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Last day: 2 things I Did Right

Thursday, May 19, 2011

1) I treated myself to fresh raspberries, because I could. I'm still feeling a bit icky, but I'm glad I was able to enjoy them anyway.

2) I drank my 8 cups of water. I've drunk 8 cups (or more) of water every day for the past *757 days* I wish I could say that I liked water. I don't. I have to make a point of drinking it, every day. Sometimes I drink water with a bit of lemon or orange in it, and lately I've been drinking a lot of carbonated water (no sugar, no artificial sweeteners, but there is a bit of natural flavoring like lemon or lime) as a substitute to for soft drinks because when my allergies are bad or I'm sick I crave the fizz. But still, I've done it. For 757 days.

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MAE4181 5/20/2011 6:10PM

    Wow! 757 days of drinking water when you don't even like it??? I am so impressed. If I didn't like water, I can guarantee you I wouldn't drink 8 glasses for 1 day, let alone 757 days. You go girl, keep up the good work. (Hope you feel better soon!)

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RONDAM85 5/19/2011 6:34PM

    WOW Thats great! 64 oz. a day x 757 days =48,448 oz. which= 378.5 gallons NOW thats a lot of water!!!

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MONETRUBY 5/19/2011 2:41PM

    You should be very proud of yourself-757 days?!!!!! That's an amazing streak!

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KJDOESLIFE 5/19/2011 9:22AM

    Geez, I can't even count that high. *grin*

I hope your ickies go away soon. GO AWAY ICKIES! emoticon

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EACHDAYAGIFT 5/19/2011 8:18AM

    Other than natural body functions like breathing and sleeping, I don't think I've EVER done ANYTHING for 757 days!!!! What wonderful discipline! Gotta get me some of that!

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SAASHA17 5/19/2011 1:58AM

    awesome on the water streak...wooohoooo....way to go and feel better


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SANDYMISA 5/19/2011 1:40AM

    Great job on both counts! I'm presuming from your background photo that you're a fencer. I just tried fencing for the first time at an event last weekend. It was fun! Hoping to keep at it.

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  Wow, that's amazing. I'm really good about drinking water since I don't drink soda. On occasion, I do but only an ounce or two. Keep on drinking the water. It's so good for you!

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Day 9; two things I Did Right

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Okay, since I'm almost done I figured I would keep posting the things I did right....

1) I got up this morning, did some stuff, was utterly exhausted (and still feeling crummy) so I went back to bed and slept like the dead for about 4 hours. I guess my body really needed the sleep--especially since I didn't sleep so well last night. Thankfully, I'm finally starting to feel better, though; hopefully tomorrow I can get back on track. I've lost too much time as it is.

2) I ate really well today. Still foods that were pretty easy on my stomach, but still it was a pretty healthy day as far as food goes.

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KRZYKAT3 5/20/2011 12:18PM

    oh YEAH! Glad keeping food in is getting easier!

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 5/18/2011 5:15PM

    Glad you are feeling better and eating healthier. Keep up the focus and feel even better tomorrow.

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MONETRUBY 5/18/2011 4:24PM

    Great job! So glad to hear that you're feeling better.

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KOMAL53 5/18/2011 3:28AM

    Great News---glad to hear that you're beginning to feel better!!!Easy does it---gradually you'll be able to speed up the Pace!!!Take Care and God Bless!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SAASHA17 5/18/2011 1:09AM

    take care and good going on the goals...take care and hope u feel better Hon...


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OVERWEIGHT 5/18/2011 12:56AM

    Glad you are feeling better.

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ALICIAT32 5/18/2011 12:44AM

    take it one step at a time. you're off to a good start

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Still More Positive Things

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

First, I appologize that I haven't responded yet to comments.... I promise I will. But I was really sick last night (very upset stomach) and still feeling really crummy today so I just haven't been around much. I sometimes joke that getting sick is my body's way of saying slow down.... guess I didn't slow down soon enough... oy.

So ... two positive things...

1) I drank water and kept food down--chicken noodle soup, for both lunch and dinner (side note, I am very grateful for a husband who, one, when woken up at 2 am to clean the bathroom, just did it--no complaints, questions, etc. And then he came home today and made me homemade chicken noodle soup--new recipe he made up, and it was yummy) There were even lots of vegetables in the chicken noodle soup so I'm pretty sure I got my 5 servings in, even with a weak stomach.

2) I rested. Sometimes that's what the body needs (okay, I did put away laundry and a few small things like that, but mostly, I just rested. And talked to a friend I haven't talked to in ages for awhile)

Going to bed now.

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MONETRUBY 5/17/2011 6:15PM

    Feel better soon, sweetie. That rest will do you a world of good.

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PEGASI51 5/17/2011 12:29PM

    I often need a day of rest after a particularly brutal/intense day, just from working/playing or exercising. Sometimes it's the best thing.

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EACHDAYAGIFT 5/17/2011 9:53AM

    Feel better! And speaking for myself, there is never any need to respond to my comments unless I ask a question. (Oh wait...I'm always asking questions! so, not even then). If we had to keep responding back and forth, we wouldn't have time to live life!!

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TIGGERJEAN 5/17/2011 8:23AM

    Rest and get to feeling better!

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SAASHA17 5/17/2011 1:31AM

    aww iam sorry u were feeling crappy...take care and good going on the positives...and awesome job by ur hubby:P...

