Wednesday, May 31, 2017

End of the month and a look ahead

As May comes to a close, I definitely am feeling better about a lot of things.  I'm not back to the momentum and drive that I had in 2013, but hopefully that will be around the corner.   No change in weight though but hopefully if I can amp up the diet and the ole exercise I can start seeing some changes there.

I weighed in this morning at 231, which is the same weight I've been flip-flopping around for the last 10 months.

I want to make 3 important goals this coming month.

1.  Water.  I have been doing much, much better on this front so I want to keep this up and try to hit my 100oz each day.

2.  Diet.  FINALLY we were able to just this past week finally make the kitchen livable enough and actually meal plan a bit.  We also made a little experiment to help with our snacking, especially on the weekends.  Chris found a recipe for Buffalo Cauliflower and it actually turned out pretty good!   I've never been a huge cauliflower lover but this may be a good start to me liking it.  I definitely prefer it baked rather than raw.  We will see how this experiment goes.  We are giving Kale a shot next.  

So the plan is to continue meal planning and making smart decisions.  Along these lines, I will start logging faithfully.  I need to log and be honest about it in My Fitness Pal.  (By the way, thank you all who suggested about the app running and the fitbit checking in with My Fitness Pal - mystery solved as to why my MFP app was continuing to "log" me in each day).

3.  Exercise.  May has absolutely been a more active month for me than prior months and I want to build on that.  I'm not going to say that I'm going to work out 6 out of 7 days but I'm going to give myself a fairly easy goal here.  The idea is to not go all balls to the wall right out of the gate.  But I am going to aim for 1000 exercise minutes in June.  That number was fairly attainable for me in the past and of course, I'd love to surpass it but for now, making it a nice start to build from.

Our facebook group is starting a few challenges coming up too, one for weight loss and the other is a mileage challenge.  We are just now trying to iron out the details but we may do something like a Walk (or bike, run, swim, elliptical) to Mordor Challenge, similar to this one!   This will definitely help to want to get those steps in each day and we will likely start tomorrow!

We had our first Mixed Doubles tennis match of the season last night.  It had rained all day long so it was touch and go as to if we were going to be able to get the match in, but finally the clouds lifted for a bit and we got to play.  We lost though.  That team was really, really good.  But I'm proud of how me and my partner played.  He had not played any regular tennis for like 14 years and this was our first time partnering together.  We ended up losing 3-6; 2-6 which isn't horrible. At least it wasn't a blowout.



We celebrated my daughter's 23rd birthday and my parents vow renewal last weekend!  It all turned out nice!

<3

Chris isn't really always grumpy, he just acts like that for pictures.  I promise!

A bit windy this day



Well that's about it going on my world!  Hope everyone has a great week and a great start to June!


14 comments:

  1. Well then...I just posted my monthly goals....1. Water 2. Track my food intake 3. Move! Sounds like we are planning the same month!!!!

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  2. You got this!! The kitchen will be a huge help!

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    1. Thanks Gigi! Yea, just knowing that it's mostly done is already huge - mentally speaking!

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  3. YAY to meal planning and buffalo cauliflower! This summer is ours to conquer!

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  4. So impressed with your trying new things!! I could not be happier for you that you have your kitchen back to usable. I agree with Meg - we are summer conquerors!!

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  5. Yum! That buffalo cauliflower sounds good!

    Isn't tennis a huge calorie burner? That's great exercise. Here's to a happy and healthy June :)

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    1. Yea, it is but I was only playing once a week, so I need to amp that up a bit too. Happy June to you as well!

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  6. Yay! I love Buffalo cauliflower, and prefer mine roasted always. Raw is ...nope. I do like it pureed sometimes if it has lots of flavors added.

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    1. How do you roast yours? Do you have a separate appliance for that?

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  7. Congrats to your parents...and I love the windy pic! :p

    Here's to a great June!

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