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    update, this week i fell off, but then I started getting headaches again, and I think processed foods are the culprit so back to eating healthy and it's good. still not eating enough, because i'm eating the same amount as i was when counting calories, but I quit counting calories. still not eating until afternoon, I also noticed I function better on high protein diets and carbs make me feel sluggish.

    goals for upcoming week
    -continue eating healthy
    -eat 3 meals including breakfast lunch and dinner being balanced breakfast just something healthy but not so worried about being balanced since it needs to be quick
    -drink water
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    Thanks to those who posted your summaries already. How did everyone else do? How are your goals coming along? If you find yourself struggling, can you make adjustments to your goals to make them a bit easier?

    As for my summary:

    1. Sleep: I increased my sleep, some. Besides Sunday and Wednesday night, where I couldn't sleep for several hours, I managed at least 7 hours a night. Definite improvement.

    2. Exercise: This is the rest week in the P90x. I took it a bit too far and didn't work out at all. But I did make up for it some by:

    3. Eating. I only cheated twice this week, and ate really well for every other meal. So this week has been my best week so far when it comes to food.

    This upcoming week is Phase II in the P90X, so it's all new exercises. I'm excited to try them out! My other goal is to be in bed no later than 10:00. Outside of today... today may be difficult because I slept in so late.

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    Well, I did my ab-crunches all week long, so that is good,
    but I missed my exercise program on Saturday, even though I knew I was going to have to report here. :-/
    That makes 2 weeks in a row that I have missed. I really have to get back to it.

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    Better week than last week, overall. But I'm getting lazier and lazier with the updates. Maybe that's good? Since one of the things I've been trying to do is more fun stuff with my family. Anyway:

    Eating- good this week. I really feel like I'm getting a handle on things. And I even feel like I might be slimming down a bit, even though that wasn't a goal I made. I'm not weighing so I don't know but my clothes fit better and I've got a few places that tend to feel lumpy when I put on weight that have smoothed out considerably. Trying to be chill about it since getting OMG EXCITED I'M REALLY GOING TO DO IT THIS TIME has always been my downfall. Something kicks in and I go whole hog into some crazy plan and end up losing my momentum. Usually because I've cut my intake too far and I end up rebounding with binges and self-hatred. I was concerned at first that tracking my diet would ignite that but so far it hasn't been a problem. One difference is that I'm tracking to make sure I get enough calories and protein, and the maximum is a much more reasonable limit than it used to be when I would go on diets and try to eat only 1200 calories or whatever. That seems to help a lot. (One thing that also helped was reading about the Minnesota Starvation Experiment, which took place near the end of WWII, where they starved these guys and then tried different ways of rehabilitating them so the post-war relief efforts would be more successful. Their "semi-starvation" diets were an average of 1600 calories a day.) Anyway, enough words. I'm calling this 7/7.

    Moving- I'm going to have to modify this. The 7-minute bodyweight routine is great but I'm just not able to do it every day. I'm going to try for twice a week. I only did it once this past week, but I walked every day, so let's say 6/7.

    Sleeping- good but not great. Stayed up too late a couple nights. 5/7.

    Loving- this was a great week. I figured something out that had been bugging me about my son. He's been dropping levels at school more often this year than last, even though he loves his teacher and seems to be doing really well. It's been getting worse after the holiday break, though, and this week I was brainstorming about it and it finally hit me. Pretty much his whole team turned over this school year- he got a new teacher, like every year, but also his EC teacher moved, the two elementary aides who float between classes and whom he ADORED and adored him both got better-paying jobs, he got a new SLP and a new OT. That's a shit ton of change for a kid on the spectrum. But also, since everyone is new to him this year, some stuff that his team had been doing to help him fell through the cracks. Stuff that they just did, that wasn't recorded in his IEP, like taking him out for informal breaks, to run an errand with the aide or just to run a lap in the gym here and there. So I wrote to his teacher and the new EC teacher to ask that those breaks be reinstated and written into his IEP, and they started giving him the breaks the very next day. We're meeting next week to write them into his IEP. I was on a roll so I wrote to the principal to say how happy I was with his services, and that as great as it is for him to have his needs met, all the kids could benefit from more activity in the school day. I think they should add "Instant Recess" to the curriculum and maybe even modify the desks for standing. He wrote back that he was going to bring it up at the next board meeting. Probably a brush-off but I plan to beat the drum some more later. There's no reason we should train our kids to be so sedentary so early. It sure hasn't done me any favors. That's quite a digression but I'm leaving it since it is sort of on-topic with fitness anyway.

