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Thursday 8/30/2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

This summer I've been doing well keeping below 118 but I inched above that this morning... time to get back to what I know I need to do!

I am adding tracking water to my list too, because I think I'm ready to add another good thing and the app on my phone makes it easy.
I successfully stopped crossing my legs - my knees still hurt sometimes but at least I'm not making them worse now.
Good sleep: Focus on going to bed on time and not reading one more chapter. Do my before-bed rituals so I sleep well.
Eat breakfast
Track all my food for at least two weeks
Cut back the sugar in my coffee (I've let this one get away from me lately)
No soda. None.
Getting good sleep lets me get up early enough to work out and then I feel great!
We're all moved in to the new house and have new workout videos, woot! Looking forward to getting started with those. In the meantime, lots of stairs.
Work toward a 500-minute fitness minutes trophy for September!

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CHANGINGSAM 8/30/2012 1:52PM

    Way to go with doing well this summer! emoticon

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Plan for July 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012

I want a trophy for July. I am going to earn the 250 fitness minutes trophy this month!

It's far too hot in the evenings to go walking now, but if I go to bed early then I can get up early and maybe convince myself to go walking in the morning. Just half an hour.

Another goal I am working on is not sitting with my legs crossed anymore. It is bad for my hips and knees and I know I can stop if I make the effort to break the habit.

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BELASARIA 7/5/2012 9:22PM

    Good luck!


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Thursday, June 14, 2012

I didn't post the other day but I hit my goal weight! YESSSSSS! I rewarded myself by buying a pair of shorts and a skirt, neither of which I've been willing to wear until now. Even an extra 10-15 pounds looks like a lot when you're short and it all goes right to my thighs and tummy. Let's not let that happen again!

Today is day four in a row of doing morning yoga. I have discovered that if it's the very first thing I do, even before making coffee, it's actually pretty easy to do it. There is a 10 minute yoga program on Netflix that I enjoy with 5 different 10-minute programs. I even got out of bed a little early today so I could do two of them!

Other great things I have been doing:
- At work I always make sure I have a glass of water in easy reach, which helps me to drink water without really thinking about it or forcing it.
- I discovered coconut almond milk and quickly swapped that instead of regular milk. I'm not sure what the exact benefits are from a health perspective but I feel good about it.
- I keep Luna bars in my desk at work (super cheap at WalMart) for a quick lunch when I don't want to eat empty calories.
- Evening walks! Well, sometimes. I need to do more because they are lovely and I've done a couple of miles before I know it.
- Being active on Pinterest. This is great for my mental health to look through pretty and inspiring pictures and ideas, and it's a no-mess way to essentially keep pages from my favorite magazines without having magazines all over the place.
- I can't remember when the last time I ate something deep-fried was. I thought I would miss it more but I really don't.
- I have been avoiding high fructose corn syrup long enough that I can taste it in food now when I do eat it and knowing that makes it that much easier to control portions when I do have it.

Looking forward to focusing my efforts on toning, increasing workout times, and rewarding myself with clothes that look great on me. The house should be finished in about a month and a half and I'm sure that will offer all sorts of workout opportunities!

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BIGDOG1969 6/14/2012 10:01AM

    Congrats on reaching your goal! Based on what you wrote, you are motivated, organized, and ready to continue your journey.

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Saturday 3/17

Saturday, March 17, 2012

I ate breakfast for two days in a row, and tracked my food every day this week. Getting back to SparkPeople has been a lot easier than I expected! The iPhone app makes it easier. If I don't want to record my food right away I am trying to remember to take a photo of it.

Moving day is in less than a week. The good side of this is that I'm getting a lot of weight-lifting exercise! It is very challenging for me to recognize that there are so many things we will not have access to for at least three months. It's also tough since there is no AC in the storage unit so I am overly worried about temperature changes on things. It is a careful dance between packing everything and leaving out what we will need to use - like dishes and cooking utensils.

What I've been up to... other than packing, I have been reading quite a bit (the Kindle is GREAT), focusing on dressing *up* for work, and typing a bunch of recipes into Pepperplate. I love the idea of having them available at all times online and on my phone instead of having to track down the cookbooks... plus, then I can pack the cookbooks.

House! We are making some changes that require a new building permit, but they are great changes, and we should be signing the papers at the beginning of next week so they can get going with the approval. The road area is flat now and the curb at the end is already in, so I think the road will be poured in the next week or so. OUR ROAD!

One of my accomplishments from the past week: we now have a post office box, so I can get the mail forwarded.



Friday, October 17, 2008

This morning I dropped below 119! I regretfully have not been doing much exercise since starting school back up, but I am working hard to make good food choices.

I am also now going to regular chiropractor appointments to get my neck fixed, which is something I should have done years ago but I am doing it now and proud of that. Better now than ten years from now.

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TOURDOCTOR 10/21/2008 10:39AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonJob! I am so pleased that you are seeing results and feeling better. School is so stressful that it is essential that you are in good health in order to endure the challenge.

Have a great day!


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CTEMPLE 10/17/2008 9:36PM

    Well done! and yes tackling muscle and skeletal problems is a must. It only gets worse with age.

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