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Day 65

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Yep, still logging and tracking. I think I'll even manage to get to my 180 fitness minutes this week. Yay me! I saw that they started a spring challenge in that team, but the requirement was 225 fitness minutes a week for 8 weeks so "not a beginner's challenge". Not one for us with physical limitations/disabilities either. So I'll be looking for some other challenge, or create my own, perhaps. I need that extra push in the right direction. Weight loss is happening, but VERY slowly.. I know, slow is better, but still. I still have that mean voice in my head that's telling me I'm failing because I'm not losing 1 kg per week.

I think a spring challenge (february-march) for me should be about these things..

1. Being nicer to myself
2. Work out at least 20 minutes a day
3. No added sugar
4. No bread
5. Lose at least 5 kg

Sounds reasonable, right? If anyone knows of a cool challenge that doesn't require me to be an athlete, please let me know! emoticon

Oh, and lookie what I made today:

Yes, homemade coconut oil deodorant! (I live on Pinterest, lol)
I must say it actually works! This is my 2nd batch and I am never ever going to use commercial deodorants again. Not unless I'm forced, haha. My recipe:

6 big tbsp coconut oil (room temperature)
7-8 tbsp corn starch
1 tbsp baking soda

Mix and use! That's how easy it is. Usually there's a whole lot more baking soda in the recipe's flooding the internet right now but baking soda is NOT kind on the skin, so I'm not taking my chances. I'm sensitive. :P It works just as well with less.

So, that was interesting, huh?! Thanks for reading!
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    Dalid414, "they say" refined coconut oil doesn't smell like coconut.. So using that and then some essential oil would make it perfect if it's the smell that's the problem. :)
    1359 days ago
  • DALID414
    I'd try it if it weren't for the coconut, not a fan. But I have been looking into using something more natural.
    1359 days ago
    That coconut deodorant sounds amazing...definitely going to make some!
    1359 days ago
    sounds gopod might have to try some off you when we meet in sunmmer,is it water proof do you know?lol.keep on keeping on you are getting there love. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1359 days ago
    Dragonsdawn, I seem to get a lot of gas and bloating from eating too much bread. I had some yesterday night and my stomach hurt until I went to sleep. I love bread, but bad carbs (not only bread but also sugar etc) is something I'm trying to avoid for other health reasons too. Still trying to figure out what "my healthy diet" is. :)
    1359 days ago
    Thanks for that recipe my dear. I am fond of coconut oil. Did you know there is a recipe for coconut oil based toothpaste? Check it out on youtube.

    As to suggestions: mindful yoga in the chair. There are tons of selections on YouTube. I use them every day. Not because of a disability, but because I am on my feet all day long but love the healing of yoga.

    Of course that voice you are not doing enough, good enough, etc., is wrong! But it is just a small diversion distracting you from the voice in back of that. Not making your well thought out program points that are very doable for you is the way to keep that louder voice hidden.

    But what is hidden runs our lives.
    1359 days ago
    Slow is better. And slow is still the right direction. :)

    Are you avoiding bread because of the carbs/calories or because of the gluten?

    Bread/gluten seems to be the "bad guy" this year but most people do require some gluten in their diets.
    Very few people actually have celiac disease which is an intolerance/allergy to gluten.

    If it is for the carbs/calories I agree. I went to bread that has only 40 calories per slice and I'm doing good with it on the occasions I just have to have a sandwich.
    1359 days ago
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