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How did I Do on The 1/7/10 To Do List?

Friday, February 05, 2010

1/7/10

I have also written and comitted to the following trackable events on SparkPeople:

-Wake up every morning at 9AM and be out of bed by 9:15AM
-Be dressed and finished a healthy breakfast by 10AM
-Go to Curves a minimum of 3x/week
-Get a minimum of 6000 steps/day
-Continue to drink 8 glasses of water/day and 5 fruits/veges every day.
-Take a daily walk to get the newspaper regardless of the weather(i.e. dress for it!)
-Keep a radio playing light rock 24/7.
-Log food every day, consume NO simple carbs.
-Be in bed with lights out by midnight.
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2/5/10 - How did I do since 1/7/10?

-Wake up every morning at 9AM and be out of bed by 9:15AM
Maybe about 50:50 on this.

-Be dressed and finished a healthy breakfast by 10AM
Maybe about 50:50 on this, too.

-Go to Curves a minimum of 3x/week
Yea, finally something that I can say I accomplished 100% of the time!

-Get a minimum of 6000 steps/day
Almost never!

-Continue to drink 8 glasses of water/day and 5 fruits/veges every day.
Yea, another thing that I can say I accomplished 100% of the time!

-Take a daily walk to get the newspaper regardless of the weather(i.e. dress for it!)
Maybe only 2-3 times a week!

-Keep a radio playing light rock 24/7.
Another 100%!

-Log food every day, consume NO simple carbs.
Logged at least 90% of the time! No simple carbs, does dark chocolate count? I have had 4 - 6 oz servings of light ice cream during this time period. The worst thing was those 1 lb bags of fruit slices and /or gum drops.

-Be in bed with lights out by midnight.
It is really easy to fall off of this wagon! I had success about 1/3 of the time.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/6/2010 9:45PM

    We are works in progress like you say. You are doing great to be tracking all of this. Thanks for letting us know how you are doing.

Do you get about 8 hours sleep a night even though it's not in the time frame you want to be doing it?

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CHARHUNT1 2/6/2010 9:34AM

    That is wonderful to set your goals. Makes me think I need to do the same thing.
Thanks for sharing. To make "some" of them is an accomplishment. Keep trying ~ I know you'll achieve them all!
Char

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MNNSAIDE 2/5/2010 11:19PM

    A reminder that I need to keep my goals.

mnnsaide

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Thank You Again, SparkPeople!!!

Friday, February 05, 2010

Other than admitting that I gained 4 pounds between the end of November and the end of January, I have had very little to say concerning my weight loss journey and the info I have been getting on my GoWearFit armband. I did post on my status on 1/7/10 that "SUNNYWBL is working hard to push herself out of the dumps and back on track." That kind of sums it all up, even today .

Two days ago, the sunrise here in MN was 7:28AM and the sun is setting at 5:25 PM Central Time. Which means that we now get 10 hours of sunlight/day and that is an increase of over 1.5 hr, I think, since the shortest day of our year on 12/21.

By 'The Dumps', I mean the effects of SAD on my mental state. Exercise helps! Getting out of the house helps! Being around other people helps! And probably the biggest help is Sparkpeople and the cyber friends that I can 'talk' to there every day! So "Thank You Again, SparkPeople!!!"

I am a 'work in progress' and I won't be back on the weight loss trail until March at the earliest. But it is all good. If I can drop weight, maintain, and work on loosing weight again, I'll make it to my goal in 2010!

  
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ESHTEMOA 2/11/2010 4:30PM

    Sunny your posts are so inspirational and encouraging!
Keep at it,you are putting me to shame for sure!LOL!
Roz.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/6/2010 9:34PM

    SAD is tough. I get it too. I didn't realize you live in Minn. where the days are even shorter than they are here in the Chicago area. I'm glad you are talking about it.
Here's a little emoticon for you!

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CHARHUNT1 2/6/2010 9:32AM

    You'll make it, Sunny! I completely understand the winter blues. Though I am doing much better this winter.
You're on the right track... busy and getting out of the house.
Hugs,
Char

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LJCANNON 2/6/2010 12:12AM

    I know many people suffering from SAD, but so few of them are open to recognizing it and doing the things that fight it's effects.
I have tried to explain that exercise and socializing would help, as would getting outside when the weather permits.
emoticon emoticonYou have recognized the problem and--instead of curling up in a ball in a dark room--you have chosen to FIGHT. It isn't the easy choice, or the fun choice, but know that you have my undying respect for the choices you make and the attitude you carry in the face of a miserable disease.

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MNNSAIDE 2/5/2010 11:05PM

    Good spirit Sunny - and I wish I could send some emoticon your way - but you send sun to us with your love and support.

God Bless you....mnnsaide

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Overwhelmed by Starfish

Saturday, January 23, 2010

This story sparked a memory from about 35 years ago. At that time the kids were very young and Bob and I were on a scuba/skin dive trip somewhere on the shores of Rhode Island.

