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Week 4 Update

24 Feb

I fell off the wagon last week, and I stayed off the wagon for 8 days. I think I needed some time to refocus, but it was game time again yesterday (Sunday).

I finally earned a sticker by completing my four daily goals- 60 oz of water, one plank, at least 20 minutes of activity, and I tracked all of my calories.

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I took a really great walk around town and ended up getting in 3.65 miles. It was really refreshing, and it was exactly what I needed to get me back on track.

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On Friday, my Disney park buddy Kelly and I headed to Magic Kingdom, which added 12,000 extra steps to my day. It’s amazing how a few hours there can add up to so much extra mileage for the day. I think our giggling fits add to the calorie burn, too.

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Some new things I tried this week:

  • I used to be a “Sweet ‘n Low in my coffee every morning” kind of girl. I finally ditched the pink packets and traded them in for Stevia. I honestly can’t taste any difference. Since I plan on making the switch to Paleo//Primal soon, I figured this was a good place to start in trading in things I eat to something more healthy. (Stevia in its purest form is Paleo, but the refining of it causes a grey area, but I’m still calling this a win because it’s better than aspartame.)

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  • I’ve been spending time each morning cutting up veggies to snack on.
  • I used to be a HUGE Coca-Cola addict. I never really bought it to have at home, but I always wanted a Coke to go with any dinner I would get out at a restaurant. I just felt my meal tasted better with it. (I know how dumb that sounds) Well, I’ve been limiting myself to one Coca-Cola every two weeks. This past Friday, I had my third Coke in 6 weeks, and I honestly didn’t even like it. I didn’t finish it, and I didn’t have a desire to get another one later on in the evening. Progress, people. Progress!
  • I started taking B12 vitamins. I’ve been doing some research on how to help alleviate the issues caused by my PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), and B12 kept coming up in my reading. People deficient in B12 can suffer from fatigue, disturbed carbohydrate metabolism, infertility, and irrational anger. All things I suffer from. It’s also good to take as a supplement if one is taking Metformin (another Rx for those suffering from PCOS and infertility). I’ve only been taking it for a few days, so I’ll report back if I notice a difference.

Nothing to report on financial goals. Things will start looking up in that department very soon though!

I took some suggestions from last week’s commenters that I should still give myself a sticker for each individual task completed, so I did that a few times this week for household stuff. It definitely helped me feel somewhat better that I was getting some of it done. Better some than nothing at all!

Here’s some pictures from the week…

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Friday night in the parks with Kelly

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Crazy weather brewing

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Here’s to a much more focused, productive week!

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One Response to “Week 4 Update”

  1. Erin February 25, 2014 at 6:10 am #

    I use the same Stevia! Way to get back on the wagon! And jealous you can pull of aviators, I look a hot mess in them! :)

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