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June...ouch!

Monday, July 01, 2013

On May 28, I started focusing on 3 main goals: C (calories within limits), A (alcohol at a lower level--trying to reduce), B (bedtime early enough to get at least 6 hours of sleep). To visualize, I made a calendar and rewarded myself with a gold star for each goal I made for the past 34 days. In the interest of accountability, the results are in, and they are not pretty for the most part, but they highlight two main things. First, weekends are worse. Second, my focus on an earlier bedtime actually worked.

C - 44%, gold star on 0 (yes, zero) weekend days
A - 56%, gold star on 2 weekend days
B - 94%, gold star on 32 of 34 days, with only 1 of the remaining 2 on a weekend

Obviously, for those percentages, I had other days when I did not make my goal, and the primary day, no surprise, is Friday. I am starting July with the same calendar to see if I can improve. I sure left a lot of room for improvement.
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  • v INTHEGAP
    I read this today, on thedailylove.com site. I love the site, there is wonderful information there. The entire blog, from Mastin, for today is wonderful. emoticon emoticon

    "When you stop trying to be perfect and embrace progress OVER perfection – you free yourself to live a life on your terms." ~ Mastin Kipp
    1093 days ago
  • v SHARON10002
    Weekends are the worst for me, too. I know it is because DH is home, and routines go out the window with the bathwater. When I am alone during the week, I can discipline myself - not perfect, but I do a pretty good job of it.
    I do offer my emoticon on getting more sleep!
    Don't beat yourself up. There is progress, and that is always a good thing! I am always heartened when I see evidence of progress for my journey, even if it's a baby step.
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    1093 days ago
  • v MIWOLFF
    Great job! We are not perfect but you have raised your awareness level and that counts for an A+ in my book! emoticon
    1093 days ago
  • v BRADMILL2922
    I like how you held yourself accountable Celia. It would be real easy to fudge the numbers but you showed the truth! I think you can use June as a learning experience and use it for a much better July! Good luck!
    1094 days ago
  • v CAMEOANDLACE
    Celia this is a good way to SEE your progress! Good for you. You are goal oriented so you will do better next month!
    1094 days ago
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  • v 1EMMA2011
    Great job! Together we can do it!!

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  • v BROOKLYN_BORN
    There's nothing like a visual to make you face reality. Good for you!
    1094 days ago
  • v 123ELAINE456
    Like You Plan. You Can Do It. Keep Pushing Forward. WTG!!! God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    1094 days ago
  • v REZNUT
    I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw your first main highlight of the results “weekends are worse”. I usually do so well throughout the work week but nearly every weekend is when I find it difficult to drink at least 8 glasses of water, get all my exercise minutes in, and track my food. Thankfully I’m usually successful at eating healthy even on the weekends but I do tend to allow one or two treats that I really shouldn’t touch (and which usually tip me just past my planned calories for the day). Kudos to you for making that fitness calendar and for your resolve to do better for July! Good luck to you!
    1094 days ago
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  • v KAB7801
    I love that idea
    Give yourself a gold star for doing it
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    my Saturday's are my worst, I drink on Saturday and eat on Sunday!

    1094 days ago
  • v BETHGILLIGAN
    UGH! Well, nowhere but up! emoticon At least you are focusing on it and finding your pattern. Hope July is better for you!
    1094 days ago
  • v KANOE10
    I think your visual reminders are great. You are making good progress. I have trouble getting enough sleep. Good for you improving that. I am also cutting back on alcohol as I need to go down a few pounds and wine adds calories.

    I know you will have a great July. You can do it!

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  • v SOPHIEDO13
    I find if I get a good night sleep and stay within calorie range my weight goes down or is maintained, I don't drink alcohol but soda was my problem I've made a switch to diet then will cut it way down. emoticon emoticon
    1094 days ago
  • v LIVEDAILY
    You still get a emoticon for effort!!

    That's 3 "biggies" that you're attempting to change. Congrats on the 94% on the bedtime challenge!!

    Weekends would seem to be harder because the weekly routine isn't there. Knowing that, you can plan for it. Become forearmed!! Explore new recipes and foods! Embrace the veggies and fruits!!

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  • v VELMATULIP
    Having visual reminders and individual goals to reach your overall goal are great motivators. You now know where you need to improve. It's a new day. emoticon emoticon
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