Stepping Stones Week 27 – Week 26 In Review

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     Life happens! At the best you can do some weeks are just not big victories. This has been a particularly trying week in many ways. Daily followers will know already that a sugar overload over last weekend led to some real carb cravings and an energy crisis at the beginning of the week. Thing just got more complicated from there. Tuesday I was so ill, nauseous and fatigued that I had to take the day off from work. I don’t know if it was a virus or what but I felt really bad until Wednesday afternoon. Wednesday found me working my regular hours plus an unexpected part-time job in the evening. I ended the day exhausted and just happy to have survived. Thursday I did get in some exercise in the evening before attending a business meeting that ended up lasting until midnight. Friday we had horrible storms in our area making things very complicated and causing us to need to take care of unexpected issues. All in all it was a much less productive week. I did not stick to my 1400 calorie a day goal, most days eating closer to 1800. I ran only twice this week and did not do Pilates at all. I did do two really good sessions at the gym and did 40 minutes of hula hoop. An old neck injury resurfaced and my trainer had to rework the plan a bit to accommodate that. I ending this week just happy to have survived and not done any seriously damaging things to my health. I haven’t made a lot of progress this week, but I haven’t totally backsliden either and I remind myself that real life means needing to be flexible sometimes. Need reminders of the importance, re-read “Bend In The Wind“. Dedication is important but some weeks are just more challenging than others. Sometimes the body demands extra attention, extra rest, and extra care. Week 26, I am happy to see in my rear view mirror and I meet week 27 with enthusiasm that things will be better.

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Stepping Stones for Success – Week 27


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

Action Steps: I will limit my calorie intake to 1400 calories a day, continuing to focus on good nutrition in my choices. I will run at least 10 miles.  I will also do two weight training sessions and 2 flexibility/stretching sessions, each at least 20 minutes in length.  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. Jog 10 Miles or More

7.  2 or more  Weight Training Sessions  (10 Ways to Increase Your Metabolism)

8. 2 or more Flexibility/Stretching Sessions.

9. Give myself 3 “Get Out Of Diet Guilt Free Cards” or one Splurge Meal.

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)

Date: ________

Daily Log

Morning Weight: ______           Evening Weight: ______

   Chia? ___  Raspberry Ketone? ___   Multi-Vitamin? ___ Vitamin D? ___ Gram of Fiber? ____   Flax Seed? ____

Servings Of Dairy:   ——–      Servings of Water: ____

Affirmations? Yes / No            Aromatherapy? Yes / No

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

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


Jogging –   Miles:  ____ Minutes: _____  Other Cardio – ________

  Flexibility?  _________ 

Weight Training? _______

Foods Eaten








Total Calories Consumed:_________     Total Calories Burned: __________

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