Juggling and Dr. Visit

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

I'm learning to juggle. Watched a you tube video and started a couple of days ago with one ball for about half an hour. Today I used two balls. After about 20 minutes I was able to juggle left to right a few times. After an hour or so I am sweating a lot and I can juggle both L to R and sometimes R to L. I'm left handed.
This must wear away some calories and get my heart are up.

Notes to myself:
I went to Dr yesterday and all systems are healthy, including cholesterol and sugar level. Good to know. The last year I've reduced portion size and carbs, increased veggies and kept protein about 3 oz portion. Protein every meal. Per her advice: I've started making bone broth almost every week in my crockpot. Super easy and delicious by itself, but I add veggies and protein for a meal.
Started exercising 30 minutes 4 times a week (my goal, but sometimes I only make it 2 or 3 times a week and sometimes an hour of exercise instead of a half hour. So my patterns are improving.) I dance to Pandora, then do ST and stretching.
Also, added to my habits by putting a pitcher of water with lemon slices on the counter first thing in the morning and a glass at the ready. This has increased my water intake to appropriate levels.
I have managed my sweet tooth by getting dark chocolate mint M&Ms and they are in a candy dish on the counter. Also, have Andes chocolate mints available. I only eat 2-3 M&Ms or 1 (occasionally 2) Andes mints. However, I do not snack on them every day. It is only a treat that keeps the portion size under control if I want a sweet. Fortunately, I'm not a big candy or ice cream eater.

I've learned that eating enough good green veggies and protein reduces my cravings for carbs in bread, pasta, potatoes. I look for non-wheat carbs like barley or oats so that I reduce the cravings for bread.

After June to October struggling to get back on my path, I'm can now say as of last week, I'm there. Wasn't easy, but I believe I can make this change to my habits permanent.
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    I'm glad the dr. visit went well. I love the idea of a pitcher with lemon water in it. That sounds more appetizing than water. I have an easier time drinking water when it is hot out; so didn't do too well with that over the winter.
    1412 days ago
    Great goals and so happy you are sticking with them!

    I am playing Christmas tunes on the harp as of this week and my teacher suggested I organize a "show" for my family and ask them to serve finger foods and tea after. I know it is all about getting my confidence up and realizing they don't expect perfection. Still... it's scary! Oh Holy Night is so beautiful on any instrument. I'm working on Joy to the World and another less known carol. So glad to see you! emoticon
    1569 days ago
    Hi hon, I don't know why but I am not seeing you on my friend feed anymore and with out updates on your doings I find it hard to connect. Sorry !!!

    Juggling sounds like such fun, good for you. Congrats on the fantastic success you have had on your journey to date. You have made such great achievements and should be so very proud of what you have accomplished.

    Just wanted you to know I am still here and so glad to see you are too.

    HUGS !!!
    1570 days ago
    You are doing great!!!

    1575 days ago
    I would love to learn to juggle! What fun!!

    Sounds like you are doing great on the exercise and diet front and have found a plan that works for you!

    1575 days ago
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