Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thursday - June 30

I finished the day with 1856 calorie intake.  Not much in the way of physical activity.  I did not make it on a walk.  However, I ate out and did very well.  Applebees has a 7 oz steak, baked potato and broccoli that is very low on the calories.  It is very. Good and filling too.  I also had a side salad and water with lemon.

Next week, I am getting back to the gym.  Probably going to start spending an hour or so several times a week. Can't wait!
- Tracy

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Although my food intake was within reason yesterday, I had an awful day.

I felt sick the entire day -- flushed, upset stomach, headache, then I noticed that I was broken out in some sort of rash on my legs. I, honestly, barely made it through work. When I got home, things worsened.

About 10 years ago, I fell from a small b uilding and completely blew out my left knee. I had to have it reconstructed and was in a hard cast, then walking cast for three months. Since then, it's been a bit "iffy" and weak.

Two weeks ago, I was getting into the truck and twisted it somehow. It was immediately very sore and I felt that I would have to go to the ER. Since I was leaving for vacation the next day, I just got a knee brace and tried to ignore it.

Yesterday, I re-injured it somehow and now can barely walk. I put the knee brace on last night, but it hurts worse than before. Clearly, no gym for me for a couple days!

I haven't quite decided what do do in terms of a doctor visit. I'm sure my GP will refer me ...

BodyMedia FIT data for June 29, 2011
Calories Burned - 2684 | Calories Consumed - 2148 | Total Activity - 0:42 | Moderate Activity - 0:42 | Vigorous Activity - 0:00 | Steps Taken - 6226 | Sleep Duration - 5:51 | Lying Down - 8:02 | Sleep Efficiency - 73%.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Good day

Finished very full with 1888 calories for the day.  Walk will be later!
- Tracy

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I had an "okay" day. It would have been a whole better if I'd gone to the gym. Instead we went and looked at a motorcycle for me. It's so hard to get to the gym; it just seems as though there's so many other things to do!!

I know that the answer is to make a committment to exercise ...

BodyMedia FIT data for June 28, 2011
Calories Burned - 2424 | Calories Consumed - 2005 | Total Activity - 0:24 | Moderate Activity - 0:24 | Vigorous Activity - 0:00 | Steps Taken - 4739 | Sleep Duration - 7:38 | Lying Down - 8:27 | Sleep Efficiency - 90%.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Good day yesterday! My deficit was 867!

I really enjoyed my time at the gym and am looking forward to going back on Wednesday. We aren't going tonight afrer work becuase we have an appointment to look at a motorcycle for me.

I think it's evident that making sure I get plenty of steps is key to my success!

BodyMedia FIT data for June 27, 2011
Calories Burned - 3089 | Calories Consumed - 2222 | Total Activity - 1:28 | Moderate Activity - 1:28 | Vigorous Activity - 0:00 | Steps Taken - 12916 | Sleep Duration - 6:16 | Lying Down - 8:34 | Sleep Efficiency - 73%..

Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday 6/27

Finished the day with 2001 calories.  Heading out for a walk now.  Working toward at least 30 minutes.  That will give me a deficit of around 750 again.  Gonna weigh myself in the morning.
- Tracy

Monday, June 27, 2011

I had an overage yesterday. I'll blame it on dinner. There was just too much on my plate and the foods were all calorie-laden Remind me to not let Michael cook!

Today is definately a gym day! I am VERY excited to get back to an exercise routine.

I am also going to White Feather Farms and get some fresh chicken. Their chickens are free-range and drug free.

Some gardening and housework will round out my day off.

Have a great day!

BodyMedia FIT data for June 26, 2011
Calories Burned - 2416 | Calories Consumed - 2664 | Total Activity - 0:36 | Moderate Activity - 0:36 | Vigorous Activity - 0:00 | Steps Taken - 6328 | Sleep Duration - 8:07 | Lying Down - 9:33 | Sleep Efficiency - 85%.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday 6-26

Finished the day at 2040 calories and walked for about an hour.  Don't have my armband on.  My arm is chaffed.  Giving it a rest for a few days.  My deficit is probably at least 750 for the day.

Suday, June 26, 2011

I ate too much yesterday due to lack of planning. When I packed my lunch, I didn't stop to think about what I was having for dinner. Put simply, my lunch box had too many calories in it considering what we had for dinner. Today, I'm going to plan better.

On the days that I work and take food with me, it's best to take lots of low calorie things. Most of my overeating is at home where I have more choices. If I really watch what I take with me, then for 8 hours, I'm forced to eat lightly.

I have to make up some hours, so I'm working today. My lunchbox will be full of fruits, vegetables and yogurt. Michael is cooking dinner today, so I already know dinner will be calorie laden. He's making pork roast, mashed potatoes and corn. I can have all those things. I just need to plan for it.

Good news! My digital scale says I'm down 0.2. That makes a full pound since Monday.

BodyMedia FIT data for June 25, 2011
Calories Burned - 2468 | Calories Consumed - 2433 | Total Activity - 0:21 | Moderate Activity - 0:21 | Vigorous Activity - 0:00 | Steps Taken - 6884 | Sleep Duration - 8:07 | Lying Down - 9:40 | Sleep Efficiency - 84%.

