2017-06-11 Sunday Stats and Things Like That

I’ve been so focussed on the big things and the big picture and big changes that I have not been keeping up on my day to day/week to week analysis. It’s really about time to start digging back into the details and when it comes to details, stats (and things like that) are where it’s at.

Have I written about balance? Yes
Have I written about everything being connected? Yes
Have I concluded that being healthy starts with sleeping well? Yes, lots of times. All of the validation I need is within these few important items…

Sleep: Last 7 days average 7 hours and 39 minutes. 39 minutes above my unofficial goal. 😃

Exercise: 7 day average step count is 18,150. That’s 6K over my official goal of 12K per day and 3 K over my unofficial daily goal. 😃

I’ve been to 3 or 4 Jazzercise classes this week as well as multiple workouts at the gym and several walks in various parts of town (hence the stellar step count). 😃

Eating: This is the one area I feel I’ve sort of failed on as Ive given in to lots of cravings and eaten out a bunch. The scale is up a few lbs. and I want to try and figure out how to make a plan and stick to it. Of all the things, I think this will be the biggest challenge ahead of me.

For today though, I want to celebrate this success. Deep down in my heart I feel like I can attribute my sleeping better to the huge weight that has been lifted off me. I also feel like the fact that I am beginning to “let go” has given be back a little more time to focus on exercise, even though I’m not really done yet.

That celebration starts with enjoying the rest of my weekend. Monday will be here soon, so I am going to go now, and squeeze as much funday out of the rest of this Sunday as I can.

Cheers,
~Miss SugarCookie

2017-04-29 Saturday Status Check

I thought I would start today by providing a simple status check, just so it is perfectly clear what the last week has done to me.

Sleep: Last 7 days average 4 hours and 49 Minutes. About 2 hours short of my daily goal. 😔

Exercise: 7 day average step count is 9873. About 2K under my official daily goal and 5K under my unofficial daily goal. 😔

I also went to Zero Jazzersice classes. 😔

Eating: There were several lovely places I had the opportunity to eat at but not write about while I was in Phoenix. However, the majority of what I had was fast food. Fast food either at the hotel or hospital or drive through. I had very little fruit and no veggies. I often ate too much and felt overly full. I was eating early and late and sometimes not at all in the middle of the day. To top it off, I was being sustained a fair bit of time by highly caffeinated and sugared lattes. 😔

Some of this was my choice and some was not, but a girl’s got to do what a girl’s got to do.

I stepped on the scale this morning, and weigh the same as I did the day that I left. So I’m not super upset about the food thing or the exercise thing, but I definitely FEEL icky and need to make sure I start the week (starting with the weekend) off right. Now is the time to turn those frowns upside down.

On that note, I’m going to go unpack my bag and see if I have anything clean in my closet to wear to Jazzersize.

Time to Smile 😃
~Miss SugarCookie

2017-04-05 Random Hump-Day Update

This morning I feel pretty good about life in general. I’m well rested and ready for a highly productive work day. I fully intend to get a lot done today and am also looking forward to a sister-date I have scheduled tonight with my lovely sister Jamie. I’ve got a lot to catch her up on and I’m sure she has some good-goodies for me too.

Since I don’t have a lot to write about this morning, how about a random weekly update:

Sleep..
Last night I had 7 hours and 26 minutes.
So far this week my average is 6 hours and 25 minutes.
I’m doing a little better with this balancing act and have not had an “Under 4 hours” night screwing up my average.. yet.

Exercise (according to FitBit)..
Yesterday I had 17,655 steps.
My average in the last 7 days is 16,503.
I had my best recorded day ever last Sunday 4/2 at 26,775.
No Jazzercise since last Sunday. Just not enough time in the day to fit it in this week with work and kids stuff.

Food..
Not tracking my food anymore and slowly trying to just substitute healthy choices for not so healthy choices. Sometimes “slowly” means not at all. 😉

That’s it for now, time to get to work.
~Miss SugarCookie

2017-03-26 Sunday Stats + Choices

It’s been a while since I posted stats. So long, that I forgot what I was keeping track of. I’ve put a pause on tracking my food so I have nothing to report on for that. Feeling a bit setback the past 3 weeks, I’ve put more of a focus on sleep and exercise.

My step goal is 12,000 steps a day.
Today I scored 18,603 (so far). 😃
My average for the past 7 days is 12,936. 😃
My average for the past 28 days is 12,910. 😃

For sleep my goal is now 7 – 8 hours a night.
Last night I got 6 hours and 24 minutes.
My average last week was 6 hours and 57 minutes (so so close).
I had 5 days in the last week that were over 7 hours. 😃
I had 1 day in the last week that was over 8 (Magical!). 😃

All these stats are courtesy of my trusty FitBit.

