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Chris-Tien Jinn

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The base goal for the year remains to lose weight!!!  Goal weight is still 146 pounds by the end of 2016.  During March, I pretty much maintained on my plateau.  

 

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I don't like it up there, and I want to come down and play with all the rest of the nerds.  

 

Process goals:

1) Reduce Net Calorie Intake by 10%

The good news is that I tracked my calorie intake pretty well in March.  It hurt sometimes to record a monster caramel roll at 800 calories (!) or a big bowl of Kemps premium chocolate and peanut butter ice cream.  But I've established my actual maintenance calorie intake rather than a calculated estimate:  1538 net calories average per day.  So .... new target calorie goal (net) for the April challenge is ...... 1384 calories.  

 

That's going to take some work and discipline!!!  So ..... 

 

2) Increase Movement by 10%

My FitBit is my friend.  I probably need to develop more friendships and get out a lot more, but this device is a constant data gathering wonder that tells me that I'm not very consistent in my daily activity.  In March, my average step count has fallen to 9K.  In April, I'm increasing my goal to a daily 10K.  I should be able to fit in walking around campus and stair climbing, but I will also work at programmed fitness activities (running and weight lifting), which the FitBit tracks pretty well.

 

3) Weekend Food Preparation 

Saturday or Sunday needs to be cook-ahead day so that I have healthy lunches in easy reach at the office.  This builds on the February Bento Baby challenge and incorporates Staci's article on meal prep.  This makes it easier to avoid fries and chips and goopy mayonnaise-laden sandwiches .... plus, it also usually lets me get out for that noon walk .......

 

4) Training Never Stops (Flexible Discipline)

No, flexible discipline isn't some new sadistic type of yoga.  It means that I will commit to working out every day, but that I will have a variety of workouts from which to choose.  I'll set them up and then select from options based on how I feel, the weather, and Mr. Wizard's desire (or lack thereof) to participate.  AND ..... I will be soliciting votes from the audience as I continue to write my RP story.  A little randomness keeps it interesting.  

 

Finally .....

 

5) Advance Planning for Missions!!!

Sunday is a day to clean up and get ready for the coming week. I may not be able to do all 21 of the Easy Things to Do On Sunday That Will Make Monday Suck Less, but I will do as many as I can.  

 

Grading .... 

 

Well, I track calories on LoseIt and steps on FitBit, but I'll put a summary up in Google docs, unless we get progress bars working again. 

 

And, I'm going to averages really, rather than try to be perfect every day.  If I can hold calories and steps to a good average each week, I'll count that as a major win!!!

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17 minutes ago, LadyShello said:

Awesome.  Another batch cooker! 

 

We'll see how well it goes.  Sometimes, weekends end up being too fun!!!  But the campus dining options are uninspiring .....  we all need incentive to change habits, right??

 

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2 minutes ago, Chris-Tien Jinn said:

 

We'll see how well it goes.  Sometimes, weekends end up being too fun!!!  But the campus dining options are uninspiring .....  we all need incentive to change habits, right??

 

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I know what you mean.  My Sunday's are basically filled up with a workout and batch cooking.  There is little time for anything else.  But it frees up all that time throughout the week. 

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4 minutes ago, Chris-Tien Jinn said:

 

We'll see how well it goes.  Sometimes, weekends end up being too fun!!!  But the campus dining options are uninspiring .....  we all need incentive to change habits, right??

 

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Lol that image! Indeed. ...You just gave me an idea, muahaha!

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Imma tell you what my husband tells me all the time -- maintenance is harder than weight loss. That plateau means you're doing SOMETHING right because you aren't gaining. I can't wait to see what you're up to this go!

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Wow - glad to see you all hanging around between breaks!!!!  I will get a story segment done here soon!!!!  We are putting in an offer on a house tonight.  Cross your fingers!!  It even has a clean, dry space for a workout room in the unfinished part of the basement.  

 

My calorie max is pretty low because I AM pretty small and have a mostly sedentary job, unless I have a heavy in-class teaching load.  I need to constantly work at getting enough exercise.  

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1 hour ago, Chris-Tien Jinn said:

We are putting in an offer on a house tonight.  Cross your fingers!!  It even has a clean, dry space for a workout room in the unfinished part of the basement.  

Good luck! What part of town?

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