Stacy's New Start

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Stacy's New Start
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Mon, 10-15-2007 - 11:02pm

I know I'm starting this mid-month, but since I have a new plan and I'm feeling more optimistic about what I can and can't do, I figured I'd start journaling on the day before I put the new plan into action.


Goals for the rest of October:


1. Daily ab/back workouts
2. Walk daily working my way up to 2 1/2 miles by the end of the month (maybe my chunky little pace dog will be less chunky by the end of it too!)
3. Make it to PT 3 times per week (when appointments are available).
4. Stretch each morning to help improve my flexibility.
5. Eat at least 3 servings of fruits and veggies each day (I'll settle for canned or frozen to prevent more wasted food!)
6. Limit my caloric intake to 1500/day to account for the low activity levels.
7. Shop for and find the perfect cushion for my work chair to improve the quality of my work days, however short they may be now.
8. Have only one salt bagel with cream cheese and one Pumpkin Spice Latte per week from the cafeteria at work.
9. Keep a positive attitude about this whole recovery effort.
10. Get down under 160 by the end of the month....or even better, I'd like the figure my weather pixie has! ;)


As for what I did today,

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Tue, 10-16-2007 - 12:11pm
Overall looks like a good day Stacy- and love the plan you've set up for yourselt, especially #8 (your weekly treat)- hope your day's going well today too!








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Tue, 10-16-2007 - 12:11pm
Good luck sounds like an ambitious set of goals!


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Tue, 10-16-2007 - 8:24pm

Today's eating was a little better. I got some veggies in.


Breakfast: Coffee with soy milk and a peanut butter sandwich


Snack: String cheese and Lipton Diet Green Tea with Citrus


Lunch:

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Wed, 10-17-2007 - 7:12am

Good day Stacy- you do well with water!! I buy lots of frozen veggie bags so always have a variety in the freezer ready to go. Occasionally I will buy fresh- but like you can't get through them 'quick' enough!!


Enjoy that bagel today =)









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Wed, 10-17-2007 - 7:39pm

Yet again, I forgot to stretch in the morning and didn't walk today.

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Wed, 10-17-2007 - 11:26pm
Hey Stacy - good to see you down here journaling! It's always interesting to see what other people are doing!





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Thu, 10-18-2007 - 12:12pm

I'm hoping you guys will catch it when I try to convince myself that I'm doing better than I am and call me on it!


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Thu, 10-18-2007 - 7:44pm

Today was terrible!

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Thu, 10-18-2007 - 7:51pm

(I read your 'rough day' post above).... perhaps why you were tired yesterday was something to do with the pain coming "in" again. Who knows with back issues!!


Food looked good yesterday- glad to see some color in there =)


I hear you on the water and drug thing... they can be very drying on the ol' system!!


Take it easy tonight- hope you get some good sleep!









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Thu, 10-18-2007 - 8:22pm
Just read your journal for today..... sending on some ~~soothing~~ vibes for tonight, and on into tomorrow!








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