Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Spring Chick Challenge - Goals for Week #3

Good news!  I weighed in at 3.2 pounds lighter than last week, and it feels good to see some progress.  I did a little better with my exercise last week, and while I'm proud of that, I know I can do even better!  My nutrition and water intake is pretty good, although I need to add more 'color' to my plate, if you know what I mean.  I am managing to stay within my daily calorie range, but my choices aren't necessarily the healthiest ones so I will be working on that this week.  If I can get some traction with meal planning, I think that will help me make much healthier choices.

  • My biggest "a-ha" moment:  Seeing the benefit (e.g. net calories) of  logging my exercise to My Fitness Pal - love that!!
  • My biggest struggle:  Getting on that treadmill after a long day's work!  I may try to do the treadmill in the mornings instead.  Meal planning was also a struggle.
  • My biggest success:  Tracking everything on My Fitness Pal (I used to hand write my entries and it was a real drag!  So, having an app on my phone makes it SO easy.)

Something I haven't shared before is that about 6 years ago I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, and I really need to do a much better job of testing my blood sugar on a routine/daily basis.  So, I'm adding this to my goals for Week #3.  Here's my plan:
  • Walk 30-60 minutes on the treadmill at least 4 days this week
  • Do a 3-mile walk around my neighborhood community (Saturday or Sunday)
  • Plan the next day's meals and snacks each evening before bed
  • Do not exceed daily caloric intake of 1200
  • Drink 8 glasses of water daily
  • Track food and exercise on MyFitnessPal daily
  • Monitor my blood sugar on a daily basis


  1. Congratulations on your excellent loss:) Good luck with your goals for this week!

  2. Congrats on the 3.2 pounds gone! That's amazing!! I wish you lots of luck on your other goals!


  3. WTG sis on the 3.2#. Kicking tut and taking names. I like your idea of planning entire days meal the night before. I need to get better with that. I wanna know u r monitoring your blood sugar better. Don't make me worry. Have another awesome week.

  4. Remember it's so important to take care of your health!! 3.2 is a fantastic loss. Keep going!

  5. Fantastic week! 3.2 is amazing! I love your list of "my biggest"!