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5/9/12 9:20 A

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Kitty, you have set your goals.

Goals are what you would like to do in 1 day, 1 week, 1 month... etc.

Goals need to be short, long, measurable and YOURS!

I hate doing goals, mostly because then someone may keep me accountable and what? I could fail?

No... these are for you to help you live healthy and happy and wise.

This challenge helped me become aware of some areas that needed work on. Have I got it all together no? But am I more aware? YES. And I am dealing with my life's stress moments better.

Good luck to you. You are taking some definite steps to being free from the stress that binds us.

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5/5/12 11:40 A

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5/5/12 6:40 A

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Kitty: no need to yell at yourself. Even if you make the small step of doing something for yourself for ten minutes a day, such as reading a couple of articles in a magazine or looking through a cookbook for good ideas, it will give you time to unwind. Taking a walk will always help, and like you said, you have a built-in Tai Chi teacher!! How cool is that?


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5/4/12 12:21 P

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Kitty, you have to start where you are. Small steps! each small step goes forward! You may find some backwards times but you will get there just don't give up!

Everyone is doing the best they can with what they have and where they are.

Remember that the scale isn't the only way to measure weightloss success!

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5/4/12 11:54 A

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I should be in week two by now but I'm really having problems setting specific goals. I've looked over my stress journal (I've been doing it in a Word File). The "spikes" in my stress levels all seem to be in my reactions to others. I do admit it is my REACTION that causes the stress. People will be and do what they will. I cannot control that but I have to control my reaction.

How do I goal that?

I know I need a stress reliever so I'm going to start Tai Chi with hubby. He's actually a Tai Chi master, teaches it for a living. I always make excuses as to why I can't learn it from him. No more excuses.

I have to take some more me time. I've realized I might take 20 minutes a WEEK, and that's if I count brushing the dogs as me time. I am always going, always doing something. I haven't even read a book just for fun in years. I listen to books in the car driving to work. So I'm going to commit to 10 to 15 minutes at least 3 days a week just to stop and relax.

I'm going to learn that saying "no" doesn't make me a bad/mean person. Not certain how to do this one - will take advice.

So, does that count? It is just so pathetic, I can help others but I never seem able to help myself. If my friends did this to themselves I'd probably yell at them. Maybe that's what I need?!?


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