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.
Edited by: FLORIDAGHOST at: 6/16/2013 (02:43)