My Baby Steps Journey – Week 14

My Progress for the 14th week:

Water/Fluid Intake —- B+

  • With having two full days in the office this past week, it made it easier to drink on schedule again.  I can do better!   
  • GOAL FOR NEXT WEEK– focus on drinking more water!

No unhealthy snacking after 7:00pm—- B-

  • This was better than it has been but still not where it needs to be!
  • GOAL FOR NEXT WEEK – See how many nights I can be successful of having no unhealthy snacking after 7!

Increasing Steps — A-

  • DAILY STEP PROGRESS
    • Friday, July 16 – over my daily goal! +359 steps!
    • Saturday, July 17 over my daily goal! +45 steps!
    • Sunday, July 18– over my daily goal! +1943 steps!!!!
    • Monday, July 19 – over my daily goal!! +872 steps!
    • Tuesday, July 20 – over my daily goal! +1167 steps
    • Wednesday, July 21 – over my daily goal! +210 steps
    • Thursday, July 22 – BARELY over my daily goal! +5 steps
  • The AC issues were resolved this week and I was able to meet my daily goal EVERY day this week! 
  • GOAL FOR NEXT WEEK – Try to have 2 days over 10K steps!

Portion Sizes — B+

  • I measured out portions and tracked everything, the good, the bad and the ugly!   

GOAL FOR NEXT WEEK: To keep pushing forward!

Positive Experiences/Outcomes for the week

Two full shifts back in the office helped me to keep my head in the game.  It wasn’t nearly as hard this past week to focus on what I needed to do to work on my health.  I did manage to work in more stretching and other movements to prepare me for getting back to the gym again. 

I am looking forward to being back in the office 40 hours a week again but with the increasing cases which are stemming from the Delta variant of the COVID19 virus I can see the possibility of having to reduce face to face time, social distance and mask wearing again.  I live in Florida and the news was saying that 20% of new COVID cases are in Florida.  It made me think “Here we go again!” My mom’s primary care physician asked her to start wearing her mask again when in large crowds just to be safe.  She is fully vaccinated but he still asked her to start wearing her mask again.  I wore my mask out when we went out shopping this week too. We lost two dear friends and neighbors to COIVD19 in the last week. They were not vaccinated.  I do not even want to imagine losing both parents within 7 days!   I encourage anyone who is eligible to get vaccinated against COVID19. 

The 2020 (well 2021) Tokyo Olympics have gotten off to a start!

New Covid problems for delayed Tokyo Olympics – Sailweb

My Baby Steps Journey – Weeks 12/13

My Progress for the 12th and 13th week:

Water/Fluid Intake —- B-

  • With the approach and experiencing of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Elsa things went off the rails a bit this past week.  The second week on this report was a bit better. 
  • GOAL FOR NEXT WEEK– focus on drinking more water!

No unhealthy snacking after 7:00pm—- C-

  • With having continuing AC issues and the Tropical Storm/Hurricane Elsa event things were not overall very good but better for the second week of this report.
  • GOAL FOR NEXT WEEK – See how many nights I can be successful of having no unhealthy snacking after 7!

Increasing Steps — C-

  • DAILY STEP PROGRESS
    • Friday, July 2 – over my daily goal!!! +813 steps!!!
    • Saturday, July 3 –BARELY over my daily goal! +67 steps!
    • Sunday, July 4– under my daily goal!!!! -766 steps
    • Monday, July 5 – over my daily goal!! +1210 steps!!!
    • Tuesday, July 6 – under my daily goa!! -670 steps
    • Wednesday, July 7 – undermy daily goal!! -1359 steps
    • Thursday, July 8 – under my daily goal!! -918 steps
    • Friday, July 9 – over my daily goal!!! +37 steps!
    • Saturday, July 10 –under over my daily goal! -1790 steps!!!
    • Sunday, July 11– over my daily goal!!!! +18 steps!!!
    • Monday, July 12 – over my daily goal!! +716 steps!!!
    • Tuesday, July 13 – over my daily goa!! +406 steps!!!
    • Wednesday, July 14 – over my daily goal!! +1345 steps!!!!!
    • Thursday, July 15 – over my daily goal!! +474 steps!!
  • The first week of this report was not a good week but the second week I did rebound a bit better with the daily step count.  Overall, these 14 days; 9 days over my daily step goal and 5 days I did not meet my daily step goal.  The first week I had 4 days out of 7 under my step goal but the second week there was only one day under my step goal. Making a come back!!!
  • Between the storm and AC issues it took a toll on my eating and walking.  The AC issues really zapped my energy levels.  We have been having constant AC issues EVEN with replacing it with a new unit since February! Fingers crossed those issues will soon be resolved!
  • GOAL FOR NEXT WEEK – 7 days over my daily step goal!

