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I've been using this food diary website for the past year and I've lost about 20-30 lbs, but the site only changes eating habits. I'd like to be in better shape for this and right now I'm kind of a wimp. You're having this contest at the perfect time, lots of fighting events should be starting near the end of the month.

Goal 1) Keep using my food diary every day and stay within its limits.

Goal 2) Do at least 15 min of exercise every day and record it here.

Today:

Already have meals planned for the day and have 52 calories left (within goal)

Planning to do wrist curl type things later. It's an old window weight tied to a rope, which is tied to 1.5' long piece of hockey stick. I hold the stick out in both hands and slowly roll up the rope, then roll it back down, good to do while watching tv.

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Yesterday: Met exercise goal.

Today: Have 132 calories left (within goal), planning to play ddr later.

Update: Was a little closer on calories (ended up with 31 left, still within range), played ddr for 15 min (met goal).

I've been thinking about it and there isn't really a set way to show I've met my long term goals since they're not about physical measurements or how I'll look, so I'll list them and how I plan to evaluate my progress.

Fighting: Right now it hurts to take hits and the shots I throw are weak, my goal is to build muscle and give stronger hits. I also have a hard time running and fighting for longer than a couple minutes, I'm planning to gradually go longer and longer during practice without taking water/talking breaks. I also have a lot of fear (even though this game is fun, really it is) but I think having confidence in what I can do with my body will give me more courage to go out there and not think about my flaws.

Health: My computer job gives me lots of back and wrist pain so I'd like to make those areas stronger and reduce the pain. I've been using ice packs, yoga, bought a wrist brace today, and for the past week I've had my home computer set up as a standing work station. These things are helping to reduce the pain but not giving me the long term help that I believe exercise will.

By exercising 15 my plan is to build the habit of doing it daily and lengthening that time when it feels right, until then I'll be gradually getting what I need to reach my goals. If anyone has any input I'd be glad to hear it.

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Today: Did yoga for about 8 minutes, going to do another 8 minutes of something later.

394 calories left but way over on cholesterol, sodium, and protein so not sure if I'll use them or not.

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Yesterday: Did another 8 minutes of DDR (completed exercise goal).

Today: Planning to do 15 minutes of Shimmy (if you type fit tv and shimmy into youtube you can find some of their videos, I might post the ones I do later). Still need to plan meals for today.

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dude, i LOVE DDR. It's so freaking tiring. When you need to shower after playing a videogame, you know it's awesome. ahaha

-steve

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Today (3-5-10, I'm up late): Failed :P 130 calories over on food diary and I only got random bits of yoga through out the day but nothing consistent. Fridays are hard, my friends come over and offer to buy me fast food all the time or just bring it over. I feel bad if I don't eat like I'm not appreciating them, but I ALWAYS forget to plan ahead and just save up calories. Good news, me and the same friend checked out belly dance classes down the street so at least I'll be able to make the other half of my daily goals on Friday if nothing else.

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Today: 48 calories left (met goal), spent about 2-3 hours walking at the mall and I'd consider that more than 15 minutes of exercise. Not sure what I'll eat tomorrow but if everything goes well I should be spending most of the day fighting.

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Woooh I did awesome today! Originally I was over by about 100 calories, but after I put in the 3 hours of fighting it says I have 1,000 extra (which might explain why I was so hungry and eating the entire ride back from the event). More than that I fought in every battle and didn't quit over stupid excuses - I'm thirsty, I don't really like this kind of battle, I don't understand the rules, no one will notice or care if I'm not in this fight. Any of those things would have and did taken me off the field a year ago, so even though I'm not yet where I want to be physically I am doing much better emotionally than I thought I would and that is going to help a lot.

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Yesterday: 91 calories left (good), felt too sick to exercise (bad). Feeling the same today and I almost stayed home from work. If I still feel this bad when I get home I'm just going to rest. Most likely I'll be way under my calorie goal since I forget to eat when I'm sick but typing it here should remind me :P

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Yesterday: 23 calories over on food and didn't exercise. Stayed at work until 7:30and felt too sick at home to even remember I was doing this. If this keeps up I need to figure out new goals that I can manage, not much point writing how I fail my goals every day if we go back to 12 hour work days again. But this is helping me see why I've had so much trouble constantly exercising before, it's hard to start a habit when you're exhausted and have no time.

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At my job, I sometimes have as little as an afternoon's notice that I'm going to be working late that evening. That's why all my goals are 5x per week. If I have an easy work week and come home and work out, then I get the weekend off. If something comes up, then I make up my workout on the weekend.

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too sick to care about working out... new goal for this week - get over being sick, deal with 12 hour work days, and work out this weekend when it will help instead of draining my body. Going to keep posting food diary here so I don't get out of the habit and end up forgetting my original goals after I feel better. Thanks for the advice.

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Today: 100 calories left (wooh), still too sick to exercise but my new goal is to hide from company soon enough that I can get some sleep and get better (they come over every friday, usually with fast food) :P my goals feel very lame right now...

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Weekend: Stayed close to food diary, didn't keep track every day but I tried to not to eat too much (was mostly trying to eat things that would make me less sick). Still haven't exercised but I'm feeling well enough today that I plan to do yoga. On a good note because of all this rest my back is hurting much less so maybe being sick didn't completely mess up my plans.

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3-16 Awesome, can't remember numbers on food diary but I was within limits. went to a bel practice and fought (not that I'd call what i do fighting) for maybe 2 hours, probably less.

3-17 (today, up late) something like 50 calories left, didn't exercise but I'm ok with that since I did so much yesterday and my legs are still sore. Need to remember to make time for it tomorrow.

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3-18 (yesterday) about 300 calories left on food diary, a lot but I didn't feel hungry at all. Did some yoga too so good day.

Today: not sure what I'm eating but it should be fine. Have my first belly dancing class tonight and possibly fighting if there's time.

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Did ok with food on friday and the weekend. Also did some belly dancing and fighting, but I sucked at fighting so need to work on that. Not sure what my plans for today are, need to find something that inspires me to work out more than "you'll disappoint people on the internet". This challenge was fun but for the last 2 weeks of it I'm going to try to find something I can actually stick with. Maybe having planned days to work out and settings up areas in my home so it's not such a hassle getting ddr mats down or setting up a yoga mat.

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So the past two days I've stayed within the limits of my food diary and fought in the backyard with my boyfriend. So after I made it optional to exercise every day I've been doing it anyway :P

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