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Sunday, March 17, 2013

What changes have I made this week?

Well, I changed my work out schedule. I still do my strength first thing after waking, but cardio gets done later in the day. I have finally been able to start riding my bike more consistently, and when at home, I prefer to ride between the hours of noon and 2 p.m. The traffic is not as heavy.

I changed my HRM settings. The last weight setting on it was 182 lbs. I like to adjust it every 5lbs, so I was actually over due.

I changed how I look at housekeeping. This was a big one. I grew up with clutter. Make a new pile of stuff when you clear an area of the pile you have made earlier. The pile would move from place to place, gathering more stuff. I am tired of piles. I have cleaned the entire downstairs, and I am making a daily effort to keep it looking nice. I have given up on the other people I live with doing their “fair share” of maintaining the neatness. So I have made a schedule to help me keep everything neat, without having to spend hours on house work.

I have changed how I “fill the silence” when I am at home. Instead of turning on the TV, I have started to listen to the radio. Instead of trying to see what is going on, I can just listen, and it encourages me to move more. A favorite song comes on, and I start to sing along and dance around a little.

Little changes, to be sure, but isn’t that how we should do it?

In other news…
I did not lose any weight this week, but I didn’t gain either. Considering I had a net loss of 3.8 lbs last week, I feel I am doing good, and there is still time to make my 1st quarter goal of 20 lbs down.

My boss surprised me Friday with a Pikake Lei (a species of Jasmine) and a card for my birthday. I wasn’t expecting it, because my birthday isn’t until Tuesday. She gives everyone a card on their birthday, but I usually get mine in the mail. She also usually gives us two movie tickets, so I figured I’d go see a movie this coming week. I got the surprise of my life when I opened the card and there was $100 instead of the tickets. She also wrote me a note praising me on my performance at my new position. I really have a great boss. I am going to use that to treat myself. Target has Yurbuds Sport headphones on sale and Maxi Dresses and Skirts. I am taking vacation this week, so after I leave work today, I won’t have to be back until the29th, so that will be a nice break.

Here’s to a great week.
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    Congratulations on your birthday bonus - happy spending now! A reward for the work you do at work and also at home too!
    1771 days ago
    Great blog post and happy birthday - I love the gift and note your boss gave you, they must think a lot of you!
    1772 days ago

    What a wonderfully positive blog! I like that you have taken on the tidy factor in your home. We have a clutter problem here as well. I will think on ways to reduce that clutter without the assistance of others as they have their jobs as clutter makers. Great job on maintaining your weightloss and setting your workouts to suit what is happening now, like better weather to ride in. You ARE making progress and should feel very proud.

    1773 days ago
    Ah, I am so happy for you that your boss took the time to praise you on a job well done! It is a true blessing to have a good boss, one who is also kind and generous is a double bonus!!
    Happy birthday to you, too!!
    May the coming year be your best one yet!
    Sounds like you are doing so well on your little lifestyle changes, and YES, that is the way to do it! Small, consistent CORRECT choices are what gets us to our goals, and that is for sure! I particularly like how you are looking at the housework thing. I need to take a page from your book. When I first started ojn SP, I was on a roll as part of the "Attack a Pile Today" (AATP) group in the Organized Life team. But then I let life take over and things are even worse than they were then!
    I just need to claim it and own it and DO IT!!
    Have fun on your little well-deserved shopping spree.
    And have a great week!!
    1773 days ago
  • AHSOKA70
    Little changes are the way to go! That's the way to make the changes stick.
    What a nice surprise from your boss!! Have a very happy birthday, and enjoy those days off!! emoticon
    1773 days ago
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