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Up, up, and away

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Today was weigh-in day and I was up. Granted it was only .2 lbs but I was up. I was bummed. Still am a little. But not in a bad way. During the meeting I thought about why this could be. I'm feeling really good so why would the scale be showing a gain. Looking back at my tracker I see that I only fully tracked 4 days. Of those 4 days, I went over my points every single day. My points were 33,35,38,33 when my points target is 29. At that rate I would have used 245 for the week. I get 29 a day plus 49 weekly for a total of 252 points a week. Now, taking into account that serving sizes are not set in stone and calories, therefore points, can vary form one serving to the next, also, the fact that on the days I did not track I tended to eat more - sometime way more, I should be incredibly thankful that the scale only went up .2 lbs. In spite of my working out I overdid it this week. Okay, lesson learned. Tracking. Tracking. Tracking.

So, while I'm bummed about that .2 lbs…

Keeping the momentum going

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I am so proud of myself. I did not work out on Wednesday but I have more than made up for that yesterday and today. The workouts I had scheduled yesterday were going to take 50 minutes. I usually get up at 4:30 and am working out by 5:00. But I need to be done by 5:40 at the latest in order to get the birds fed, showered, and dressed. 50 minutes in a 40 minute time slot just did not cut it. So I thought about what I could do to make it work and I figured it out. My alarm clock is a few minutes fast and I made sure I got up as soon as it went off. That gave me about 5 more minutes. Then I had set the coffee pot the night before so the coffee was ready when I got up. I also put my workout clothes on as soon as I got up. Definitely a time saver. So I got up, got my coffee and was ready to workout within 15 minutes. Perfect. That gave me 55 minutes to work out. So I did my workout, felt awesome and went on to have a great day. Then I did the same thing this morning. Yeah Me!!!!

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MIssed step this week

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This morning I ended up taking the day off work. I didn't really want to but I would have needed to take some time off and the whole day seemed the easiest option really. I was scheduled for a workout but I woke up and sat around for awhile. Then I got hungry. I ate and had every intention of working out later in the day. Then I got to working on other things. And it got late. And hot. And there went my workout right out the window. Now worries though, I was supposed to have a day off on Thursday so I'll just swap today with Thursday and workout the rest of the week. Easy peasy lemon squeezee. So just a misstep not a fall at all.

In my defense, I got a lot of school work done. I had given a test yesterday and it took me about 4 hours to get them all graded so that was a good thing. I also got tomorrow figured out what I'm doing to try and teach them what they should have known for the test. So it was a productive day.

Okay, tomorrow it's back on the horse tomorr…

Pain in the neck

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I slept really good last night and woke up early this morning, wide awake and ready to go. So even though I didn't need to, I got up early. Going around doing the morning things, making coffee, feeding the birds, etc. I felt fine. Then we decided to walk the dogs and my neck started to hurt. I don't think I did anything to twist it while I was getting ready but something happened and it bothered me. It didn't bother me enough to stop me from working out though :) I'm on a feel good roll and I plan on staying there for a long, long time.

So I worked out for 45 minutes this morning after a 45 minute dog walk Yea me!!! I did Turbo Jam Cardio Party and it was tough. Really. Tough. But I got through it and ended up a giant pool of sweat - it was awesome!!!

I want to talk about Weight Watchers for a few minutes. I know myself, and I know that I can get sucked into the numbers game once I start losing weight. I can become completely obsessive about the numbers be …