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Linking is like Streaking with a Long Chain of Unrelated STUFF!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Many Challenges coming together, linking together.

Link: I've been losing weight, I no longer need to get up at 4:00 to go to the bathroom,

Link: I now have to take my thyroid meds when I get up and wait about an hour for breakfast. I could go back to bed, but I can't get back to sleep.

Weekly Challenges is serving up a Links in a Chain Challenge where we link a new habit we want to establish with another habit we're already doing. So this seemed like a Habit sandwich to me. Put some good stuff in between waking up and eating breakfast.

So I did that and enjoyed it so much, I didn't want to waste time fixing breakfast.

Link: For breakfast, I ate the lunch I packed last night for my painting picnic. : D

Link: Dr. Fuhrman preaches the salad is the meal. So after breakfast I quickly made a salad of purple cabbage, cantaloupe, steamed broccoli, and steamed cauliflower. I threw on some balsamic vinegar, packed it with my gym bag and plein air painting box and was off to the Water Aerobics Class.

The coach is wonderful. Keeps us moving, and somehow manages to make us hear her without barking like a drill sergeant. (The arthritic class instructor barks, maybe because everyone is older-equating deaf??)

Then all of the links came together. I WALKED to the river tree I'm painting.

I put down the towel I packed because the spot is frequented by ducks and geese.

Then I enjoyed painting

and eating my "second" lunch. BTW, I know it looks like a lot of food. It was. I'll be having it again tonight or tomorrow.

Link: since the Healthy Lunch Club is having a challenge to link a fitness activity to lunchtime, I had to get in 10 minutes after I ate, so I walked in a different direction, along the road and up the hill. I was going to do 5 minutes out and return, but I kept going in a circle, always taking left turns, and eventually wound up back at the bridge to cross back over to my car.

And since I had had a filling, delicious meal with lots of fiber (link to Full Plate Living), I didn't link the whole trip to stopping at the ice cream shop on the drive home. : D emoticon

I love linking. To me it's like streaking, only with a long chain of seemingly unrelated activities that just keep the momentum going, moving you steadily toward your goals.

Is there an emoticon picture for a link or a chain? No?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LAURAGREY 8/7/2013 12:16AM

    I don't know how I had missed this when you first posted. What a beautiful way to spend a lunch time!

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CRAFTSFAN1 7/25/2013 6:29PM

    I just love your concept of links and chains! Great way to redesign our healthy journey.
Thank you BRAVELUT for opening a new path to succeed.

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LESLIELENORE 7/23/2013 10:23AM

    Awesome that you linked so many healthy things together!

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MUDDER91 7/23/2013 9:10AM

    I like the linking concept. I will try to think of that as I go through my day today.

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POPSY190 7/22/2013 11:26PM

    A terrific chain of events!

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PATRICIAAK 7/22/2013 10:01PM

    sounds like a super day.

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LETHA_ 7/22/2013 6:20PM

    Healthy food and outdoor painting. Sounds like a most excellent day!

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BRAVELUTE 7/22/2013 4:58PM

    EarthSeaME, I've been working at painting since 2005 when i took an art journaling class at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC.

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L*I*T*A* 7/22/2013 4:41PM

    emoticon emoticon

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JEANNETTE59 7/22/2013 4:40PM

  Yes, definitely lots of emoticon moments in your day emoticon

Love your winged companions and the painting. Thanks for giving us a peek. emoticon

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EARTHSEAME 7/22/2013 4:36PM

    Wow! You had a great day. How long have you been painting?

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