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November Goals

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Yes, I know, the month is 1/3 over already, but that's the way things have been going lately!

October was not a fabulous month for me as far as putting my healthy habits in the forefront. I ended up gaining 0.3 pounds which isn't bad considering it was the month of birthdays and our wedding anniversary. My exercise minutes weren't even at 1,000 total, which is way down from the past year. As far as food goes, I was only actually within range or on plan 12 of 31 days. It's a miracle I didn't gain more!

Moving on.......

For November I want to be within my range/on plan 80% of the time. That means 24 of 30 days. That was the goal I set November 1. Looking at my data at this point I would have to be 100% on plan every single remaining day of this month to meet that goal so I am reevaluating. I am now aiming to beat October's OP (on plan) percentage, which was 39%. I can do it!

The exercise goal I set November 1 was 1200 minutes of exercise. I'm keeping that even though I'm off to a very slow start. If I can break 1000 I'll be happy, but 1200 isn't that far so I will aim for that.

For the portion of my overall health plan that involves feeding my soul, work is really getting in the way. I swear, I could work every waking minute of every day and still not get it all done! And I deserve more than zero time for me and my family! I will continue to prioritize and do what I can. I will set time limits for work on the weekends and try to get as much done as I can before I leave during the week so I'm not working at home in the evenings. I will also take a bit of time each evening to sit with the family and read something not for work, even if it's just a magazine.

So that's my plan for this busy month of food. I can do better than last month, which is all that matters!
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2BEHEALTHY2014 11/12/2013 1:44PM

    I'm sorry you have to work son much. I hope you are able to spend more time on yourself and with your family.

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 11/11/2013 9:33PM

    We can work toward a better month...November. emoticon emoticon

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 11/11/2013 6:25PM

    Sorry to hear you are having such a hard time. You are doing your best even when stretched thin. I LOVE your goals for the month, very realistic and do-able. Thanks for sharing your plan! Let's make November the best it can be! Remember, make time for fun!

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CATHYGETSFIT 11/11/2013 2:51AM

    It seems as though many of us had a bad month last month. Gaining .3 pounds though isn't bad at all. I think you have made some good attainable goals for this month. Let's make November a great month! emoticon emoticon

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AMYBELLES 11/10/2013 11:36PM

    A lot of us seem to have had a challenging October! Only gaining .3 pounds is great though! You made reasonable goals for this month. I know you will have success! I really hope that you can find a way to have more time for yourself and your family! emoticon emoticon

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DANCIN2ANEWME 11/10/2013 9:44PM

    I have been seeing around October was not a grand month for quite a few people. Great goals!! Hang in there we can make November great! emoticon emoticon

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LEXIE63 11/10/2013 11:26AM

    It's ok. My birthday was a week ago and I haven't done the blog about it yet. :-) Time flies by so fast these days, especially when you have a busy life. People don't realise just how much work a teacher puts in outside school hours. If it is any consolation, you must be doing an awesome job for those kids you teach if it is taking up so much time. Teachers deserve way more credit than they get!

Maybe you can talk to someone about your workload, and see if there is some way to reduce it a little?

Wishing you all the best for your goals this month.
Hugs,
Lex xxx

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LOPEYP 11/10/2013 9:40AM

    That's horrible that work infringes on your home life so much. I don't know what you do for work but is there a way that you can discuss it with your manager? If you are having to work at home to stay above water then it sounds like you have too much work period.
I hope the rest of the month goes well for you and you find a way to do it all!

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