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Back in the same cycle again


Saturday, April 12, 2014

I stay up late, then I go to bed after sun up. I get a little sleep. Then I have to get up a shortly later, and wonder why being so tired I keep staying up so late every night.

Ugh. Last week, I not only did this, I stressed to the point that my stomach was in knots.

I missed swimming and all other exercise that week too, except for what I consider Day 1 of the weight loss week -- that's Thursday for me.

This week I'm determined to stop this cycle because it disrupts my exercise, makes me tired and keeps me from doing anything around the house, including cooking.

It's no wonder I put on 1.1 pounds this past week. At least that's all it was. I can come back from that easily.

But old habits, those can be a little harder to break.

I'll have to keep working on that.

In the meantime, I was thinking the other night that I should set some goals. Not weight loss goals per se, but something that is tied to that in some way.

Last time I lost a good deal of weight, not that long ago for those that remember, I used to get excited about regaining certain abilities.

I think my knew goals are going to be these:

- Grocery shop without the motorized cart.
- Go up a flight of stairs without stopping for breaks.
- Going to bed before 3 a.m.
- Exercise at least 3 times a week, although more is preferable.
- And get up at least once per hour at work rather than staying so glued to my chair that I never move until it's time to leave. I really do that sometimes. By the time I'm done, I'm ready to sprint to the ladies' room only my joints end up stiff and can barely move.
-Stop using the pharmacy drive thru and walk inside the store.
- Wear a pedometer and get more steps into my day, even a few.

I think those are all wonderful goals, some I can achieve sooner than others, but that way I can take them out one by one if I want. Will report my progress soon!

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GRETA242 4/14/2014 9:28PM

    Those are great goals. I like the one about getting in more steps. The 400 more or less group has a place for you to track your steps and other goals.

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DDOORN 4/12/2014 12:24PM

    Great goals...we're rootin' for you! :-)

Don

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RACHELLE52 4/12/2014 5:58AM

    Girl I feel ur pain! On the sleeping thing. I've recently discovered Sleepytime Extra Tea! It's awesome, safe an non addictive. Dr. oz talks a lot about Valerian Root helping the body to relax and how it has been used for hundreds of years. Well that root is in the tea. I tried it and it was very soothing and helped me to relax and fall sleep. Also gentle yoga helps me really relax. Most often I do 10-15 minutes of gentle yoga (free videos on YouTube) and have a cup of tea, both just before bed, and I'm out. The non sleeping thing is often a hormonal thing that I've found many women in their 40-50's experience, very common. I buy Sleepytime Extra in my local grocery store on the aisle with the regular tea. I don't add any sugar to it as I don't want to be stimulated at bedtime add all. Always check with ur doctor first but my doc said it was totally safe. emoticon

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THRIVE2DAY 4/12/2014 3:44AM

    Me, too! Miss disciplining myself! Only emoticon

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