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April Results; May Goals

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

At the end of April, my weight is slightly down (2.5 pounds). It is not as much as I had planned to lose, but better than last month.

I did well at eating fruits and veggies; drinking enough water; limiting alcohol; and exercising.

I did not do well at improving sleep, controlling caffeine, or logging food. I still struggle with stress related eating.

Here are my May goals
1. Work on improving sleep and reducing energy drink consumption
2. Limit alcohol to no more than 2 drinks per week
3. Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily
4. Moderate eating, focus on healthy foods
5. Exercise daily at least 10 minutes daily. Include higher intensity activities at least 2 x per week
6. Stretch at least 3 times per week
7. Lose 5 pounds by the end of month

Below are a few photos from my April trip to Yosemite. I went there with an old friend from high school; she could only do very easy flat hikes, which was a little disappointing for me. But Yosemite was SO beautiful and I am so glad I went. The Yosemite jaunt was 2 days out of a weeklong trip to see my mom and family.

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    Thank you for sharing the pictures from your Yosemite hike. I've never been there, but it looks beautiful, especially the waterfall.

    Congratulations for your weight loss in April. I must admit that I completely wasted the month (SP-wise), and have to get back on track SOON!

    Thanks, too, for your comment on my gardening blog. I've been working in the yard a lot this week, and have finished cleaning up the front yard and part of the side. I hope to finish the side tomorrow (we have a corner lot and I have gardens both inside and outside the fence, about 50' each side. The last part to be done will be the back yard, hopefully Friday. It's still early spring here; trees are just starting to bud out, tallest tulips are maybe 5" so far, so nothing looks pretty yet. We have company coming on Sunday, and I will get lots of pansies before that so that we have some colour by the front door.

    Take care,
    1271 days ago
    I really, really like your blog and the photos are just gorgeous!

    AND I am SO impressed that you were able to spell out all your goals. That's one of my struggles - spelling them out. Thanks for the inspiration and I hope you have a very successful month.

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    1271 days ago
    Great goals. Beautiful falls in Yosemite.

    1271 days ago
    Beautiful Pictures!
    1272 days ago
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