Stepping Stones Week 34 – Week 33 In Review

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      I did get in all of my exercise this week. I did 20 miles of speed walking and 4 –  40 minute sessions in the gym. I watched calories very closely Sunday – Thursday, but then there was the weekend. This is a problem I seem to be experiencing with some regularity lately. I have the will power to eat 1000 – 1400 calories on the days Istay home after work, but when the weekend rolls around I want to enjoy the cookouts, dinners out, or time out for relaxation with a little comfort food.  I need to work on having the will power to say no on the weekends too.

     My ankle has improved a lot but I have a strange new issue. I have what feels like tumor type knots at the base of my calf muscle, and they are sore. I have had trouble with this calf cramping previously and always it seems more stiff or rigid than the other leg when I try to jog. I’m not sure if the knots have just developed or it I am only now noticing them. I am contemplating seeing a doctor. I will watch them for a while and see if they change.

     My great food discovery this week is Bear Creek Gumbo Soup Mix. Tony and I have both fallen in love with this. At 130 calories a cup it makes a delicious low call lunch side for a sandwich or with the suggested addition of some turkey sausage and or white meat chicken chunks it’s a hearty meal. We will definitely have this again.

     For week 34 my stepping-stones will remain the same with me focusing on trying to control weekend calories more closely. Hope your week 34 is fun and successful!

Stepping Stones for Success – Week 34

 

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 put in 20 miles of cardio exercise.  I will also do 4 – 30 minute weight training sessions.  I will officially weigh in once this week, marking my progress on the Weight Tracker tool.”

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. 20 miles of cardio

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

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

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

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

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

12. Create next Stepping Stones Sheet

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