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High Anxiety

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Week 28 In Review

It was another blurry week. It was also a week of anxiety and sleepiness. I need to focus on getting that under control next week.

Again my workouts where not of the intensity or duration I would like, but I did get my minutes in, here and there. I didnít hit the goal of 300, but It was close. In any case walking isnít as potent as swimming for my agenda, so I need to get to the pool.

Additionally, my eating seems to be getting better. Since I accepted that everything is OK for eating, I havenít over done it. It is liberating to have a free pass on food I might have restricted in the past. When an item isnít forbidden, it loses its appeal and I since I donít feel like loading up whenever I see the forbidden food, I can focus on my real hunger. It feels great and maybe it works. I lost a little weight this week without too much agony.

Another highlight of the week is that I am getting close to running one mile. Iím at 0.75. I can only run a few times a week as it is a heavy load on my joints. At other times, walking is what I do.

A final highlight is that through a SparkFriend I found a program that will help me get to one unassisted pull-up. I didnít anticipate what a load on my abdominals chin-ups take. It is fun to play in the playground. A girl was watching me a few days ago. I think it confused her to see an adult in her turf.

Next weekís goals:
I plan to get a better handle on stress by doing one or more of the following each day:
1) Ten minute meditation
2) Ten minute walk around the block
3) Ten minutes of yoga/stretching
4) Listen to ten minutes of Ďupí music.

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  • v CHANGELIFE2016
    hope the anxiety and sleepiness get better this week! Congrats on the chin-ups that is great!
    1074 days ago
  • v CALGALFOX
    Good set of goals that are doable! Stress and anxiety are so difficult to get a handle on. I take mini breaks when I'm at work and find I'm getting stressed, kind of like your little ten minute list.
    1076 days ago
  • v BELLSES
    Sounds like you are working on getting your stress and anxiety under control.

    I also find having no forbidden foods helps!
    1076 days ago
  • v 1TRULYBLESSED
    Love your positive attitude, Goriana! I've been dealing with anxiety, too, as we prepare for yet another move only a year and a half after our last one...like you, I've set a goal to meditate for 10 minutes each day (so far, I haven't been too successful, but I'll keep working on it!).

    Could you please send me the link to the unassisted pull-up program that you discovered? I'm intrigued...

    Keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1076 days ago
  • v AEHEGE
    I like your plan for less anxiety. I have this problem, too. I am trying meditation and it is helping. Good luck to you on becoming anxiety-free. But I guess a little anxiety or stress keeps us going.

    Great blog! emoticon
    1076 days ago
  • v LIZZIECA55
    Good blog. I take yoga on Sunday mornings; it's a wonderful stress reliever. I also like to play in the playground; my favorite is the swings.
    1076 days ago
  • v NIGHTASBYDAY
    these are nice goals to met
    also its good you don't restrict foods from your diet other wise they say it sets some people up for a bingo after words or when you do have it you can not control portion sizes later.
    1076 days ago
  • v MSTIRES
    Great job on your goals and setting new ones. I agree with you about not restricting certain foods unless you absolutely have to, it works for me, too.
    1076 days ago
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