30 before 29: week 3

On the road to losing 30 by my 29th birthday! yesterday was my half birthday, happy birthday to me haha. So I have exactly 6 months to lose the weight!

Measurements:  stayed the same

Week 1: 0 lost

Week 2: – 2 1/2

Week 3: 0 lost

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Nutrition:  eek

No huge oops. Just each day, I was eating more and more carbs. (icing one day at work. why.)Which lead to belly pain. And my weight gain. Today I did a million times better with only 50 carbs and all natural carbs.

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Workouts: Got it together!

  • Saturday: 1 hour spin class
  • Sunday: off day
  • Monday: 12 hour shift
  • Tuesday: 30 min at the gym
  • Wednesday: 12 hour shift
  • Thursday: 30 min bike + 15 min run + 15min weights
  • Friday: 1 hour spin class

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Sleep quality and duration: Pretty good

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How I was feeling: ok then Anxious

After a rough eating day at work, the next day I was extremely overwhelmed. Crazy how food effects my mood!

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Things I did well: Workouts

Things I need to work on: getting those carbs in check!

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Run over to Angela and check on her! She is also working on losing 30lbs!

Question for you:

How was your week?

How is your New Years Resolution going?

30 before 29: Week 2

Another week to lose 30 before July 16th. This week my brother and dad jumped on board to our weight lose challenge! I hope that we continue this forever! I love that I have others to report to, and I really want to win! (we are a bit competitive)

Measurements: Lost 2 1/2 lbs

Week 1: 0 lost

Week 2: – 2 1/2

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Nutrition:  AWESOME!

This week I got rid of my cookie addiction! (I put them in the freezer. out of sight. out of mind) I even got my carbs under 60! Most days were around 50. I was SOOO happy. I am really impressed with this, even if I didn’t lose. Last week I was having a hard time.

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Workouts: eek.

This week was not the best, because of work.But the end of the week defiantly was getting better.

Saturday: 12 hour shift

Sunday: off day

Monday:  12 hour shift

Tuesday: 12 hour shift

Wednesday: 12 hour shift

Thursday: 30 min bike + 15 min run on the treadmill

My goal was to workout 3 days a week. This week because of work it didn’t happen. but even though I only worked out 3 days (I have spin class also planned for saturday) I still lost weight! Shows just how much your diet is a big deal! I also walked A TON at work.

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Sleep quality and duration: Pretty good

Considering I slept at my parents for three nights, I was sleeping really well. I had some hard days at work, so by 8pm I could barely keep my eyes open. I listened, and headed to bed.

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How I was feeling: Worried and happy

I know it is weird to feel both ways, but at work I had A LOT of stress. I was worried about patient’s and other nurses. Then on Thursday, my first day off, I felt relaxed and happy. I got so much done,  got a great workout at the gym, and some downtime for myself. All these things make a happy Kristen haha

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Things I did well: Dealing with the stress at work, the winter weather, and being away from home for three days

Things I need to work on: workouts and meal planning

(last week was Getting back to low carbs. I accomplished that!)

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Goals for week 3:

-Get those workouts in

-Meal planning

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Question for you:

How do you track nutrition/workouts?

-I use sparkpeople.com. It really is a great place to record workouts, eats, and find recipes.

30 before 29

I know I am totally jumping around, but Friday is now officially weigh in and fitness update days. One of my goals this year is to lose 30lbs by my birthday (July 16th). You can also follow along with my friend Angela at the Chicken Scoop who is trying to lose  30 by her 30th birthday. We have been talking about our goals for this year, and this is a goal that both of us want to and WILL achieve. So we decided to team up and getting going! Seriously check her out, she has amazing recipes and workouts, along with pretty cute cats 🙂

So week 1….

Measurements: I didn’t lose any weight 😦

I know that at the beginning of the week I was still having a carb (and cookie) addiction. Luckily, I got it under control around Monday. When I hide the cookies in the freezer haha. My carbs today were 66 so we are back on track 🙂

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Nutrition: OKKKKK

alright. we just talked abit about this, but I am back on track and looking forward!

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Workouts: success!

Sunday: off day

Monday: 30 min bike + arm circuit workout

Tuesday: Muscle works class

(my arms are going to fall off after monday and tuesdays workouts!)

Wednesday: 30 min bike + 15 min weights + 15 min stretch

Thursday: 12 hour shift

My goal is to workout at least 3 days. I work three 12 hour days, and have one off day. If I get more, even better!

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Sleep quality and duration: Much better

The week of Christmas and when Andrew was out of town, I was working a lot, visiting with family and friends, and only sleeping about 5-6 hours. That just isn’t enough for me. I get REALLY cranky. Eat junk food. Feel gross. Don’t sleep. And the cycle continues….. This week, I was going back to the basics. GET SLEEP. easy right?!?! Well not really. BUT I did a million times better, and it helps me decreased stress and eat better (because I don’t eat when I am tired)

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How I was feeling: Less anxious

Last week was just a bust with the holidays. This week I was starting to feel back to myself. I told Tiffany that I was having such a rough day. Eating bad, no sleep, and just plain old bitchy. She talked me off the ledge luckily haha. But it made me realize again how much all of those things effect me. And how I used to live like that everday!

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Things I did well: Workouts and sleep

Things I need to work on: Getting back to low carbs

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Goals for week 2:

-Find more veggies/recipes

-Keep up the workouts

-Lose at least a 1/2 lb

(I followed Angela’s template on what we would monitor every week, I don’t have charts and graphs like her, but she has some great ideas!)

Question for you:

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution?

What are your goals/plans this week?