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April goals

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Log my foods, eat below my calorie max, drink my water, eat my veggies, all the usual stuff. I'm also going for no refined sugars and only 31 grams/7 teaspoons of unrefined sugars per day. Yesterday, I stuck a teaspoon of pure honey in my mouth during a sugar craving and that did the trick for the whole day. emoticon

My other goal for April is to ask myself every morning how motivated I feel, because last week, I didn't even bother to act like I cared about how I was eating. I figure if I ask myself, then argue with myself if I don't like the answer, I can admit to trying right from the beginning. At the very least, it's a practice in mindfulness that I haven't been doing.
Another goal for April is to change up my goals for the last 2 weeks of the month. Does anybody else have a major End of the Month Fizzle Out?
I got myself a BodyMedia armband. I've only had it for 2 days, but so far, it's been very motivating. It only tracks my calories burned and sleep hours, but between it's trackers and SP trackers, I feel more accountable with my calories in. I'm also discovering that I don't sleep as much as I want to believe I do. According to this new "I was made to call you out" machinery, I only slept 4.5 hours last night. Yikes! I think I lay awake thinking a lot, I think. I need to make the effort to meditate. I'm already laying down, so you'd think it would be easier, but not if you think like I over think.
Also, I'm not Sparking enough to keep me distracted from binges, so the goal is at least 10 minutes every day, even if I know I won't get to all the blogs and teams I want to.
One more: I need to schedule days off from exercise so I don't end up overtraining, but a lot of exercise does wonders for my mood. My mood enhancing days off need to be worked on. I haven't made specific goals for that yet. Do you have suggestions?
Hey, have a fantastic month, friends!
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    Good ideas, Your doing great. emoticon
    1479 days ago

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    1482 days ago
    WOW! You are doing so AWE~some in your continued success, Sharon! Congratulations! Each step I see you morphing into these different aspects of yourself & working to make yourself the very best you can be. WAY TO GO! *hugs*

    I know what you mean about sleep. I get to bed at a regular time~ aim for 9 & usually there before 10, but waking up at 2:45 & 3:15~ being unable to get back to a sound sleep is taking a bite outta my energy level during the day. In fact, this afternoon I got in early enough to catch a 2~hour nap.

    As for an off~exercise day, I say let "FUN" be your guide and I bet you find ways to have fun & still get in some mood~boosting exercise, too. Keep up your great success! *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1482 days ago
    Fab goals!!
    Reading and coffee are two non-exercise mood enhancers for me.
    1482 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    Great goals. I find that getting together with friends and playing games is a great mood enhancer for me. Also if DH is happier, then that helps lift my mood.
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    1482 days ago
    Exercise is my most amazing mood lifter of all time. I'll be interested to hear more about how you like the Bodymedia armband.
    1482 days ago
    emoticon I so admire you for your planning and doing. Keep on keeping on! emoticon
    1482 days ago
    good luck to you.
    1482 days ago
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