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Taking steps in the right direction

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

We are one week into the New Year and I'm feeling pretty good about the steps I've taken toward my goals so far. I didn't expect to hit everyone on the head on day 1, but I am meeting some of my goals already, and taking steps in the right direction with others.

Right now I am on day 4 of my juice fast. I'm feeling absolutely euphoric. I feel energetic, positive, happy, light. Just so good. My first few days I felt more tired and craved food like crazy, but this time I didn't get sick like before. The last few times I fasted, I got a killer headache on the 2nd day. By some miracle that didn't happen this time. I've lost 5 pounds...not as much as last time, but I'm totally ok with that. I'm doing this to get control of my junk food cravings and detox more than for weight loss. The weight loss will come once I gain better control of my food choices.

I deleted facebook from my phone: It has been incredibly freeing. There have been moments when I reach to check it and then remember that it's not there, but then I always find something better to do with my time. I make eye contact with one of my children and have a conversation with them, or read a professional journal article, talk to and get to know my coworkers at's been good.

TV: I don't watch it on work nights, but I still watch it on nights I don't work, and I'm ok with that for now as long as I'm in bed at a reasonable hour.

Bedtime: Why oh why is it so hard for me to go to bed at 10:00. I wake up at 5:30 on workdays, and still here I still blogging at 10:05. After I write this I am seriously going straight to bed.

My gym has been closed due to weather, but I've been very active with the kids around the house and at work. I get back to my regular workout routine on Friday.

Well, that's an update on some of it. :) I'm doing ok. I'm content.

I'm going to bed now. Good night.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SPARKLINGHOPE 1/9/2014 10:46AM

    Best wishes!

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DJBTOO 1/8/2014 11:53AM

    Love your focus and making small changes in the new year! Good wishes for continuing steps to a healthier and more gratifying life! ~dj

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RACEWELLWON 1/8/2014 11:16AM

    emoticon good for you - congrats on your loss !! Good for you back to juicing !! See that 's what I was saying about blogging freeing up my time so I can spend time with my friends like you and Midnighter and the ole bunch- Thanks for all your support !! Hugs Karen - wow heat wave today !!! emoticon

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 1/8/2014 10:48AM


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JBARUWA 1/8/2014 4:13AM

    Loved your blog. You are making little changes that will help you gain control of your life. I have to admit like yourself that i find it hard to go to bed early but I force myself to do. It is really important and it makes me avoid coffee in the morning.
Good luck to you on all your goals. Little changes makes a difference and you are already on your way. Keep bit up!!!

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MIDNIGHTER1 1/7/2014 10:15PM

    emoticon on you weight loss. I juiced for a little while. There is a site that sends out a newsletter about juicing,exercise and benefits of juicing. I will see if I can find t for you.
Keep up the good work.

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