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Problem goal - getting enough water to drink each day!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Today's lifestyle change task is to write about a goal that continually gives you problems.

Mine would have to be getting enough to drink each day. No matter how much I aim, I just can't seem to get those last few glasses in each day.

I've done all the tricks - keeping the liter bottle by my side. Adding lime or lemon to change the taste. It all seems to fall by the wayside though after a few days or a few weeks of doing really well. And I come to my senses one afternoon, realising that I've been up for 10 hours already and haven't had anything at all to drink.

Even writing this has reminded me that once again I have gone too long without drinking something. So I paused in the middle to go fill up a small bottle.

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NAN_LT 4/16/2010 3:54PM

    N osuch creature as crystal light over here in the UK. What I actually like is to put a small amount of lime juice in the water. When I go out, I ask for a large pint glass filled with soda water and lime.

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SARAHF_24 4/16/2010 2:58PM

    I prefer room temperature water as well! Have you tried Crystal Light or some other low calorie option to help make it easier? Sometimes I get bored with plain water and will find that crysal light helps or some other flavored water. You can eat more fruits, those usually have lots of water in...although I am not sure how to know how much water comes from those fruits! I hope you find something that helps! I know once I started drinking my 8 a day I had a hard time at first but now I always have my bottle with me. I feel almost hungover the next day if I don't get enough the day before!

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NAN_LT 4/16/2010 1:26PM

    That's just it - I don't "feel" thirsty until my lips are dry and my mouth is cotton. I too much prefer room temperature water. And I splurge on bottled water because ours just has way too much limescale in it.

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PEGGYJO44 4/16/2010 1:16PM

    I'm glad to see that it isn't just me! Room temperature water makes it easier, but other than that, I have no tips for you, LOL. I used to actually set a timer for every hour and then go drink one cup of water when it went off. I am just not thirsty!

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Friday, April 09, 2010

Okay - I haven't been tracking at all, but that doesn't mean I've been idle.

I'm getting to LadyZone at least once a week (aiming for twice a week but I've been dealing will bad backs and ill health and now kids being out of school for 20 days) and I've been using the WiiFit+ regularly.

Plus I am walking. Monday DH and I went to Bluewater for the afternoon and walked around the perimeter of the mall a number of times. Today, I took the boys and the dog to a place called High Elms Country Park here in Orpington and we walked along the nature trails for an hour. This park covers over 250 acres - so plenty of places to walk.

On top of this, I have been eating loads of fruit lately. Especially when I was dealing with a norovirus infection. I at least was able to eat bananas. I have modified our weekly vegetable delivery, now we get the box of veggies plus a bag of mixed fruit and a bag of bananas.

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HLKLJGK 4/9/2010 4:48PM

    sounds like you're doing great - except the stomach bug...

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bits n bobs and a lot of worry

Sunday, March 28, 2010

just under two weeks ago I went to see my GP because of a sudden pain that had come up in my breast. I also felt something that I thought might be a lump. The GP referred me to the breast clinic and I got the appointment less than a week later for this coming Monday. That's less than 2 weeks from when I saw the GP. This is the NHS. nothing moves that quickly!

Tomorrow, I will be seeing the specialists at the clinic. I have no idea what they will do or decide. Hubby has taken the day off work so he can be with me.

And I'm scared.

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PEACEBUG 3/29/2010 9:50PM

    So relieved!!!!! Thank you for letting us know!!!!!

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NAN_LT 3/29/2010 9:30AM

    I've got an all clear. The consultant thinks I have some inflammation or possibly it's just changes from age and being peri-menopausal. He's told me to take Evening Primrose Oil and wear a good sports bra 24/7 until it clears.

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BKWERM 3/29/2010 6:01AM

    Good luck. I hope it comes to nothing for you.

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NAN_LT 3/29/2010 3:54AM

    My appointment is at 9:30 - another 35 minutes. The appointment letter says to plan on being there all morning. i'll post an update when I get home this afternoon.

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PEACEBUG 3/28/2010 6:43PM

    We will be thinking of you. We are going to be driving all day but will be looking for updates as we stop at rest areas. Please update when you can.

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Featuring The Spark at Squidoo

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Squidoo is a website where you can write articles on a wide variety of subjects. And get paid for it.

I've just written this look at SparkPeople and "The Spark".

I'd like to invite everyone to go over and share their views.


Today I....

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I started out today feeling stressed and tearful. emoticonShort and sweet - I have an important training course I need to go to tonight, hubby said he would probably have to work late, and no one to watch the boys so that I could go. Add that it's getting to be that TOM! and my hormones have been bouncing around again (don't you just love that pre-menopausal hormone shift emoticon

Talked to hubby again - he's told the boss he can't work late tonight and will aim to be here by the time I need to leave.

I've set my aim at getting a fitness workout twice a week, with walking for 30 minutes 5 days a week. So, round about 11 ish I walked down to the bus stop (my goal of taking public transport and walking once a week) which just happens to stop right outside the fitness place. Off the bus, 5 steps and I'm inside.

Did a 30 minute workout on the circuit. emoticon Finished up feeling sweaty, but not exhausted. Like I'd had a good work out, but wasn't beat up. I've been talking to the manager there about Spark People, and today I left her one of the promotional printouts. She's really impressed with what they have on offer here, and while I was speaking to her after my workout sent an email to her regional boss about it.

After my workout I walked down to my favourite coffee shop and had lunch - emoticoncarrot and coriander soup and a emoticonfruit salad along with a pot of tea. They know I can't eat gluten, and one of the wait staff has coeliac's, so they have actually gone to the trouble of getting in gluten free bread so that I can have bread with my soup. As you can guess, this is NOT one of the big name international chain coffee shops.

What made lunch doubly nice was that my eldest son joined me. He's training to be a fitness instructor, so we were able to have a nice chat about that as well as catching up. He's all for my getting healthier and will make time to come round to watch the younger boys for me next week during half term so I can get out and exercise.

No big words of wisdom here. But a big thank you. This morning when I was feeling stressed and down, I didn't talk about it but one of the things I did do was just come here to SP and read some of the article, check my friend feed to see what others had been up to since yesterday, and whereas in the past the urges to comfort eat would have been rearing, this time they didn't. Where the urge to say f* it to exercise would have been strong, I was able to go and do 30 minutes circuit training. And I owe that all to the people here.



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LMTUBBS 2/23/2010 7:41PM

  Keep it up, gurl!

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PEACEBUG 2/11/2010 10:52PM

    What a lovely post.

But I'm so sorry to hear about the elder J!!!!!

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NAN_LT 2/11/2010 1:17PM

    Well, I found out my son had been mugged last week by reading about it on Facebook.

He's undiagnosed Asperger's Syndrome, and doesn't see the point of those social niceties that keep groups of people from killing each other - like calling his mother! I have finally convinced him that I would rather hear from him that he is fine than from the police that he isn't. Even if it's just a text message once a week that he is still alive.

But he and I do have a good relationship. He's grown up to be a fine young man and I am very proud of him.

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KNITSTRONG 2/11/2010 11:48AM

    Thanks for posting this. Reading how people are overcoming the urge to just f* it, is something I like reading about since I often feel that way.

I'm also glad to hear about moms interacting positively with their adult sons. I have two and we have good relationships, but sometimes their lives get in the way of "mom time"! Ha! emoticon

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