In my wet suit, I entered the water easily on a mega rocky beach through a cut in the rocks about 2 feet wide. I went to snorkle depth and looked. All over the side rocks and on the rocky bottom of the cut were starfish, too numerous to count. Starfish on top of starfish all busy doing whatever it is that starfish do. I hung suspended in the water in awe of the sight!
I had never before seen starfish in the ocean water before; only the occasional starfish washed up on the beach, never enough to prompt me to throw them back in the ocean as the little girl in the story did!

http://www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=
overwhelmed_by_starfish

Sunny

  
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JEANSHEP2 1/27/2010 10:27AM

    Hi Sunny,

What a refreshing blog! I'm originally a Florida native and although I lived by the ocean, have never done the exciting snorkling thing. I want to thank you for making me a friend. I have now made you mine and so thrilled to know you. Hope it develops into a SparkPeople long time "buddy" friendship.

I am taken with your list of "trackable" events. Makes good sense and sounds like a great encourager. Wishing you well.

Jean from NC

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MNNSAIDE 1/23/2010 9:14PM

    Awesome - I have never seen a real starfish in the ocean. Neat

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YJNANA 1/23/2010 7:12PM

    Snokling is fun but scary for me.
I admire people that do it. I had the best place ever to do it and still my fear took over LOL Oahu,Hawaii. Nice story Sunny :)

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SALLYEANNE 1/23/2010 6:04PM

    What a wonderful memory.
I've never been snorkling but on a trip to California to visit my Grandma, when I was about 8-9, I saw a bunch of starfish.
It was not as wonderful as the starfish story as yours, but it touched me and I was in awe of what I saw.
The story posted was also a way that we should look this journey we have all "Sparked".
Anyway, some boys had collected the starfish to sell to the tourists and had them all up and down the alley where the little bungalo was where we were staying.
It was an awesome sight.
I guess sad, now that I type it out here, but it was such a wonderful site when I was a girl.
Everytime we went back to visit, which was not often, I would search for those starfish and hope that I would stumble upon one in the waves.
I guess I'm still searching for my own starfish to help me on my Spark Journey.
Thanks for being here Sunny.
You are a great inspiration in the teams and the visits you make to my blog.
~Sallye~

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In Which I say 'Drat' Again and Other Musings

Sunday, January 10, 2010

One of my biggest battles this time of year is dealing with SAD; thus one of my new goals is walking for my paper regardless of weather. I must now confess that I didn't go out yesterday, It was -12F and windy, too! What a wuss, right?

I went out for my daily newspaper fetching walk today, though. For a while there was no traffic, (which is unusal for a snow emergency route) when Whoops! Plunk! I was grounded? Iced? at my street corner! Now, there was traffic! Of course there was! Just in time to witness my less than graceful butt-fall! But I was back up and dusting off my buttful of snow by the time they got close.

I guess I had gotten a little careless during my weeks of walking, fall free, in the ice and snow up here in the frozen northland. No damage except to my fall-free record.............

The weather folks here are promising a 'Heat Wave' in the coming week. It is going UP to the freezing point, 32 F! Every January we have a January Thaw and here it comes. This will be a big change from our long spell of BELOW ZERO nights AND days.

Maybe, I'll have to break out a pair of shorts. Then again, maybe not.................

  
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LJCANNON 2/2/2010 12:56PM

    I am thankful that you are not hurt. I haven't been able to walk because of snow, ice, and below freezing temps since last Thursday. But I am becoming an expert at Leslie Sansone, and I did get to Wal-Mart and walk 3.2 miles inside yesterday. I will be SO glad when it warms up and dries out.
emoticonStay Safe out there!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 1/13/2010 10:01PM

    Sorry to hear about the fall, but happy that all it hurt was your fall-free streak! Must have helped to be wearing all that clothing to keep you warm.
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Getting Back on Track After Having a Not So Hot December, Part Two

Thursday, January 07, 2010

My Status,1/7/2010
"SUNNYWBL is working hard to push herself out of the dumps and back on track."

I have dysthemia and SAD, aka Seasonal Affective Disorder. I take daily medication and do 'talk therapy' at least 2x/month , more as needed. (There are a few medical problems as well, but they are much, much easier to control.)

I have also written and comitted to the following trackable events on SparkPeople:
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-Wake up every morning at 9AM and be out of bed by 9:15AM
-Be dressed and finished a healthy breakfast by 10AM
-Go to Curves a minimum of 3x/week and on all other days complete a fitness CD.
-Get a minimum of 6000 steps/day
-Continue to drink 8 glasses of water/day and a minimum combo of 5 fruits/veges every day.
-Take a daily walk to get the newspaper regardless of the weather(i.e. dress for it!)
-Keep a radio playing light rock 24/7.
-Log food every day, consume NO simple carbs.
-Be in bed with lights out by midnight.

Add more' though shalts' as needed

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SIMPLELIFE4REAL 1/8/2010 10:18PM

    Great guidelines for yourself. I particularly like the one about walking to the the paper no matter what the weather is. I have to get better about going outside to walk. I've really been housebound since it got so cold here.

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