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Yes, that is me.  I have not been good with my calories or exercise.  I will be going to the grocery today. Got groceries and started counting calories. Walk tonight with family. Gonna walk for at least 30 minutes. Excited about getting back on the losing track. Wanta get under 300 in 3 months. So, by the end of October I want to weight 295ish. - TracyAn

Saturday, June 25, 2011

I seem to be getting back into the swing of things, at least to some degree. had another day with a deficit, and recorded all my food accurately.

I still haven't made it back to the gym, but definately need to. We didn't go last night becuase it was Friday and we wouldn't be back until Monday. It just seemed sort of silly to begin something and then take two days off. We made a firm promise to start Monday. I am looking forward to getting back to a solid routine.

I slept very well last night. The armband reports that last night's sleep was 8 hours and 7 minutes. (You'll see that tomorrow.) I feel great this morning; I don't remember when I've slept 8 hours ...

I am feeling lots of anxiety about my upcoming class reunion in August. I am about 100 pounds heavier than I was in high school. I feel like I could handle going if I was 50 pounds heavier, but 100??? I am ashamed of my body and feel like if I go, I will spend then entire evening feeling awful. On the other hand, not showing up is an admission of fear and failure as well. I'm caught.

What should I do?

BodyMedia FIT data for June 24, 2011
Calories Burned - 2450 | Calories Consumed - 2179 | Total Activity - 0:24 | Moderate Activity - 0:24 | Vigorous Activity - 0:00 | Steps Taken - 6022 | Sleep Duration - 5:23 | Lying Down - 8:31 | Sleep Efficiency - 63%.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

Chugging along ...

I have some good news to report! I lost .8 pounds in the last 4 days. I bought a digital scale on Monday and have been getting weighed every day.

My intake is still too high, but at least I have been showing deficts.

Today, I am going to get some real activity in since I'm heading to the gym after work.

I'm planning for a good day and hope that you have one, too!

BodyMedia FIT data for June 23, 2011
Calories Burned - 2665 | Calories Consumed - 2348 | Total Activity - 0:26 | Moderate Activity - 0:26 | Vigorous Activity - 0:00 | Steps Taken - 7751 | Sleep Duration - 5:15 | Lying Down - 7:28 | Sleep Efficiency - 70%.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Not the day I was hoping for. I didn't make it to the gym because we decided to run errands instead. It's taking a lot longer to get back in the swing of things after vacation than I thought. I still have tasks to accomplish before I can say that everything is back to normal! Today I have an interview, so it's still not a typical day.

As far as food goes yesterday, I did fine until dinnertime. Michael and I went out to eat and that is always a problem for me.

I need to get a routine established. I feel like everything is "up in the air." I like things to be predictable and smooth, and I like knowing what's happening next. My life hasn't felt that way for a while.

I also really miss Tracy as a weight loss buddy. I really liked having someone to work through things with. I see her struggling, too ...

BodyMedia FIT data for June 22, 2011
Calories Burned - 2552 | Calories Consumed - 2255 | Total Activity - 0:40 | Moderate Activity - 0:40 | Vigorous Activity - 0:00 | Steps Taken - 7262 | Sleep Duration - 4:46 | Lying Down - 7:43 | Sleep Efficiency - 62%.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wednesday, Jue 22, 2011

Not a bad day overall, though I would have liked to have eaten less. It felt good to get back in the swing of things. I am heading to the gym today after work. It's been several weeks since I've been.

I set new goals on the BodyMedia site. I would like to lose one pound a week.

Have a great day!

BodyMedia FIT data for June 21, 2011
Calories Burned - 2607 | Calories Consumed - 1855 | Total Activity - 0:33 | Moderate Activity - 0:33 | Vigorous Activity - 0:00 | Steps Taken - 8276 | Sleep Duration - 5:30 | Lying Down - 7:22 | Sleep Efficiency - 75%.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I wore my BodyMedia armband all day yesterday, but did not record any food. Today, I am back to work and will start recording my food again.

What better day to begin than the summer soltice! Enjoy the official start of summer!

From yesterday:

BodyMedia FIT data for June 20, 2011
Calories Burned - 3053 | Calories Consumed - 0 | Total Activity - 0:38 | Moderate Activity - 0:38 | Vigorous Activity - 0:00 | Steps Taken - 9000 | Sleep Duration - 6:51 | Lying Down - 7:31 | Sleep Efficiency - 91%.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Hello everyone! I've been gone from the blog for a few weeks, but am back!

We arrived home from vacation yesterday and I charged up my armband. I put it on yesterday in late afternoon. I am excited to begin anew. Today, I will be getting my house back in order. Tomorrow, I'll be fully back on the bandwagon.

Join Tracy and I in our summer journey!

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Courtesy of Fit Mama Training:  What's holding you back from living your best life?  Is it it your less than healthy lifestyle?  Less than ideal job?  Your unsupportive relationships?  Change it!  Make a plan!  Follow through.  The only thing REALLY holding you back is YOU!  Don't settle.  Go for the best... you deserve the best!
- Tracy

Friday, June 10, 2011

Back in the swing!

Very soon, Diana and i will be back at it with a vengence!  Give us about 2 weeks and we will be posting religiously!

Good news... i went to the Dr today and i am maintaining my weight loss very nicely.  Now to just lose 25 to 30 pounds.  That is my summer goal.  It has to happen!


- Tracy