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Outcome of Diamond Fall Goals

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I am pleased - think I finally got two goals that were manageable and doable.

My two goals were to be conscious of the type and quality of food, and to watch portion sizes. I did make a good effort for this and actually have lost some weight.

Maybe I have found two of the keys I need to keep healthy and successfully manage my weight.

  
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MOJO0607 11/20/2014 9:47AM

    It's all about learning what works for you. You had a lot to deal with this past 10 weeks, so any progress towards understanding how to get to a healthier you is awesome. Keep up the great work!

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VALYNN26 11/19/2014 4:47PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Looking forward to another challenge with you and the rest of the Diamonds.

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Diamond Fall Goals

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

One very simple goal that seems to work. If I can follow this, I should see results:

Be conscious of the type and quality of food you are eating
Be conscious of the TRUE portion size of the food.

Nuff said!

  
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OKBACK2MEAGAIN 9/18/2014 12:55PM

    emoticon It showed! emoticon

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APRIL_V_2 9/18/2014 12:20PM

    Portions, portions, portions. So important and something I am still working on! Good luck with your healthy goals and the fall challenge! emoticon

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2BEABETTERME 9/17/2014 5:14PM

    Great goals! A good rule for everyone to follow!
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PERSISTENTTIM 9/17/2014 12:14PM

    Good luck!

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ROBBIEY 9/17/2014 11:42AM

  I totally agree. It is hard, but we have to be consistent. Good Luck!!! emoticon

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VALYNN26 9/17/2014 11:29AM

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Diamond Summer Goals

Monday, June 16, 2014

My summer goals will be as follows:

1. Watch your eating - paying attention to what goes in my mouth has helped.

2. Minimum of two gym visits a week - getting a little lax in this area. I need to really concentrate on what was once a strength. I can do this.

Two simple goals - should be easy to do!!

  
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OKBACK2MEAGAIN 9/16/2014 9:56PM

    The goals sound do able! emoticon

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LIFE-FAITH 6/18/2014 1:05PM

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AMY-MIMI77 6/17/2014 6:16PM

    Sounds like great goals to me!

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2BEABETTERME 6/17/2014 12:47PM

    Keeping it simple will equal success! Great goals!
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APRIL_V_2 6/16/2014 4:29PM

    Awesome goals! Simple and straightforward! emoticon

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VALYNN26 6/16/2014 3:59PM

    Back to basics is always a god choice. emoticon

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MOJO0607 6/16/2014 3:52PM

    Sometimes the best progress is made with sticking to the basics. These are great goals and totally workable for you. Can't wait to see you sparkle and shine!

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Darn Leg!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Well, finally found out what has been causing off and on problems with my left leg. It would hurt, it would stiffen up - and this has been going on since last fall. I thought it was sciatica, but it was isolated in one spot. Walking too much or standing on concrete bothered me, but rowing, bicycling did not. I was so frustrated! I was beginning to think I was going to have to live with this forever!

Finally asked the doctor this week when I went for my annual physical. I should have gone sooner - she knew exactly what it was. She said she most often sees it in people who go oversees where they have a lot of stairs. She asked a lot of questions, moved and poked around on my leg..... I have a particular type of bursitis in the area where my quad muscle attaches - it's an overuse injury.

I am so relieved that I at least know what it is now. She said it is a long slow process to get it to go away, but it will go away. Certain things I have to avoid - no step ups, no leg extensions, no one legged balance movements. I have been being really careful that last few days since I now know what will irritate it - it is feeling better already!

So - I have learned my lesson. First - more is not better. Second - go to the doctor sooner when there is a problem!

  
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KENSHO 5/21/2014 1:53PM

    Rest! (and hugs!)

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AMY-MIMI77 5/20/2014 10:52AM

    Glad to hear that it's not something major
But sad to hear that you will have to take it slow
Good Luck on your recovery

Hugs
Amy

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VALYNN26 5/12/2014 1:05PM

    So glad to hear that your on the improve!!

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SKATER787 5/11/2014 7:57PM

    If you're into alternative, check out this enteric coated bromelain for anti-inflammatory, but use it on empty stomach and don't eat for 1 hour. Otherwise, it becomes food digesting enzymes. Good luck.
http://www.amazon.com/Life
-Extension-Specially-coated-Bro
melain-Tablets/dp/B0018EB2KO/re
f=cm_cr_pr_product_top

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LIFE-FAITH 5/11/2014 4:17PM

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Keep taking care of yourself!
jean

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SASSYLJB 5/11/2014 2:49PM

    WooHoo! Glad it is finally found out and can be corrected!

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APRIL_V_2 5/11/2014 11:21AM

    That is great that you finally have a diagnosis. And that the treatment is helping!

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TRAVELGO 5/11/2014 10:17AM

  Good luck to you!

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Diamond Team Spring Goals

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

I am going to do two important, but attainable, goals. When I get too lengthy or try to set goals I know I won't be able to commit to, it really doesn't work.

1. Complete the Diamond Team weekly challenges.
The challenges are important and I kind of got out of the habit of making sure I participated in them for the winter challenge.

2. Practice Mindful Eating
Tracking is the best way, but with time committments, I start out great and then the tracking falls by the wayside. So rather than say I will track and not do it, what I will commit to is being mindful of what and how much I am eating anytime I put something in my mouth.

  
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FORBANDE 3/20/2014 1:55AM

    Great goals! There are many moments where I think being mindful is the toughest part.

You'll do great!

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ROBBGIN 3/19/2014 9:19PM

    You've got it together and I wish you the best!

ginger

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CATLADY52 3/19/2014 5:37PM

    Good goals that will more than likely be followed. emoticon

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2BEABETTERME 3/19/2014 2:35PM

    Great goals!
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MOJO0607 3/19/2014 1:56PM

    Its awesome to know what works for you and setting goals that tie in with that makes them seem more achievable. Great job, and keep up the good work!

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SKATER787 3/19/2014 12:09PM

    Excellent.
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MRSVK11 3/19/2014 11:18AM

    Those are great goals.
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RUNNER4LIFE08 3/19/2014 11:00AM

    Very attainable goals! emoticon

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CHICAMIMI 3/19/2014 10:25AM

    Those are great goals! You can do it!

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AMY-MIMI77 3/19/2014 10:10AM

    Those are great and attainable goals!
You will rock
Amy

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VALYNN26 3/19/2014 9:57AM

    Great goals! emoticon

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JOHNMARTINMILES 3/19/2014 9:47AM

    Remember, we eat the first two bites because it tastes good. We eat the rest of it because it is there!

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

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