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Making Good Choices When I Don't Want to

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

For the first time in the last four months I've hit a stretch where it's hard for me to make the right cuisine choices. I'm craving the old junk I used to love so much. But this time I'm making a choice: just don't do it. Just make the right choice. Don't live by your impulses live by wisdom. Pursue health regardless of your feelings.

This has been good!

  
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I've Reached Stage 4

Monday, July 20, 2009

I remember standing in my bathroom looking into the mirror 18 weeks ago and saying, "Charlie, you have to believe this is possible. You have to believe that you can do this." And lo and behold, 18 weeks later I'm 21 lbs lighter (I had already lost 7 when I found SP so I'm actually 28 lbs lighter), I'm in better physical shape than I've been in years, my energy and focus are much stronger and longer lasting, and I just have a general sense of health in my body. Wow, that's a lot of change in a relatively short amount of time.

Now, I need to keep it up and lose another 15-30 lbs. My ideal weight is 185 (30 lbs away) but honestly I would tickled pink (whatever that means) if I lost another 15 and stayed there. We'll see what happens, but I must say that I'm so thankful to God for SP!

  


One more week before my "Tour de France"

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Well, I've been preparing myself for months now for The Ride Across Minnesota, or TRAM for short. It's my Tour de France every year, and this looks like it will be my best by far. I'm shooting for a total average speed of 16 mph over 300 miles. 15.4 is the best I've done to this point. I think I can do it but we'll see.

I plan to ride 100 miles this week but not to push too hard. Mostly what's on my mind is all the stuff I have to do to allow myself to go in peace, that is, not worrying about all that I didn't get done!

  


Barely Got SP in Today

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Today's been unusually busy--I just finished a 15 hour work day. For the first time since March I almost forgot to log in and get my SP points for the day! Whew, that was close!

  


MY Pattern of Rest is out of Whack

Friday, July 17, 2009

One of my teams tracks daily sleep so I've been going along with that over the last month or so and I've realized that my pattern is very irregular and probably not good. I'll get 8 here 7.5 there, but then there will be these intermittent stretches where I get 5.5 or 6.

This is not good because when I'm sleepy I turn to caffeine which is not a good thing for me. Over time it actually drains my energy and furthermore I get grouchy and not so easy to get along with. This is not good!

I need to work on this as rest is so crucial to all of life. So I think I start by taking a good look at my schedule and see if I can make any adjustments that keep me from getting into this "not enough sleep" predicament.

  


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