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Friday's weekly WUB (weekly update blog) A great week!

Friday, September 21, 2012

This week was very different for me. I attended my oldest brother's funeral 'back home.' Sad and he certainly will be missed by us all. The good part is that staying at my 'second oldest' brother's home was very healthy for me. Restful, a vacation from caregiving, lots of healthy foods available, and lots of supportive family around. Years ago, growing up, my whole family ate huge meals of mostly Polish foods. It felt impossible to eat healthy. My how times changed! All of us have changed our eating habits. What a difference!

1.Working toward 500 Fitness Minutes goal for the month of Sept. 3 points

2. Daily list foods in SP Food Tracker. 3 points for EATING RIGHT.
Lots of vegetables! Goal to work toward Dr. Fuhrman's Eat for Health Plan.
I actually ate better than usual--but I could not track my foods since I was away from home for the week.

3. A minimum of 8 glasses of water per day 3 points

4. At least 15 minutes of "me" time per day ....3 points
I had a week of 'me time' at my brother's house which is like a hotel for me.

5. Water aerobics at least 3 times per week---- 2 points for general exercise
Not possible to do water aerobics away from home. But we walked lots.

6. Weekly updates on these goals to keep me focused 3 points!

- Weekly update is a good kick in the pants. It's so much better to take an inventory of my progress after a week versus months going by and me wondering "what happened?".

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BLUEKITTYJAN 9/22/2012 2:54AM

    I recently lost my only brother. Sorry for the loss of yours.

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EATVEGAN 9/22/2012 2:18AM

    You did great. It's so easy to feel that being away from home gives us a license to eat anything and not exercise. Then we return feeling like failures. But not you! emoticon emoticon

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123ELAINE456 9/22/2012 2:14AM

  Again so sorry about the loss of your Brother. You have a lot of Good Goals for the month. You Can Do It. Don't forget about taking time for yourself each day. That will help you through the month too. God Bless You and DH. Have a Wonderful Week.
Enjoy your day and do something fun. Bless You. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PATSYB7 9/21/2012 9:01PM

    Sorry for your loss. You have some great goals. I love how you're taking care of you! emoticon

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QTEALADY20031 9/21/2012 5:02PM

    Chris, again I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. Keep taking care of yourself and don't forget the "me" time. emoticon emoticon June

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WALLAHALLA 9/21/2012 2:47PM

    make sure you give yourself time to grieve

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FROSTY99 9/21/2012 1:28PM

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your brother but glad you got a chance to relax and that the eating was healthy there.


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SAINTBETH 9/21/2012 12:55PM

    I'm sorry for you loss. But you are doing great in spite of challenges.

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RONNIEHUEY 9/21/2012 12:30PM

    Sad about your brother.You did very well during a stressful time. emoticon

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MISSG180 9/21/2012 11:28AM

    I love your consistency here. Go you!

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TXMEMAW6 9/21/2012 10:54AM

    You are doing emoticon . emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PASTORJO 9/21/2012 10:21AM

    Sorry for your loss, but thankful you had some good family time and good personal time w/your other brother.

Taking stock weekly, beyond 'just' weighing in is a good idea. My weight went up today, so I'm emoticon but there are so many more scales I can look at.


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SANDRALEET 9/21/2012 10:12AM

    Yes we have to look at our self honestly. How is your cat.

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NELLIESUE2 9/21/2012 9:12AM

  Great Goals!! Sorry to hear for your loss.

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