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Stress Buster

Thursday, January 23, 2014

I just started the Stress Busting Challenge....one of the tasks is to start a stress journal or write about stressful things in a blog.....poor people for some unknown reason today I decided to blog.

I stress myself out by not keeping commitments to myself. I am really good at keeping commitments I make to others but not simple easy things that I set for myself. Something needs to change there. Maybe I need to develop a one day at a time approach and track that.....

I am also stressed (some) by my employment status. The facility I worked at for 13 years closed in December of 2012 (that was difficult and a major life adjustment), financially I had planned on it so there was no stress there. But I have not worked full time since them. I have been consulting on a part time basis for a few companies and am thinking of doing this instead of working for someone else. It is scary and stressful, Right now I am doing ok.....I have the money in savings to make up the difference in pay......but that will only last for so long....so I go back and forth on this ......well for the time being I am working for myself...stressful.

Well that's enough about stress today. emoticon

  


Good Bye to 2013

Sunday, December 29, 2013

2013 has been a year of making progress and then losing ground, everything goes well for awhile and then I slip back into the habits that are not healthy for me. 2013 has been a year of poor me.....so as 2013 closes out I have to realize that each step back is because of me...because I just gave up, I placed importance on people and things that were not good for me.

2014 is a fresh start I need to make a commitment to myself AND KEEP IT, can I do it...I hope so, because I am tired of feeling sorry for myself.

Goals don't have to be big,,,,how hard is it to eat breakfast everyday (for me very hard) so that will be goal number 1
EAT BREAKFAST EVERYDAY (even if it is just a yogurt) EVERYDAY, no excuses.....

  
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SASHA-222 12/29/2013 7:07PM

    Thank you both for your comments....I appreciate them...


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JUSTME9898 12/29/2013 6:48PM

    I think you are too hard on yourself. Progress is success. Aim for breakfast everyday, but sometimes life happens - the yogurt is out of date and you are late and your boss called and... that still means that you were successful 6 days out of 7 and that is success. Goals are what we are aiming for, would we say an archer failed because he hit the next ring to the bulls-eye?
Yes 2014 is afresh start - it should also be a fresh start on being proud of the successes you have attained

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MRSCLARK 12/29/2013 6:47PM

    I can relate to you.I just wrote about the same thing in my journal.We should be accountable to each other even when we have bad days so we'll know we're not alone with the stuggle

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Making changes

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I have been a smoker for thirty years plus - never really wanted to quit. Well since I have been out of work my smoking has increased dramatically - I actually feel it now. So I have decided to attempt to quit. Because of my increased smoking habits I do not think quitting using a patch will work right now. So I have decided to take baby steps sort of like I have in losing weight. Yesterday with the help of a patch I went 5 hours between smokes - then I fell off the wagon. Today I went 8 1/2 hours between smokes and currently I am 21/2 hours in without a smoke. I am using the tools from a website called florida quits. I am hoping that I can actually kick this habit. I have identified my smoking triggers - Coffee Coffee and more coffee, driving somewhere in the car. So tomorrow I am going to try and cut back on my morning coffee and be mindful of how many smokes I have while drinking. By Monday I hope to be totally smoke free and the real work will begin. I know I should quit cold turkey, but I do not have the strength to say I will never have a smoke again. But I can say I will go this long before I have a smoke (today I was only going for 5 hours and went 81/2 tomorrow I am going to aim for 9 hours between smokes. This is a major change because not only am I quitting the smokes I am seriously cutting back on my coffee.

Wish me luck.

  
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SASHA-222 4/24/2013 9:00AM

    Thank you MIMAS3/ Today is looking a little more difficult but I am hanging in there


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MIMAS3 4/23/2013 9:10PM

  You can do it I did......April 26th will be 14 years for me. It took me many tries before I was successful. I had smoked for over 30 years and quitting was one of the hardest things I have ever done. I used to make excuses....there is too much stress in my life right now.....well life is always stressful.......etc.
My best advice is quit the coffee drinking completely, if you usually sit in one places when you smoke....move to another chair or move your chair. Have your carpets and upholstery steam cleaned to freshen the air in your house. Avoid places where you smoke if you can. Avoid smoking friends until you have a handle on being a non-smoker.....chew gum.......drink water.......find something to do when a craving hits, like drink a glass of water or do 10 jumping jacks, something you can do everytime......hope this helps

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Why Why Why

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Why is it that even though I know what I am supposed to do I have a hard time doing it, I have a really really hard time focusing lately I look up and half the day is gone. Needless to say that means I am not reaching my fitness goals. My weight is stable (Yeah) but I am not losing the inches I had hoped to lose. This lack of focus is also effecting all my home improvement projects.

So my goal is to plan my meals in advanced for at least 3 days (Chef Meg's Beef Roast), shop for the ingredients and follow the plan. Get my butt to the gym at least three times this week.

I need to find some type of social activity also.....any ideas for an over 50, not quite fit female???

  


Where does the time go

Friday, March 08, 2013

Wow it has been over a year since my last blog entry. A lot has happened I have completed quite a few of the challenges (I seem to like them), but I did stop logging into Spark People for quite a while - so I am starting all my streaks over again.

I have lost some of the weight I wanted to lose and am only looking to lose another 10 -15 pounds, I believe I can do that within the next 3- 6 months, What is killing me is the inches around my waist, I am smaller but there is a long way to there - at least 5 more inches to go.

The facility I worked in closed at the end of December - so I will soon be looking for another job - I am not stressing about that yet (I will be by the end of April) but I had planned for the shut down.What is stressing me a little is after 20 years staying home and raising my sons - single mom - I am ready to start dating and getting on with the next phase of my life HELP emoticon

  
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CATHEMARIE 3/8/2013 7:48PM

    emoticon back!

I was away from SparkPeople for about 9 mos ~ I gained and realized I am no good at winging it.

Glad you came back too!

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