Monday, February 2, 2009

Friday, Sat, Sunday: Weekend Vacation

"To Thine Own Self be True, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man."
Inspiration for Weekend of Week 3 Induction Continues: We don't give up; we live so we can go on, we go on so we can live...


Random Thoughts:
Every once in a while we have to take a break. For various reasons, this was a time when I needed to take a break and concentrate on something and someone else for a change. It doesn't lessen the resolve or commitment; it admits that sometimes things have to give. We do not only "diet" so we can live and we definitely don't live to diet. Whenever you reach these points in your progress to your goal, the thing to remember is to maintain if you can, but forgive yourself for whatever does come of your stopping paying attention to the details for awhile. Things have a way of working themselves out.

PERSONAL HAZARD (S)- My fiance's birthday was this weekend and it was a time to relax some of my personal rules so that we could enjoy the weekend.

Progress so far:

Doctor Appt (for your numbers):
Did it. The follow-up checkup is already scheduled for March.

READ THE BOOK: Did what I needed, still referring to as I "work the system."

ONGOING ASSIGNMENT: Induction continues: Food, Water, Exercise!! Continuing to develop a schedule and alternatives for exercise. Next week, I think I will let eDiets give me menu choices and work with their menus to develop a shopping list - takes some of the guesswork and pressure off for a week - just follow the recommendations to keep me at 25 carbs (yep - gonna come out of Induction "officially" next week and let eDiets figure out where 25 carbs are (versus the 20 or 30 that could easily happen on my own.)

NEW ASSIGNMENT: Shopping is done (did on Friday) for next week. Now we just follow the plan.
BP - not today

Weight: 186.0 to 187.5 (rose 1.5 pounds over the weekend)
Cholesterol: Numbers from 30 May 08 (Doctor's office):
Total: 250
Trig: 56
HDL: 93
LDL: 146
Vitals that day: Wt: 171 BP: 126/82 Pulse: 72


Stretching 30 min on Sunday

Cardio 30 min dancing, Saturday night

Water: very lax on this - was low by at least 32 oz on both Saturday and Sunday; definitely need to watch this on "special occasions" better.

Food: Didn't keep good track - chose low-carb options when I could, and recognized when I did not.




End of TTOTM finally, could have done better with water, food, and exercising this weekend (as to what factors probably affected my weight gain). Since finger points all over, all over is what I will tackle.

BP: Will take again at end of month.

Ketones: Will see later in the week - maybe Friday?

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