Monday, February 28, 2011

2011 Goal - weigh in day! (and a random gift question)

Back on Feb. 10th I posted my first ever public goal here of losing 20lbs (taking me to ultimate goal) by July 31, 2011.

I didn't weigh in that day but I started tracking on 2/13.
On Wed. 2/23 I FINALLY could claim 90 down!
Today I am 92 down and have 17lbs - 10oz to go to reach my 20lb goal.
I am keeping track on my sidebar and will weigh in monthly.

I have to give another shout out to myfitnesspal.com! It is awesome for tracking calories consumed and burned! It really opened my eyes to "snacking" calories. Even though these are really mini-meals for me. I've revamped my personal plan and am focused on three meals (even if one is a shake) and limiting snacking unless I LOG EVERY BITE!

I know the hiking is helping things move seeing that I had only lost 5 lbs since last August and I had been idle exercise wise from October to February.

I came across some fresh bear poo a couple days ago so I am now packing heat on my hikes. (belt & extra clips is like a additional 5 lb weight) It is probably a false sense of security because a mountain lion attack is more of a threat and you don't see them coming. I just make a lot of noise and talk to my dog along the way.







And now for the gift question. I'm stumped! I have a friend who is having a baby in a couple days. However, this child is going to another family, openly. I'd like to find something I can gift to my friend that she might could use/need after coming home. She is very strong about this decision (she has children, three teenagers, living with her that are understanding of the situation)
Any ideas?

~Jen

8 comments:

  1. Not sure what you want to spend, but what about something that is not a keepsake, like a gift certificate for a facial or a massage?

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  2. I think Catherine's massage idea is perfect, or even a mani pedi would be great.

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  3. I was going to suggest a massage. Something that has self care written all over it. This has got to be a really emotional time for her.
    Be careful on your hikes.

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  4. I like Catherine's idea about a spa gift cert. It'll help her forget that she just gave the ULTIMATE gift to another family. What a wonderful, strong woman. :)

    As for the bears...GOOD LORD! You have be scared to death for you. I'd have my Sharps Buffalo rifle with me on those walks! LOL!

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  5. Wow - what a precious gift. And holy shit - you're packing heat - that is so sexy!

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  6. I agree about the spa certificate or mani/pedi. Those sound like great ideas to me!

    Be careful out there, Grizzly Adams.

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  7. Got the jeans! THANK YOU! I posted about it today...with pics. :) THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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  8. Apparently we all agree with Catherine. Self pamperine makes us all feel better. Its a good idea, especially after someone has had to make such a tough decision.

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