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#FitReaders- Weekly Check-In March 17, 2017

So, except for sleep (I really despise Daylight Saving) this was a pretty good week for me, physically. Eating wise I took a serious break, because heck, I wanted to. Cake an ice cream for the win! If I have relatively maintained my weight I will be happy enough. This has also been my first major travel since I started Fitbitting, and I think I did pretty well, all things considered.

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The time was pretty reasonable considering I stopped to chat with a random neighborhood dude and forgot to pause the tracker. Also, I must have been wearing it funny, or the relative cold made it go wonky, because I was sweating like a beast and my heart was pounding. So, that is my February make-up, and I will need to do March’s next weekend. Time does tend to get away.

Stats: Week March 11-17, 2017

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#FitReaders- Weekly Check-In March 10, 2017

You know how you can know that something is weighing heavy on you, but not really KNOW just how much it is impacting your life? I got rid of a major source of stress the week before, and this week I slept better than I have in months, maybe even years. I feel reasonably good, which is helpful when heading into the hell, for me, that is daylight saving time. Plus I only have 14 pounds to go to reach my goal weight, so I am nicely ahead of my projected schedule. And I am reading again, whoohoo!

Stats: Week March 4-10, 2017

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#FitReaders- Weekly Check-In March 3, 2017

Ugh, I hate being sick. This past week I was even sick enough to nap. I am feeling a bit better though, so hopefully I can get back on track. On the plus side though, this morning I hit my 3 year lowest weight. On the negative side, my old nemesis H-E-B Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream is back…needless to say I had ice cream for lunch today.

Stats: Week February 25-March 3, 2017

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#FitReaders- Weekly Check-In January 27, 2017

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Everything has been a bit hit or miss; eating, exercising, motivation. Likely most of this boils down to sleep, but it is very much a chicken or egg thing. Am I sleeping less well than usual because I have been less active, or am I less active because I am not sleeping well? Probably it is just my stupid brain/body being stupid, but that doesn’t help the fact that I find myself distracted, irritable, and short tempered. I am seriously considering investing in more specific sleep hardware. I wish Fitbit had something, but it looks like right now the Withings Aura is the most comprehensive item available, and I DO have the option to “purchase” a 20% off code with my Higi points (they also have Garmin, WSS, iHealth and LeftLane, so if anyone wants a code I can see if I can figure out how to share them, I have way more points than I know what to do with). And I am also keeping my eyes out on the Sleep Number 360, desperate times call for desperate measures. Would it help? Probably not, but more data is more data.

All I know is that food logging is back to being a seriously ingrained habit, though that doesn’t necessarily mean I make good choices. I went to log my morning once this week and found calories already in. When I looked I had logged 2 fun sized Snickers in the Midnight-4:00 am slot. I checked my Fitbit and sure enough, I got up at 3:05 am…apparently for a snack. Aren’t parasomnias fun :/ In the meantime, I’d better finish up this post and get back up off my behind.

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#FitReaders – Weekly Check-in January 6, 2017

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I can not quite figure out what day I want to check in, but I suspect it will be on Saturdays some time. I feel pretty good about how active I have been. Sleep is of course an ongoing issue, but getting up off my butt is feeling more natural. I even increased my daily goal from 10,000 to 15,000 steps per day. I am nerving myself up to actually DO the virtual 5K, I am certainly doing way more than that a day spread out, but somehow the idea of it is a little terrifying when put into one event.

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