Week 18 In Review – Week 19 Stepping Stones

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     I declared last week a week off but didn’t quite follow through. I was less strict on my calorie numbers and finished one mile under the usual exercise goal, but otherwise it was a pretty full week. After two days away from counting calories and neglecting my physical activity, my body longed for the movement and I decided to get back on task. I did 9 of the normal 10 miles, 4 toning sessions, 40 minutes of hula hoop and a 20 minute Pilates adventure.

     My exciting food find of the week was Sea Veggies. These low-calorie crisps are a tasty little snack made of seaweed. They remind me of potato chips with their crunch and sea salt flavoring. When you pick up the package, it’s light as air. The store clerk even joked that he didn’t think there was anything in there. There are in fact, however, 12  sheets of seaweed which is surprisingly enough to fill the snack need. Our store carries two varieties “Sea Salt” and “Hot Chili” flavors. Tony and I tried both and like them a lot. The package boasts 100% all natural, no preservatives, no artificial flavors or colors, no cholesterol, and “a dietary food consistent with microbiotic principles”.  They weigh in at just 40 calories per package, 2 grams of carbs, 80 mg of sodium, and 3 grams of fat none of which is saturated or trans fat.  I bought mine at the local Kroger store for around $1.30 per pack. They are now also available in bulk from the Slim Down With Sandee Store  averaging around $1.15 per pack. I love the convenience of ordering online, the little savings adds up over several packages, and it is available for super saving shipping which keeps this price low. I would imagine the are probably available from some local health food stores a well. I hope you enjoy.

     There is very little modification to the stepping-stones for week 19. I have included them for anyone who would like to review. Happy week 19 to you!

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Stepping Stones for Success – Week 19


Goal:  “To weigh 135 lbs by 12/31/2012. (That is a loss of approximately 40 lb in 1 year).

Action Steps: I will return to limiting my daily caloric intake to 1600 calories, focusing on good nutrition in my choices. I will continue to speed walk no less than 10 miles during the week and include at least three combined toning and cardio exercise session.  I will also have 1 additional “fitness adventure” of 20 minutes or more.  I will officially weigh in once this week, marking my progress on the Weight Tracker tool.”

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To-Do List:

1. Plan Weekly Menu (See Plan To Eat Fabulous Foods.)

2. Grocery Shop (See Stocking The “New Me” Pantry.)

3. Refill Snack Basket (See The Real Food Fight .)

4. Weigh In (See Weigh In Wednesday.)

5. Organize Outfits and Gear (See Get Your Rear In Gear.)

6. Speed Walk a Total of 10 Miles

7.  3 or More Toning/Cardio Sessions (10 Ways to Increase Your Metabolism)

8. A Random Fitness Adventure of 20 minutes or more.

9. Give myself 3 “Get Out Of Diet Guilt Free Cards”.

10. Enjoy a Rest Day. (See Balance.)

11. Grade Last Weeks Efforts (See A for Effort.)

12. Assess Past Week’s Efforts (See Assess for Success.)

13. Create next Stepping Stones Sheet

14. Hoola- Hooping For Fun And Fitness (See Hoola-Hooping Workout)

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Daily Log

Morning Weight: ______           Evening Weight: ______

 Omega 3?  Yes / No   Chia?  Yes / No     Raspberry Ketone?  Yes/No

Servings Of Dairy:   ——–      Servings Of Grapefruit: ____

Did You Do Daily Affirmations? Yes / No

Did You Use Aromatherapy? Yes / No

Bedtime:  ——————               Wake Up Time:  ———————

Did You Eat Frequently (Approximately Every Two Hours Until After Dinner)? __________

Did You Complete Cardio In Miles or Minutes? ___________________________

Did You Complete Toning Exercises? _________________________________

Did You Drink at least 64 ounces of Water? ______________________________

Total Calories Consumed:_________

Foods Eaten







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