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January 2013 Accountability, or how are those goals? Are you Resolute, Bravelute?

Thursday, January 31, 2013

If you are interested in seeing my goals, here's the link to that blog:

1 Be Healthy: I have stuck to Eat to Live, choosing anti-angiogenic foods first, and maintaining fiber above 35 grams daily. I have avoided processed foods, except for canned legumes when I had no dried beans to prepare. I went through the drive through just once, and that was on the trip back home from NC to FL. I had food with me for the first day, but ran out the second. I stayed within calorie range but it was difficult to get in enough fruits and vegetables and the sodium went sky high.

I lost 9 pounds in January. I bought a pair of very tight jeans size 16 in mid December. They wouldn't do up then. I am wearing them very comfortably today, except I should hem them. They have grown 2 inches longer. Other jeans I was wearing in November now fall off.

I see 2 doctors next week. I'll come back and edit with their reports/comments.

2. Be a playful, responsible Adult
Playful activities: climbing the mountain, buying and using a tabletop ergometer/pedometer, medicine ball, resistance straps, trampoline for NC house, swimming and walking when it was horribly cold outside, zumba DVD, new classes at the gym

Responsible Adult: didn't listen to those whiny voices that said, it's raining, I can't walk today. It's too cold to go swimming. You can't make it up that mountain!!

Instead I took out a gym membership, used the treadmill, walked the riverwalk whenever it wasn't raining or icy, joined new group classes, including water classes, bought exercise equipment for the house for when i couldn't drive to town, and tracked over 2000 fitness minutes in January.

Nurture Relationships
Made it a point to give more than a smile to people I encountered in NC. Some of those impromptu meetings were described in blogs. Tried to be supportive on SP, giving more than an emoticon as a response, but a meaningful response. Back in Fla. a woman made it known she was also going to the Y when I mentioned I had paid since April and only gone once. We're going to water zumba or water aerobics tonight.

Make My Spirit Soar
The month in NC was spent reading--
Reread Ray Bradbury's Martian Chronicles
Reread Martha Beck's Finding Your Way in a Wild New World
And creatively dealing with the cold weather, figuring out how to get in workouts in an unforgiving, cold, wet and icy foreign world.

I wanted to get some pictures of the icicles on the mountainsides but that never happened. It was dangerous driving once that ice started. But I did get pictures along the river walk of the Hiawasee River in flood.

It was a time to rest, rejuvenate, hibernate, and get ready for the bright light that is Florida. I would like to bring that light into my paintings in February.

All in all, I consider it a very successful month.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CHRISTINASP 2/1/2013 10:47AM

    Wow, you did A LOT! Enjoy your accomplishments!

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HHLTD1 2/1/2013 12:51AM

    Great job. I think it is wonderful that you have made so many changes and stuck with it. I am having difficulties with just the couple that I have.

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NORASPAT 1/31/2013 5:06PM

    It all sounds good. I must admit some of the words are over my head but it sounded good anyway,I hope you go faithfully to your Y I did for almost 8 years till they built the new one and the water is always cold for the swim team. I miss the water but too far to find a nice warm pool HUGS Pat in Maine.

Hoping your tests come out well emoticon Pat

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LVSHOPE 1/31/2013 4:57PM

    Thanks for being such an encoragement to me... Western NC is one of my favorite spots. Especially love it in Fall & Spring. emoticon emoticon

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KNYAGENYA 1/31/2013 4:37PM

    Good for you. Keep up the good work.

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