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  • znaoiec
    znaoiec Posts: 1,986 Member
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    Yes, yes and yes
    Walking in the am and yoga after work outside in the backyard at the suggestion of my husband.
  • RangerRickL
    RangerRickL Posts: 8,469 Member
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    @fourathomej Congratulations!! That is a wonderful experience and outstanding performance!!
    Rick
  • RangerRickL
    RangerRickL Posts: 8,469 Member
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    Today was the first day in two weeks that Rose and I were able to sit down this afternoon and have a relaxed chat.
    Coco, easily walked onto his horse trailer today. In fact, he was in there for 20 minutes; unloaded for a 10 minute walk around and then back into the trailer for 10 more minutes. The "practice' of loading him is what allows him to adjust to the experience. We experience the same thing. We are comfortable within some daily routine zone. Whenever we are pushed beyond our normal boundaries, we experience fear and discomfort.

    My daily post:
    Exercise: over an hour of walking
    Calories: under my limit
    Tracking; ok
  • Winner_in_Life
    Winner_in_Life Posts: 955 Member
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    @Winner_in_Life It took us just under 10 hrs - only 1 wipe out and 2 flats(not me)!!

    Impressive 👍 honestly bike is not my thing. I prefer hiking. And I have a dream to go from Germany over Alps to Italy. May be I will do that one day 😊. This is from one of our vacations, from the time BEFORE....
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  • Chinkiri
    Chinkiri Posts: 1,121 Member
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    @Winner_in_Life Hannibal in reverse! Take an elephant! I want to ski from France to Italy ....
  • Winner_in_Life
    Winner_in_Life Posts: 955 Member
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    Chinkiri wrote: »
    @Winner_in_Life Hannibal in reverse! Take an elephant! I want to ski from France to Italy ....

    :D
  • SummerSkier
    SummerSkier Posts: 4,830 Member
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    Today was the first day in two weeks that Rose and I were able to sit down this afternoon and have a relaxed chat.
    Coco, easily walked onto his horse trailer today. In fact, he was in there for 20 minutes; unloaded for a 10 minute walk around and then back into the trailer for 10 more minutes. The "practice' of loading him is what allows him to adjust to the experience. We experience the same thing. We are comfortable within some daily routine zone. Whenever we are pushed beyond our normal boundaries, we experience fear and discomfort.

    Yes trailer loading horses is something which requires a plan and patience. It is NEVER good to be in a rush or unpracticed. Even a horse who self loads in one trailer might and probably will balk at another. I had an experience early on with loading the then 4 yo Bandit which then required me to take an entire set of weekends to just allow the process to develop. The biggest part of it for me is the mindset. You have to go in to the training with the idea that it is going to take as long as it is going to take. LOL. Bandit is pretty much a self loader now in my trailer but we don't go anywhere much. I don't envy you the long trip. I have found that people just do not respect that you are hauling a heavy load and will cut in front of you or stop short or zoom around you without conscious you have a living creature to care for on board. Congratulations on acclimating Coco back to the process in a patient and gentle planned manner!

    My one terrifying story was when I was going thru a small Tx town on the way to A&M college station on year for a checkup with Bandit. There were several small towning stop lights in the small city area, and as we drove thru slowly the light in front turned yellow. The car in front of me SLAMMED on the brakes at the yellow, and although I wasn't following too closely I had to do the same and ended up within INCHES of their bumper and probably jerking Bandit forward. I did not hit them and they never even looked back as they were too busy looking at the Sheriff car on the right. I got out and checked on Bandit who was OK.

    After the light changed we moved forward and rapidly were back to countryside 2 lane highway. I was quite surprised to all of a sudden see lights and siren in my rear view and slowed to move to the shoulder. The Sheriff ZOOMED by me and caught up to the car ahead of me and pulled them over. My guess is they saw the entire situation and were going to EXPLAIN to this car what a wreck they had almost caused. :#

    Summerstoryteller
  • Mrs_Hoffer
    Mrs_Hoffer Posts: 5,194 Member
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    Apr 23:

    ✔️ EXERCISE: Yes. 20 minutes on the rebounder.
    ✔️ CALORIES: Yes. 1505/1900
    ✔️ TRACK: Yes.

