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Do or Do not, there is No try... 12 is the MAGIC number

Monday, April 30, 2012

Ok so I thought I would use Yoda's quote from The Empire Strikes back to help me focus on my plan for the next 12 weeks.....

My life is going to become increasingly busy for the next month and a half. Our landlord is deciding to sell the house that we are renting, so for the last month or so my husband and I have frantically been looking for a new place to live, and packing stuff that we are not using right at this moment. It has been quite crazy. Luckily, for me my husband has been off of work due to an injury for quite some time, so we were able to get a lot done before he returned to work today. My husband works 2 weeks on and 1 week off, so it should be a little interesting in trying to coordinate the move on the weeks that he is off. I am going to have to be packing everything else that I can, so that it will be done, and all we have to do is move. We have until June 15th to get out of this house, so we have a little bit of time, but it is going to go fast!! Anyway on top of that, the kids are in the last month and 1/2 of school. They get out June 6th, so again it will be a BIG scramble with the move falling right about the time that they get out of school. We are still looking for a house, and have applications in for several of them, just haven't heard yet! Obviously a little stress for me all around.

Stress is never a good friend! It usually works against all best intentions that I might have to stay on track, so for the next 12 weeks, and especially for this next 7 weeks, I am going to really work on keeping stress to a minimum.

My DO list, not my TRY list!!

*Find positive ways to relieve stress that don't include FOOD!
*Continue to drink my 8 glasses of water a day, more if needed.
*Exercise for a minimum of 20 minutes a day, but MORE like 60 minutes daily.
*Track what I eat by writing it down daily for the month of May.
*Do my best to track in range during weekend challenges that require it.
*Stock my kitchen with healthy food like fruit and veggies.
*Steer clear of the Fast Food Monsters out there.
*Participate in all BLC challenges for the Silver Spies!!
*Remind myself that it is about participation, and NOT perfection!
*Keep a positive outlook during this stressful time of my life!

Watch out May, here I come......
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  • AMYANN2005
    emoticon You've already identified what will be stressful and you have a plan...what a great start! Keep it up and I know you can get through this!
    2212 days ago
    Lisa, I know how stressful planning to move can be and it sounds like you are handling it well. Thank you for commenting on my blog and for your kind words. Our house is still up for sale and I hate having to show it on a weekend when I would rather be somewhere else. You are doing great and I like your attitude and goals.
    2214 days ago
    emoticon plans Lisa! Just take it one week at a time looking ahead to see what obstacles you are going to have. With the stress of a move planning is KEY. I always caution those who use the "Do Or Do Not, There Is No Try". Don't fall into the perfection trap of doing not because you can't do or don't have time to do.

    2215 days ago
    sounds like a good plan! you will do it though. cause your determined and have a plan. :) and you know its gonna be stressful so its easier than a last second stress event.
    i hope though, that the move is not as hard as it seems it will be. and that you can move on his time off. if not. movers are worth the dent in the pocket book when things will be too much for you.
    keep me posted! i want to know how your challenge is going and how your doing!

    keep up the positive momentum!!!!
    2215 days ago
    Succeed you will.
    2216 days ago
    Praying that the perfect home will open up for you. Sounds like you have a great plan in place in spite if the stress. Way to go!!!
    2216 days ago
    Great plan! Good luck finding a wonderful place to live. I am amazed adding up the calories you are and will be burning during all this packing and moving. When you get a minute, google "5 minute stress busters", lots to choose from and good luck.
    2216 days ago
    I love you to DO list! Hope everything goes as smoothly as possible with the move!
    2216 days ago
  • TRICIA0623
    Good luck keeping the stress at bay - a rough goal for me too, but w/ spy help - we can do it!
    2216 days ago
  • FITAT50
    You are under a lot of stress, make a daily plan and do the best you can.
    2216 days ago
    2216 days ago
    Awesome goals! I hope you keep the stress at bay. I know I fall victim to it frequently. Good luck finding a new place to live!
    2216 days ago
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