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Better than Yesterday!

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Day 1 of September ended on a better note than it began! I made it to bed early last night and so far today has been a much better. I woke up on time, turned on the coffee and exercised for twenty minutes to start off the day!

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After Church today, I plan on seriously attacking my closets - organized closets always make me feel much better about being in control of my life!! emoticon

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NILLAPEPSI 9/3/2012 8:24PM

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Not such a great start... but I will turn it around!!

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Yesterday I was very excited to start September on the personal level - new goals, a fresh slate, etc. Unfortunately, some worries took hold of my mind last night and i had trouble sleeping. This morning I had a committee meeting for a picnic that we (the organization I work for) have planned for Labor Day, and before I even realized it, I had eaten 2 doughnuts! In my semi-comatose state, I am off to clean the house, and then fix myself a good supper and then head to bed!! I am not going to let two doughnuts eaten mindlessly ruin my day or my weekend or my September, but it is certainly a disappointing way to start the month!

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TAFODIL24 9/3/2012 11:46PM

    One mistake doesn't ruin the whole month ~ it doesn't even ruin the whole day ~ you turned it around and made it a great day! emoticon

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GINNJEN1974 9/2/2012 6:29AM

    Two doughnuts cant ruin it all. Just keep pushing and you will make it. Thanks for the comment on my blog too.

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TONYVAND1 9/1/2012 4:49PM

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PARKERB2 9/1/2012 4:36PM

    It's good we can start over, isn't it.

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September Goals

Friday, August 31, 2012

Putting the goals in writing will give me more motivation to succeed at meeting them, right? At least that is the plan - it will certainly be better than the vague goals that I had in my head for August to "do better" at everything...

1. To weigh 230 by Oct. 3 (I am doing Wed. weigh-ins, but I did not get a very accurate weigh-in this week due to bloating, etc. so if this ends up being more than the ~9 lb that I expect, I may modify this by adding an extra week.)

2. To walk at least 6 miles outside each week, and at least 9 with the WATP videos, for at least 15 miles total each week.

3. To do at least 10 minutes of cardio and 10 minutes of body-weight exercises before my first cup of coffee at least 4 days/week.

4. 100% attendance to Sparkpeople for the month of September. Earn at least 2500 SparkPoints for the month.

5. Track my food eaten daily, and stay within the recommended ranges for total calories, carbs, fat, protein, all nutrients.

6. Progress report in my blog every Friday.

Okay September, here I come!!

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TAFODIL24 9/1/2012 9:35AM

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Wonderful goals!

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GINNJEN1974 9/1/2012 6:06AM

    Sounds like great goals. you can do this!

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A little growth in Self-Knowledge (Probably TMI for the men in the audience. . .)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Yesterday evening my body revealed to me why it was so suddenly feeling depleted of energy. *That* time of the month had arrived and taken my motivation hostage. Pushing myself to do some exercise yesterday helped to restore both my energy and my mood.

This morning I felt all bloated, cramped, tired and cranky... then I weighed myself and I am +1 from last week. I remember from my first go at this regular weigh-in business a few years ago that I skipped the weigh-ins around this time of the month because they were both depressing and inaccurate. So I am not going to beat myself up too much about a gain this time, and hope that my numbers next week will be better!! For good measure, I pulled out the tape measure and even with all the bloating, I am -.5 on both my hips and waist, so at least I have a non-scale victory to hold on to!!

After a crabby morning at work, I decided to make my afternoon better with a brisk 2 mile walk during my lunch hour. Actually I was super-annoyed with one of my coworkers (probably more due to my hormones than her actions) so I let out some aggravation with the walking and finished in 25 minutes.

I am certainly feeling better than I did this morning, so hopefully I can handle the next 3.5 hours better than I did the first 4.5!!

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LDAVIS648 8/29/2012 4:28PM

    im proud of you for recognizing the good and bad. i think you made positive strides in ruling over the dreadded time of month. keep up the good work

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NICOLED40 8/29/2012 3:39PM

    I hate that time of the month. I've never really had to deal with it until recently - acupuncture has opened the flood gates! LOL! I've found that I usually go up about 3-4 pounds the week before and during, then back down again 3-5 pounds the week after. It's super-frustrating!

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STONECOT 8/29/2012 3:10PM

    When I still had that TOM, back in the mists of time, I would only weigh myself once a month, always the week after it finished. It's too easy to become obsessed by the numbers. So well done on loosing those important inches, and on the brisk walk.

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DISPATCHGIRL32 8/29/2012 3:09PM

  It is usually best to only weigh in once a week. I am a compulsive weigher though... You are doing great!! I find that working out makes me feel better during that time of the month. It is also a great way to work out your frustrations in any part of your life. You are doing terrific keep it up!!!

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