    PASSES USED: 3/3 (10Apr)(15Apr)(16Apr)

    Target your biggest “threat to success”... work on it until you land on a solution that works. Then pick the next “threat to success” Repeat. -MadisonMolly
  • oh_jackie
    oh_jackie Posts: 429 Member
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    APR 23 - Pass day
    T ✅ | C ❎ | E ❎
    Pass = 14/3 | No sugar ❎ | Sleep ❎
  • MaltedTea
    MaltedTea Posts: 6,286 Member
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    Here's my late entry with Pass Day #3. I haven't been in this situation since last Christmas so I'm hanging on to the Winner's Circle by my fingertips on a cliff's edge 😬

    ---|---|---|--
    Did I exercise for at least 20 minutes? NO |
    Did I stay within my calorie budget for the day? NO | Base
    Did I keep track of everything I ate and drank? YES
    ---|---|---|---

    Personal Bonus: Did I meet my protein macro for the day (40%)? NO| 25%
    Personal Bonus: Did I meet my fiber micro for the day (35g)?YES | 53g
    Pass Days Used: (APR01)(APR22)(APR23)
  • lesdarts180
    lesdarts180 Posts: 2,753 Member
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    @fourathomej , 10 hours on a bike! That is awesome!
  • victorious55
    victorious55 Posts: 3,290 Member
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    April 23, 2021

    Did I exercise for at least 20 minutes? Yes
    Did I stay within my calorie budget for the day? Yes
    Did I keep track of everything I ate and drank? Yes

    Kitchen Closed? Yes
    Pass day 1/3 (this is for accountability to myself and my records)
  • RangerRickL
    RangerRickL Posts: 8,469 Member
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    @SummerSkier Thanks for the Summer Storyteller's story!!
  • BobWw2017
    BobWw2017 Posts: 356 Member
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    April 23

    Did I exercise for at least 20 minutes?
    Yes

    Did I stay within my calorie budget for the day?
    No

    Did I keep track of everything I ate and drank?
    No

    Pass day 4

  • SModa61
    SModa61 Posts: 2,879 Member
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    @RangerrickL <3 the cacti photos

    @summerskier glad the police likely educated that driver so that future accidents can be avoided. Glad Bandit was OK.
  • SModa61
    SModa61 Posts: 2,879 Member
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    Start weight, April 1, 2021: 124.6
    April 1, 2021 – 124.6 (+1.4)
    March 1, 2021 – 123.2 (-3.0)
    February 1, 2021 - 126.2 (-5.8); Tanita BF scale at 6 am 126.5 and 26%BF
    January 1, 2021 – 132 (-3.6)
    December 1, 2020 – 135.6 (-5.2)
    November 6, 2020 – 140.8 (-7.0)
    October 2, 2020 – 147.8 (-5.2)
    September 14, 2020 – 153.0
    Thoughts and Goals for April:
    April has arrived and I am sitting here reflecting back on this month. It is the first month since September that I have closed the month with an “up”. That said, an up had to come at some point since at some point one is no longer trying/needing to lose weight, and I had passed my original goal back in January, I believe. The up on its own would be fine, but the habits, or lack thereof, that crept into my March are the concern. So, for the month of April, I will be focusing on returning to preplanning/pre-tracking as much as is possible and to not just thrown in the day it does not go as planned. I know that I know how to re-group and I need to make sure I find the time and energy for that. I want to up my cardio. Yes, I am “group walking” every day which burns calories, but honestly, I could walk at that pace for hours and hours without effort. I need to push myself, here and there, again. I will also be trying to maintain the social aspect of the group walks as well, so juggling all those time commitments will take a little focus. Lastly, I need to return to adding back exercises. I have not planked in a month, and rarely done exercises other than walking, running, or biking. So I need to figure out how to include bodyweight or dumbbell workouts. Here’s to April.

    Wishing everyone a great month!
    April History
    Date: 4/1
    Weight: 124.6
    Exercised?: Yes, 0:54:43 group walk at 17’10” pace for 3.18 miles
    Calories?: No
    Tracked?: No
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 1 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2184

    *** so not the way to start a new month. Did not respond well to another curve ball thrown at me. Going to pre-track tomorrow. It will be a belated 60th birthday dinner for my husband since his mother will have arrived and be able to join us for the dinner.

