Vanessa's December Journal

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Vanessa's December Journal
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Fri, 12-02-2011 - 1:03pm

I started December at 150lbs :-( Now the goal is to DEFINITELY be in the 140s by Jan 1. Typically I never LOSE weight during the holiday but this month I'm really going to try - even if it's just 2-3 lbs.

The plan:

- Lunchtime treadmill runs or walks 4 times a week
- 30 Day Shred dvd 4 times a week (a.m. OR p.m.)
- Track food
- Run a 5K on Christmas Eve

Thursday, Dec 1

B - coffee w/ creamer, equal, sandwich thin w/ laughing cow cheese, turkey bacon; apple
L - chicken quesadilla w/ sour cream
S - fiber one 90 calorie brownie
D - 5 wings, green beans

Water:
Th - 72 oz

Exercise:
Th - 12p - 30 min Treadmill Walk 2.2 miles (Level 6 Random, 4mph)


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Sun, 12-04-2011 - 11:35pm
Vanessa those all look like great goals - and I KNOW you can do it! Let's make December a fabulous month! The goal will be to start 2012 on a high note!

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Mon, 12-05-2011 - 11:18am
Your exercise goals look great and scheduled to run a 5K on Christmas Eve- nice!

I like Miranda's idea to start 2012 on a high note - you can do it!
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Mon, 12-05-2011 - 11:43am
Thanks ladies! The weekend was up and down with the food, no exercise, but plenty of water. NOW the true test is here - Jamie is back for this week AND we're going away this weekend for his birthday. He is gone from Dec 12-22 again and then we have the holidays so we'll see what this month brings for me. Off to the gym I head right now though for a lunchtime workout!!


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Mon, 12-05-2011 - 2:53pm
Great job on teh lunchtime workout!! Remember the motivation tip not to miss two days in a row - even if we fit in something!

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Tue, 12-06-2011 - 4:34pm
Yea for a lunchtime workout!

It's super hard to keep with it when your busy and have plans that put so much in the air - I wish I had ideas or ways to help you out but I'm afraid I struggle with this also!

Regardless I hope you have a smashing week and have fun celebrating his birthday!
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Wed, 12-07-2011 - 12:09pm
Well - this week is quickly getting away from me. Jamie came back Sunday evening and we went to dinner. Monday I did get in a lunchtime workout but then we went out that night to the bar to eat/drink/watch football. Tuesday we did stay in for dinner but I drank too much wine.

Mini goals... mini goals for this week:

Wed & Thurs- lunchtime workouts, no alcohol, pack my food for work
Fri - morning workout, pack my food

Fri-Sun - I'll be in Atlantic City for Jamie's birthday so I'm not planning on a Saturday workout but maybe Sunday afternoon/evening when we get back I can squeeze one in before the kids come back. I don't anticipate my eating will be great Fri night through Sunday morning and neither will my alcohol consumption so I guess my goal for Monday morning will be to at least weigh-in and assess the damage I did.


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Wed, 12-07-2011 - 1:17pm
Well Vanessa, you did get that lunchtime workout in, and remember wine is good for the heart. So is Jamie, LOL so I guess now that your heart's taken care of you just need to tell Jamie you need him to stop monopolizing your time so you can work on the other parts! :-) I like the idea of mini goals - when the week is hectic its good to have something to focus on!

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Wed, 12-07-2011 - 5:35pm
Those hectic weeks are never good for me either - just to much going on to concentrate! Eating out is tough. We don't go often so when we do I feel like I should be allowed to splurge..... that splurge can be as many as a couple days worth of calories though! I remember when I worked at a diner in college and the slices of pie had 600+ calories in them - crazy!

Do you and Jaimie find yourself going to the same places to eat? Maybe you could look up the menu and have a few healthy options in place. I really don't know how else to do it - even the salads seem dangerous when you eat out!

Have fun in Atlantic City!
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Thu, 12-08-2011 - 11:16am
iv_miranda_d wrote:
you just need to tell Jamie you need him to stop monopolizing your time so you can work on the other parts! :-)


SERIOUSLY! After this birthday celebration for him


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Thu, 12-08-2011 - 11:17am
carrie_mt wrote:

Do you and Jaimie find yourself going to the same places to eat? Maybe you could look up the menu and have a few healthy options in place. I really don't know how else to do it - even the salads seem dangerous when you eat out!

Have fun in Atlantic City!


Unfortunately no - we tend to try different places. I'm going to have to be one of those boring people that goes out & orders the steamed vegetables and baked chicken cooked in no oil! lol


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