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Healthy Habit - Week 3 - Flossing!

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

I'm still doing well on taking my meds & vitamins.

I have done much better this week with my water - I'm up to 7 glasses a day.

Tomorrow I face the dentist after a few months without flossing. I'm not looking forward to it! I've totally let this healthy habit slide, so this week I'm going to start re-establishing it on a daily basis. emoticon


Healthy Habit of the Week - Water!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Last week I focused on taking my calcium, vitamin D, and glucosamine on a regular schedule. I'm happy to say that it's been a good week!

This week I am going to focus on getting my 8 glasses of water.

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CATANTIGO 7/29/2014 7:41AM

    What a great idea. It'll be a great week, I just know it.

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GRACED777 7/29/2014 12:39AM

    Enjoy! It's so easy to get out of the water habit wben it's cooler out for me. It is a cooler stretch, so I' m going to have to focus too...I'm worth it, though and so are you!



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Baby Steps toward Rebuilding Habits

Saturday, July 26, 2014

It's good to be back. It's been a long time since I have kept up on any healthy habits - probably 8 or 9 months. It's amazing how long it takes to develop a new habit, and how quickly you can lose it. Skip a couple of days, and pretty soon your good habit is out the window.

I'm starting slow this time, one habit at a time. The first thing I'm working on is meds and supplements. I'm good about taking my thyroid med every morning, but terrible at things like the calcium and vitamin D my doctor wants me to take. So I typed up a daily schedule, and have been doing a good job this week. I've started taking glucosamine to see if it helps my joints. I've had to start taking Alleve daily, but I'd really like to eliminate some of the pain instead of just masking it.

Next week I'll add another small habit.

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HOTPINKCAMARO49 7/26/2014 11:16PM

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I'm Back!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

I'm back after my longest absence ever - 162 days. What happened? I was working hard this spring, getting the house in shape for a big family reunion. Then I got sick for awhile - headaches, funky stomach, balance issues. Then a month of having family here (kids and grandkids), culminating in the big reunion weekend. Wonderful time - but exhausting! I so wish that I had not lapsed this winter on exercise. My stamina was (and is) very low, and I have gained back weight.

Today I am making a new start. I'm starting small, taking baby steps to get back on track with healthy habits. Enjoyed a nice swim. Hope to do a lot of swimming the rest of the summer, and maybe work toward a goal of swimming the entire length of the lake (2.4 miles) in one stretch. I have about six weeks, or possible seven, if the lake doesn't cool down too quickly. Can I do it? emoticon

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 7/24/2014 4:49PM

    You can do it!!

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In a Rut

Saturday, October 05, 2013

September was crazy. Two long road trips, followed by our church missions conference. I'm the missions secretary, so I'm heavily involved in the conference. I love it, but it always leaves me physically and emotionally exhausted. Part of the problem is that I'm an introvert, and even though I absolutely love connecting with our missionaries at the conference, the overabundance of "people time" and the corresponding lack of "alone time" takes a lot out of me.

Monday, I relaxed. Tuesday and Wednesday, I was back at work and really struggled to concentrate. Thursday and Friday i was home, fighting headaches and fatigue. Today I finally made a turn around! Went to the farmers' market and came home with radishes, beets and 30# of carrots. Yes, 30#! It was too good of a deal to turn down - we'll be eating carrots in everything for awhile! emoticon I felt energetic all day and got lots of laundry and cooking done.

So what about the rut? Well over the past month, I have done very little tracking. I'm either too busy or too lazy. I've every good intention of getting back on track in October and really working to shed some pounds, but I find I just don't want to do it. I'm feeling stubborn and cantankerous about it. Maybe it's not so much a rut as an extended tantrum! emoticon

So where do I go from here? Do I cut myself some slack after a crazy month, or give myself a swift kick in the back side and just do it? At least I didn't gain any weight in September, but it's time to start losing again. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JIACOLO 10/5/2013 6:18PM

    No gain and insight into what is going on...sounds like a successful rut to me. You should cut yourself slack AND kick yourself in the back side to get going again. Good luck and track away!

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