    Also my niece and nephew (who lost their mom last June) came to visit and that was awesome. My niece got her license and had her heart set on driving with her brother to see us the first weekend she had it, so she did. They got here safely and we had a great visit. We all went to see my mom on Saturday. I got to spend quality time with 3 of my 4 siblings, my parents, and my grandmother. A good week marriage-wise, though we didn't get a date we did go to bed at the same time most nights which meant good connections and both our love languages spoken often. Had some good heart-to-hearts with the girl. She's putting the brakes on a friendship that stresses her out. A boy likes her and she thinks she might like him, too. Apparently she'll find out on Friday whether he bought her a Valentine cupcake and that'll be that. It all seems goofy and fun, which is GREAT because her last "romance" was pretty heavy- the boy was depressed and leaned on her too much. This time seems more age-appropriate and childlike. High school has been good for her so far.

    So, long story short, 7/7.

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    Fifth weekly update.

    This one is a very mixed bag, due to my travel this past week.

    1. Improve eating habits, specifically eating between meals.
    I did very well here because, well, there just wasn't anything around to nibble on between meals. Despite being on the road, I made a point to eat very healthy, as I always do, with just an extra beer or two over the week at group dinners, etc.

    2. Get more exercise: at least three times each week, in addition to martial arts practice.
    As I suspected, I got in only one formal exercise session of cardio plus weights. As I also suspected, I did end up walking several miles almost every day, so on balance I am ahead with exercise for the week. The real problem I see will be next week, though, since the trip completely disrupted the home exercise habit I was finally starting to establish. It will be work to get back to the routine, especially given the amount of work waiting for me now that I'm back.

    3. Weight loss.
    The earlier estimate of ~ 2 lbs seems to have been correct. Now to keep it off, and subtract a few more.
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    Belated update for week...5?

    1) Bodyweight good. Only 1 circuit each night, but still did 3/3 nights.
    2) Yoga okay. Skipped 1/2 nights for no good reason (home late, felt crappy, vented on roommates until way too late at night).
    3) Ankle exercises good. 6/7 nights.

    Added goals:

    4) Start exercise by 11 pm - failed every night except one (...at 10:45pm). (Yeah, this might be a lost cause. I did manage to do it early tonight though, before volleyball)
    5) Eat 1 healthy meal a day (greens and lean protein) - I've been doing an OK job of it I think but a miserable job tracking/paying attention to it. I think I got 4/5 or 5/5, usually either lunch or dinner.
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    I feel more on track this week than I have in the past couple weeks.

    Eating has been really on track. I figured out how to get my salads, fruit, and oatmeal in to-go containers during school days which I've stuck to really well.. I stay awake in class, it's a lot of food, and it's healthy. It wasn't exactly the cheapest, but it is working which is what I need it to do. Also it gives me a lot of caloric intake room for our not-so-healthy dinners lately.

    I got back into exercising. I STILL haven't gotten around to morning work outs during school days, but I did work out the day before yesterday even though I was dog tired afterwards. I need some 7lb weights and 15 lb weights so that I can adjust the weight as necessary. Jumping from 5 to 10 really throws me off. So I'm going to fill my lovely water weights with some gravel/sand until they reach the 7lb weight, and try to surf craigslist for some 15 lb dumbbells.

    My body's vacation over the past like.. 2 1/2 months of being lazy, traveling, etc? It is definitely starting to show. I look like a total marshmallow right now. And my muscles were impossibly weak for the quick workout I did.
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    Slacked a little bit this week, mainly because I'd been so focused on searching for internships/jobs that I partly neglected my physical health - and now I find myself exhausted on Tuesday nights, due to my late evening class.

    At least drinking a lot of water every day still helps. Also, along with fruits I've also made sure to eat more fresh vegetables and less meat, so now I'm starting to feel less sick to the stomach (which happens whenever I consume any amount of meat). Still need to use the treadmill at home more often than I currently do.
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    For week ending Sunday Feb 16...

    Yay! I did it!
    I made myself do my exercise program today... and all week long I have been doing my ab crunches!

    Though it's not part of my formal goals, I know that I have been eating too many calories and I think I am gaining weight... again... comfort-eating.
    But I am trying to at least use portion control.

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    Week 6

    Weekly Rate: 6/10

    I'm doing good on the veggies, now some more fruit, and the yoga is every wednesday and thursday! Yay.

    But I'm getting complacent. I forgot to stretch all week.

    -So I'm taking it down to once a week for stretching, in addition to the yoga.
    -Also I want to remember to not eat breads, pasta, donuts, etc. My sugar spikes, then drops when I eat them. I can't keep up. I seem to have it under control when I eat veggies.
    -Also I want to try to get to sleep at an earlier hour at least once a week. I am thinking that I will make this Sunday night. I would like to go to bed no later than 12am.
    ( Since I don't get home til 11 )
    -Eventually the day after I go to bed early, I want to set aside time on Mondays to accomplish my errands. I am just barely making some of them. (Errands including food shopping.)
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