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Bucket List... In 2013 I want to...


Sunday, January 13, 2013

Daily enjoy what I have, look for fun things to do, live in the moment, eat a healthy breakfast, phone a friend, phone a daughter, exercise, wear nail polish on my fingernails and toenails, put on makeup, get ready to hike mountain in spring, less internet time, apply moisturizer, apply sunscreen before going outside, walk dog, read outside, up by 8 AM, take asthma meds, stay in touch with old friends.

In general - more sightseeing, explore parks, blog about feelings not just actions or plans, being kinder, lose 25 pounds, help hubby lose 25 pounds, make more friends, let my hair go back to its natural color then color if needed, walk on the beach, finish house renovations, travel the West Coast, travel Vancouver Island, visit Fort McMurray, spend more time with family.

We were highly motivated to start the New Year in a healthy way, so this January is Boot Camp Month. We are in Palm Springs at an RV resort - lots of walking, pickle ball, water aerobics, sightseeing, hiking, mini-gym - just have to get out and do some of it. We will limit night life to stay active during the day, but will go out to a few select concerts and dinners. I usually hate January - low energy, cold weather, not much sunshine so this is a nice change. I am working on daily exercise and sensible eating.

15 yearsago, I accepted that I had high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I assumed taking medications was the answer to treating the conditions. In 2008 I joined Spark People and learned that exercise and weight loss could improve or even eliminate these conditions. Now 2013, I still have high blood pressure and high cholesterol and now add achy joints. I am still motivated to lose weight and improve my health and know that I lack consistency. Despite diet and the exercise programs, my focus has to be on consistency. I know I can do it and I will!

Happy New Year Spark Friends!
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SHARON10002 2/24/2013 4:19PM

    Great goals for this year. Sounds like you are planning on having fun on your journey this year. emoticon

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FITNHEALTHYKAL 1/21/2013 5:49AM

    I absolutely adore your bucket list for 2013 and think it is ever so DOable. You CAN and you WILL! Bring it!

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TWNOMWE 1/15/2013 4:39PM

    Vancouver Island is lovely especially at the water front and there is walkway there too.
Glad you are enjoying good weather in Palm Springs. Keep exercising it sure reduces the joint pain.
Happy New year!!
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FIT4MEIN2013 1/15/2013 1:58PM

    Wonderful To-do list! The CONSISTENT exercise has been key to the abolition of achy knees. When I miss a few days, my knees let me know it! emoticon

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 1/15/2013 1:03PM

    A commendable Bucket List... emoticon

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PEGTIGER 1/15/2013 5:49AM

    I love your bucket list! I retire at the end of this school year and this sounds like the things running through my mind that I want to do when I retire. My biggest fear is "doing nothing" after I retire. Guess I should make my own list and start on it! Thanks for the inspiration.

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FUTUREHOPE49 1/14/2013 7:56PM

    Happy New Year!
What a lot you have to do on your list! Sounds wonderful! Hope you are enjoying the RV break!
Just have fun and let go of the cholesterol and aches and pains, then they will disappear! Poof! Into thin air! Keep up the healthy eating and exercise and it WILL get better.
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LESLIELENORE 1/14/2013 7:22PM

    That is a great list! I am planning to be in the Vancouver area in 2014 for a short visit. I can hardly wait!

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RDGISME 1/14/2013 5:04PM

    What a wonderfully mindful list of things to do! I could use a few of those on my bucket list, too! emoticon

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SEWINGMAMACDS 1/14/2013 11:10AM

    Great goals and plans. One that really jumped out at me... blog about feelings not just actions or plans....I need to do this too. It is hard for me to share feelings. Thanks for the encouragement!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/13/2013 10:40PM

    I loved your bucket list and could totally relate to it. I hope this is a great year for you.

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ANNIE1114 1/13/2013 9:48PM

  Great list! I could also be more consistent.

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MERRYMARY42 1/13/2013 8:13PM

    a great bucket list, and I could use most all of it myself, especially llimiting my internet time.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 1/13/2013 6:55PM

    Love these goals. I will join you on the consistency goal. I know you can do this!!!!

Happy and Healthy New Year to you!!!

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BRIDGIEEE 1/13/2013 6:21PM

    Great goals!

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TANYA602 1/13/2013 5:37PM

    I love this! The specifics and the generals. Hopefully you will start checking things off!
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Do you have a state park pass? Have fun, and go wild with the nail polish!

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GINGER_BEAR 1/13/2013 3:46PM

    emoticon emoticon A happy and healthy New Year to you!

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TERESA159 1/13/2013 3:36PM

    I must know-what is pickle ball???

Sounds like you've got the ticket to success. Best wishes for success this year.

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LYNCHD05 1/13/2013 2:29PM

    Enjoyed reading your blog. Sounds like my to do list of looking after myself and keeping in touch with the important people in my life. We too are in Palm Springs and enjoying not being in the rain!

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WIZKEY 1/13/2013 2:09PM

    You go girl!! We will get there this year - healthier and happier!!! Can't wait for the winter challenge!!

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