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Paving the road to success

Sunday, November 03, 2013

I love the new Start page!! I love the goal board and think it is really helpful to review my goals everyday. Most of my goals are long term and I won't know whether I am successful until my annual doctor visit next summer.

I did make two goals for the month of November. They are 1) Take my statin drug in the evening, the most effective time to take it. I have always taken it in the morning because I believed it was that or I would forget to take it. I switched to evening about two weeks ago and I have forgotten it a few times. Now, I take it out it the morning and put it on a Dixie cup in the bathroom where I know I will be brushing my teeth before bed. 2) Track my food every day. I know tracking is the best thing I can do for myself and I won't bore anyone with my myriad of excuses. I just need to buckle down and create the habit!


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KLONG8 11/22/2013 4:29PM

    Good job problem solving. And thanks for stopping by my blog with your supportive comments. I DO appreciate that!

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CYBERCITYSHELL 11/20/2013 5:13AM

    I think the new start page is great too emoticon
That is a good idea to remember your night time pill. I find my morning tablet is easier for me to forget. An alarm on your phone is a good way to remind yourself. Or a clock alarm in your room.
Creating good habits is a great idea!! emoticon emoticon

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MARTYLYNN1 11/9/2013 2:35PM

    Putting your pill in a cup where you will remember it is a good idea. I have an inhaled steroid that I am forever forgetting to do the night dose so I have started leaving it on the dressing table by the bathroom door to remind me to do it.

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HICKOK-HALEY 11/6/2013 10:29PM

    I find the start page helpful as well. I find I am keeping better track of everything. Sounds like you are doing emoticon

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ILOVEMALI 11/6/2013 2:38AM

    I really like the new Start page, too. I added some photos to my goal board and keep the page up on my computer for added inspiration during the day!

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LPRUNWALK 11/4/2013 10:42PM

    This is a great reminder that small steps add up to big improvements over time.
I am going to try your method to help me to remember to take my nightly iron supplement, which I have been forgetting about 20% of the time...not a great track record, and I really need to bring those levels up.

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HEALTHY-SPARK 11/4/2013 12:41PM

    Me too! I love the new start page -- I just need to work on making some more short term goals to add to it (because mine are mostly long term goals too!).

Taking your medicine at night can be kindof tough. I don't have medicine I take at night, but I have to give medicine to my cat both in the morning and at night. AND, at night I initially forgot it a few times. So to stay on top of that, I put little post-it notes in places that would remind me before I went to bed, and since then I haven't forgotten once. (And then I eventually took off the sticky notes.) Just a thought.

Good luck with your November goals. I'm going to go work on that right now!

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CATANTIGO 11/4/2013 12:26PM

    I, also, love the new start page. I put my goals on there right away, and am reminded daily. It's also nice to put down what you've already achieved; good motivation to keep going. Great blog!

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WASCALLYWONE 11/4/2013 10:15AM

    You can set an alarm on your FitBit, too!! It's silent.

BTW, I love the title of this blog. It suggests a building plan, one block at a time. Each block can be a habit toward that goal or a block of pounds lost or a block of activity planned and done. Genius!

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MNTWINSGAL 11/3/2013 11:25AM

    Good plan, Janet! I too have a night time pill that I had a heck of a time remembering for the longest time. It's finally become part of my routine now and I don't forget any more. You'll get there too!

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DDHEART 11/3/2013 11:02AM

    Great plan Janet. I had a terrible time remembering my evening Calcium supplement til I started putting the daily dose box right on the bedside table where my glasses go at night. If I haven't taken it before bedtime, it's right there telling me I have to take it. LOL

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RACEWELLWON 11/3/2013 8:54AM

    Good for you Janet , that medication is one you cannot afford to mess up on ! I agree tracking is a must especially during the Holiday Season - I love the new Motivational Board on Spark ! Happy Sunday - Hugs Karen emoticon

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GINIEMIE 11/3/2013 6:42AM

    Okay, first of all I cannot take statins. But why is it better in the evening, I don't remember learning that. I'm taking my Zetia in the evening-when I remember it. I like your and Jackie15108's idea, might help me too.
How are you doing on tracking for November, so far I'm doing good on tracking. I just need to get back into the right calorie range.
Have a great Sunday.
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JACKIE15108 11/3/2013 6:23AM

    The statin is important to take at night because that is when it works best. I read a hint that if you forget to take your medicines, and have an alarm clock, set it for 10 pm (for example) every night. When it rings, you'll know it's time to take the medicine. As they say here at SP, once it becomes habit you won't forget anymore.

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