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21 Days off program + Stress

Saturday, September 13, 2014

I should be 1/2 way through my second 40 Day Challenge. Instead I am not more than treading water. I did, however, loose the pound I had put back on that I blogged about 11 days ago + another 1 1/2 pounds. I am down 9 pounds from exactly 2 months ago so I'll take that as a win.

Of course I had hoped to be further along at this time. On the weight tracker, based on the goal I had set two month ago, I am exactly on the goal line this morning. Up to now I had been below the goal line, meaning I was ahead of goal. Now I'd better get back on track or I will be behind goal this coming week.

Lots of stress. I am basically out of money due to a financial drain that will total over $5,000 by a month from now. I won't go into details at this time.

God does have a sense of humor though. I've been praying for some money to come my way. I got an unexpected check in the mail from Ford for $250. This was due to their overestimating the mileage on my car. I said to God, "Thank you, Lord, for this unexpected check. I was hoping, though, for something with some more zeros at the end emoticon " Hey, I'll take what I can get though.

Just re-read the goals I set for my second 40 days. Although I have not actually been doing the challenge I have been good on a couple o the goals:

My drinking of soda, diet or regular is now down more than 75% from 2 months ago.

I've been working on my condo trying to clear two rooms that I can then rent out.


  
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BALTOCHIC 9/13/2014 9:17AM

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MM11113 9/13/2014 8:53AM

    Hang in there
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JAROL7 9/13/2014 8:28AM

    DECIDING is 90% of the process. Then the rest is just following your plan.

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11 days of not following my program

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Lots of stress = only exercised once, ate junk and sweets = gained back 1lb. Didn't follow my second 40 day challenge that was started 11 days ago. I'm starting over today.

My hip has been giving me lots of issues recently. Walking like an old German Shepherd dog. Got a cortisone shot yesterday so should be good for 3 months or so. This should allow me to get back on track with the exercise and walking a bit more.

Ordered the DDP Yoga videos. Should get them in a couple of weeks. Did little snips of his workouts by watching some YouTube video during my first 40 day challenge. Need to commit myself to the program to see real progress.

The DDP program advocates gluten and dairy free. Finished my last Activia yogurt and cheese yesterday morning. Ate my "farewell" frozen yogurt on Labor Day. The owner of my local Tutti Fruiti Yogurt shop knows me by name (OK, yes, I was that much of a regular customer). He is going to wonder what happened to me.


  


Goals for second 40 day challenge

Friday, August 22, 2014

I did pretty well on my first 40 day challenge. Here's the goals or the second one:

1) Increase my eating at home
2) Continue to cut back on sodas
3) Continue to up the exercise time to reach 1/2 hour by the end of the 40 days.
4) Exercise 3 times a week
5) Be able touch my toes when standing
6) Take my vitamins and supplements on a more regular basis.
6) Work on my condo: clearing and cleaning at least 1/2 hr. per day + 2 hr's on days off

  
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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 8/22/2014 11:45PM

    emoticon Great goals, working you way up is great. emoticon emoticon

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Completed a 40 Day Challenge

Friday, August 22, 2014

Began on 7/13. My goals for the 40 days and the results were:

1) Cut back on sodas: Reduced soda consumption by approx. 1/2.
2) Eat at home 2 meals a day: Ate a home more often, but not twice a day.

3) Exercise and stretch: Exercised twice a week on average. Began at 3 1/2 minutes of moving and stretching which made me sore, ended at 16 1/2 minutes. That's a 4.7 times increase!!!! Also would tighten and hold various muscles while driving, standing or sitting.

4) Walk more: Walked a couple hundred yards twice a week and did not use the electric handicapped cart at Walmart once or the grocery store twice.


Side results of the 40 days that were not part of my goals:

Lost 6 1/2 pound!!

Lost inches: Waist down 7/8", hips down 1", each bicep (unflexed) d0wn 1/2", each thigh down 1/2", left calf down 1/2" and right down 3/8", upper chest down 1/8".

Noticed near the end of the 40 days I was walking faster in general and was standing more erect.

My sense of taste is changing. Some foods and drinks that before seemed great at the end were too sweet or oily. Yuck! I actually threw away food after eating some. I could no longer tolerate the taste or what I knew it was doing to my body.
Next 40 Day Challenge goals will be in the next blog.

  
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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 8/22/2014 11:28AM

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MISS_VIV 8/22/2014 10:26AM

    YOU ROCK

Keep up the good work..

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Yoda's wisdom

Friday, August 15, 2014

Unable to sleep at 1am I laid in bed and for some crazy reason I began to think of Yoda from the Star Wars movie. I asked myself, "What is his saying about trying?"

So I turned on the light, grabbed my android phone and did a bit or research on the sayings of Yoda. I found the one I thought about: "Do, or do not. There is no try."

This is going to be my "kick myself" statement when I feel like giving up.

  
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LSDALOIA 8/21/2014 9:05AM

    Great reminder! I need that mantra all day long - every day!

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PERSISTENTTIM 8/16/2014 12:24PM

    Great quote!

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MISS_VIV 8/15/2014 10:07PM

    Yes, very profound. There was someone else very noteworthy that said the same thing... but I can't remember who it was.

No such thing as TRY. emoticon

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