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This weeks' goals.

Monday, October 08, 2012

Taking it easy on myself this week. Time changed (went forward an hour) this Saturday night and it's always hard to adjust. Don't know why...time changes twice a year are even worse than jetlag.

I resolved to stop adding a spoon of sugar to the two daily cappucinos I make at home. Just don't need it...the milk is really sweet enough. The word "galactose" means "milk sugar" anyway. :)

Keep weighing and measuring. Be more aware of what I'm eating.

Stop my tendencies to start more projects than I finish. I have one big project I'm really enthused about....started yet another yesterday....have two small ones I should work on (donations) and two large ones for Christmas. Which is how many weeks away? Those Christmas projects should take priority but unfortunately are at the boring stage (handquilting) and I have to be in the right frame of mind to just sit for hours a day stitching and threading needles.

On a sad note, I had to have one of my cockatoo friends taken to the vet yesterday to be euthenised. There's a horrible parrot disease called Beak and Feather where the birds lose the powder down in their feathers, then the feathers go, then their beaks start to grow and break. It's always fatal and very communicable. This sick boy showed up yesterday and was very sluggish and couldn't eat. He was one of our regulars, too. The other healthy birds have begun to come back now (they go out West for the winter and then come back to the coast) and I didn't want them to catch the disease. The poor bird obviously felt very safe here....and then I called the wildlife rescue group and had him hauled off to be put down. I felt so bad. I'm still feeling horrible about it even though I know it was the right thing to do.
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    So sorry to hear about the cockatoo, its not nice losing something that you love.
    1886 days ago
    So sorry to hear about the cockatoo. Knowing it was the right thing to do doesn't make it any easier.

    Here's to getting on plan - be it for healthy eating and moving, or finishing projects - and sticking to it!
    1932 days ago
    You life seems pretty full and busy with all the projects you describe and caring for animals too. I have always love cream and sweetener in my coffee that I once drank by the quart. Now I have a large mug of BLACK coffee most mornings. I read a diet book that recommends getting used to black coffee as a way to fire up my metabolism without tricking my body into thinking food is on the way. I even like it black now! I never thought I would.
    1933 days ago
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