I’m Angela – a graduate student in Medical Physics, an amateur runner, a health and fitness enthusiast. I write about my life in general with a health focus and a slant to science!

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30-By-30 Week 4

I’ve decided to try to lose 30 pounds by my 30th birthday.  These are my progress updates.

Weight ???

I forgot to weigh in!  Seeing as we are about 1 month in (woohoo!), I will take complete measurements this weekend.  I don’t expect any changes though considering my weight hasn’t budged and my clothes feel the same.


Nutrition – Cakes and cookies and ice cream, Oh my!

DSC_6306This week was Rob’s birthday.  Not that it is an excuse but other than for birthdays and holidays, we don’t usually have cake and cupcakes in the house.  We also got ice cream because family was coming over and it was buy one get one free.  Plus, there was already a bit of mint chip left in the freezer so that’s right, 3 ice cream tubs.  Whoops.  And then the Girl Scouts are hawking their devilish cookies again!  One box down…

So, while I did a great job of tracking this week (not everything but I tried really hard and did way better than I had been), the sweets and treats just killed it.  I just don’t even want them in the house!

Fitness – Finding Balance

Instead of trying to kill myself to hit the gym on school days, I decided to give myself a free pass since I get so many steps.  I still need to work on getting more movement on the weekends though!

  • Friday – /
  • Saturday – Errands – 6,689 steps
  • Sunday – /
  • Monday – 2 Mile Jog
  • Tuesday – Step Fusion at the gym
  • Wednesday – /
  • Thursday – School – 10,975 steps

Sleep – Excellent

I have been sleeping way better!  I have no idea why but I’ll take it.  I am still staying in bed too long.  It seems my body has a certain time it likes to wake up and that’s it.  I need to work on shifting that time earlier to better utilize my day.

Mood – Happy but distracted

I was in a pretty fantastic mood all week but on Wednesday when I was doing homework, I felt completely distracted.  Now looking at the number of steps I had that day, I think I was just overtired from lack of activity.  Next time I can’t concentrate on my homework, I’ll make sure to do a mini workout.

Things I Did Well

Even though it might not seem like I did a lot of exercise this week, I definitely felt successful.  I also was impressed at how much I tracked my food.  I am still not 100% but I did way better than in recent weeks!  Finally, I reactivated my water tracker on my cell phone.  It reminds me every 2 hours to drink more water and has definitely been helping.  I didn’t realize how little water I had been drinking and now I am feeling much better due to the hydration!

Things to Work On

  • Track everything
  • Exercise on my days off
  • Drink more water

What did you do well this week?

Don’t forget to check in with Kristen.  Her goal is to lose 30 pounds by her 29th birthday in July!

  • Lily

    Sleeping better is ALWAYS great! I started p90x3 this week and that’s fun.

    • http://thechickenscoop.net/ Angela-Chicken Scoop

      Blog posted 11:18 AM, Comment from Lily 11:19 AM. Man I feel special!

      How is P90X3?? I mean as compared to the other two. I only ever tried the first one.

  • kristen

    this seemed to be YOUR week!!! So proud of you! We are defiantly killing it this year! (I think its funny that we both seem to switch what went well, and what we need to work on. haha just something I noticed :)

  • TiffyDawn

    Good job, girl! Keep plugging away!
    I have a friend who does P90x and has done them all, said he loves 3…I’ll have to borrow some of his DVDs and give it a try…though I certainly won’t give up my HIIT classes at the gym! Totally addicted…it’s the company there…LOVE them all!

    • http://thechickenscoop.net/ Angela-Chicken Scoop

      I am so jealous of your gym classes!