I also cut caffeine a few weeks back and I’ve done a good job of sticking to that. I have had some chocolate which has some measure of caffeine in it and decaf espresso which I think does too.

Right I’m sitting in my bed listening to Phil Collins and Genesis. I’ve had a glass of wine, the first in many weeks, and thinking about my day, my weekend, and my life.

This reminds me of when I was in high school (minus the wine of course). Genesis and Phil were at the top of my charts and I spent many nights spinning those CDs from the boombox I kept on my bed. It had red and green lights for power and base boost and I remember sitting with my notebook and pen and writing and eventually turning out the lights. I would lay in the darkness and let the sound of the music lull me and eventually those lights got blurry and faded into black as I slipped into dreamland.

Not so different now. It’s a laptop instead of a notebook and an iPhone instead of a boombox, but the lights and the music are the same. And I’m still contemplating the meaning of life. I’m still thinking about what choices I have to make.

I could choose to be upset with myself for all the things I did not get done this past weekend, or I can choose to be happy with all of the things I did.

I can look to the past and regret the choices that I have made or I can see all the wonderful things about my life and recognize that it would not be possible without those choices. Everything I have done has lead me to now.

I can look into the future and fret about the choices I still have in front of me. There is a lot of uncertainty and there is risk. In that, there is also fear. Yes, I am afraid of wrong choices, but back it up a couple of sentences and see… It does not matter what I choose as that will lead me to tomorrow and it will be what it will be. I will still be me and life will go on.

I Choose This,
Miss SugarCookie

2017-02-19 Sushi Sunday + Stats

It’s Sushi Sunday again and I had a little of this and a little of that at the Dragon Cafe. I always order too much so that I have some left over for lunches during the week. I went with my friend Josh today who gets all you can eat and so he’s not allowed to take leftovers. I *may* have snuck a few of his fancy rolls onto my plate. Such a rule breaker. 😉

As for my weekly stats…
Sleep
Last Night: 5 hours and 33 minutes. I blame the margaritas.
Average for the past week: 7 hours 11 minutes. Slightly better but not good enough. I did not count the one night this week that I clocked 0 hours of sleep. So it was the average of 6 nights.
Goal: 8 hours.

Exercise
Today: Jazzercise – 1 hour. Walk – 1 hours. Tennis 2 hours.
21K+ steps.
Average steps for the week: 17,944 I guess I’ve been in beast mode lately.
My knees both hurt and I think tomorrow is going to have to be a total recovery day.

Diet
Today Total Calories under daily goal: 340
Today Net Calories under daily goal: 2,200
Total Calories over goal for the week: 2472
Net Calories under goal for the week: 4157
The net under factors in exercise and so that much under and I should see some results. But my weight change is not affected by this.. yet. It could be that I am also adding muscle at the same time.

Sugar is down this week and therefore carbs are down and fat and protein are up.
Carb 48% of diet.
Fat 37% of diet.
Protein 15% of diet. I’d like to get this up to 20% to help build that muscle. The more muscle I have the more I can eat.

Drinking
I Broke the seal last night and had some drinks. I was invited to a party and margaritas were the reason for the party so I could not turn that down. It was a bunch of people I never met before and my friend Leah who invited me to tag along with her. It was fun and entertaining. Lots of bold personalities and I was able to blend in with the kitchen appliances and just listen to the conversation. There were some great stories and at one point I was laughing so hard that my abs hurt. Life is good.

Relationship Status: Single and survived Valentines week. It’s like a distant memory to me already.

2017-02-12 Sunday Status Update

Sleep…
Last Night: 7 hours and 59 minutes.
Average for the past week: 6 hours 34 minutes.
Goal: 8 hours.

Exercise…
Today: Jazzercise – 1 hour. Walk – 2 hours. Trampoline Park – 1/2 hour.
21K+ steps.
Average steps for the week: 16,610
Goal: 12,000 per day. So I totally rocked it this week.

Diet…
Today Total Calories under daily goal: 378
Today Net Calories under daily goal: 1037
Total Calories over goal for the week: 1321
Net Calories under goal for the week: 3364
(Total is without factoring in exercise, net is with exercise)

Too much sugar and fat and not enough protein. I’m also deficient with potassium, calcium, and iron.
New Goal: Increase protein to 20% of my diet.

Drinking… Mid February now and I’m still off the sauce.

Relationship Status… Single and soooo looking forward to Valentines Day this week.

2017-01-25 Status Update.. Bridget Jones Style

Sleep: 8 hours and 51 minutes. Missed it by “that” much.
Exercise: Who has time for that? (JK, I did some strength training, jogged a mile, and logged 12K+ steps).
Work: 8 hours from home. Not too shabby.
Diet: Oatmeal and apples and, oh yeah, that binge on crescent rolls stuffed with chocolate chips to balance things out.
Drinking: Staying off the sauce until the end of January.
Relationship Status: Still Fucking Single