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Overwhelmed? Do a Spreadsheet!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Streak 1: Out of bed BEFORE 6:00 am Streak 2: Track Sodium Intake

07/13/10 – 5,944 steps
8 glasses of water
Streak 1: Met: 6:15 am
Streak 2: Met: 2333 mg

07/14/10 – 7,976 Steps
8 glasses of water
Streak 1: Met: 5:55 am
Streak 2: Met: 1050 mg

I am drowning in the Summer Challenge that I took on! I had to do a spreadsheet in order to keep up need points because it is a contest! The good news is that I am tracking even more of what I am eating, and I am learning a lot. Like this one fact. See if you can answer this. Check with Minty for the correct answer.
True or False: The only way your body can store energy from food is in the form of body fat.

"When I feel overwhelmed and my stress levels rise, I stop and step back from the situation and put the even in perspective. I always ask myself - what difference will this make in five years time? “
Catherine Pulsifer

Do you ever take on too much and get overwhelmed? How do you cope with when/if you feel that way?

AffirMINTion: I love good challenges!

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

What are you waiting for?

Life is good!

A Mini Minty MoMINT

Here is the answer to the health question – I am smart!

Your body can store energy from food for future use in two ways: 1) as fat and 2) as muscle fuel (called glycogen). Its first priority is to fill its glycogen tanks, because glycogen is the body's primary source of energy for physical activity. Once your glycogen stores are filled and the rest of the body's energy needs are covered, all the extra energy from your food will be stored as body fat.

My Mom gives me a new challenge every day, and I like it.

Life is Minty Fresh!

Where are my reading glasses?
I bet Auntie Nancy has them
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    Thanks for the info. Interesting blog!
    2684 days ago
  • MIS2101
    2685 days ago
    A Spreadsheet is a great idea! can someone tell me how to make a spreadsheet?!?!? No, I'm serious!!!! Really, I'm not kidding!!

    I think I have joined way too many SparkTeams. It is so hard to keep up with them all. School starts back in 3 weeks (I'm a teacher-----I retire after this one--woo-hoo)!!! I'm thinking of dropping out of some of the teams and just sticking with the most active ones. What do you think?

    2685 days ago
  • FLAME42
    Wow, you have made the 8 glasses of water a habit and look at those step numbers! If you felt overwhelmed you handled it very well, making a spreadsheet to manage everything.
    I have to work on handling overwhelmed feelings, sometimes I don't use the most positive approach.
    Thanks to that SMART little Minty for sharing her knowledge with us today.
    Have a great "underwhelmed" day!
    2685 days ago
    I do the same thing! I have a spreadsheet that I start fill in from the Nutrition Planner. I then add water intake and exercises for the day. Takes all the "thinking" out of my day once I've done my morning planning.
    2685 days ago
    Great idea to keep track!
    2685 days ago
    Sodium is the enemy! I need to work on my sodium intake too!
    2685 days ago
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