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*What type(s) of exercise fit(s) into your current lifestyle?
Walking, yoga and recumbent stationary bike
*Do you swap activity points for food? Why or why not?
Yes, because I like to eat and it's a way to get more points. I am able to lose while eating all my points and it helps me not to feel deprived.
*What are your fitness goals?
My goal is to get some form of intentional exercise 5-6 days per week.
*This Week’s Routine: Get 7-8 hours of quality sleep every night.
I am a night owl, but am working on this and doing well. I practice getting prepared to sleep by dressing in comfortable pajamas and doing all night-time prep, then turning down lights, playing soft music, sipping a bedtime tea and reading. I have a night-time low-light setting on my iPad since I usually read on it. I use a sleep mask to block out all light and we run a box fan for white noise.
*GHG of the Week: Sugar and alcohol - Limit your intake.
I do not eat lots of added sugar. DH and I cook most of our meals from scratch. I enjoy one piece of quality dark chocolate most nights. I do love red wine, however, and struggle with not indulging on a daily basis, as it interferes with my weight loss efforts.
*Meal of the Week: Breakfast
I am not a breakfast lover and usually just have a little fat-free milk in my coffee.
*What are you having for breakfast?
When I do eat breakfast, I prefer the following:
FF Greek yogurt with fruit & 1/2 TBS. of flax/chia seed mix. Sometimes I add 2 Tbs. of granola Hot oatmeal (1/2 -3/4 C.) with fruit. Toasted light English muffin with deli-thin ham and 1 slice reduced fat American cheese + fruit. Boiled or scrambled egg with a slice of Dave's Thin-Sliced Killer bread & 1 tsp. butter + fruit. Sometimes I have 2 slices crisp bacon or turkey sausage patties on the side. Sometimes I add 2 slices chopped deli-thin ham, 2 Tbs. cheese and a little chopped onion to the scrambled eggs and enjoy 1/2 C. grits with it. This would be a Sunday brunch-type meal and act as both breakfast and lunch meals with a low point snack mid-afternoon to tide me over until dinner.
~Pam~ ***Aloft*** 1/27/13
If I give up now, I'll soon be back where I started and where I started was desperately wishing I could be where I am today.
- What type(s) of exercise fit(s) into your current lifestyle?
I have been doing ten minutes of walking or using the air walker or elliptical or weights when downstairs on the compute. I get up every 45 minutes or so and exercise then back to the computer. Later, when warmer, I might walk outside
- Do you swap activity points for food? Why or why not?
- What are your fitness goals?
strength, flexibility and enduranc
This Week’s Routine: Get 7-8 hours of quality sleep every night.
I am working on this one - trying to get to bed earlier
GHG of the Week: Sugar and alcohol - Limit your intake.
sugar is not a biggie but Wednesdays the wine flows freely when with friends
What are you having for breakfast?
used to have egg on toast with cooked tomato (when not doing veganuary
- What type(s) of exercise fit(s) into your current lifestyle? Right now, it's my Peloton. Most days I bike although I occasionally change it up by doing one of their strength training classes or yoga.
- Do you swap activity points for food? Why or why not? Rarely. If I started doing that, I'd add too much junk. If I swap, it's because my DH & I are going out for a nice dinner.
- What are your fitness goals? Overall health & to keep my weight from increasing.
This Week’s Routine: Get 7-8 hours of quality sleep every night. SNORT!!! I wish. That hasn't happened since menopause unless I take a pill.
GHG of the Week: Sugar and alcohol - Limit your intake. - Alcohol is easy since I rarely drink. I'd rather eat my points. Sugar is an issue but I try to keep it out of the house.
What are you having for breakfast? I had steel cut oats for a few days. This morning I had toast with peanut butter. I always have a banana for breakfast.