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Patterns

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I went on a bike ride around town today in search of patterns to take pictures of. Below are my results. 

Same as the first one except I used a wide open aperture. 

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Weight Loss Plan Revisited

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The plan I wrote up in October:

1. I will run/bike 3 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Whether I run or bike will be determined by how my knee is feeling. If I run I will go out for 30 minutes. If I bike I will go out for at least an hour. This is something I failed on miserably. Hopefully soon I will get the motivation to get out and bike and run.

2. I will do some form of strength training on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday/Sunday. For the first 6 weeks I am going to be doing the 100 Push up Challenge. After I finish that I will start lifting weights.The 100 Push Up Challenge is still a work in progress. I have been doing 20 minute videos 5 days a week and have noticed that while my weight isn’t going down very fast I am getting much stronger.I didn’t start doing these videos until December so technically they don’t count towards my first plan, but I figure better late than never.

3. I will limit my sugar intake (minus whole fresh fruit) to once a week. I have a really bad sweet tooth that I need to curb. If I am in a social setting where it would look rude if I didn’t have dessert then I will allow myself to have it even if I have already used my weekly allowance of sugar. I did ok with this one. While I haven’t been able to keep it down to once a week, never realized how much sugar is in food, I have been doing a pretty good job with minimizing my sugar intake.

4. I will limit my carb intake to whole grain/ whole wheat products. I will continue to eat sour dough in place of most of my bread intake. This one proved to be pretty easy as I don’t really like any bread that isn’t whole wheat. 

5. I will only eat when I am hungry and take a picture of everything I eat. I will put all of my pictures in OneNote.  I have been pretty good at only eating when I am hungry, but not so much at taking pictures. I have been using MyFitnessPal in place of taking pictures.

6. I will take measurements once a month. The body measurements will serve as another way to gauge my
success.  I take measurements pretty sporadically. I have found it a little difficult to figure out exactly where to measure for each part.


7. Always eat at the table. If I’m not hungry enough to eat the table, I’m not hungry enough to eat. I have been getting better at this with meals, but not so much with snacks. I have found it really nice to eat lunch at the table.


8. I will reassess these goals at the end of November and change and adjust as needed.

It is now January, a new year, and I forgot to look back at these at the end on November. A lot of things happened that caused this, but the main one is that we moved out of my moms house. I figure that even if I am a month late I should still see how well I did and make changes.

My newish plan:

1. I will do at least 20 minutes of exercise 5 days a week.

3. I will limit my sugar intake and try to completely stop drinking soda.

4. I will limit my carb intake to whole grain/ whole wheat products. I will get my sour dough starter made so that I can make a whole wheat sour dough.

5. I will only eat when I am hungry and record everything I eat in MyFitnessPal

6. I will take measurements once a month. The body measurements will serve as another way to gauge my
success.  

7. Always eat at the table. If I’m not hungry enough to eat the table, I’m not hungry enough to eat.


8. I will reassess these goals at the end of January and change and adjust as needed.