    Date: 4/2
    Weight: 125.6
    Exercised?: Yes, 0:21:02 Apple Fitness Spinning; 0:32:29 Indoor cycling to Youtube CV19 news
    Calories?: Yes, 1411/1590 + 314 exercise (net 493)
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 2 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2340

    *** This is the way I like to handle my day! And this included dining out. :)

    Date: 4/3
    Weight: 123.2
    Exercised?: Yes, 1:22:53 group walk at 16’30” pace for 4.92 miles, 10 min Apple Fitness core
    Calories?: Yes, 1855/1590 + 312 exercise (net 47 )
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 3 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2079

    Date: 4/4
    Weight: 122.2
    Exercised?: Yes, 0:31:10 Apple Fitness Spinning
    Calories?: Yes, 1746/1590 + 197 exercise (net 41 )
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 4 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2052

    *** Sitting here as I write this, I have to wonder if posting my thoughts here this morning helped me to frame and get through the day. This morning, I did actually expect today to be a pass day, despite the slight optimism I expressed in my post. Ten minutes later, I decided to track a tentative day – carrot cake, stuffed shells and all. When I got done, I saw that even with every food included I could meet my calorie goals for the day. Portion control was the key. The plan was 90% accurate and the other 10% was adjusted on the fly. When I added something, I took something else away (sorry salad :P ). I enjoyed Easter with no pass today. The success feels good!

    Date: 4/5
    Weight: 122.4
    Exercised?: Yes, 0:39:22 walk with MIL at 22’53” pace for 1.72 miles; 0:20:03 indoor cycle
    Calories?: No
    Tracked?: No
    Rings Closed?: No, 4 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 1679

    *** Finished yesterday with “success feels good” and had a total crash day after my entertaining was over. Ate badly and slept a ton. :( Most interesting thing though is looking at the difference in TDEE.

    Date: 4/6
    Weight: 123.6
    Exercised?: Yes, 1:52:51 group walk at 17’22” pace for 6.49 miles; 0:33:31 late night 5K run at 10’22” pace for 3.23 miles
    Calories?: Yes, 1732/1590 + 724 exercise ( net 582 )
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 5 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2657

    *** Interesting how 4/5 was sandwiched between two strong days. Glad I “test drove” running a 5K again. Good to see I can do it.

    Date: 4/7
    Weight: 123.0
    Exercised?: Yes, 1:22:26 group walk at 17’01” pace for 4.84 miles
    Calories?: Yes, 1738/1590 + 302 exercise ( net 154 )
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 6 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2019

    *** kitchen close and posting is timely. :)

    Date: 4/8
    Weight: 123.0
    Exercised?: Yes, 1:23:34 group walk at 17’03” pace for 5.06 miles
    Calories?: Yes, 1954/1590 + 416 exercise ( net 52 )
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 7 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2207

    *** basic day, nothing special

    Date: 4/9
    Weight: 122.6
    Exercised?: Yes, 0:28:33 solo walk at 14’40” pace for 1.94 miles; 1:11:41 group walk at 15’44” pace for 4.55 miles
    Calories?: Yes, 1940/1590 + 409 exercise ( net 59 )
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 8 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: updated the following day – see spoiler

    *** Had an interesting moment today that I hope will help me to understand the benefit of what was accomplished these 6 months. Today, I got home from a short grocery shopping including two bottles of wine to bring to friends on Sunday. I hate using the elevator at the building so I take the two flights to our condo. I carried all the groceries at once, from the car, through the parking and up the two flights. Not hard, but I could feel the difference. As an experiment, I walked directly to the scale when I got in our unit to see how high a combined weight I now was. I was still almost 9 lbs less that what I weighed in September, and almost 24 lbs less than my high in 2001. Hopefully experiments like this will help me keep focus, and keep my maintenance going. Yo-yo-ing has been my tendancy.

    Date: 4/10
    Weight: 124.0
    Exercised?: Yes, 0:30:07 run at 98’42” pace for 3.10 miles
    Calories?: No
    Tracked?: No
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 9 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2054

    *** what a difference a day makes. So interesting seeing yesterday’s comment in light of how today went. Day started well by entering another 5K race and did well. Then guests failed to show on time and failed to communicate and threw off the days good intensions. Had been pre-tracked but that all got thrown away as the day evolved and I could not rapidly re-group.

    Date: 4/11
    Weight: 124.4
    Exercised?: Yes, 1:47:12 group walk at 16’28” pace for 6.51 miles
    Calories?: No
    Tracked?: No
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 10 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2077

    *** today, I faced dinner at a friend’s house and since cooking is not her strength, there was no way I could impose on her by asking what she was preparing. So I decided (wrongly) to just forfeit the day. Spent the day working on sealing 500 square feet of tile grout.