Portion Sizes — B-

  • I measured out some portions this week but when the storm and AC issues reoccurred it was tough.   The second week of this report was much better with handling portions.

GOAL FOR NEXT WEEK: To dust myself off and keep pushing forward! Keep making a great comeback!

Positive Experiences/Outcomes for the week

The approaching Tropical Storm which turned to Hurricane Elsa before it reached us caused some stress and when coupled with re-occurring AC issues since early February it totally pushed me over the edge on eating, stress levels, and energy levels.  The second week was less stressful, but the AC issues have continued promised a resolution today! (7/16-manufacturer defective parts to be replaced) Looking very forward in the near future returning to the office 5 days a week and feeling like life and routine MIGHT be returning to normal! I feel once I am back to a regular routine, it will be easier to post on a more regular basis.

ON THE UPSIDE!  The Tampa Bay Lightning WON the Stanley Cup for the 2nd year in a row! Stanley can keep his tan!!!  GO BOLTS! Photo: CBS Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning win Stanley Cup, beat Montreal Canadiens in five games  to claim back-to-back championships - CBSSports.com

My Baby Steps Journey – Week 11

My Progress for the 11th week:

Water/Fluid Intake —- B+

  • I was able to do better on my water/fluid intake. With working back in my office for two eight hour days; it was easier to drink as I was back in a routine closer to normal.
  • GOAL FOR NEXT WEEK– focus on drinking more water!

No unhealthy snacking after 7:00pm—- D-

  • I again had a mixture of good days and bad days.  Bonus, I tracked things even when it wasn’t “pretty” or in my daily allotment.
  • GOAL FOR NEXT WEEK – See how many nights I can be successful of having no unhealthy snacking after 7!

Increasing Steps — A+

  • DAILY STEP PROGRESS
    • Friday, June 25 – over my daily goal!!! +3807 steps!!!!!
    • Saturday, June 26 over my daily goal! +1401 steps!!!
    • Sunday, June 27 – over my daily goal!!!! +13 steps!!!
    • Monday, June 28 – over my daily goal!! +944 steps!!!
    • Tuesday, June 29 – over my daily goa!! +358 steps!!!!!
    • Wednesday, June 30 – over my daily goal!! +1237 steps!!!!
    • Thursday, July 1 – over my daily goal!! +2471 steps!!!!
  • Step wise I kept on task this week for 7 of 7 days; that is excellent in my book! I had one day with over 10k steps for the day and one day over 12k steps!   This is my first week to get over my daily step goal every single day.  Sunday was close but thirteen steps over is still over my goal!  Really pleased with having over 12k steps too!  I have not seen that number for awhile.
  • GOAL FOR NEXT WEEK – keep up the good work!  Try to have another 12k or better day! And meet my step goal 7 days out of 7!

  • Portion Sizes — B+
  • I measured out more portions this week than previously. I did have a few slip ups and went over my daily points goal.  But tracking EVERYTHING!!! Tracking is becoming easier again as I am acknowledging it not as a failure to go over my daily points allowance but as giving myself more input to do better in the long run. 

GOAL FOR NEXT WEEK: To improve as much as I can in all areas.

Working two eight hour days this week made me feel that things are truly starting to get back to normal again. It almost felt like 2020 did not even happen as I started falling into a good routine again.

The Tampa Bay Lightning has won the first two games against the Canadians. The next two games of the Stanley Cup Finals are in Montreal. Stanley needs to keep his tan!!!  GO BOLTS!

Happy 4th of July!!! Let Freedom Ring! With Liberty and Justice For ALL!!
Happy 245th Birthday America!

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