Teal Tuesday

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

If anyone is wondering why I am channeling Paris Hilton today, our Classy Quitters group is having Teal Tuesday in recognition of Ovarian Cancer Awareness. We have theme days and this is a great one.

Anyone who smokes, is a recent quitter, or wants to quit, this is a great, involved group.

I started a new journal yesterday in one of my beloved cheapy Walmart spiral notebooks. It is basically a "How I waste time at home" book.

Someone recommended this and I am giving it a try. I can account easily for time spent outside the house. The swimming, the gym, running errands. I am going to try to account for time spent in the house.

I am making short and sweet entries in my little pocket notebook. Like Spark 7:30 to 8:30 or Pogo Badge 1 to 2.

What I found out from just doing this for 1 day is that out of 24 hours, I slept 9 hours, spent 3 hours out of the house, meals were 1 and 1/2 hours, household chores were 2 hours. That means I had 8 and 1/2 hours of "free" time.

The point of this mini journal is to make me aware of how I spend that 8 and 1/2 hours.

Yesterday, nearly 4 hours of that time was on the computer, on Spark, Pogo and researching senior communities. Way,way too much time.

So I will faithfully keep this mini journal for 7 days and see how it all shakes out and how I can improve on it. I keep saying that I am busy all the time, that I don't have time for an extra walk or bike ride or to work with the free weights. But guess what! I have a sneaky suspicion that after this week, I will realize that I have ALOT of time that can be better used.

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    Your a pogo gal too! Wow! did you get you badges this week? I got mine i record time!
    4622 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3239596
    What a great activity. I, too, feel like I don't have time....gonna check it out.
    4623 days ago
  • no profile photo SKATERGIRL3
    This is good, time on the computer spent is ok too! We all do it.
    I love your new profile picture of the sock monkey, he is cute.
    How are you doing so far?
    I'm hanging in there still walking skated the other day skate tonight. Making a effort.
    Have a good day Rose
    4623 days ago
  • no profile photo TMROTH
    I had this for an assignment and it was an eye opener.
    4624 days ago
  • SUZY6281
    I think this is a great idea, although, I'm almost afraid to see in writing how much of my time I spend on the computer...

    4624 days ago
  • BKP4166
    Ro....that is kind of where I'm moving...I need to spend less time at the computer and more time making me whole physically and then I know I'll feel better mentally and spiritually. Great point to make.

    Kathy emoticon
    4625 days ago
    Classy Quitters link is on my page with the teams I belong to
    4625 days ago
  • TWEAVER0715
    Love the journal idea...I think I need to do it and see what I come up with. It would be interesting to see. I will have to check out the group...I had quit for 2 years and recently started back up but I really want to quit again and haven't been able to. Is this a spark group?
    4625 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    Ten years ago my doctor was going to do bladder repair for me and said "I can do a hysterectomy, too, if you want." I said "Yes, and take out the ovaries while you are at it." So, I had it ALL removed, so I didn't have to worry about ovarian cancer, cervical cancer or uterine cancer. I was a fan of Madeline Kahn and Gilda Radner, so I hated that they both died from ovarian cancer. Not a route I wanted to take.
    4625 days ago
  • LUVDANCE6803
    I too spend a lot of time on Spark, reading articles, posting, looking at exercises, etc, and I also spend a lot of time playing Pogo...... I really need to channel more of that time on exercising!!!
    4625 days ago
    I spend 6 to 8 hours a day on spark and pogo. I think I spend WAY TOO much time on the computer.
    4625 days ago
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