a lunch run.  It's also got a lot of varying hills vs flats so it's a great trail system.

Around my house it's just sidewalk and it's quite borring!  It's also flat which is nice at the time but doesn't really help prepare me for reality...lol!

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Fri, 08-31-2012 - 12:51am
Great week Vanessa!! Long weekends (heck even regular weekends) are tough, but try to follow that 80/20 rule - 80% on track lets you have 20% not so on track, looks like September is going to be a great month!

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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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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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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, 08-22-2012 - 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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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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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, 08-13-2012 - 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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