My plan is good, my action is atrocious. I have to set an alarm clock or a timer far enough away from my desk that it will force me to get up and go shut it off. Then, as long as I'm up, I might as well do what I need to get done here. Seems like no matter what I'm doing on the computer, easy stuff, or tough stuff, it's never a good time to stop, even if I really want to. What is it about this machine that keeps me so glued to it?
Many years of bad habits make a big part of the problem, too. Like working for someone that seems to begrudge you a moment to go to the ladies room or take a couple minutes to go for a quick and short walk.
So my schedule has stretch and move breaks evenly distributed between meals and snacks and I have to set the timer, too. You have to have one that won't ring and shut off. One of those cheap ones that just keep buzzing until you go turn it off. Then you have to train yourself to set the thing after a meal so you get called.
I tried my phone and it works great, but I have to put it in the other room.
Anyway, glad I could be of help. And that's what SP is all about. Helping ourselves and others through gentle suggestions. I can take suggestions and personal stories all day long, but I really dislike the in-your-face advise that says, you should do or what haven't you done. Nobody on this site is an expert except the coaches and even they don't do the in-your-face stuff. People respond much better to suggestions (usually). Occasionally, someone, who is obviously frustrated, can't take a suggestion and will flip at you, but it doesn't happen very often and the best thing to do is let them vent and leave them alone. They don't usually stick around very long either.
So have a great one and feel free to let anyone know your feelings or tough spots. There's always someone to help you get over, under, around, or through those tough spots will great encouragement and helpful suggestions.
There's a thread on the team, the first threat - can't remember the name but it's something like the Daily Walk. It's where a couple of us are active. The rest of the team is a little dead as they disappeared just before I got the leader's position. Xandurealm is a great person to ask nutritional questions of. She has her own team of Low Carb and I think that is where everyone went to.
Runnin4theprz and I like to sit here and jabber. We are very good friends now. So feel free to jump in. You'll catch on quickly, then wonder how you lived without SP before.
Have a great one. Ghost!
Edited by: FLORIDAGHOST at: 6/16/2013 (02:43)
Author of the published novel, The Double K Ranch!
Thank you for the warm welcome! Thanks for the advice about Sit and Be Fit programs that can be helpful to me.
I know what you mean about having to take a break from the computer to get some fitness in. I always have trouble braking away from my computer when I do not have appointments. I should come up with a plan like you do lol.
Many Blessings, Sharmelle
God's Blessings, Sharmelle
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I understand what you are talking about as far as physical fitness. Check out our Fitness Section on SP. There is at least one video that works well for "Sit and Be Fit", plus most cable companies have a fitness channel that has SIT AND BE FIT programs that can be very helpful for you. I guess key is doing them.
I am currently a computer worker and probably will be until my last day. One thing I am working on is training myself to stop and do little shots of exercise once ever 1.5 hours. So between getting up and making meals, eating them, and doing exercises, I'm moving every 1.5 hours, which is very good for me. My hardest part is to stop and do it. I get so into what I am doing. Anyway, welcome and I wish you SparklingSuccess.
Author of the published novel, The Double K Ranch!
My name is Sharmelle but you may call me by my nick name Shar if you would like. I am a graphic artist, graphic designer, and photographer. And I write poetry sometimes. So I a constantly sitting down at my computer and I do get out to take photographs and do other things.
I also have what you call familial spastic paraparesis which will have me in a wheal chair later on in my life I hope. I walk slow and cannot do much for exercise due to this. I can only do sit down upper exercises and some walking at this time.
So I am trying to change my diet. I was on a low carb diet but than I stopped and I am having a hard time getting back on track with this diet. To me it is also trying to have smaller serving sizes at meal times but I am having trouble getting back on track with it all.
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