Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Week #107: In Review

"Life without a purpose is a languid, drifting thing; every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves, 'This day let me make a sound beginning, for what we have hitherto done is naught!" ~ Thomas a Kempis

Weight Loss = 2.7 lbs
Fat % Loss = 0.8%

Updated "My Progress Charts" can be found HERE.

I had a fantastic week, even while away on vacation.......*pats himself on the back*.

We didn't eat out too much while we were on vacation, and when we did go out we ate reasonably well. Yesterday Sherri and I ate at Moxies and I even left 1/3 of my French fries on my plate.....which is a first. When we ate at Susan's our food choices were as good or better than we would of done at home. We walked a ton while we were in Ottawa, so exercise wasn't a problem.

All in all I would say that I passed my first real test with flying colours.

Focus for this week: remembering to eat snacks between meals and to start reading my book on meditation.

I hope everyone else had a great week!

Week #107 Guideline Results:

:Met/exceeded guideline
:Met or Almost meet guideline every day
:Failed to meet guideline

Nutrition Guidelines:

1. To increase my daily water intake to 8 8oz glasses or more.
2. To eat 5-6 times daily.
3. To consume 5-10 servings of fruit & vegetable each day.
4. To reduce/eliminate Saturated Fat and Trans Fats.
5. To prepare & eat more meals @ home, while reducing dining out.
6. To eliminate visits to Fast Food Restaurants when dining out.

Fitness Guidelines:

1. Get +15 mins Exercise each day (working up to +30mins).
2. To purposely park father away from my destination.
3. To walk/bike more often as an alternative to driving.
4. To allocate 1 day a week to rest.

Mental Health Guidelines:

1. To get between 7-8 hrs sleep daily.
2. To allocate +15 mins daily to reading.
3. To research & start practicing meditation/relaxation techniques.
4. To take 2-3 mins every hour or so to take few deep breaths/stretch.
5. To organize and complete a weekly To-Do list.
6. To maintain my blog & relationships online.
7. To keep contact with my friends & family
8. To have 1 cheat meal & desert each week.

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