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Turning the page

Monday, July 01, 2013

I made my own healthy lifestyle tracker last month, but I think I did it for about a week and then fell off. One major problem was I was relying on naps to get my sleep total and so sometimes I didn't do it first thing in the morning. So no more of that. Tracking covers morning to morning, a roughly 24 hour span. I can earn up to 5 points a day in 5 areas: Nutrition, Fitness, Stress, Home, and Finances.

I'm thinking about going back to school in the fall. I'm going to have to think some more about this. The situation I ran into in 2009 was that I wasn't able to give it my all, which is hard for a smarty pants like me. But I was working 30 hours a week back then. But I have one more kid now.

In terms of how I'm doing, I feel like I'm doing pretty well. I didn't wind up making the big weight loss push I had envisioned two months ago, and the things I learned about hunger hormones caused me to revise that goal anyway. My weight has been fairly stable and trending down. I had three courses of antibiotics for various things and was on ibuprofen which then means I needed to eat when I took them, and I got through that okay.

I'm emphasizing full body strength now. I made new pullup handles so that I can do them standing on the floor now. I should take a picture. I'm going to try putting more of my cardio on fitbit and see how that works.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BRAVELUTE 7/2/2013 8:28PM

    Sorry, this was intended for tomorrows blog.

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CRAFTSFAN1 7/2/2013 6:56PM

    It is possible to lower the tracking time by planning one week ahead and batch cooking. The planning can help you with the shopping list and cooking. If you stick to the planned menu, you don't have to track because you have all set.
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LRSILVER 7/2/2013 7:11AM

    Keep pushing.

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JUMPINJULIE 7/2/2013 1:24AM

    You can do it.

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NEEDBU66 7/1/2013 8:08PM

    Sounds like the 5 is a nice well rounded lifestyle!! All areas, not just health!!

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AJDOVER1 7/1/2013 6:42PM

    Best wishes to you! I'm good at logging nutrition and I have gadgets that track my exercise and sleep. I guess I try not to think about Stress/Home/Finance....

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BRAVELUTE 7/1/2013 2:10PM

    Sounds like an interesting plan.-- the point system. Will you go to 6 points once you start back to school? We expect SO MUCH of ourselves.

re: antibiotics -But are you getting enough fresh fruits and veggies?????

re: hunger hormones --I'm not sure what you learned about them, but if you are hungry, are you aware of the full plate diet, first of all? And then, I absolutely stuff myself with the salads on ETL. Never hungry. Can never meet calorie goal without going off the plan.

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