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Thursday, July 19, 2012

I missed you!

Wow. It's been forever since I had a chance to post and most of that is due to my great Griswold style vacation we went on. I have every intention of a nice post about that at some point, but the business of this blog is weight loss so that's what I'll stick to for now.

I gained 6 pounds on vacation, I've already lost 4 of those. Not really how I wanted it to go. I should have done better.  I probably would have lost the other 2 pounds, but I had wine and one martini over the weekend for my husband's birthday celebration. Last week was a BLUR of catching up at work and home. I didn't work out much last week which was extremely frustrating for me. But, I also had a bladder infection so I didn't feel great anyway.

This week I'm kicking butt. I've been back to TKD. It was hard and my hips are sore today, but that's ok. I was proud of myself that I did the 150 situps without much effort and the 25 push ups no problems. Only thing was some stiffness in my hips getting my roundhouse kicks high enough and hips extended all the way. That's just flexibility and with stretching should come right back. I worked out this morning and did some extra stretching and it feels better.

Yesterday,  I had protein shake from breakfast and coffee.  At lunch I had a green salad and cup of tortilla soup (brothy not creamy no chips, no cheese). For snack yesterday I had a babybel gouda which I love in the morning and for afternoon I had string cheese and an apple. I had a board meeting last night so I ate dinner there. We had chicken salad wraps. I had half but only ate the filling, broccoli salad, tomatoes and a slice of melon and blueberries. There were chocolate covered cake pops and cookies, but I didn't touch those.

This morning, same breakfast as yesterday. I plan TKD at lunch assuming all goes well. I didn't get my bike time this morning because the board meeting ran until 10:30pm and I had to get work done this morning. I'll make it up this evening with swimming some laps or possibly walking with the girls on their bikes.

It feels good to be back. So far this week I'm down another pound. I'm going to try and post about my long, long road trip with 3 kiddos very soon. Back to business and no more back steps. Moving forward eating real food and moving a LOT. I can do this!

I charged and fired up my fitbit today so I'm back on that and I feel like I get a better picture of the calories I'm expending that way. Right now I'm a little over 7000steps.

12 comments:

  1. Good to see you back and it sounds like your in fine form already!!

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  2. Way to come back from vacation - in full force attack mode!

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  3. Welcome back - looking forward to hearing all about your trip!

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  4. Welcome back Ann I have missed you! Great job getting back on track after vacation and those pesky pounds will be gone in no time. I find that when I track my food intake I do much better on the scale. Can't wait to hear about your vacation!

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  5. Glad to see you are back and kicking butt!,

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  6. Good to see you back! Hope vacation was wonderful and has you recharged for healthy ways, sounds like it does :)

    -Patrick
    http://responsibility199.wordpress.com

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  7. You've been missed!!! And yes, you CAN do this...you ARE doing this!

    I thought of you writing my post tonight. I appreciate your willingness to be vulnerable, transparent, to say 'this sucks'. I love your tenacity.

    "I'm not telling you it's going to be easy--I'm telling you it's going to be worth it".
    Coach Art Williams

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    1. Thanks! I appreciate your encouragement.

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  8. Glad you're back--I've missed you! Your honesty is always appreciated. Glad you're back on track. I think that accepting that we will have ups and downs is part of this journey, and acknowledgement helps us get back on track. Thanks, Dr. F.

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  9. Welcome BACK! You're back in the swing. Loved the glimpses of your vacay with the family. Hope you got the de-stressing, fun, and relaxation that you needed! What belt comes after brown? BLACK BELT isn't it?????

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    1. I have red belt, then red-black, then black. Getting closer!

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