Take care

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    Tell your husband "good man" for not only taking care of you,but for cooking from scratch!I love cooking too!!
I am glad that you are feeling better and even more importantly that you listened to your body to take care of it and give it what it needs. Remember that health is a life long journey, not a short term goal! ( I have to remind myself of that everyday as I am HORRIBLE about it) So a couple of sick days and the injuries you have dealt with in the grand scheme of things will be a very small percentage of the overall plan! Hang in there and get well soon!!

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Another Two positive things

Monday, May 16, 2011

Today went better than yesterday. I'm just really tired now. I guess I just ran myself down a bit too much or something--not just in terms of exercise, but in general. I took it easy, played some video games, did some housework, but basically had a very quiet day. It was nice.

Two things I did right:

1) I haven't tracked today--wasn't on line for most of it--but I made pretty healthy food choices all day. I'm guessing it was not a particularly low calorie day, but not exceptionally high, either, and most of the choices were healthy. I think I can live with that.

2) I took some time out for me. I don't do that as often as I probably should.

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MONETRUBY 5/16/2011 10:25PM

    Take it easy, sweetie. You have been hitting it pretty hard recently, and you need and deserve the rest.

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EACHDAYAGIFT 5/16/2011 9:57AM

    I think we are alike in the respect that we get more tired from not taking enough quiet time than we do from hard work. The key is not so much creating a really balanced life (impossible... life never cooperates!) but in listening to our own signals and heeding them, being willing to give down time top priority when the alarms start going off inside! (One of mine is when I start feeling really angry when the phone rings, and I can't take mistakes and minor frustrations in stride). Glad you took car of yourself.

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JENNSWIMS 5/16/2011 4:46AM

    Taking the time to talk about what you did right is awesome. I'm usually busy talking about all the things I did wrong. Thanks for the reminder to be more positive.

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SAASHA17 5/16/2011 1:04AM

    emoticon time for urself is always good..good going for u..


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Still trying to be positive

Sunday, May 15, 2011

I'm not in the best frame of mind tonight. It's nothing in particular--I'm just frustrated with my body I guess and trying not to be discouraged. Nor was today a particularly healthy day--it started off fine but then my husband suggested pizza and I didn't have a good alternative plan (and I like pizza, which didn't help) and I didn't work out. It was a planned rest day, and I'm sore from yesterday (more from the exercise than the fall) so a rest day is probably a good thing, but pizza + rest = not feeling very productive, I guess, LOL.

And I'm tired. That doesn't help either.

But two things I did RIGHT

1) I did not have a soft drink with the pizza. I don't know why but pizza always makes me want to have a soda. But I resisted and had sparkling water instead.

2) I did some straightening up around the house. Nothing major, but every little bit helps, right?

And BONUS: at least I'm aware that I'm in a bum mood and trying to put a positive slant on things. Like my planned rest day. It was planned. I know I need typically 2 days of recovery for every 5 I work out, so there's no guilt, no backsliding, etc., in taking that day off. It's part of the plan.

And baby steps are still progress.

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LISA0517 5/16/2011 10:08AM

    I love pizza too, and the right kind isn't as bad for you as you think. I get a frozen cheese pizza, thin crust, and I add lots of veggies like mushrooms, onion, green peppers, black olives, squash, broccoli, just to name a few. It is delicious, and 1/3 of Red Baron thin crust 4 cheese pizza only has 360 calories. So when you add veggies, you are adding some great fiber and nutrition. It's a fast and easy supper, and I eat it every week. emoticon

I hope you are feeling better today.

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MONETRUBY 5/15/2011 11:52PM

    We all meet up with frustration-what sets successful people apart is how they confront it. Even though you've hit some roadblocks, you're also focusing on the positive, which will help you reach those goals you've set for yourself. You're doing a great job, even if you can't always see it. You didn't drink the soda, and you did get some organization in. You're right, every little bit helps!

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KJDOESLIFE 5/15/2011 6:24PM

    Sometimes just recognizing that you aren't in a great mood IS a great step. Gives you a chance to step back and reevaluate (or just take a break). Crap happens. And you are seriously one of the busiest people I know so give yourself some credit for being awesome (you know, even if it's only like 97% of the time). emoticon Have a good week!

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    When I was doing my bodybuilding shows I would always have one cheat day. It was a day where I did not work out and always allowed myself to have one meal out of the norm. And the meal could be anything and as much as I wanted. I would go spend like 2 hours in an all you can eat buffet sometimes. Your body is always looking for an even keel and even if we go negatively against it it will help defend us. So don't beat yourself up too much. You are doing great! I hope you have a better emotional day today though!!

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CAROLIAN 5/15/2011 9:09AM

    You are doing well forget about the pizza it will probably have passed through your system by now
just add an extra few minutes when you exercise
Planned time always manage to go astray.
Tomorrow is another day emoticon emoticon

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    That seems like a very productive day to me. Sure, the pizza probably wasn't the best choice, especially depending on where you got it from, and what was on it....however, I've found, at least with myself, that not ever having those guilty pleasure foods will make me end up binging and then everything goes to heck. So long as you stay on track the rest of the time, a slip here and there is acceptable, and generally, not something you can stop completely. Then again, everyone is different.

Congratulations on the positive attitude, though. Sometimes that's the hardest thing to overcome is our own minds.


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SAASHA17 5/15/2011 2:52AM

    U r doing good Zanna..take care and I know the feeling..


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