    Date: 4/12
    Weight: 126.4
    Exercised?: No
    Calories?: No
    Tracked?: No
    Rings Closed?: No, 10 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 1699

    *** Woke up to torrential rain. First rain here in months. Of course, this is the day after we spent the day applying grout sealant that could not get wet for 72 hours. So not only is the sealant wet, but apparently rain plus brand new screens creates some sort of black mud which is covering my no longer sealed grout. The day went to heck. No daily walk and, while spending the day re-cleaning tile and grout, made no others efforts that day.

    Date: 4/13
    Weight: 127.2
    Exercised?: yes, 1:21:30 group walk at 16’44” pace for 4.87 miles
    Calories?: No
    Tracked?: No
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 11 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2163

    *** Should have pulled this day together but the spiral was forming

    Date: 4/14
    Weight: DNW
    Exercised?: No
    Calories?: No
    Tracked?: No
    Rings Closed?: No, 11 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 1644

    *** Did not weigh. This has been very very rare since September and is a red flag of issues coming. Started the day driving to Key West for a “fun” half day sail and ended up motion sick. We then got out second COVID vaccine, and by this time my stomach is just rotting itself. Did an early dinner (poorly selected), drove the hour+ home and headed straight to bed. It was not even 6 PM.

    Date: 4/15
    Weight: DNW
    Exercised?: No
    Calories?: No
    Tracked?: No
    Rings Closed?: No, 11 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 1487

    *** Yesterday, as another day fell apart, I realized the 15th is the halfway point and I can re-group for my last half month. Nope, day after COVID vaccine struck. Only time out of bed was to walk the cats which I never count as exercise. Ate lots of pretzels, soup and other miscellany. BUT, I felt better than my husband did…… really interesting seeing a true Base TDEE!

    Date: 4/16
    Weight: DNW
    Exercised?: Yes, 0:24:14 Solo walk at 14’38” pace for 1.65 miles; 1:22:34 group walk at 16” 02” pace for 5.15 miles
    Calories?: No
    Tracked?: No
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 12 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2084

    *** No excuse today, just did not happen.

    Date: 4/17
    Weight: 126.6
    Exercised?: Yes, 1:43:21 mixed solo/group walk at 15’18” pace for 6.75 miles
    Calories?: Yes, 1553/1590 + 481 exercise (net 518)
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 13 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2360

    *** A good day! :) And even posted on the actual day!

    Date: 4/18
    Weight: 125.0
    Exercised?: Yes, 1:27:02 group walk at 16’39” pace for 5.22 miles; 0:19:20 solo walk at 14’36” pace for 1.32 miles
    Calories?: Yes, 1886/1590 + 418 exercise (net 122)
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 14 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2127

    *** Good day #2. Posted on the proper day again, and have pre-tracked much of tomorrow.

    Date: 4/19
    Weight: 124.4
    Exercised?: Yes, 1:43:01 group walk at 15’16” pace for 6.70 miles
    Calories?: Yes, 2051/1590 + 481 exercise (net 20)
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 15 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2137

    *** less good but good enough

    Date: 4/20
    Weight: 125.6
    Exercised?: Yes, 1:18:28 group walk at 16’07” pace for 4.86 miles; 31 min Apple Fitness spin class
    Calories?: Yes, 1968/1590 + 567 exercise (net 189)
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 16 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2268

    *** Interesting to see the temporary impact of pasta on the scale

    Date: 4/21
    Weight: DNW
    Exercised?: Yes, 1:17:55 group walk at 15’50” pace for 4.92 miles
    Calories?: No
    Tracked?: No
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 17 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2102

    *** Trying to work through the kitchen shelves, fridge and freezer before heading back north next week is not helping me make the best choices.

    Date: 4/22
    Weight: 126.0
    Exercised?: Yes, 1:47:12 group walk at 16’28” for 6.51 miles
    Calories?: Yes, 2065/1590 + 481 exercise (net 6)
    Tracked?: Yes
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 18 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2020

    *** Not proud of middle of the day bad choices, BUT I sat down, tracked it all and saw I could make my numbers – but barely. Consequently the rest of the day went well.
    Date: 4/23
    Weight: 125.8
    Exercised?: Yes, 1:24:39 group walk at 17’24” pace for 4.86 miles
    Calories?: No
    Tracked?: No
    Rings Closed?: Yes, 19 of 30
    Apple Watch TDEE: 2182

    Passes remaining: -7